Judicial System of Sri Lanka

Supreme court: Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

Ministry: Justice

The judicial system comprises the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, and the district, magistrates’ and primary courts. Appeals from the High Court and lower courts come before the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal.

The High Court has jurisdiction in criminal matters, the district courts in civil matters.

Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the president, others by the Judicial Service Commission.