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Nalin Jayalath Perera will take oaths as new Chief Justice

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By ITN News Editor October 12, 2018 18:59

Nalin Jayalath Perera will take oaths as new Chief Justice

A Supreme Court Judge who had come to the top in judicial process is slated to take oaths as the new Chief Justice tomorrow after 28 years. Supreme Court Judge Nalin Jayalath Perera is scheduled to take oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the 46th Chief Justice of the country.

It was Parinda Ranasinghe who took oaths as the 38th Chief Justice before former President Ranasinghe Premadasa in the year 1988. He joined the judicial service at a Magistrate. Thereafter the majority of Chief Justices who were appointed were those who were appointed to the Appeals Court from the post of the Attorney General. Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was appointed to the post while she was serving a Professor of the Law Faculty of the Colombo University.

The appointment of Mohan Peiris by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Justice was a person who came in for criticism for the manner in which he served as the Attorney General. Among them were the withdrawal of the murder case of former Parliamentarian Chandana Kathriarachchi and the rape case of Duminda Silva.

Priyasath Depp who retired today is prominent among safeguarding the dignity of the judicial sector during his term of office.

The Constitutional Council today endorsed Supreme Court Judge Nalin Jayalath Perera, President Maithripala Sirisena’s nomination for the post of Chief Justice. The Constitutional Council met this afternoon under the patronage of the Speaker. The Speaker’s Office announced that the Constitutional Council had approved the nomination made by the President for the appointment of the Chief Justice. Accordingly. The Constitutional Council has notified its decision over the related appointment.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 12, 2018 18:59