Shirani Bandaranayake
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Sri Lankan parliament votes to remove Chief Justice

The Sri Lankan parliament has voted to remove Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake in a move analysts say could trigger a constitutional crisis.

The chamber, dominated by supporters of Sri Lanka's president, voted to impeach her by 155 votes to 49.

The government accuses her of corruption - an allegation she denies.

Charles Haviland reports.

  • 11 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia
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