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Sri Lankan government and judiciary at loggerheads

Sri Lankan government and judiciary at loggerheads

Updated 10 January 2013, 15:17 AEDT

The Sri Lankan government and judiciary are on a collision course over controversial moves to impeach the country's chief justice.

The court of appeal has ordered parliament to stop its efforts to sack the judge. The assembly meets over the next few days to decide what to do next, but the Speaker is talking tough, and there appears to be little room for compromise.

At the time of going to air, the Sri Lankan government was unavailable for comment.

Presenter: Tom Fayle

Speakers: Sam Zarifi, Asia Pacific regional director, Internatonal Commission of Jurists; Srinath Perera, lawyer and activist

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