Tamil Diplomat

Shirani Expected To Resign Tody: Sripavan To Be New CJ

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

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

President of Sri Lanka Bar Association Upul Jayasuriya told media that the CJ informed the BASL that she was planning to officially resign from her duties today 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.

Leagal sources said, 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 yesterday 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.