Trincomalee gets separate High Court

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 August 2004, 16:18 GMT]
Mr.Anton Balasingham, currently Trincomalee District Judge, has been promoted as the first Judge of the newly established High Court of Trincomalee district. He is to preside over the inaugural sitting of the Trincomalee High Court Monday, legal sources said.

Till last week, the East High Court covered the districts of Batticaloa and Trincomalee on circuit basis with the one High Court Judge. From Monday, districts of Batticaloa and Trincomalee will have separate High Courts with separate judges. With the establishment of a high court in Trincomalee, eastern province will have three High Courts, in Amparai, Batticaloa and Trincomalee with separate judges from Monday, legal sources said.

Judge Balasingham joined the judicial service as a primary judge in 1983. He served as Additional Magistrate and Magistrate in Batticaloa, Mullaitivu and Jaffna. He was first appointed District Judge in Kalmunai. He was transferred to Trincomalee in the same capacity in 1994 till he was promoted High Court Judge last month, legal sources said

The President of Sri Lanka appointed Mr.Anton Balasingham as High Court Judge on July 14th. He was sworn in as HC Judge before the Chief Justice on August 10, legal sources added.


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