Sri Lankan President Kicked Out First Woman Chief Justice of the Country

Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka, kicked out the first woman chief justice of the country, Shirani Bandarnayake after endorsing her impeachment by the Parliament that caught her guilty on the corruption charges. Shirani Bandarnayake was fired despite widespread protests by the lawyers as well as others. Chief justice  was given the notice in which the President ordered her to move down from the post. This happened two days after the Parliament in Sri Lanka voted to put her on trial, widening the face-off between the government and the judiciary.

The parliamentary committee had declared last month that Bandarnayake was guilty of 3 out of 14 charges. The impeachment proceedings were held against her, which were moved by ruling UPFA coalition legislators. The three charges in which she was held guilty were those of financial impropriety which were based on non-declaration of the assets.