Quit Notice

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jan 13, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa had served a notice on Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike to quit her post Sunday, following the passage of an impeachment vote by parliament. The state information office said notice was served on the Chief Justice “informing her of the removal from the post.”

The impeachment of the Chief Justice by parliament had already been ruled as unconstitutional by courts and a finding by committee that found her ‘guilty’ had been quashed.

The impeachment of the Chief Justice went ahead despite calls by rights groups, concerned citizens, the clergy, lawyers asking the administration to desist from the move.