Justice Edirimuni Samith de Silva was yesterday sworn into office as a new Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court in a ceremony at State House which was presided over by President James Michel.
Justice Edirimuni Samith de Silva (centre) in a souvenir photo with President Michel, Vice-President Faure, chief justice Frederick Egonda-Ntende and court of appeal president Francis MacGregor
Also present were Vice-President Danny Faure, speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Herminie, the chief justice of the Supreme Court Frederick Egonda-Ntende, the president of the Court of Appeal Francis MacGregor, attorney general Ronny Govinden and the judges of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Appeal as well as members of the Constitutional Appointments Authority.
President Michel expressed his congratulations to Justice De Silva after taking up his post.
Mr Michel said Mr de Silva will have an important contribution to the service of justice to the people of Seychelles and the improvement of the efficiency of the judiciary.
Mr de Silva is the seventh serving judge of the Supreme Court of Seychelles.
He is a Sri Lankan national with broad legal experience in criminal, civil as well as commercial matters.
In 1978, he served as senior state counsel in the office of the attorney general and later as judge of the High Court of Sri Lanka.
In 2004 he was appointed as a judge of the United Nations’ Special Court in East Timor. In 2010, he served as judge in the Civil High Court of Sri Lanka.
Mr de Silva holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Colombo and a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Northumbria, UK.
Commending Seychellois for maintaining the environment clean, Mr de Silva said he is happy our laws are very similar to those of Sri Lanka, adding the ongoing review of the Civil Code is most welcome as it will make things easier for example by removing repetitions in the law.
In Europe the benchmark when nations- review their Civil Code for that matter in France - the involvement of not just the Judiciary but other aspects of the nations relevant workings, high management related to Judiciary workings and accountability.
As such those in the field of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary science in the field of Justice, Judiciary, Policing, Military, Diplomacy and Intelligence Services, Human Rights. The announcement two days ago that the Nation is in the process of reviewing it Civil Code.
This morning as we read in the Nation of the new High Court Appointment and his experience in delivering due Justice, in the East Timor political conflicts and other debacles - we request the incoming High court Judge to make due research as to why the conflict got started - our Sechelles Seychelles "archaic, fraternal, illuminati, heraldic and Masonic workings were/was importantly involved which triggered the situation -- there exist mechanism, discipline to prove and disprove this. The greater wisdom and global workings that we have the person of this learned Judge coming to serve the Seychelles nation - beside his own country Sri Lanka - equally the linking issues of our fraternal, illuminati etc how they have impacted and influence the war, the conflict and what the gutter media know and what the so call officials media writes and others.
This development will prove an important challenge, those from the Opposition in Seychelles belonging from the exile/refugee community - their aspiration and due rights to call for accountability - due process.
Equally important - the extended workings of the Region, EU, the UN, the AU in the field of monitoring the many new mechanism which is being deployed related to sustainable workings - how they impact, influence and co related to police, Justice and Judiciary workings. The role of the NGO's
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