Colombo, Jan 15: Sri Lanka Tuesday got a new chief justice in Mohan Peiris, two days after Shirani Bandaranayake was sacked, Xinhua reported.
Peiris, a former attorney general who has represented the government at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, was nominated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and approved by a parliament council.
Rajapaksa removed Bandaranayake Sunday after parliament voted in favour of her impeachment over allegations against her.
Bandaranayake challenged the impeachment process, and a court found the process unconstitutional.
The US State Department warned Monday that the removal of chief justice Bandaranayake could impact on Sri Lanka’s ability to attract foreign investment.