Attorney General

 

Hon. Jayantha Chandrasiri Jayasuriya, President's Counsel, was appointed as Attorney General on 10th February 2016. He is the 29th Attorney General of Sri Lanka.

The Hon. Attorney General was admitted and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in September, 1982. Mr. Jayasuriya being a Commonwealth scholar from 1993 to 1996 has obtained Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) from the University of Hong Kong.  He is also a Solicitor in England & Wales.  

He counts 33 years of service in the Attorney General's Department having joined the Department in 1983 as a State Counsel. He was promoted as Senior State Counsel in 1996, Deputy Solicitor General in 2004, Additional Solicitor General in 2011 and appointed as Senior Additional Solicitor General in 2014. He was appointed as President Counsel in March 2012.

During his long career at the Department, Mr. Jayasuriya functioned as the head of the Criminal Division of the Attorney General's Department and has appeared in several important and sensational cases including "Sandeep Lakshan Murder Trial"-murder of an eight years old boy, "Angulana Double Murder Trial", "Royal Park Murder Trial" and "Anuruddha Ratwatte Bribery Case."

Whilst serving at the Attorney General's Department, Mr. Jayasuriya assisted the Presidential Commission of Inquiry in relation to the activities of Non-Governmental Organizations and the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry in relation to the Malpractices and Corruption in State Institutions. Mr. Jayasuriya served as a Board Member of the Sri Lanka Child Protection Authority and a Member of the Sri Lankan Delegation to the International Cooperation Review Group of FATF Face to Face Meeting.   He also has functioned as Legal Consultant to the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank.  Mr. Jayasuriya worked for the United Nations as a Trial Attorney in two War Crimes Tribunals, i.e. United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Ruwanda and United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia.  He was awarded as the "Prosecutor of the Year – 2012" award by the International Association of Prosecutors.  

He also a Visiting Lecturer and an Examiner of Sri Lanka Law College and the Kotalawala Defence Academy.  Mr. Jayasuriya is a Hon. Vice President of the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation, Sri Lanka Chapter.  

He is married and father of two children.


ATTORNEY GENERAL

   
Hon. Jayantha Jayasuriya, President's Counsel 
Mphil (Hong Kong)
   
     

SOLICITOR GENERAL

   
Suhada Gamalath, President's Counsel
LLM (Aberdeen)
Tel 232 0588
     

SENIOR ADDL. SOLICITORS GENERAL

   
Kapila Waidyaratne, President's Counsel
BA (Econ) (Colombo),MA (International Relations) (Colombo),
Solicitor (England& Wales)
Tel 243 8792

ADDL. SOLICITORS GENERAL

   
Dappula de Livera, President's Counsel
LLM (London)
Tel 245 8294
M.N.B. Fernando, Mrs., President's Counsel
LLM (London), LLB (Colombo)
Tel 243 3698
Wasantha Nawaratne Bandara, President's Counsel
LLB, LLM, LLM (London), Diploma in Forensic Medicine,Full Brighter(H.H)
Tel 242 4893
Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, Mrs. President's Counsel
LLM (Commercial Law) (Monash), Solicitor & Barrister (England& Wales)
Tel 238 1299
Sanjay Rajaratnam President's Counsel 
LLM (Merit) (Queen Mary, University of London),Solicitor (England & Wales)
Tel 232 0776
Sarath Jayamanne
BSC (Sri Jayawardenapura), MSC in Criminology &Criminal Justice (Oxford), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Tel 245 8288
Yasantha Kodagoda
LLM (London), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Tel 242 4890
S. Thurairaja
Barrister and Solicitor (Republic of Fiji) International Affairs (BCIS), LLB (Colombo), LLM (London), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo), Diploma in Business Information Technology, Diploma in Computer Appliances
   

   

SENIOR DEPUTY SOLICITORS GENERAL

   
Indika Demuni de Silva, Mrs.
LLM (London)
Tel 232 0983
Farzana Jameel, Mrs.
LLB (Colombo), LLM (Colombo), LLM (London)
Tel 243 6560
Niel Unamboowe
LLM (Intellectual Property) (George Washington University DC, USA), LLM (Intellectual Property) (University of Turin, WIPO "Worldwide Academy)
Tel 242 4895
Priyantha Nawana- LLM (London), Diploma in Oceans Law & Policy (Rhodes, Greece), Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Science (Colombo) Tel 232 7765
Ayesha Jinasena, Ms
LLM (London), Diploma in Intellectual Property, Diploma in Trade Law, Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Tel 238 1148
Parinda Ranasinghe
LLM (National University of Singapore),LLM (Malta), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Tel 242 4892
Viraj Dayaratne
BA (Colombo), LLM (Wales)
Tel 244 1002
Janak de Silva
BCL (Oxford), LLM (London), Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (Michigan State University), Shell Centenary Scholar
Tel 247 1900

