Mr. Ronald C Perera, President’s Counsel


Mr. Ronald C Perera, President’s Counsel, has been reappointed as Chairman, Bank of Ceylon by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media. He assumed office on 14th February 2019. Mr Perera was the Chairman of Bank of Ceylon from 28th January 2015 until 18th November 2018.

Mr. Perera is a LLB graduate from the University of Colombo and also holds a LLM in International Trade Law from Northumbria University. Mr. Perera was appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2012. He was a Director of the Bank of Ceylon on a previous occasion.

Mr. Perera is an experienced lawyer with a wide practice in the original courts as well as in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He has wide experience in Civil and Criminal litigation, negotiation and drafting of commercial and transport contracts and agreements. Mr. Perera has specialized in Commercial Law, Banking Law, Industrial Law, Injunctions, Defamation, Election Petitions, Civil Appeals, Revision Applications, Writ Applications, and Fundamental Rights Cases. Additionally, he has appeared in several Commercial Arbitrations.