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Sri Lanka judge appears on corruption charges

4 December 2012 Last updated at 20:28 GMT

Sri Lanka's most senior judge, Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, has appeared before a parliamentary committee which is looking into corruption allegations against her.

Her defenders, including many lawyers, say she is being victimised for making independent rulings.

The BBC's Charles Haviland reports from the Supreme Court in Colombo.