- President's Counsel (Sri Lanka)
President's Counsel (postnominal PC) is a
professionalrank, as their statusis conferred by the president, recognised by the courtsand wear silk gowns of a special design. It is the equivalent of the rank of Queen's Counselin the United Kingdom, which was use in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) until 1972 when Sri Lanka became a republic, apron when the position became the senior Attorneys-at-Law but in 1984 the position became the President's Counsel. The holder can use the post-nominal lettersPC after his or her name.
By the 8th amendment to the Constitution of 1978 the
president of Sri Lankahas the power "to appoint as President's Counsel, Attorneys-at-Law who have reached eminence in the profession and have maintained high standards of conduct and professional rectitude"
Notable President's Counsel of Sri Lanka
Sri LankabhimanyaHon. Lakshman Kadirgamar, PC- Former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
* H.L. De Silva [President's Counsel, former UN permenant representative]
Hon. JusticeC.V.Wigneshwaran PC -Former Judge of the Supreme Court.
*C.R.De Silva, PC - Current Attorney General of Sri Lanka and former Solicitor General.
*Faiz Mustapha, PC -Chairman of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, and former High Commissioner to the UK.
*Shibly Aziz, PC - Former Attorney General, A well known lawyer.
Hon. JusticeVisty . C. Gunathilake, PC - former Solicitor General Attorney Generals Department Sri Lanka.
Hon. JusticeUpawansa Yapa, PC - former Solicitor General Attorney Generals Department Sri Lanka
* Senaka Walgampaya PC - Currently serving as High Commissioner in Australia.
* Razik Zarook PC [ Former Ambassoder to yugoslavia, Hungary and High Commissioner of Singapore, Former Chairman Co-operative Wholesale Establishment, National Acquotic Resourses and Development Agency [ NARA] and former Chairman of Agriculteral Development Authority [ADA] .
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