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Jurisdiction of the Court


Jurisdiction in respect of Constitutional Matters,
Jurisdiction in respect of Fundamental Rights,
Final Appellate Jurisdiction,
Consultative Jurisdiction,
Jurisdiction in Election Petitions (Presidential Election)
Jurisdiction in respect of any breach of privileges of the Parliament,
Jurisdiction in respect of such other matters which Parliament may
by law vest or ordain
Admission, Enrolment, Suspension and Removal of Attorneys-At-Law

Hon. Mohan Peiris Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

Hon. Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, CJHon. Mohan Peiris, PC has been appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka on 15th January 2013. His Lordship was the Attorney General of Sri Lanka from 2008 to2011. He was called to the Bar in 1975 and joined the Attorney General's Department in 1981 as a State Counsel, later serving as a Senior State Counsel for over 15 years. During this time he trained at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School, the Centre for Police and Criminal Justice Studies at Jesus College, Cambridge and at George Washington University.



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Ceremonial sitting of new Chief Justice

His Lordship The CJ's speech at ceremonial sitting


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The ceremonial sitting of new Chief Justice Mohan Peiris PC was held at the Superior Court Complex, Hulftsdorp amidst a large gathering of legal luminaries yesterday. Here, the Chief Justice in conversation with Supreme Court judges. Picture by Information Department Media Unit


Hon. Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, PC
Hon. Justice K. Sripavan
Hon. Justice Chandra Ekanayake
Hon. Justice Priyasath Dep, PC
Hon. Justice Eva Wansundera, PC
Hon. Justice Rohini Marasinghe
Hon. Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare, PC
Hon. Justice Sisira J de Abrew
Hon. Justice Sarath de Abrew
Hon. Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, PC
Hon. Justice Upaly Abeyrathne







The Supreme Court is the highest and final superior court of record and is empowered to exercise its powers, subject to the provisions of the Constitution. The court rulings take precedence over all lower Courts.