Miliani Sansoni

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Miliani Sansoni
32nd Chief Justice of Ceylon
In office
Appointed by William Gopallawa
Preceded by Hema Henry Basnayake
Succeeded by Hugh Norman Gregory Fernando
Personal details
Alma mater Royal College Colombo

Deshamanya Miliani Claude Sansoni was a Sri Lankan judge, who served as the 32nd Chief Justice of Ceylon. He chaired the Sansoni Commission that investigated the riots of 1977. He was appointed in 1964 succeeding Hema Henry Basnayake and was Chief Justice until 1966. He was succeeded by Hugh Norman Gregory Fernando.[1]

He was conferred the national honour of the title of Deshamanya in the first ever Independence Day National Honours list in 1986.[2]

Sansoni was educated at Royal College Colombo, where he was the editor of the Royal College Magazine [3]


  1. ^ "Overview". Judicial Service Commission Secretariat. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Awards". Presidential Secretariat - Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Royal College Magazine.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Hema Henry Basnayake
Chief Justice of Ceylon
Succeeded by
Hugh Norman Gregory Fernando