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Sri Lankan government official

Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan government official. Bar: Ceylon 1955, United Kingdom 1958.

Background

Kadirgamar, Lakshman was born on April 12, 1932.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Ceylon University, 1953. BLitt, Oxford University, 1960.

Career

Barrister Inner Temple. Judicial committee Privy Council Court for Ceylon, London, 1955—1960, 1971—1974. Attorney Ceylon Bar, 1960—1971, 1989—1994.

Consultant International Labour Organization, Geneva, 1974. Joined World Intellectual Property Organization, 1976, director Asia and Pacific, 1983—1988. Member of Parliament, honorary bencher Inner Temple, 1995.

Appointed member President's Counsel, 1991, minister foreign affairs Sri Lanka, 1994—2001. Special advisor to the President of Sri Lanka Government of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2002—2004. Minister foreign affairs President's Counsel, 2004—2005.

Commissioner to investigate Catholic Buddhist crisis in Vietnam, 1963.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ceylon 1955, United Kingdom 1958.