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Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (front L) is blessed by Christian priests before leaving the Supreme Court for the Parliament to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into impeachment charges against her, in Colombo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (front L) is blessed by Christian priests before leaving the Supreme Court for the Parliament to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into impeachment charges against her, in...more

Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (front L) is blessed by Christian priests before leaving the Supreme Court for the Parliament to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into impeachment charges against her, in Colombo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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Vijitha Herath (front) of the People's Liberation Front party gestures as he leaves the Supreme Court in Colombo, January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Vijitha Herath (front) of the People's Liberation Front party gestures as he leaves the Supreme Court in Colombo, January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Vijitha Herath (front) of the People's Liberation Front party gestures as he leaves the Supreme Court in Colombo, January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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