Manickavasagar Illancheliyan who was officiating as the Kalmunai High Court Judge had been appointed as the High Court Judge of Jaffna by the Judicial Services Commission.He will take over his duties on next Monday.
Appointed earlier as judge in the gang rape murder of school student Kirushsnthy Kumarasamy, he served in Jaffna from 1999 to 2000. He served for 3 years in Mannar, then in Vavuniya during the war period upto 2008, followed by a stint as the Commissioner of the Trincomalee High Courts before being appointed as the District Judge to Kalmunai. He was appointed again appointed as the Commissioner of Trincomalee High Courts in 2012. He was again appointed as the Kalmunai High Courts Judge.
It is notable that people liked him for his outright efforts to implement law and order to highest degree.