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
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
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.