The Constitutional Council(CC) yesterday recommended Justice Priyasad Dep as the new Chief Justice. The Constitutional Council’s meeting was headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
Justice Dep will replace K.Sripavan who retires today. (February 28).
The CC arrived at this decision last night. Meanwhile, a special ceremonial sitting will be held today at the Supreme Court to bid farewell to outgoing Chief justice K. Sripavan.