July 5, 2010 09:47 pm
Prominent Sri Lankan lawyer and President’s Counsel Desmond
Fernando passed away this evening at a private hospital in
Mr. Fernando who was an active member of the Civil Rights Movement became the first secretary of the BASL in 1974 and was twice President of the Association. He was the only Sri Lankan and second Asian to hold the prestigious post of the President of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Desmond Fernando had associated and worked with seniors like
Sam Kadirgamar QC, C.