Priyasath Dep

Priyasath Dep
PC
ප්‍රියසාත් ඩෙප්
45th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
2 March 2017
Nominated by Constitutional Council
Appointed by Maithripala Sirisena
Preceded by K. Sripavan
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
10 July 2011
40th Solicitor General of Sri Lanka
In office
2007–2011
Preceded by C. R. De Silva
Succeeded by Eva Wansundera
Personal details
Alma mater University of Colombo
International Institute of Social Studies

Priyasath Dep PC is a Sri Lankan judge and lawyer and the 45th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka . He was a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Prior to his appointment as Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka he was serving as Solicitor General of Sri Lanka.[1] On February 27th 2017 he was nominated by the Constitutional Council as the 45th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka [2]

Dep was educated at St. Joseph's College, Colombo, where he excelled in studies, athletics, rugby, and soccer. Dep obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies at the University of Colombo. He represented the university in rugby and cricket.

Dep won a scholarship by the Dutch Government that enabled him to acquire a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. He served as Solicitor General of Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2011 before being promoted to Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.[3]

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka named two new Supreme Court judges". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.dailynews.lk/2017/02/28/local/108967/priyasad-dep-new-chief-justice
  3. ^ Malalasekera, Sarath. "Judge's role pivotal in administering justice". Dailynews.lk. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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