President Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed the order for the removal notice of the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, the Presidential Spokesman said in a statement. The letter removing Shirani Bandaranayake from the office of chief justice ratifying parliament’s vote to impeach her the spokesman said. According to reports the letter was signed by the President this morning and hand-delivered to her official residence.
On Friday Parliament passed the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice with a two thirds majority.The resolution calling the President to remove the Chief Justice was passed with 155 votes in favour and 49 against it.
File photo of the President with the CJ soon after she was sworn in.
- Sunday Times