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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 08.10 GMT

President signs the removal order of Chief Justice


President Mahinda Rajapaksa signed this morning the order removing Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake from office with immediate effect in accordance with the resolution passed by Parliament on January 11, 2013.

This measure was taken in terms of Article 107 (2) of the Constitution.

The removal order was delivered this morning to the official residence of Ms. Bandaranayake by a Senior Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Secretariat and an officer of the Presidential Security Division.

The President has said in his order that he was in agreement with the request for the removal of Chief Justice from office made in the said address of Parliament.


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