Legal Division

Legal Division

The basic function of the Legal Division is to provide legal advice to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other line ministries, Sri Lankan Missions abroad and Foreign Missions in Sri Lanka. It also furnishes information of a legal nature to foreign governments, the United Nations other International Organizations and Agencies, and handles bilateral negotiations, prepares agreements for signature and takes steps to ratify agreements.

The key activities of the Division include: Providing legal advice; Negotiating bilateral and multilateral treaties; serving judicial documents; furnishing information; Maintaining Sri Lanka’s Treaty Index that contains all bilateral, regional and multilateral agreements/MoUs signed by Sri Lanka, Preparation of an instrument of full powers authorizing accredited representatives of the Government of Sri Lanka to sign Agreements /MoUs with foreign governments and International Organizations.

Points of Contact

Deputy Legal Advisor

Name: Ms. Tilanie Silva
Telephone: +94 112 473 943
Email: tilanie.silva(at)

Legal Officer

Name: Ms. Sakunthala Rajamanthri
Telephone: +94 117 445 941
Email: sakunthala.rajamanthri(at)

Personal Assistant to DG

Name: Ms. P.A.D. K. Deepthika
Telephone: +94 112 343 197
Email: legal(at)

Assistant Legal Advisor

Name: Ms. Sanjika Kammanankada
Telephone: +94 112 325 923
Email: sanjika.kammanankada(at)

Legal Officer

Name: Mr.Charitha Kulatunge
Telephone: +94 117 448 355
Email: charita.kulatunge(at)

Legal Officer

Name: Ms. Kumudunie Abeykoon
Telephone: +94 112 432 650
Email: kumudunie.abeykoon(at)

Head of Branch

Name: Mr. Manoj Amarasinghe
Telephone: +94 112 473 945
Email: legal(at)