7 transfers given to judges by former Chief Justice cancelled.

Friday, 18 January 2013 - 8:13

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The transfers given to seven judges by former Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake were cancelled with immediate effect yesterday.

These transfers given to become effective from 21st instant were thus cancelled by the new Chief Justice Mohan Peiris.

The relevant judges have already been informed about the transfer cancellation.

Accordingly appointments given to Colombo High Court Chief Judge Kumudini Wickremasinghe as Gampaha Civil Appeal High Court Judge and to Gampaha Civil Appeal High Court Judge Saman Wickremasinghe as Colombo High Court Chief Judge will be invalid.

In addition the transfer orders issued to Gampaha Civil Appeal High Court Judge Shiromi Perera  as Kegalle Civil Appeal High Court Judge and to Ampara High Court Judge Anura Kumara as Anuradhapura  Civil Appeal High Court Judge have been suspended.

Similarly the transfers given to Anuradhapura Civil Appeal High Court Judge Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne as Gampaha Civil Appeal High Court Judge and to Avissawella Civil Appeal High Court Judge Ayiraangani Perera as Mt. Lavinia Civil Appeal High Court Judge and to Mt. Lavinia Civil Appeal High Court Judge M. Z. Rasheen as Avissawella Civil Appeal High Court Judge will be invalid.



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