Chief Justice of Sri Lanka
|Chief Justice of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
|Style||The Honourable Justice/His Lordship|
with Constitutional Council advice and consent
|Term length||Until the age of sixty-five years|
|Constituting instrument||Royal Charter of Justice of 1801 in reference with the Constitution of Sri Lanka.|
|First holder||Codrington Edmund Carrington|
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.. The first Chief Justice was Codrington Edmund Carrington. The 47th and current Chief Justice is Jayantha Jayasuriya.
References[change | change source]
- Crabtree, James (15 January 2013). "Sri Lanka appoints new chief justice". Financial Times.
- Francis, Krishan (15 January 2013). "Sri Lankan leader replaces chief justice with ally". The Guardian/Associated Press.
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