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Ali Sabry

Hon. Ali Sabry

Minister of Justice


Mr. M.U.M. Ali Sabry, President’s Counsel, is the current Minister for Justice of Sri Lanka, having been sworn in as a Cabinet Minister on 12 August 2020. He entered Sri Lanka Law College in 1992 and during his time there he was a notable student leader and was elected General Secretary of the Law Students' Union, elected President of the SLFP Law Students' Union and also led the Law College Sinhala debating team. He was admitted to the Sri Lankan bar as an Attorney-atLaw in 1995. Mr. Ali Sabry went into private practice, and within a short period of time established a very successful litigation practice, appearing in several high-profile and landmark cases covering a wide spectrum of the law. Many of his cases have been reported in the Sri Lanka Law Reports, and judgments from the cases handled by Mr. Sabry have appeared in numerous publications.

In 2009 he was recognized for his work by being awarded the Outstanding Young Person of The Year for Achievement in Law in that Year. He was also an active member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and held the post of Deputy President and Treasurer. He was a member of the Executive Committee and was the Chairman of the Junior Bar Committee and the Future of the Legal Education Committee of the BASL. He was a lecturer at the Sri Lanka Law College and was a member of the highly respected Law Commission of Sri Lanka.

Prior to accepting public office, Mr. Ali Sabry served in various Boards and Executive Councils in the state and private sector, including the National Youth Services Council, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He served as Sri Lankan Consul General for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1997. At the time, he was the youngest ever Consul General appointed by Sri Lanka and was instrumental in mobilizing the community to successfully launch the community owned Sri Lankan International School in Jeddah. He led the Sri Lankan Delegation to the Ship for World Youth ‘Nippon Maru’, and was a member of the Sri Lankan Delegation at the Human Rights Council sessions held in Geneva in 2012. Mr. Ali Sabry was conferred silk and appointed as President’s Counsel in the year 2012.

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Speeches by Hon. Ali Sabry

Jun 07, 2021

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Investor Friendly legal framework to Facilitate FDI

Jun 08, 2021

2:30 AM - 3:00 AM

Investor Friendly legal framework to Facilitate FDI