His Excellency the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau today welcomed another member to the Fijian Judiciary.

Judge to the Court of Appeal, Wannakuwattewaduge Jude Shavindra Fernando was sworn in this morning at Government House by the Head of State.

The Sri Lankan lawyer holds double Masters of Law (LLM) from the University of Colombo and Kings College, London with a focus on law relating to Public International Law.

He was admitted to the Sri Lankan bar in 1987 as an Additional Solicitor general and worked at the Attorney General?s Department for close to 11 years.

Judge Fernando continued with his legal career as a Judge Advocate General and Director General Legal Services for the Sri Lankan Navy from 1998.

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