Colombo Chief Magistrate, Mount Magistrate among 70 transferred

gavelThe Judicial Service Commission has decided to transfer 70 Judicial Officers with effect from

R.P.D.P.P. Ratnayake, Deputy Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission said that anyone can appeal against the transfer on or before 25.11.2016.

The Judicial Service Commission said the transfer is part of an annual transfer.

Among the most notable judges being transferred are the Colombo Chief Magistrate G.A.B.Pilapitiya and Mount Lavinia Magistrate A.M.M. Sahabdeen.

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate has been hearing the investigations into the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Some of the cases will never see the light. Some of these Magistrates will be in the Supreme Court by the time the accused persons are acquitted in the cases mentioned. That is the level of efficiency of our Judicial system and Attorney General’s Dept.


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