Tribute to seven distinguished members of Inner Bar
The Bench and Bar paid tribute to seven distinguished members of the
Inner Bar, a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva PC addressing the senior and junior
members of the Official Bar, Unofficial Bar and the family members of
the late distinguished members of the Inner Bar said "on behalf of the
Bench I wish to associate myself with the respectful reference made to
the memory of seven distinguished members of the Inner Bar whose demise
we record today with gratitude and sadness.
They have all, in their respective ways, contributed much to the
activity of the Bar and have served the profession with distinction and
The other Supreme Court Judges present were Justice Dr. Shirani
Bandaranayake, Justice Nihal Jayasinghe, Justice Shiranee Tillekewardena,
Justice Nimal Gamini Amaratunga, Justice Andrew Somawansa and Justice
President of the Court of Appeal, other Judges of the Court of
Appeal, High Court Judges, Colombo District Judge, the Additional
District Judges and Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional Magistrate
were also present at the ceremonial sittings. Supreme Court Registrar
Bandula Atapattu officiated.
The seven legal luminaries are former Attorney General K. C.
Kamalasabeyson PC, Queen's Counsel Vernon Wijetunga, T. B. Dissanayake
(PC), Paul Perera (PC), Upawansa Yapa (PC), Anil Obeysekere (PC) and
Stanley Tillekeratne (PC). Attorney General, C. R. de Silva (PC) and Bar
Association of Sri Lanka President, Nihal Jayamanne (PC) also spoke.