FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa poses for a photograph in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's president appointed a trusted aide to replace

 

              FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa poses for a photograph in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka
FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa poses for a photograph in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's president appointed a trusted aide to replace the chief justice he fired, a move that lawyers and opposition politicians say was illegal. Rajapaksa on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, swore in his new top judge, Mohan Peiris, a retired attorney general and a legal adviser to the Cabinet. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)