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Mr. Palitha Kumarasinghe PC

Mr. Palitha Kumarasinghe, President’s Counsel

Mr. P Kumarasinghe is a leading President’s Counsel specialised in civil commercial litigations.Mr. Kumarasinghe was made a President’s Counsel in 2006 by the President.
Having devilled in the Chambers of Mr. Romesh de Silva, President’s Counsel,Mr. Kumarasinghe is in activepractice in the Commercial High Court, Civil Appellate High of the Western Province, the Superior Courts and the District Court of Colombo. He hasan extensive commercial law practice and he is the Counsel for a large number of Banks and Finance Houses.

He was a Vice-President and Executive Committee Member of the Bar Association and Chairman of various Committees inclusive of National Law Conference, Ethics & Professional Conduct and Continuing Legal Education.He was once the President of Colombo Law Society.

He served in the Public Service Commission for a period of six years and was a Member of Council Legal Education (2010-2015) and its Board of Studies, Chairman of Environment Council(2010-2013) and Member of Advisory Commission on Intellectual Property(2001-2004).

He also served as the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket, from 2012 to 2016, the Chairman of Legal Advisory Committee 2012-2015 and the Chairman of the Governance Committee(2012).

He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Laugfs Gas PLC, from 2012 till end 2017. He is presently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Nawaloka Hospital PLC, a Trustee of Kalutara Bodhi Trust, a Member of Law Commission of Sri Lanka and a Member of University Grant Commission.


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