C.R. De Silva passes away

2013-11-07 06:18:19

Former Attorney General and leading lawyer C.R. De Silva PC passed away this morning. He was also the Chairman of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

C.R.De Silva educated at Royal College Colombo. He entered the Sri Lanka Law College and was called to the Bar in 1974, starting his legal practice thereafter. He joined the Attorney General's Department as a State Counsel in May 1976. In 1984 he was promoted as a Senior State Counsel and was appointed Deputy Solicitor General in October 1992, Wikipedia stated.

He took silk as a President's Counsel on February 19, 1997 after being appointed as an Additional Solicitor General in December 1996. In October 1999 he was appointed as the Solicitor General of Sri Lanka.

He had also been a member of Sri Lankan delegations to the Human Rights Committee under the optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

He had served as a lecturer and examiner at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and was an examiner at the Sri Lanka Law College.

  Comments - 10

  • Daniel Thursday, 7 November 2013 07:24

    A giant in the legal fraternity in Sri Lanka. A thorough professional and also a gentleman with noble values. He will be missed.

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    Ken Thursday, 7 November 2013 09:52


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    Mother Lanka Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:05

    RIP Sir.

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    Loku Malli Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:35

    We would all miss him forever. RIP!

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    Fawzan Thursday, 7 November 2013 16:22

    RIP. MR found another reason to delay the recomendation made by LLRC

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    Dinesh france Thursday, 7 November 2013 16:52

    MR C R DE SILLVA (BULLA) education at ROYAL COLLEGE colombo where he excelled both in studies and sports.

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    neutral man Thursday, 7 November 2013 17:22

    Niwan Suwa Labewa Sir lost the one of eminent lawyers for the country and legal fraternity .. you are going to be missed in courts..

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    Prof Hemantha Wickra Friday, 8 November 2013 01:05

    May he RIP. We played Basket ball in 60s in opposing camps, he at Royal.

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 8 November 2013 02:31

    Very rare we come across such Loyal servants of SriLanka. Our deepest sympathies to the demised family.

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    xlntgson Saturday, 9 November 2013 00:56


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