DEPUTY SOLICITORS GENERAL

   
Arjuna Obeyesekere
LLM (Cantab)
Tel 243 3219
Rohantha Abeysuriya
LLB (Colombo), Diploma in International Affairs (BCIS)
Tel 242 4889
Susantha Balapatabendi
LLM (Queen Mary College, University of London)' Associate Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Barrister and Solicitor(Republic of Fiji)
   
Sumathi Dharmawardena
LLM (Singapore)
Tel 232 3599
Sobhitha Rajakaruna
LLM (Colombo)
Tel 243 3092
Milinda Gunetilleke
LLB (Aust. N U), LLB (Colombo), LLM (Colombo)
Tel 238 1176
Haripriya Jayasundara, Mrs.
LLM (London)
Tel 247 1902
Vikum de Abrew
LLM (Colombo), LLM (Malta)
Tel 245 8291

Mayadunne Corea

LLM (Wales), Barrister and Solicitor (Republic of Fiji)

   
P. Kumararatnam
LLB (Colombo) Barrister and Solicitor (Republic of Fiji)
   
Shanaka Wijesinghe
LLM (London), Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Law (Colombo)
Tel 247 1905
Raveendra Pathiranage
LLM (UK)
Tel 238 1177
Nerin Pulle
LLB (SL), LLM (Hong Kong)
Tel 243 3319
Chethiya Goonesekere
LLM (Wales), Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Science (Colombo)
Tel 243 3319
Viveka Siriwardena, Mrs.
LLM (WSU, Michigan), MA (Colombo)MPA (Sri J.), B.Sc (Hons)(Colombo)
Tel 247 1899
Hiranjan Peiris Tel 238 1169
Anusha Fernando
LLB (Hons) (Colombo), LLM(Hons)(Malta)
Tel 247 1899
Thusith Mudalige Tel 238 1181
Milinda Pathirana Tel 238 1172

SENIOR STATE COUNSEL

   
Dilan Ratnayake Tel 238 1180
Dileepa Peeris
LLB (Colombo)
Tel 238 1172
Varunika Hettige, Mrs.
LLB (Colombo), LLM (UK)
Tel 238 1175
Shanil Kularatne Tel 238 1179
Mahen Gopallawa
LLB (Colombo), LLM (Colombo), LLM (NUS, Singapore)
Tel 247 2512
Azard Navavi Tel 238 1181
Lakmali Karunanayake, Mrs.
LLM (Colombo) public international law, Diploma in Transitional Justice ICTJ- Cape Town
Tel 238 1169
Sudarshana de Silva
LLB (OU), LLM (Colombo), Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations (BCIS)
Tel 247 1901
Madhawa Tennakoon
LLM (Cum laude) (Turin)
Tel 247 1901
Sanjeewa Dissanayake
LLM (HKU)
Tel 247 2513
Shaheeda Barrie, Mrs.
LLB (LSE/LON), Barrister at- Law (Gray's Inn, Lon)BCL (Oxon), LLM (American University)
Tel 238 1149
Nirmalan Wigneswaran (abroad)
BSC(Colombo), Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, MALD Fletcher School, Tufts University, CIMA (Passed Finalist)
   
Rajiv Goonetilleke
LLB (Colombo), LLM (Colombo), LLM (Wales)
Tel 247 2512
Dishna Warnakula, Mrs.
BSc(Business AdministrationSpl) (Sri Jayawardenapura), LLM (NUS,Singapore), Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations (BCIS)
Tel 238 1179
Sepala Ratnayake (Released)-    
Riyaz Bary
Diploma in International Affairs (BCIS)
Tel 247 2513
Sanjaya Kodituwakku
LLB (Colombo)
Tel 238 1177
Suharshi Herath Jayaweera, Mrs.
LLB (OUSL), LLM (Colombo), Diploma in International Relations (BCIS), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Tel 238 1174
Anoopa de Silva, Ms .
Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext.191

Jude Nanayakkara
LLB (Hons) Colombo

Tel 214 7888

Yuresha de Silva, Ms.
LLM (Groningen), Diploma in International Law and the Law of International Organizations

Tel 214 7888 Ext. 346
Wasantha Perera
LLB (Colombo), Diploma in International Studies (BCIS)
Tel

214 7888 Ext. 245

Fazly Razik

Tel

238 1167

Yuresha Fernando, Ms.
LLM (London), BA (Colombo)
Tel 247 2514
Avanti Perera, Ms.
BA (Hons) (English) Colombo, LLM (Hon) (Cantab), D Phil (Oxon)
Tel 247 2514
D.S. Soosaithas
LLB (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888

