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Anil Goonaratne

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Nationality  Sri Lanka
Profession  Lawyer
Occupation  Judge
Education  University of Exeter
Anil Goonaratne
Alma mater  University of Exeter, Colombo Law College, Royal College Colombo

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Justice Anil Goonaratne is a Sri Lankan judge and lawyer. He is a current judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, prior to which he served as a Judge of the Court of Appeal and Additional Solicitor General.

Born to A. W. Gooneratne, a former High Court Judge, he was educated at Royal College Colombo and at the Colombo Law College. He gained an LLM form the University of Exeter. Having taken oaths as an attorney at law in 1978, he joined the Attorney General's Department as a State Counsel in 1979. He was thereafter promoted to Senior States Counsel, Deputy Solicitor General and Additional Solicitor General before being appointed to the Court of Appeal as a Judge in January 2007. Former President overlooked him several times for the post of President of the Court of Appeal as he was a member of the bench which issued a certiorari quashing the report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the impeachment against the then Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. In January 2015, as the most senior Appeal Court Judge, he was appointed to the Supreme Court.

He was married to Ruwani Gooneratne, they had a son and a daughter. Their son Rajin Wickrama Gooneratne is a States Counsel in the Attorney General's Department.

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