Quit Notice

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.