Janaka Bandara
LLM (Transnational Crime Prevention, University of Wollongong, Australia), Diploma in Forensic Medicine and Science, University of Colombo, Barrister and Solicitor (Republic of Fiji)

   
Nayomi Wickremasekera, Ms.
LLB (OUSL), LLM in Public International Law(Colombo)
   
Rajitha Perera
LLB (OUSL), LLM (Colombo)
   
Yuhan Abeywickrema    
Suranga Wimalasena
B.Sc( Chem. Spl, Hons) (Colombo)
   
Lakmini Girihagama, Ms.
LLM(Colombo), BA (Hons,Political Science Special) (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 136
Asanka Mendis    
Nayana Seneviratne, Ms.
B.Sc (OUSL)
   
Zuhri Zain, Ms.
LLM (Colombo)
   
Deepti Tilakawardane, Ms. (abroad)
LLM (Wales)
   
Ganga WakistaArachchi, Mrs.
LLM (Wales), Diploma in Forensic Medicine(Colombo)
 Tel  242 4891
 
   

STATE COUNSEL

   
K. Suganthi, Ms. Tel 214 7888 Ext. 241
Shaminda Wickrema Tel 214 7888
Yohan Liyanage (abroad)    
Suren Gnanaraj
LLB (Hons)(London), LLM (Cantab)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 188
Viraj Weerasuriya    
Chaya Sri Nammuni, Mrs.
BA (Hons) English, ATCL (London)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 190
Nadee Suwandurugoda Mrs.
LLB (Colombo)
   
Harshinie Ekanayake, Ms.
LLM (Colombo), B.Com (Hons) (Colombo)
   
Chaminda Athukorale
Diploma in International Trade Law
   
Asela Seresinghe
LLB (OUSL)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 130
Kanishka de Silva, Mrs.
LLB (Colombo), Diploma in Media & Mass Communications
LLM (Advanced Masters in Public International Law,University of Leiden)
   
Maheshika Silva, Mrs.
LLB (OUSL)
   
Manohara Jayasinghe
BCL (Oxon), LLM (Cantab)
Tel 214 7888 Ext.189
Anusha Jayatilake, Mrs.
MA (Law & Diplomacy) (FLETCHER, TUFTS),
Diploma in Human Rights
   
Thilanka Peiris, Mrs.
LLM (Colombo), BA (Econ Spl) (Colombo)
   
Nalinda Hewawasam
LLB,LLM,MHRD (USYD), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
   
Jayani Wegodapola, Mrs.
LLB (Colombo), LLM (New South Wales, Sydney)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 131
Charaka Dharmasiri
LLB (Hons), Colombo
Tel  
Malin Danansuriya
LLB (Hons) UK, Barrister at-Law UK
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 112
Himali Senanayake, Mrs.
Diploma in International Trade Law, LLM (Banking & Finance) (NUS)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 149
Nayani Kasthurirathne, Mrs.
LLB (Colombo), LLM (Colombo) Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Peradeniya)
   
Udeshi Senasinghe, Ms.
LLM (Colombo), LLM (Sydney) Post Attorney Diploma in Banking & Insurance Law (IALS, Sri Lanka Law College), Post Attorney Diploma in Law of Intellectual Property, Diploma in International Relational (BCIS)
   
Indika Nelummini, Mrs.
BA(Peradeniya)
   
Hashini Opatha, Mrs.
LLB (Hons)(London), LLM (London)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 247
Shehan de Silva
LLB (London), LLM (London)
   
Althaf Marsoof (abroad)
BSc, LLM (Cambridge University)
   
Chathura Gunatilake
LLM (Colombo), LLB (OUSL), AAT
   
Sehan Soyza
LLB (OUSL), LLB (Colombo)
   
Udara Karunatilake
LLB, Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Technology
   
Rajinda Jayaratne    
Damithini de Silva, Ms.
BSc (Business Administration)
   
Nayomi Kahawita, Ms.
BA (Jayawardenapura), LLM (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 110
Priyani Abeygunawardena, Mrs. Tel 214 7888 Ext.135
Chaminda Jayasinghe    
Sureka Ahmed, Ms.
LLB (London), LLM (Kings College London)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 185
Maithri Amarasinghe, Mrs.
LLB (OUSL), LLM (Warwick)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 192
Padmal de Silva
Diploma in Intellectual Property
   
Ishan Ratnapala
LLB (OUSL)
   
Nuwan Peiris
LLB (OUSL) Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers UK
   
Himali Jayanetti, Mrs.
LLB (OUSL), Diploma in Forensic Medicine
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 133
Chathurangani Mahawaduge, Ms. Tel 214 7888 Ext. 185
Prabodini Hewawasam, Mrs.
LLB
   
