Shirani Assumes Duties As CJ: Bar Association Formally Welcomes

Impeached chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake arrived at the Supreme Court premises a short while ago to assume duties as the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.

issuing a statement this morning, Bandaranayake said she was still the "legal" Chief Justice of the country. The President and the Cabinet have acknowledged that her removal was "illegal" and "flawed. 

Bandaranayake, who arrived at the Supreme Court, was formally welcomed by Upul Jayasuriya, President of the Sri Lanka Bar Association.

BASL sources said CJ 43 did not need to take oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena as she was removed from office through a flawed impeachment process.

CJ 44 Mohan Peiris has still not handed over her resignation. 

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