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* Sri Lanka's New Chief Justice pledges to protect independence of judiciary
Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 10:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new Chief Justice Nalin Perera said today that he will take all the measures to ensure the independence of the judiciary and the public trust in the system.

The new Chief Justice he will take every effort to create an independent, corruption-free judicial system in the country.

Chief Justice Nalin Perera made these remarks at the ceremonial official function held to welcome him at the Supreme Court complex in Colombo today (22).

Welcoming the Chief Justice, Attorney General and Presidentís Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya, and the President of the Bar Association Sri Lanka (BASL) U.R. de Silva also addressed the function.

Addressing the event, the Chief Justice noted that to it is very important to ensure the impartiality of the judiciary in order to earn the public trust and respect in the judicial system and the public also should pay attention to the judicial process.

The Chief Justice requested the public to forward the complaints regarding the judicial functions to the Judicial Service Commission and assured to take immediate action in response to such complaints without any hesitation.

Quoting several excerpts from the Bible during his speech, Chief Justice Nalin Perera expressed gratitude to the President for appointing a person like himself, who had held all sorts of positions from the lower level in the judicial field, to the top post.

All judges of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the Colombo High Court, the Colombo Civil Appeals High Court, the Colombo Commercial High Court and the Colombo Magistrate Court as well as all judges of the Colombo District attended the welcoming ceremony.

A large number of President's Counsels and attorneys also attended the event.

 

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