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Sri Lanka chief justice walks out of hearing

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Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake walked out of her impeachment hearing before lawmakers Thursday after complaining she was not being given a fair trial, legal and parliamentary sources said. 

Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake gestures as she leaves the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4. Bandaranayake has walked out of her impeachment hearing before lawmakers after complaining she was not being given a fair trial, legal and parliamentary sources have told AFP.

The move to impeach Bandaranayake, the country's first female chief justice, came after she scuppered a bill that would have given more powers to President Mahinda Rajapakse's younger brother Basil, who is economic development minister.

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