Since 1973 Sri Lanka’s legal profession is, de jure, a fused one with qualified lawyers known as “attorneys”. Prior to this, there was a distinction between advocates and proctors, analogous to barristers and solicitors respectively, operating with many of the same prevailing customs as those in England and other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Many elite advocates (or, to use the US terminology, “trial lawyers”) continue to practice independently, often with other lawyers in chambers being employees of the most senior, as per the Indian model, rather than entirely separate practitioners sharing expenses such as in England or Hong Kong. The title of “President’s Counsel” is roughly analogous to the Queen’s Counsel designation in England and Australia, or Senior Advocates in India; there are also holders of this designation in government service and as part of law firms too.
Harsha Cabral PC – Dr. Harsha Cabral PC Chambers ‘A known name for his work on IP and international trade law.‘
Chandaka Jayasundere PC - Chambers of Chandaka Jayasundere PC ‘The leading admiralty counsel in Sri Lanka’.
Harsha Amarasekera PC - Chambers of Harsha Amarasekera PC ‘He has a broad practice and considerable skill in medical negligence actions.‘
K Kanag-Isvaran PC – Chambers of Dr. K. Kanag-Isvaran PC ‘An expert in the areas of banking and finance law and corporate law’.
Nihal Fernando PC - Chambers of Nihal Fernando PC ‘An expert in the areas of finance, corporate and tax law’.
Romesh de Silva PC - Chambers of Romesh de Silva PC ‘One of the leading counsel in civil practice and is retained in disputes of significant political importance as well’.
Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC - Chambers of Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC ‘A leading counsel in civil appeals, writ applications and fundamental rights applications‘.
Shanki Parathalingam PC - Chambers of Shanki Parathalingam PC ‘He has a wide practice in the area of civil law’.