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Legal Division

Description of Division / Areas of Work:

The Legal Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was established in 1967.  The function of the Legal Division is to furnish legal advice on matters of International Law, to the other Divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Sri Lankan Missions abroad, to the Foreign Missions in Sri Lanka as well as to other Ministries. The Legal Division is also the Treaty depository of the Government of Sri Lanka.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Providing Legal Advice

On policy decisions and international issues, territorial claims and boundaries, recognition of treaty relations and diplomatic immunities and privileges etc., and on matters of International Law to other Ministries and Government Departments involved in foreign transactions covering a wide range of subjects such as Shipping, Civil Aviation, International Trade and Investment, Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance, Double Taxation, Investment Protection and Promotion, Transfer of Prisoners, International Claims and Law of the Sea etc.

 

Negotiation of Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Treaties

Takes initiative in convening, holding, negotiating and finalizing treaties on areas such as  Judicial Cooperation, Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal, Civil and Commercial matters, Avoidance of Double Taxation, Investment Protection and Promotion, Transfer of Prisoners, Readmission of Persons, Migration, Civil Aviation, Labour and Manpower and Law of the Sea, all types of general agreements including, cultural cooperation, Agriculture,

Joint cooperation, Trade, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Agreements,

 

Serving Judicial Documents

Serving of Judicial Documents such as Summons and Decrees issued by Courts to persons living abroad and serving of Summons and Decrees issued by Foreign Courts on Sri Lanka citizens are facilitated by Legal Division.

 

Furnishing Information

Furnish information of a legal nature to foreign Governments, the UNO and other International Organizations and Agencies.

 

Treaty Index

Maintain Sri Lanka’s Treaty Index containing all Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Agreements/MoUs signed by Sri Lanka.

 

Preparation of Instrument of Full Powers

In terms of Article 7 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Instrument of Full Powers are prepared by the Legal Division authorizing accredited representatives of the Government of Sri Lanka to sign Agreements /MoUs with foreign Governments and international organizations.

 

This Division is currently headed by the Senior Director General Mr. C.A.H.M. Wijeratne.

 

Head of Division 

Name of the Officer

Designation

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Mr.C.A.H.M. Wijeratne

Senior Director General (Legal)

0094 11 2343197

00 94 11 2433844

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Staff

Name of the Officer

Designation

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Mrs. S.N. Mayadunne Bandara

Deputy Legal Adviser

0094 11 2448355

00 94 11 2433844

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Mrs. T.R. H. Silva

Asst. Legal Adviser

0094 11 2473943

00 94 11 2433844

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Mrs. Sanjika Kammanankada

Legal Officer

0094 11 2325923

00 94 11 2433844

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Mrs.Thilini Jayasekara

 

Asst. Director

0094 11 2432650

00 94 11 2433844

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Mrs. Kumudunie Abeykoon

Legal Officer

 

0094 11 2432650

00 94 11 2433844

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Ms. Sakunthala Rajamanthri

Legal Officer

0094 11 5920032

00 94 11 2433844

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