Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (right)
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Sri Lanka judge appears on corruption charges

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.

  • 04 Dec 2012