BASL wants CJ Shirani back

Monday, 12 January 2015 01:03 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday urged the newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena to arrange necessary measures to reinstate the 43rd Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, who was impeached by Parliament in January 2013. The BASL observed that the President of the republic has power to appoint the judges of the Supreme Court in accordance with the article 107 of the constitution. Parliament voted to remove 43rd Chief Justice from office in January 2013 through an impeachment motion alleging corruption. It was carried with 155 voting in favour and 49 against. However, she has denied the allegations.