CIArb’s New Branch in Sri Lanka

A new branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb) was launched in Sri Lanka on the 31st July 2019. The inauguration ceremony took place at Galle Face Hotel in Colombo and was organized by John Wilson who is the Hon. Secretary and Director of CIArb (Sri Lanka).

The event was attended by the Hon. Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Ms. Thalatha Atukorala, the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mr. James Dauris, the Director General of CIArb, Mr. Antony Abrahams and Patron of the Sri Lankan branch, Mr. Yuvanjan Wijayatilake PC.

Addressing the gathering, the Patron of CIArb, Sri Lanka Branch and Former Attorney General, Mr. Yuvanjan Wijayatilake stated that the inauguration of the Sri Lanka Branch marks an important milestone in Sri Lanka’s journey to become an international commercial arbitration center. He emphasized that international arbitration attracts attention because of its historic, contemporary and future practical importance, particularly in business affairs. To read more :


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