Executive-Judiciary Tussle in Sri Lanka is more Structural Than a Personal issue Between Mahinda Rajapaksa and Shirani Bandaranayake says Dayan Jayatilleka

By Rosslyn Hyams

The International Commission of Jurists and a group of senior judges and legal officials from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America have called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, to reinstate the country’s Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake, sacked and replaced Bandaranayake after the parliament impeached her.

Dayan Jayatilleka, a Sri Lankan political scientist and former Ambassador to France, talks to Rosslyn Hyams of Radio France International’s English Service about the stand-off between the executive and the judiciary:

A29 INV INTL – SRI LANKA – Dayan Jayatilleka, analyst, ex-diplomat, Colombo