Former Sri Lankan district judge Geethani Wijesinghe Widanelage was sworn as Fiji's new Resident Magistrate by President Jioji Konrote on Friday, Fiji Times said.
Magistrate Widanelage took her oath at the State House in the presence of Chief Justice Anthony Gates and Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili.
A Government statement issued this afternoon stated Ms. Widanelage started her career as a Junior Attorney-at-Law at Corporate Chambers of Mr. Kalinga Indatissa in 1999.
Prior to her appointment, she was a district judge/magistrate at Mahiyangana in Sri Lanka.
Ms. Widanelage holds a Masters of Law from the University of Colombo, a Diploma in Environmental Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations.
She was also a tutorial assistant at the Sri Lanka Law College where she taught Environmental and Constitution Law from 2002 to 2008.