Mr. Kushan De Alwis
Mr. De Alwis is a President’s Counsel in Sri Lanka with over 34 years of experience as an Attorney-at-Law. He has an extensive practice in the fields of civil, corporate, commercial and administrative law before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Civil Appellate High Court, Commercial High Court and District Courts within Sri Lanka.
Mr. De Alwis has served as a Member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka, Member of the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms, Member of the Panel of Legal Advisors to the Tax Appeals Commission, Member of the National Council for Economic Development (NCED) of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Vice Chairman of the Rent Board of Review, Member of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Representative of the Sri Lanka Bar Association to the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Sri Lanka (BRIPASL), Vice President of the Colombo Law Society and Vice Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.
Throughout his career he has worked with leading instructing firms, individual instructing attorneys, banks, financial institutions and several leading state and private sector organizations of Sri Lanka on matters of civil and commercial litigation, alternate dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration, advising on corporate legal matters, regulatory frameworks, compliance requirements and legal due diligence.
He is a proud product of St. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Sri Lanka Law College. He was awarded the Hector Jayawardane Memorial Gold Medal at Sri Lanka Law College in the year 1982 and was elected to the post of President of the Law Students’ Union in the year 1984.