Shirani Expected To Resign Tomorrow After Ceremonial Sitting: Sripavan To Be New CJ

Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake who was reinstated today (28) , is expected to resign from her position tomorrow after a ceremonial sitting, making way for a new Chief Justice.

According to sources from Hulftsdorp, Shirani Bandaranayake will have her ceremonial sitting tomorrow morning, two years after her impeachment, at the Supreme Court in Colombo. 

President of Sri Lanka Bar Association Upul Jayasuriya told media a short while ago that the CJ informed the BASL that she was planning to officially resign from her duties tomorrow after the ceremonial sitting. With her resignation, she will be entitled to her pension and other privileges as the former Chief Justice of the country.

Asian Mirror reliably learns that Justice K. Sripavan, who is the most senior judges of the Supreme Court is most likely to be appointed as the new Chief Justice. it was before Sripavan that President Maithripala Sirisena took oaths as the President of Sri Lanka on January 09, this year.

Shirani Bandaranayake who was impeached by the former government, was today (28) reinstated as the Chief Justice with the intervention of President Maithripala Sirisena and his Cabinet

The President, in his Election manifesto highlighted that ‘justice’ will be delivered to Shirani Bandaranayake and former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka, which he did by reinstating both parties to their former titles.

(Hasitha Ayeshmantha)

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