By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): Attorney-at-Law Panduka Keerthinanda has been appointed as the Chairman of the Land Reform Commission (LRC) today (09).
The appointment was made before Tourism and Lands Minister Harin Fernando.
Mr. Keerthinanda was enrolled to the Bar in 1993. He hold a bachelors degree from the University of Colombo (1990), and as a Senior practitioner in the bar, he has acquired commendable experience in Criminal and Civil Law practice in Sri Lanka.
Keerthinanda previously served as the Chairman of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority, a Member of National Sports Council, a Legal Consultant to the Sports Ministry (2010-15), and a Legal Consultant to the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports.
Being an active figure contributing to the well-being of the field of sports in the country, Mr. Keerthinanda intervened in adopting the Convention Against Doping in Sports Act 33 of 2013, and the Prevention of Offences Relating to Sports Act 25 of 2019.
He currently serves as the Legal Advisor to Tourism and Lands Minister Harin Fernando and as the Chairman of the Tourism Advisory Committee.