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Sir Desmond Fernando, Rajapaksa Appointed Adviser to ‘Disappearance Commission’ Paid Rs.2 M Per Month

[Sir Desmond de Silva, QC]

The skeletons are quickly coming out of the Central Bank (CB) cupboard with news of another high profile contract involving a well-known barrister from the UK with Sri Lankan roots.

Sir Desmond de Silva, QC, the Sunday Times reliably learns, was paid a fee of UK sterling pounds 60,000 per month (about Rs.2 million) to prepare a strategy for the regulator on how to counter human rights issues against Sri Lanka.

CB sources said Sir Desmond is believed to have been working in Sri Lanka for the past few months on this assignment and also visited Jaffna on a few occasions.

Sir Desmond was also appointed to a government advisory committee investigating the last phases of the war that ended in May 2009.

[Original Caption: Top UK barrister hired by the CB]
Sunday Times

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