A special celebration organized by the legal professionals of Sri Lanka was held yesterday (03) afternoon at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo to mark the 50th anniversary of President Ranil Wickramasinghe’s career as a lawyer.
More than a thousand lawyers from Sri Lanka’s political and various fields participated in this event.
The President who came to participate in the celebration was warmly received by the lawyers.
President’s counsel Romesh de Silva, Tilak Marapana and Faizer Mustafa addressed the ceremony and President’s counsel Ronald Perera gave the welcome speech.
Senior Professor Maithri Wickramasinghe, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Dr. Vijayadasa Rajapaksa, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Susil Premajayant, United National Party Chairman Member of Parliament Vajira Abeywardena,
Member of Parliament R. Sanghan, M.A. Sumanthiran, Laxman Kiriella, Rauf Hakeem, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Chandima Weerakkodi and many other ministers and the President’s Senior Adviser on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayake, United National Party Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene, Deputy Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Maha Secretary Palitha Rangebandara, United National Party former national organizer Navin Dissanayake, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake and a large number of people representing the political and legal fields attended the event.