Key role

Justice of the Peace and Unofficial Magistrate is authorized to preside the Bench to cover up the functions of the Magistrate Court in the absence of the Magistrate.


Should be an Attorney-at-Law with 15 years experience.

Procedure for submission of applications

Duly filled applications for the post of Unofficial Magistrate together with relevant certificates and recommendations including a certified copy of the Enrolment Certificate should be sent to reach “The Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Colombo 12” or be handed over to the relevant division of the Ministry.

Collection of applications

Applications can be collected from the officer in charge of the subject or by the Web Site of the Ministry.

Fee for the applications

Fee is not chargeable.

Submission of applications

Applications may be sent by registered post or handed over to the relevant division of the Ministry of Justice during the normal office hours.

Fee for the service

The service is free of charge.

Time taken to provide the service

Approximately two weeks.

Documents need to be furnished

  • A certified copy of the Enrollment Certificate
  • Application for the post of Unofficial Magistrate downloaded from the Web Site or obtained the Ministry of Justice should be completed and furnished together with necessary recommendations.

Staff Officers in charge of the subject

Name & Designation Phone


Mr. Sunil Samaraweera
Additional Secretary (Admin.)
+94 112 320 784 +94 112 320 784
Mrs. R.P.S. Samankumari
Senior Asst. Secretary (Admn.)
+94 112 436 360 +94 112 436 360
Ms.W.A.T.S. Wariyapperuma
Asst. Secretary (Admin.)
+94 112 452 175 +94 112 320 785

Specimen application form

Specimen application form is appended in Annexure - 1