President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya passed away

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President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital. He was 74 years old.

Hemantha Warnakulasuriya has contributed to several special cases.

An expert in law field, he has been regularly educating the public on rule of law, justice, peoples’ sovereignty and democratic rights through mass media.

Warnakulasuriya had served as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Legal Aid Commission and as an Assistant Secretary to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

He had also served as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Italy, Greece and Albania and as the High Commissioner to Malta and Cyprus. (Colombo Gazette)

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