New puisne judge for Fiji

Lal Sirimevan Abeygunaratne and Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
Lal Sirimevan Abeygunaratne and Ratu Epeli Nailatikau

Fiji’s judiciary has welcomed a new addition to its ranks following the swearing in of a Puisne Judge to the Fijian High Court.

Puisne judge, Mr Lal Sirimevan Abeygunaratne was sworn in by the President, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau today at Government House.

The head of state welcomed the judge to Fiji after he took his oath before senior members of the judiciary.

Prior to his appointment to the Fijian High Court, Mr Abeygunaratne practiced as an attorney at law in the Sri Lankan courts from 1978 to 1992.

He was also the director general of the Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka.

The newly appointed puisne judge also has vast experience in adjudicating civil and criminal cases and has undergone extensive training by the Judges Training Institute of Sri Lanka during his term as a district judge.

-fiji govt