ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Attorney General Dappula De Livera has turned down an appointment as High Commissioner to Canada, his Coordinating Officer (CO) State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told EconomyNext.
While he is thankful to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the appointment, said Jayaratne, De Livera has conveyed to the president that he wishes to remain in Sri Lanka to serve the public.
As Attorney General, De Livera has concluded action in 27,206 criminal cases during his tenure from May 2019 to May 2021, according to his CO.
De Livera is due to retire at the end of this month, she said. (Colombo/May06/2021)