Sripavan sworn in as CJ

2015-01-30 13:45:44

The senior most Supreme Court Judge K. Sripavan was a sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena as the new Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.


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  • Lokka Friday, 30 January 2015 19:29


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    andrew pitugala Friday, 30 January 2015 19:48

    At long last a man of integrity as Chief Justice.

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    hisham Friday, 30 January 2015 19:53

    real patriots will see as opportunity given to a best srilankan cardboard patriots and Wansa types will see as tiger appointment . via DM Android App

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    mukbilsinan Friday, 30 January 2015 20:04

    Freedom for justice started from my3 palanaya

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    S.Sriranjan Friday, 30 January 2015 20:11

    Congratulations to Proud Old Student of Jaffna Hindu College K.Sripavan! Dawn of a New Era in Srilanka!

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    fayas Friday, 30 January 2015 20:21

    congragulations. cant buy 4 money and political thugery via DM Android App

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    Ordinary Citizen Friday, 30 January 2015 20:21

    Congratulations ...!!! Happy to see good things happen after long time... God bless Sri Lanka and make all happy And prosperous.

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    Dharshi Friday, 30 January 2015 20:25


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    willowsd Friday, 30 January 2015 21:06

    The real democracy at work.

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    Euclid Friday, 30 January 2015 21:11

    How moving! Mr. Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in by Justice Sripavan. Now President Maithripala Sirisena has sworn in Justice Sripavan as the Chief Justice. Long live the rule of law in Sri Lanka.

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    sanjeeva Friday, 30 January 2015 21:21


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    Nimal Friday, 30 January 2015 21:39

    A man completely deserved this honour - Hats off to the current regime..!

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    Bandara Friday, 30 January 2015 21:48

    Yes its nice to see a person of integrity finally becoming CJ. I hope he will be independent and will not have to be "grateful" to appointees. This also marks a milestone in reconciliation. It is great that a Tamil Person comes to the 3rd highest position in the country, head of the one branch of the government.

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    Kevin Friday, 30 January 2015 21:54

    The first truly honourable man since fearless Chief Justice G.P.S De Silva retired in 1999. Sri Lanka jayawewa

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    tuan Friday, 30 January 2015 22:08

    Congratulations.We all hope the Judiciary will bring back its independence and dignity under the Leadership of Justice Sri pavan

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    Ranga Friday, 30 January 2015 22:15

    As an ex JHC student, feel proud of that another fine product of the school is charged with a main pillar of the democracy of the nation

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    Mithun Friday, 30 January 2015 22:33

    Jaffna Hindu College has produced several intellectuals over the last hundred years or so. He is one of them and to his service has been timely recognized by the present regime without any political agenda in mind. Congratulations Sir.

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    M.Aravinthan Friday, 30 January 2015 22:45

    Congratulations Sir!. We should appreciate any genuine person with lot of talents and not to ignore them for their ethnic background. This is the way to build a nation in a right way!

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    Mohamed Friday, 30 January 2015 23:53

    I being a Muslim like to see a Tamil is CJ as they will be very honest in this position unlike our Muslim lawyers.

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    safi Saturday, 31 January 2015 00:33

    This is really good no Pandam the deserving man will get very good

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    mohamed Saturday, 31 January 2015 00:53

    no dought MY3 will make Sri Lanka is restpectable , wel developing,and establish good relation among the comunity MY3 jayawewa

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    Siva Saturday, 31 January 2015 01:14

    well done Mr President MP overlooked Seniority and brought an installed an outsider

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    S.Sriranjan Sunday, 1 February 2015 06:29

    Felt sorry for your ignorance!!!

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    Hari Saturday, 31 January 2015 01:31

    Congratulations to Chief Justice Mr Sripavan. You deserve this appointment based on merit and seniority. President Sirisena, excellent appointment and this proves that you are such an open minded person who is an avtar who is going get Sri Lanka out of cheap and petty divisive politics. My best wishes to you and the PM Ranil for having raised the hopes of all Sri Lankans ..well done so far and please continue this beautiful path. I love Sri Lankla and I am a Tamil.

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    rajanathan Saturday, 31 January 2015 02:01

    Another old boy from Jaffna Hindu. Other leading lawyers from Jaffna Hindu - Former Chief Justice S.Sharvananda, Former Attorney General Shiva Pasupati, Former Supreme Court Judge V. Siva Supramaniam and leading lawyer and Senator S. Nadesen QC

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    Bala Saturday, 31 January 2015 06:37

    Excellent - powerful President from Rajarata

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    Hussain Saturday, 31 January 2015 07:15

    Correct must be a law.No majority or minority.who is suitable . congratulations . Mr President . Good choice.

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    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 31 January 2015 08:53

    He really deserves to be the CJ. Congratulations !!!!

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    Pandora Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:06

    Truly humbled two men. Hopefully we will be able to restore the dignity of all the peoples of Sri Lanka be it Tamil, Muslim or Sinhalese.Well done.

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    Bubble Banda Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:13

    Hon Presidents choice is the best of best. He is not racial.

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    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:15

    The General Public really like this selection as Mr. Sripavan is a loyal servant of SriLanka.

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    Raush Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:29

    Dawn of a new Era in mother lanka. Feeling very hopeful. via DM Android App

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    nimal Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:45

    Proud to be a Sri Lankan. I hope we can move away from Tribalism once and for all. Congratulations your Honor. May you dispense justice as it was meant to be.

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    DJ Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:03

    Finally justice has arrd to our motherland. New CJ should take into account delays in handling cases as this leads to justice denied. Hope a remedy for this is found, as most lawyers are only interested in cash not justice

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    Nagananda Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:30

    SJ Shirani Bandaranayake was given permission to occupy office just for one day by Sirisena Administration for compromising Judicial Integrity with Rajapakse administration during her hay days Rajapakse. It is very unfortunate she had to pay a heavy penalty of 08 long years of unspent service as the CJ.The people believe this would serve as a good lesson for all judges in the Superior Court System.

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    Ganesha Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:34

    I wish to congratulate you at this our of good governance as my contemporaneous at Jaffna Hindu college although not in the same class but different division.

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    Isha Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:45

    Congratulations via DM Android App

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    Mason Saturday, 31 January 2015 11:59

    Congratulations. Welcome the appointment made on seniority.

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    Sri Saturday, 31 January 2015 12:22

    Best wishes to new CJ Mr. Sripavan. Also best wishes and good luck to former CJ Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke.

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    Be Fiar Saturday, 31 January 2015 17:55

    Wonder what Wimale will say to this, another "Conspiracy"

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    Kumar Saturday, 31 January 2015 19:27

    These pictures worth thousand words. Genuine look in their eyes and handshake. I am proud to see such honest and open minded people coming together in building better Sri Lanka. I am proud to be a Sri Lankan again.

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    siva Saturday, 31 January 2015 20:11

    Very good , I believe srilanka is back on track to the era where all communities lived peacefully before 1983

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    Karnan Saturday, 31 January 2015 20:45

    If the rulers stick to the protocols like MS , there will be no ethnic issues , ordinary people are not racists , people who encourage racism are the politicians who wants to get advantage out of it .Sri Lankan people should identify and reject those people in future .

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