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Appointment of a new Chief Justice

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday exchanged views with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya over the appointment of a new Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Kanagasabapathy Sripavan will retire from service tomorrow upon reaching the retirement age of 65.

Supreme Court Justice K.Sripavan was sworn-in as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena on January 30, 2015. The Speaker in his capacity as the Chairman of the Constitutional Council discussed the appointment of a new Chief Justice.The Constitutional Council will meet today to discuss the matter at length. According to highly placed sources, it is likely that Justice Priyasath Dep, PC will be appointed as the new CJ, following the approval of the Constitutional Council. Justice Depp is the most senior Judge in the Supreme Court.