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Monday, 27 February 2017 - 23:58
Update: Priyasad Dep nominated as the new chief justice
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Supreme Court judge Priyasad Dep has been recommended as Chief justice by the constitutional council, constitutional council member Dr. A.T Ariyaratne confirmed this.

The president was notified of their nomination yesterday.

The council met under the patronage of the speaker yesterday,

The president had nominated Supreme Court judges Priyasad Dep and   K.T Chithrasirige for the post. 

Current chief justice, K. Sri Pavan is to retire today, after serving in the field of law for 39 years and being appointed as the 44th chief justice of Sri Lanka in 2015.

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The Constitutional Council has recommended Supreme Court judge Priyasath Dep for the Chief Justice post (Sources).
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