Decision on New Chief Justice Today

Decision on New Chief Justice Today

12 October 2018 05:44 am

The New Constitutional Council is ready to meet today (12) to decide on the appointment of a new Chief Justice.

The appointment of the 10 members of the Constitutional Council was completed yesterday and the assembly is meeting today for the first time.

Current Chief Justice Priyasad Dep will be retiring today. He was appointed as the Chief Justice on March 02, 2017.

The most senior Judge of the Supreme Court succeeding Mr. Priyasad Dep is Mrs. Eva Wanasundara.

Succeeding her, the most senior Judges of the Supreme Court are Mr. Buwaneka Aluwihare, Priyantha Jayawardena and Sisira Abrew.

Media reports said that the current Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya would likely to be appointed as the new Chief Justice.

However, the reports said yesterday that the Supreme Court Judge Nalin Perera has been recommended to the Constitutional Council by President Maithreepala Sirisena for the position of Chief Justice.