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AG retires amid glowing tributes

COLOMBO: The Attorney General's Department yesterday accorded a farewell to Attorney General C.R. De Silva PC who retired from the post of Attorney General after 33 years of service in the AG's Department.

Solicitor General Priyasath Dep PC, Additional Solicitor General Palitha Fernando and the Deputy Solicitor General in their speech elaborated the services rendered by the outgoing Attorney General to the department in his capacity as Senior State Counsel, Deputy

Solicitor General and Additional Solicitor General and later as Attorney General.

They paid their tribute to the outgoing colleague for his integrity and firmness in the discharge of law at this farewell ceremony at the Attorney General's chambers.

Outgoing Attorney General C.R. De Silva paid his gratitude to officers and his colleagues in the field who helped him in the discharge of his duties as AG.

De Silva hinted at the ceremony that he would soon be joining the unofficial bar on his retirement.

De Silva, a leading prosecutor who had served as the Solicitor General for few years before becoming the Attorney General last week tendered his resignation papers to the President who had given him an extension for six months from last August.

He successfully appeared in the prosecution of leading cases such as Hokandara Murder Case, High Court Judge Sarath Abepitiya murder case, Kobeigane beauty queen murder case and Rita John murder case.

A Leading prosecutor, de Silva was supervisory counsel for hundred more cases.

De Silva, a son of former Supreme Court justice K.B.De Silva received his education at Royal College Colombo and Law College. Silva represented Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

 

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