Sri Lanka has turned away four lawyers who had planned to assess the rule of law following the government's sacking of the chief justice.
The government said on Sunday that it had cancelled the International Bar Association delegation's visas because the purpose of the visit was to undertake activity "surreptitiously."
Shirani Bandaranayake was sacked by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on January 13, defying a supreme court ruling that parliament's impeachment of her was illegal.
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