Hundreds protest ruling by PSC against CJ

Hundreds of Sri Lankans have hit the streets to protest against a parliamentary committee that ruled the country’s chief justice is unfit to hold office because of unexplained wealth and misuse of power.

Opposition lawmakers, lawyers and rights activists joined the protest in the capital Colombo on Monday, demanding that the government halt an impeachment process against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

The committee said Saturday that it investigated five of the 14 charges against Bandaranayake and concluded that she was guilty of three of them. Bandaranayake has denied all the allegations.

The ruling came after Bandaranayake and four opposition party members, who were part of the committee, walked out of the hearing, saying they had no faith in the fairness of the process. (AP)