Solicitor General of Sri Lanka

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Solicitor General of Sri Lanka
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Attorney General's Department
Formation 1884
First holder Charles Lambert Ferdinands
Deputy Additional Solicitors General (5)
Website Attorney General's Department
Coat of arms of Sri Lanka, showing a lion holding a sword in its right forepaw surrounded by a ring made from blue lotus petals which is placed on top of a grain vase sprouting rice grains to encircle it. A Dharmacakra is on the top while a sun and moon are at the bottom on each side of the vase.
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The Solicitor General of Sri Lanka is a post subordinate to the Attorney General of Sri Lanka. The Solicitor General of Sri Lanka assists the Attorney General, and is assisted by four Additional Solicitors General. Note that the post was Solicitor General of Ceylon until Sri Lanka became a republic in 1972.

List of Solicitors General[edit]

# Solicitor General Province Took office Left office Appointed by
Solicitor General of Ceylon (1884-1972)
1 Charles Lambert Ferdinands 1884 1888 Arthur Hamilton-Gordon
2 Charles Layard Western 1888 1892
3 Ponnambalam Ramanathan 1892 1906 Arthur Havelock
4 James Cecil Walter Pereira 1906 1912 Henry Arthur Blake
5 James Van Langenberg 1912 1915 Henry McCallum
6 Thomas Garvin 1915 1917 Robert Chalmers
7 Stewart Schneider 1917 1917 John Anderson
6 Thomas Garvin 1918 1924 William Manning
8 Maas Thajoon Akbar 1925 1928 Hugh Clifford
9 Stanley Obeysekere 1929 1932 Herbert Stanley
10 L. M. D. de Silva 1932 1935 Graeme Thomson
11 J. W. R. Illangakoon 1935 1935 Reginald Edward Stubbs
12 Arthur Wijewardena 1936 1938
13 Edward Jayetileke 1939 1940 Andrew Caldecott
14 M. W. H. de Silva 1941 1942
15 J. M. Fonseka 1943 1945
16 Hema Henry Basnayake 1946 1947 Henry Monck-Mason Moore
17 M. F. S. Pulle 1948 1950
18 Robert Crossette-Thambiah 1950 1951 Herwald Ramsbotham
19 T. S. Fernando 1952 1954
20 D. S. C. B. Jansze 1955 1957 Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke
21 Murugeysen Tiruchelvam 1958 1961
22 Anthony Alles 1962 1964 William Gopallawa
23 Victor Tennekoon Central 1965 1967
24 Walter Jayawardena 1967 1968
25 L. B. T. Premaratne 1968 1970
26 Hector Deheragoda 1970 1972
Solicitor General of Sri Lanka
27 Raja Wanasundera 1972 1974 William Gopallawa
28 Shiva Pasupati 1974 1975
29 I. F. B. Wickramanayake 1975 1977
30 Elanga Wikramanayake 1977 1977
31 V. C. Gunatilleke 1977 1981
32 K. M. M. B. Kulatunga 1982 1989 J. R. Jayewardene
33 S. W. B. Wadugodapitiya 1989 1991 Ranasinghe Premadasa
34 Tilak Marapana Sabaragamuwa 1991 1992
35 Shibly Aziz 1992 1994
36 P. L. D. Premaratne 1994 1996 Chandrika Kumaratunga
37 Upawansa Yapa 1996 1998
38 Kandapper Kamalasabayon Eastern 1998 1999
39 Chitta De Silva Western 2000 2007
40 Priyasath Dep 2007 2011 Mahinda Rajapaksa
41 Eva Wansundera North Western 2011 2011
42 Palitha Fernando 2011 2012
43 Yuwanjana Wijayatilake 2012 2014
44 2014

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