Shirani      Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been summoned to appear before the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (Bribery Commission), on 18th March 2013.

Issuing a statement in this regard the Lawyers Collective says that the government has started its persecution of CJ Shirani Bandaranayake for her courageous stand to challenge the Impeachment.

They state that the lawyers at the recently concluded Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) elections have clearly shown their disapproval of the government’s intimidation of the judiciary and the need to protect the Rule of L aw and the independence of the judiciary. We call upon the government to stop post impeachment intimidation of Chief Justice Bandaranayake and the legal fraternity.

The Lawyers Collective urges the Government and all its institutions to respect the right of the citizens of the country to dissent and to enjoy the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution before it reaches dangerous proportions.

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