[JURIST] Sri Lanka prosecutors on Monday brought criminal corruption charges against former chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake [JURIST news archive]. The nation's anti-graft commission accused Bandaranayake of allegedly failing to disclose empty bank accounts during a required declaration of assets while she was in office. If found guilty, in accordance with the Bribery Act [text, PDF], Bandaranayake may face a fine as large as 5,000 rupees and seven years imprisonment. Many lawyers have already offered their support to the former chief...

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