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* Lawyers of Sri Lanka's Northern Province protest impeachment of Chief Justice

* Lawyers of Sri Lanka's Northern Province protest impeachment of Chief Justice

2012 Nov 29

Nov 28, Colombo: The lawyers of Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Kilinochchi districts in the Northern Province today boycotted litigations to protest the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.

No lawyer appeared for cases in the Magistrate, District and High Courts in these districts today. All the cases were postponed and the litigants appearing in courts were severely inconvenienced and had to return due to the lawyers' strike, judicial sources said.

Meanwhile, the Young Lawyers Association (YLA) went on a public awareness for the first time today (28) against the impeachment of the Chief Justice.

The Association had a petition signing campaign today to protest the impeachment and the petition will be submitted to the United Nations.

"We want the UN to get involved in this matter stop the unjustifiable impeachment of the CJ," Thanuka Nandasiri of the YLA has told the Sunday Times.

The impeachment motion against the Chief Justice has charged Dr. Bandaranayake with 14 counts of financial improprieties and misuse of power.

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