CJ calls it a day
Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva
Members of the Official and Unofficial Bar bid farewell to Chief
Justice Sarath Nanda Silva PC, who is due to retire today, after
delivering the landmark judgement in two Fundamental Right cases on the
Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, heard before the Supreme Court.
Justice Nimal Gamini Amaratunga read out the eighty-page judgement
for over three hours. Associated on the Bench were Chief Justice Sarath
N. Silva PC and Justice K. Sripavan.
Deputy Solicitor General Ms. Bimba Jayasinghe Tillekeratne from the
Official Bar and Presidentís Counsel Romesh de Silva of the Unofficial
Bar paid tribute to the Chief Justice.
The independence of the Judiciary was felt far and wide across the
country where the common man was made aware that he could turn to the
judiciary for justice and that he need not suffer in silence, he said.
The powerful and the mighty were made aware that they too were
subject to the laws of the country.
The Chief Justice replying to Deputy Solicitor General Ms. Bimba
Jayasinghe Tillekeratne and Presidentís Counsel Romesh de Silva wished
them all success in the future.
The Chief Justice thanked all junior and senior lawyers who appeared
before the Supreme Court and wished them well.