First female AG appointed

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 00:29 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Shanthi Eva Wanasundara was appointed as the new Attorney General and Solicitor General yesterday at Temple Trees by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Wanasundara, is Sri Lanka’s first female to assume the post of AG and is 26th Attorney General in the country and will mark a milestone in the history of the Attorney General’s Department that spans over a century.  Former Attorney general Mohan Peiris retired at the end of August.

Wanasundara, a graduate of University of Leicester Law School, was also reportedly the first woman Senior State Counsel, first woman Deputy Solicitor General, first woman Additional Solicitor General and the first woman Solicitor General.

Sri Lanka also has a female Supreme Court Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke.

President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga was also present at the occasion – Pic by Chandana Perera