Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake
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Sri Lanka Chief Justice says her life is in danger

16 January 2013 Last updated at 04:37 GMT

Sri Lanka's first ever female Chief Justice has said her life is in danger after President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government evicted her from office and swore in a replacement.

Parliament had declared Shirani Bandaranayake guilty of corruption, but she has denied wrongdoing.

Charles Haviland reports from Colombo.