Sri Lanka: Chief Justice Nalin Perera entered the judicial service on August 25, 1977. He served as a Magistrate from 1980 onwards. He performed as the Magistrate of Mount Lavinia, Walasmulla, Kalutara, and Fort from 1984.
After becoming a District Judge in 1990, Perera served at Galle, Matara, Colombo, Kalutara, Awissawella, and Mount Lavinia District Courts. In 2001, he rose to the position of High Court Judge. He served at Ratnapura, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya High Courts and acted as the High Court Judge of the Civil Court of Appeal in Kandy and Colombo.
He was appointed as a Court of Appeal Judge in July, 2011 and as a Supreme Court Judge on March 3, 2016. Since then, he served at the Supreme Court until his new appointment as the 46th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka on October 12, 2018. CJ Nalin Perera is a past pupil of St. Thomas’ College, Guruthalawa.