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Legal System

Sri Lanka’s legal system stems from a diverse range of influences including English Common Law, Roman-Dutch civil law and Jaffna Tamil customary law. The court system follows a common structure of primary courts, magistrates’ courts and district courts, then the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Criminal matters come under the jurisdiction of the High Court and civil matters under that of the district courts. Supreme Court judges are appointed by the president, whilst others are appointed by the Judicial Service Commission. 

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