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Old 01-04-21, 11:28 AM
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Default Justice Arjuna Obeysekera appointed President of the Appeal Court

Justice Arjuna Obeysekera appointed President of the Appeal Court


Justice Arjuna Obeysekera, an old boy of S Thomas' College, was appointed President of the Appeal Court last evening by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Justice Obeyesekere was educated at S. Thomas' Preparatory School and S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia, and was a prefect at both schools. He excelled at rowing at College and was awarded colours in that sport in 1986 and 1987. Justice Obeyesekere's family has been educated at S. Thomas' College for many generations.

Following his departure from STC in 1988, Justice Obeyesekere passed out of Sri Lanka Law College with First Class Honours and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Law (LL.M) specializing in Commercial Law from Cambridge University, which he secured with Honours.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, he held the rank of Senior Deputy Solicitor General, and has handled a variety of matters of national importance for the State in terms of litigation, advice and negotiations as well as key international arbitrations. Over the 25 years at the Attorney General's office, he has also functioned as a legal consultant to several key public institutions and served as a member of the Company Law Advisory Committee.

The S. Thomas' College fraternity congratulates Justice Obeyesekere on his appointment and wishes him all the best in his new role.
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