Sri Lanka’s Constitution of 1978 with Amendments through 2015


Judicial Independence

 
Article 111. […] c. Interference with judicial an offence 1. Every judge, presiding officer, public officer or other person entrusted by law with judicial powers or functions or with functions under this Chapter or with similar functions under any law enacted by Parliament shall exercise and perform such powers and functions without being subject to any direction or other interference proceeding from any other person except a superior court, tribunal, institution or other person entitled under law to direct or supervise such judge, presiding officer, public officer or such other person in the exercise or performance of such powers or functions. […]
 

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

 
Article 111. 1. There shall be a High Court of Sri Lanka, which shall exercise such jurisdiction and powers as Parliament may by law vest or ordain. 2. The Judges of the High Court shall: a. on the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and such recommendation shall be made after consultation with the Attorney-General; b. be removable and be subject to the disciplinary control of the president on the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission. […] Article 111. […] d. Constitution of the Judicial Service Commission 1. There shall be a Judicial Service Commission (in this Chapter referred to as the “Commission”) consisting of the Chief Justice and the two most senior Judges of the Supreme Court appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Constitutional Council. 2. Where the Chief Justice and the two most Senior Judges of the Supreme Court are Judges who have not had any judicial experience serving as a Judge of a Court of First Instance, the Commission shall consist of the Chief Justice, the senior most Judge of the Supreme Court and the next most senior Judge of such Court, who has had experience as a Judge of a Court of First Instance. 3. The Chief Justice shall be the Chairman of the Commission.
 

Attorney General’s Office

 
Article 61 […] e. Appointments by the President 1. The President shall appoint – a. the Heads of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force; and b. subject to the approval of the Constitutional Council, the Attorney-General and the Inspector-General of Police, 2. The holders of the Offices of Attorney-General and the Inspector-General of Police shall retire from their respective Office, upon their attaining the age of sixty years.

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime