Parinda Ranasinghe

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Justice
Parinda Ranasinghe
38th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka
In office
1988–1991
Appointed by J. R. Jayewardene
Preceded by Suppiah Sharvananda
Succeeded by Herbert Thambiah
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Alma mater Colombo Law College

Justice K. A. Parinda Ranasinghe was a Sri Lankan, judge, who was the 38th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ceylon. He is also the President of the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation. [1]

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Educated at Royal College Colombo, Ranasinghe went on to study law at the Colombo Law College passing out as a lawyer. Thereafter he join the judicial service. He was succeeded by Herbert Thambiah. [2]

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References

  1. AG blames non-summary proceedings for laws’ delay
  2. "Overview". Judicial Service Commission Secretariat. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Suppiah Sharvananda
Chief Justice of Sri Lanka
1988–1991
Succeeded by
Herbert Thambiah