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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

Justice Ashoka de Silva replaces the controversial Justice Sarath Silva as the 32nd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

Colombo, 08 June, (Asiantribune.com): Justice Ashoka de Silva hasJustice Ashoka de Silva takes oath before President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Chief Justice. Also seen in the picture Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka. Justice Ashoka de Silva takes oath before President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Chief Justice. Also seen in the picture Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka. been sworn in as the 32rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees, Colombo, this Morning.

Justice Asoka N. de Silva, is one of the most senior Judge of the Supreme Court and he is an expert on Sri Lankan as well as international law.

He succeeded the outgoing controversial Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva, who retired from service after reaching the retirement age of 65 years.

Justice Ashoka de Silva is an an old boy of the St. Anthony's College, Kandy.

After graduating from the University of Ceylon, he was enrolled as an advocate of the Supreme Court in December 1972.

Mr. de Silva joined the Attorney General’s Department in April 1974 and became a senior deputy solicitor General on 1987.

After a 22-year service in the AG’s Department, he was appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal in 1995.

He became President of the Court of Appeal in February 2001 and elevated to the Supreme Court in August 2001.

Justice de Silva has also served as a permanent judge in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

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