Justice K.T. Chitrasiri was sworn in by the Acting President, Chief Justice Anthony Gates and other senior judicial officials in Suva.
A Government statement said Chitrasiri was serving as a judge of the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka in 2015 and judge of the Court of Appeal since 2009 prior to his appointment.
He served as Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal in Fiji from 2009 to 2011. He began his career in the legal profession as a legal practitioner from 1977 to 1978.
He was a Magistrate in 1980 before being appointed as Director Human Rights Commission in Sri Lanka from 1991 to 1993.
Chitrasiri also completed his Bachelors of Law at the University of Sri Lanka from 1971 to 1975 and also graduated from Sri Lanka Law College in 1976 followed by Post Graduate Studies from Queen Mary College, University of London from 2001 to 2002. (Colombo Gazette)