Mr. Asoka Weerasooriya, Attorney-at-Law, is an old boy of Richmond College Galle. Having entered the Bar in 1987, he joined the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka in 1988 as a State Counsel where he went on to build a strong career in criminal justice. He entered the Private Bar in 1993. With a legal career spanning 35 years, he counts extensive experience in criminal law as well as other areas of the law – from bribery & corruption cases, industrial & labour disputes to customs & tax cases etc. He is recognized and highly respected as a senior Counsel within the legal fraternity of Sri Lanka.
He has been appointed as an Executive Committee Member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (23/24), and serves as a member of The Criminal Law Reforms Sub-Committee appointed by The Cabinet, under the aegis of The Ministry of Justice. In recognition of his contribution towards the legal profession, Mr. Weerasooriya has been re-appointed by The Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya PC, as a Member of the Disciplinary Committee under the Judicature Act, which is entrusted with the process of conducting preliminary inquiries against members of the legal fraternity.
He is a key resource person for the BASL Seminars & Workshops and the National Law Conference. He is also the Chairman of the Lawyer – Police and Prisons Relations Committee (BASL Standing Committee). He also served as an Independent Non Executive Director at Ascot Holdings PLC from 2012-2018 (Now known as Lanka Reality Investments PLC).