Sunday, February 14, 2016

Jayantha Jayasuriya (MPhil 1999) Appointed Attorney General of Sri Lanka

Congratulations to our alumnus the Honourable Mr Jayantha Jayasuriya, President's Counsel, who was appointed Attorney General of Sri Lanka on 10 February 2016.  Mr Jayasuriya completed his Master of Philosophy under the supervision of Professor Johannes Chan in the mid to late 1990s.  His dissertation was on the topic of the right to a fair hearing under Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  After graduating from HKU, Mr Jayasuriya continued his stellar career in the Sri Lankan Attorney General (AG)'s Department and swiftly rose through the ranks.  For many years, he served as the head of the Criminal Division of the AG's Department.  In February 2015, he was appointed a judge of the Fiji Court of Appeal.  

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