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About the court

Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
Superior Court Complex, Colombo 12, Sri Lanka 01200


The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka was created in 1972 after the adoption of a new Constitution. The Supreme Court is the highest and final superior court of record and is empowered to exercise its powers, subject to the provisions of the Constitution. The court rulings take precedence over all lower Courts. The Sri Lanka judicial system is complex blend of both common-law and civil-law. In some cases such as capital punishment, the decision may be passed on to the President of the Republic for clemency petitions.


Vision of The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

"Inspire public trust and confidence"


The Supreme Court Goes Online - reported in Bar Association Newsletter of November 2010

General Information - +94 011 243 7507

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