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[size=17]Top lawyer Dr. Harsha Cabral PC has been appointed as a Non- Executive Independent Director at Hatton National Bank PLC.
Dr. Cabral is a President’s Counsel in Sri Lanka with 31 years’ experience in the f i e l d o f Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Commerc i a l Law, Securities Laws, International Trade Law and Commercial Arbitration.
Dr. Harsha Cabral PC
He has been a President’s Counsel for 14 years and commands an extensive practice in the Commercial High Courts and the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He holds a doctorate in Corporate Law from the University of Canberra, Australia and is a sitting member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration in Paris. Dr. Cabral is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (UK).
Dr. Cabral is a member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka, a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Commission of Sri Lanka, a Council Member of the University of Colombo. A member of the UGC Standing Committee on Legal Matters, UGC Nominee on the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) , Director at SLIIT and a member of the Board of Management of the NSBM Green University, Sri Lanka. He is a Council Member of the Institute for the Development of Commercial Law & Practice (ICLP) and the Course Director for the Diploma in Commercial Arbitration.
As a member of the Advisory Commission on Company Law in Sri Lanka, Dr. Cabral was one of the architects of the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007, the current Act. As a member of the Council of Legal Education in Sri Lanka, as a member the Ministerial Committee appointed to reform Commercial Arbitration in Sri Lanka, as a Founder Board Member of the Sri Lanka International Arbitration Centre, as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, as a member of the National Science Foundation.
And as the current Vice President of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Sri Lanka (BRIPASL) Dr. Cabral has contributed immensely to the legal academia and the corporate community of Sri Lanka.
He serves as the Chairman of the Tokyo Cement Group, which commands the largest market share for cement in Sri Lanka. He was the immediate past Chairman of LOLC Finance PLC, one of the largest Finance Companies in Sri Lanka. He was a senior Director of the Union Bank of Sri Lanka. Dr. Cabral also serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of DIMO PLC, Hayleys PLC and Alumex PLC among others. With the latest appointment the Board of Directors of HNB PLC comprises of Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody, Managing Director and CEO Jonathan Alles, L.R. Karunaratne, R.S. Captain, A. Cabraal, P. Pelpola, D. Soosaipillai, A.N. De Silva, W.M.M.D. Ratnayake, L.U.D. Fernando, H.A. Pieris, T.K.D.A.P. Samarasinghe and H. Cabral.[/size][/size]