Attorney General of Sri Lanka
|Attorney General of Sri Lanka|
|Attorney General's Department|
with Constitutional Council advice and consent
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Formation||19 February 1801|
|First holder||James Dunkin
as Advocate Fiscal of Ceylon
|Deputy||Solicitor General of Sri Lanka|
|Website||Attorney General of Sri Lanka|
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The Attorney General of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan government's chief legal adviser, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. The Attorney General is usually a highly respected Senior Advocate, and is appointed by the ruling government. The current Attorney General is Jayantha Jayasuriya. The president does not have any power to make orders, mandatory or otherwise, to the attorney general. He heads the Attorney General's Department.
Unlike the Attorney General of the United States, the Attorney General of Sri Lanka does not have any executive authority, and is not a political appointee; those functions are performed by the Minister of Justice. The Attorney General is assisted by the Solicitor General of Sri Lanka and several Additional Solicitors General.
List of Attorneys General
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