President Maithripala Sirisena appointed 25 senior lawyers as President’s Counsels.
The President appointed these senior lawyers, who have reached eminence in the profession and have maintained high standards of conduct and professional rectitude, according to the power vested in him under clause 33(2)(e) of the Constitution as President’s Counsels.
The appointed members are Daya Pelpola, Ariya B. Rekawa, Anura Bandara Meddegoda, Nissanka Nanayakkara, Neville Abeyratne, W.K. Anuja Kaushika Premarathna, A.L.M. Hidayatullah, Samantha Rathwatte, Wijerathna Dharmasena, Upali Senarathna, Padma Bandara, S.K. Malik Peiris, Karunarathna Herath, Mahendra Suwadarathna, A.P.C.M. Jayasekara, Mohan Weerakoon, P.R.S.P. Samaranayaka, Upul Jayasuriya, Ananda Wickramasekara, J.C. Weliamuna, M.A. Sumanthiran, Vijaya Niranjan Perera, Karunadevage Wimaladasa, Mohammad Nisam Kariyappar and Vivekanandan Puvitharan.