Former AG Mohan Peiris to be sworn in as new Chief Justice

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 - 12:48


Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris states that he is scheduled to be sworn in as the new Chief Justice before the president.


Upon inquiry by our news team he stated that the swearing in ceremony will take place at 12.30.


Accordingly Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris will be the 44th Chief Justice appointed in Sri Lanka.


Mohan Peiris was educated at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and Royal College Colombo.


Thereafter he entered the Sri Lanka Law College and was called to the Bar in 1975.


Thereafter he enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1978.


In 1981 he joined the Attorney General’s Department as a State Counsel, later becoming a Senior State Counsel serving 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.


He was the Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the Intermediate Examination and Examiner of the Sri Lanka Law College, a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo, Deputy President of the Sri Lanka Bar Association and a member of the Sri Lankan Delegation to the Universal Periodic review at the 8th Session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.