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First Female Attorney General To Be Sworn In

Sep 12, 2011 1:13:43 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The swearing in ofSri Lanka’s first female Attorney General will take place before President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.

Solicitor General Shanthi Eva Wanasundara PC will be sworn in as the new Attorney General following approval by parliament last Friday. Wanasundara’s name was proposed to the post by the President.

Wanasundara is to assume office as the 26th Attorney General in the country and will mark a milestone in the history of the Attorney General’s Department that spnas over a century.

Wanasundara was also reportedly the first woman Senior State Counsel, first woman Deputy Solicitor General, first woman Additional Solicitor General and the first woman Solicitor General.