Sir Desmond de Silva QC, who was at one time the Chairman of the Advisory Panel of International Lawyers advising the Sri Lankan Government on the Geneva UNHRC matter, is seen signing copies of his autobiography “Madam Where Are Your Mangoes,” at the Vijitha Yapa bookshop at the Crescat Boulevard yesterday.
Mr. de Silva is a prominent British lawyer, and former United Nations Chief War Crimes Prosecutor in Sierra Leone. He is the son of Fredrick de Silva, MBE, formerly Ceylon's ambassador to France and Switzerland and the grandson of George E. de Silva. A former Sri Lankan ambassador and academic Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is also in the picture. Pics by Damith Wickramesinghe