Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

Chief Justice of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
අග්‍ර විනිශ්චයකාර
பிரதம நீதியரசர்
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Incumbent
Priyasath Dep

since 2 March 2017
Style The Honourable Justice/His Lordship
Nominator The President
Appointer The President
with Constitutional Council advice and consent
Term length Until the age of sixty-five years
Constituting instrument Royal Charter of Justice of 1801
Formation March 1801
First holder Codrington Edmund Carrington
Website www.supremecourt.lk
Coat of arms of Sri Lanka, showing a lion holding a sword in its right forepaw surrounded by a ring made from blue lotus petals which is placed on top of a grain vase sprouting rice grains to encircle it. A Dharmacakra is on the top while a sun and moon are at the bottom on each side of the vase.
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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. Established 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 post was created in 1801. The Chief Justice is nominated by the Constitutional Council, and appointed by the President. The first Chief Justice was Codrington Edmund Carrington. The 45th and current Chief Justice is His Lordship Justice Priyasath Dep.[1]


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