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Hon. Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda - President of the Court

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His Lordship Vijith K. Malalgoda was called to the Bar in September 1982 and joined the Attorney General’s Department as a State Counsel in November 1983 where he served as a Senior State Counsel and Deputy Solicitor General and was subsequently appointed as the Additional Solicitor General in June 2012.

During his career at the Attorney General’s Department he served as an ad-hoc expert in the Bail process on Human Smuggling and Trafficking and actively took part in drafting Model Laws on Human Trafficking and Smuggling.

He obtained a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and received the United Nations Fellowship on Human Rights from the Centre for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland and Special Training on Commercial Law at the National University, Singapore.

He was commissioned as an Air Commodore in 2009 and served as the Judge Advocate in Sri Lanka Air Force until September 2011. He also served as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Final Year Examination and an Examiner of the Sri Lanka Law College.

He was appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Republic of Fiji in May 2014 and appointed as the President, Court of Appeal of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on 09th September 2014.

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