SLís first woman Acting Chief Justice
[February 20, 2004
- 5.00 GMT

Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke was sworn-in before President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday, February 19, as Acting Chief Justice.

Justice Shirani Bandaranayke is the first woman Acting Chief Justice in the countryís judicial history. Justice Bandaranayke was the youngest woman Supreme Court Judge ever to have been appointed to the Supreme Court.

Justice Bandaranayke was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on October 30, 1996.

Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva PC left the country to attend the SAARC Chief Justicesí Conference to be held in Karachi, Pakistan. Justice Bandaranayke will act for the Chief Justice until his return to the country.  








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SLís first woman Acting Chief Justice