SLR Council appoints Panduka as Legal Adviser
The Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) Council appointed Attorney-at-Law Panduka Keerthinanda as their Legal Adviser during their meeting held recently. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colombo in 1990 and is a senior practitioner in the Bar where he acquired commendable experience in Criminal and Civil Law practice in Sri Lanka.
“I am extremely happy that we have appointed a very keen Sports Enthusiastic and legal person who has tremendous experience in Civil Law and Sports to SLR as our Legal Advisor,” SLR President Rizly Illyas told the Daily News. “I am confident that Panduka will deliver the rest for the benefit of the sport,” SLR President Illyas added.
Keerthinanda was the former Chairman of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority, Member of the National Sports Council and Legal Consultant to the Sports Ministry from 2010 to 2015. He has also actively contributed to implementing new Sports Laws such as
Convention Against Doping in Sports Act 33 of 2013 and Prevention of Offences Relating to Sports Act 25 of 2019.