Chamalka Samarasinghe, Mrs.
LLB
Tel 214 7888
K.V. Indika, Ms. Tel 214 7888
Eroma Nanayakkara, Mrs.
LLB (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 132

TEMPORARY ACTING STATE COUNSEL

   
Induni Punchihewa, Ms.
Diploma in Human Rights, (University of Colombo) Post Attorney Diploma in International Trade
   
Sabrina Ahmed, Mrs.
LLB (Hons) (Lon),LLM (Kings College), Barrister (Hons)(Lincolns Inn)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 405
Charuka Ekanayake
LLB(Hons) (Lon)
   
Jayalakshi de Silva, Mrs.
LLB (Hons)(Lon), Diploma in International Trade Law Advanced Certificate in Customs
   
Indula Ratnayake
LLB (Colombo), CIMA (Passed Finalist),Post Attorney Diploma in Intellectual Property Law
   
Hansa Abeyrathne
LLB (Hons)
   
Mihiri de Alwis, Ms
Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
   
Samadari Piyasena, Ms.
LLB (London), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 111
Avindra de Silva, Ms.
LLB (London), Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Colombo)
Diploma in International Relations (BCIS)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 420
Chrisanga Fernando, Ms Tel 214 7888 Ext. 349
Randima Fernando,Mrs
LLM (UK), Diploma in HRM (JMC, Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 307
Nishara Jayaratne, Ms
LLB (Hons) University of Kent
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 308
Nalini Kanthasamy, Ms
BSC (Hons) London LLB (OUSL)
Tel 214 7888
Danushan Kaneshayogan
LLB (Hons) London
Tel 214 7888
Kushika Kumarasiri, Ms
LLB (OUSL)
Tel 214 7888
Ridma Kuruwita, Ms
Post Attorney Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (Sri Lanka Law College)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 303
M.A.M. Lafeer
LLB (OUSL)
Tel 214 7888
Nishanth Nagaratnam
LLB (University of Jaffna) Australian Leadership Award Scholar (2011/2012) LLM (Deakin University, Australia)
Tel 214 7888
Agbo Panditharathna
LLB (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888
Kasun Ponnamperuma
LLB (Hons)London
Tel 214 7888
Kanishka Rajakaruna
LLB (Hons)London
Tel 214 7888
Lishan Ratnayake
LLB (OUSL)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 401
Madubashini Sri Meththa,Ms
LLB (Colombo), LLM (Colombo) Diploma in Forensic Medicine
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 402
Amasara Gajadeera, Ms
LLB (Hons) (Colombo) BSCMgt with Law (Hons) (LSE)
Tel 214 7888
Kosala Widanapathirana, Ms
LLB (Colombo) Diploma in Commercial Arbitration
Tel 214 7888
Thileni Wickramaratne, Ms
LLM (Harvard), LLB (Hons) (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 109
Gayesha Wijemanne, Ms
LLB (Hons) London, BA (Hons) (Colombo)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 111
Shashikala Wijesiriwardena, Ms
LLB (Hons) (London)
Tel 214 7888 Ext. 112
Wishwa Wijesuriya
Diploma in Commercial Arbitration (ICLP) Certificate in Shipping Law and Practice(ICLP)
Tel 214 7888
SENIOR STATE ATTORNEYS    
Anusuya Shanmuganathan, Ms.
Solicitor (England & Wales)
Tel 232 0993

STATE ATTORNEYS

   
Sarath Wickremasinghe
LLB (Colombo)
Tel  232 0975
Lilanthi Aluwihare, Mrs. Tel 247 2382

SENIOR ASST.STATE ATTORNEYS

   
Rizni Firdous, Mrs.
MA (IR) Colombo, PGD (International Affairs) BCIS Diploma in Personal Management Industrial Relations
Tel 238 1173
Nimalika Gunatilake, Mrs.
Master of Urban Community Planning
Tel 238 1173

Kalani Piyasena, Mrs
Master of Business Studies (Colombo)

Sonali Collure, Mrs.
LLB (Hons) (Colombo)

Tel


Tel

232 6571


243 4458

Sharmini de Almeida, Mrs. Tel 232 6571

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEYS

   
Sepalika Thiranagama, Mrs. Tel 238 1986
Sonali Perera, Ms.
LLM (Colombo)
   
Upendra Yaggahawita, Mrs.    
Chaminda de Silva, Mrs. Tel 238 1986
Ureka Perera, Mrs.
BA (Hons) University of Colombo
Tel 243 4458
Ira Kalansuriya, Mrs. Tel 232 6571
Asanka Samarasinghe, Mrs. Tel 232 6571