COLOMBO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's parliament voted to
impeach the country's chief justice on Friday, disregarding
rulings from the Supreme Court that the process was illegal and
threatened judicial independence.
The parliament, dominated by a coalition headed by President
Mahinda Rajapaksa's party, impeached Shirani Bandaranayake, Sri
Lanka's first female chief justice, with 155 votes in favour,
above the simple majority in the 225-member legislature.
(Reporting by Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal; Editing by Alison