Dappula de Livera appointed Attorney General by CC

7 May 2019 06:00 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Solicitor General Dappula de Livera has been appointed as the new Attorney General by the Constitutional Council today.

The CC considering a recommendation by President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed the President’s Counsel De Livera to the post.

Mr De Livera who has a career span of 36 years in the Attorney General’s Department had served as a State Counsel, Senior State Counsel, Deputy Solicitor General, Additional Solicitor General, Senior Additional Solicitor General and Solicitor General.

He will assume duties as the 47th Attorney General of Sri Lanka successive to the outgoing AG Jayantha Jayasooriya who was appointed as the new Chief Justice last week.

A past pupil of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo Mr De Livera is renowned in the field as a seasoned petition lawyer and was also the leader of the State Counsel team who challenged the bond scam at the recent Presidential Commission.


  Comments - 4

  • Martin Milton Tuesday, 07 May 2019 09:11 PM

    One of THE BEST appointments to date! Great work. Please keep it up. MM

    Gos Wednesday, 08 May 2019 07:55 AM

    Congratulations to the new A-G. (So suprised the CC accepted this appointment! Probably they are still in shock after the Easter blasts).

    Yehiya Wednesday, 08 May 2019 12:07 PM

    Where palitha fernando?

    Nil Thursday, 09 May 2019 07:23 AM

    I still have doubts why they were quiet in central bank commission, when Ranil was appeared, why allowed him to send questions home and answer then at home , would you similar with others,or .....

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