Legal Forum

Directory launched in the presence of Jagath Perera, CA Sri Lanka President, Manil Jayesinghe, CA Sri Lanka Vice President, Harsha Basnayake, Ernst & Young Asia Pacific Transaction Advisory Managing Partner, Aruni Rajakarier, Chairperson of the CA Sri Lanka Women Empowerment Committee, Anoji De Silva, Alternate Chair of the Women Empowerment Committee and Dulani Fernando, CA Sri Lanka CEO

Jan 19, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will be hosting a conference February initiated by the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) which will also highlight the island’s potential as a legal process outsourcing destination, organizers said. AIJA will hold the two day conference from February 09 collaborating with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, backed by the Legal Support Forum (LSF) an industry body made up law and outsourcing firms.

“The speakers will discuss and examine topics that will be of interest to lawyers and the business community,” the organizers said in a statement.

“The potential benefits to Sri Lanka are enormous in terms of foreign exchange earnings and employment opportunities.”

Sri Lanka has skilled human resources, relatively cheaper cost, state endorsement of the industry and a legal system based in large part on principles of English law, the conference organizers said.