Tuesday September 18, 2018
SNc Channels:

About Salem-News.com


Jan-11-2013 03:14printcomments

US has Serious Concerns Over Lankan CJ Impeachment

Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was found guilty on three of 14 charges.

Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake
Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.
Photo courtesy: firstpost.com

(WASHINGTON DC) - The US on Thursday expressed serious concern over the impeachment proceedings against Sri Lanka's first woman Chief Justice, saying the issue raised serious questions about the process and government pressure on the judiciary.

"As we said before, we had serious concerns about the actions that were taken to impeach the Chief Justice and the timing of the impeachment and that it raised serious questions about the process and government pressure on the judiciary," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters.

The parliamentary committee on December 08, 2012, ruled that Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was guilty of three of the 14 charges in the impeachment proceedings against her moved by the ruling UPFA coalition legislators.

The three charges were financial impropriety based on non-declaration of assets and conflict of interest in a case involving a failed investment company.

The chief justice denied all the charges against her. On December 06, she stormed out of the impeachment hearing in Parliament, saying she will not be given a fair trial.

She also claimed verbal abuse by the government members of the parliamentary committee.

Source: Zee News

Comments Leave a comment on this story.

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.

Lasantha January 14, 2013 11:45 am (Pacific time)

The Sri Lankan President is a bloody rogue and a criminal. The International Community must help Sri Lankan people to get rid of this mad despot before he destroys them all.

[Return to Top]
©2018 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.

Articles for January 10, 2013 | Articles for January 11, 2013 | Articles for January 12, 2013

Call 503-362-6858 to Order Ahead  or for Party Reservations!

Golden West Winds Tour Oregon

Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.

The NAACP of the Willamette Valley

Annual Hemp Festival & Event Calendar