Sri Lanka’s new government reinstates impeached chief justice Shirani Bhandaranayake

Sri Lanka’s new government led by President Maithiripala Sirisena has reinstated former Chief Justice Shirani Bhandaranayake to her former position. She was impeached by the previous government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With this move, country’s new government is attempting to deliver on election promises assuring independence of the judiciary. Shirani Bhandaranayake was 43rd and first

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India- US relations

In January 2015, during the US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, both nations had agreed to elevate their long-standing strategic partnership. In this regard both nations had signed Delhi Declaration of Friendship that strengthens and expands the relationship between the two countries.

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