Three Tamil judicial officers promoted as High Court Judges

[TamilNet, Sunday, 08 June 2008, 16:39 GMT]
Three judicial officers M. Ilancheliyan, R.T.Vikanarajah and Ms Chandramani Sivapathasuntharam currently serving in Vavuniyaa, Jaffna and Trincomalee have been promoted High Court Judges by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the recommendation of the Chief Justice Sarath Silva. The promotions have come into effect from May 16, according to directives issued by Presidential Secretariat.

M. Ilancheliyan, who currently holds the post of Vavuniyaa District Judge, has been posted to Trincomalee High Court after being sworn in before Chief Justice Sarath Silva on June 5.

Posting of other two judicial officers Mr.R.T.Viknarajah, and Ms Chandramani Sivapathasuntharam, currently holding the post of District Judge of Jaffna and Trincomalee respectively would take place once they take oaths before the Chief Justice, legal sources said.

M. Ilancheliyan is expected to assume duties as the Trincomalee High Court Judge after 15th June, sources said.


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