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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 05.38 GMT

New Chief Justice pledges to uphold dignity of judiciary

 

Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris who swore in as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka assumed duties Tuesday pledging to uphold the independence and the dignity of the judiciary.

The new Chief Justice, who was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday pledged to maintain the highest standards of judicial integrity for the benefit of the people.

Thanking the members of the Bar and judicial officers for the welcome accorded to him, Peiris requested their support and cooperation in his endeavor to maintain the highest standards of the courts, and the justice system.

Peiris, who has served as a senior state counsel, attorney general and legal adviser to the Cabinet of Ministers, has defended Sri Lanka's sovereignty against the interference from international community at the United Nations Human Right Council.

 





 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

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