Twelve new high court judges were appointed today.
A statement from the president’s office said letters of appointment were handed to the new judges by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa earlier today. Among the appointments were six district judges, a chief magistrate and two magistrates.
The appointments are as follows:
District judges: W A Perera, Ms C Meegoda, Ms A I K Ranaweera, W A M Thalagodapitiya, Ms D W W M R C P Kumari Dela and H S Ponnamperuma
Additional district court judge: Ms S I Kalingawansa
Chief magistrate: Ms K S L Jayaratna
Magistrates: R S A Dissanayake and D A R Pathirana
Senior state counsels Ms N T Wickremasekara and Ms A G U S N K Seneviratne