The funeral of the late former Attorney-General
K. C. Kamalasabayson PC will take place at Borella cemetery
today. He died on Sunday morning at Apollo Hospital in Chennai,
South India. He was 58 years old.
Mr. Kamalasabayson served as the Attorney
General of Sri Lanka since 1999 till his retirement in 2007.
K. C. Kamalasabayson, was born in Trincomalee
town on April 8, 1949. He had his secondary education at St.
Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia and entered the Sri Lanka Law
College passing with First Class Honours Pass at the Advocates
Final Examination in 1971.
He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme
Court on 23rd of June, 1972. He joined the Attorney-General's
Department on August 01, 1974 as a State Counsel. Prior to that
he was a member of the unofficial Bar for about two years. He
worked as a junior to H. V. Perera QC and E. R. S. P.
Coomaraswamay. Later in 1984, he was appointed Senior State
Counsel and was promoted to the post of Deputy Solicitor General
in 1990. In 1997 he was honoured with the title of President's
Counsel. In 1998 he was appointed Solicitor-General. A few
months later, in October 1999, he was appointed Attorney
He held two Master's Degrees from the University
of Colombo and from King's College, University of London. He
also served as a lecturer in law. He was a visiting lecturer at
the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo and Sri Lanka
Law College. He was a member of the Council of Legal Education
of Sri Lanka since 1998. He added a few more qualifications with
his completion of Legal Advisors' course at the Institute of
Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London,
International Contract Negotiation course at the International
Law Institute in Washington USA, and also a course in
Construction Contracts at the International Development Law
Institute of Rome in Italy.