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President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed 25 senior lawyers including TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran, J. C. Weliamuna, Upul Jayasuriya and Nizam Kariapper as President’s Counsel.

A statement from the President’s office said these lawyers were appointed in recognition of their professional integrity and diligence.

The other lawyers were Daya Pelpola, Ariya B. Rekawa, Anura Bandara Meddegoda, Nissanka Nanayakkara, Saman Ratwatte, Nevil Abeyratne, W.J. Anuja Kaushika Premaratne, A.L. M.Hedayathullah, Wijeratne Darmasena, Upali Senaratne, Padma Bandara, S.K. Marik Peiris, Karunaratne Herath, Mahendra Suwandaratne, A.P.C. M. Jayasekara, Mohan Weerakoon , P.R.S.P. Samaranayake, Ananda Wickramasekara, Vijeya Niranjan Perera, Karunadewage Wimaladasa and Vivekanandan Puvdaran.

The President made these appointments for the first time after he assumed office in 2015.

  Comments - 4

  • ceylon Thursday, 27 April 2017 06:04 PM

    appointing after pass the exams.dont create paper only presidents councellers. via DM Android App

    alex Thursday, 27 April 2017 07:19 PM

    Why has he forgotten to appoint Ms.Mahinda Rajapakse and Namal Rajapakse in spite of their professional integrity and diligence?

    Bala Thursday, 27 April 2017 10:08 PM

    Reminds me of All the Preidents Men (movie) and all the presidents and PMs catchers.

    Sofia Thursday, 27 April 2017 10:12 PM

    Ther was a time taking silk was an honour endorsed by your peers. But now it is hardly a difference between a PC in Law and PC in the Police - yes sir and you get there..


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