Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

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Chief Justice of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
අග්‍ර විනිශ්චයකාර
பிரதம நீதியரசர்
Jayantha Jayasuriya

since 29 April 2019
StyleThe Honourable Justice/His Lordship
NominatorThe President
AppointerThe President
with Constitutional Council advice and consent
Term lengthUntil the age of sixty-five years
Constituting instrumentRoyal Charter of Justice of 1801 in reference with the Constitution of Sri Lanka.
FormationMarch 1801
First holderCodrington Edmund Carrington

The Chief Justice of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is the head of the judiciary of Sri Lanka and the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

Created in 1801, the Chief Justice is one of ten Supreme Court justices; the other nine are the Puisne Justices of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

The Chief Justice is nominated by the Constitutional Council, and appointed by the President..[1][2] The first Chief Justice was Codrington Edmund Carrington. The 47th and current Chief Justice is Jayantha Jayasuriya.

References[change | change source]

  1. Crabtree, James (15 January 2013). "Sri Lanka appoints new chief justice". Financial Times.
  2. Francis, Krishan (15 January 2013). "Sri Lankan leader replaces chief justice with ally". The Guardian/Associated Press.

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