Priyasath Dep sworn in as new Chief Justice

Priyasath Dep sworn in as new Chief Justice

Priyasath Dep sworn in as new Chief Justice

Written by Keshala Dias

02 Mar, 2017 | 9:25 am

 

President’s Counsel Priyasad Depp took oaths as the new Chief Justice of Sri Lanka in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.

The senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, Priyasad Depp was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka following the retirement of K. Sri Pavan on the 28th of February.

Who is Priyasad Depp?

Priyasad Depp is a product of St. Joseph’s College , Maradana and was a coloursman in Rugby, Athletics and Football.

He completed his primary degree at the University of Colombo and is the son of Former DIG Arthur C. Depp, who incidentally held the national record for Pole Vault.

Priyasad Depp 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.

He was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2011 and has also penned a number books in Sinhala and English.

Supreme Court Judge Priyasath Dep served as Solicitor General of Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2011 and worked as the Acting Chief Justice on several occasions.

The appointment was made following the retirement of the former Chief Justice K. Sripavan on February 28.

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