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New SEC Chairman Viraj Dayaratne PC alongside the SEC’s Director General Vajira Wijegunawardane, Directors, Assistant Directors and Divisional Heads 


Viraj Dayaratne PC yesterday assumed duties as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC).

The SEC said Dayaratne had been released by the Public Service Commission Sri Lanka (PSC) from the Attorney General’s Department to assume duties as the Chairman of the SEC.Dayaratne was educated at S. Thomas’ Preparatory School, Kollupitiya and at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. He entered the Sri Lanka Law College in 1989 and was enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in November 1992. Dayaratne is also a graduate of the University of Colombo with a BA in International Relations. He then obtained his Master of Laws specialising in International Trade Law from the University of Wales. In January 1993 he joined the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka, where he counts over 27 years’ experience in criminal and civil matters both in the Original and Appellate Courts of Sri Lanka.

Dayaratne was appointed Additional Solicitor General of the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka and was also appointed a President’s Counsel (PC) in May 2018.

He has served as a legal expert to the Ministry of Defence of Oman from 2009 to 2011. Dayaratne also functions as a visiting Judge of the Court of Appeal of Fiji and as an Adjudicator of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). Furthermore, he functioned as Judge Advocate to the Air Force of Sri Lanka and as a lecturer and examiner of the Sri Lanka Law College.


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