February 9, 2016 at 12:34 am



Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Vacancy for the post of Legal Advisor


Applications are invited from Sri Lankan nationals or those holding dual nationality with extensive knowledge and experience in international law for the post of Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


The Duties and Functions:

Duties and functions of the Legal Advisor includes, advising on matters of domestic and international law, issues relating to bilateral and multilateral diplomatic interaction, providing advice to Sri Lanka diplomatic missions abroad, other Ministries and Government Departments on agreements involving foreign investments, foreign development assistance, international trade and tariff, shipping, civil aviation and security related matters and advise the Government of Sri Lanka on legal implications of related policy decisions etc. 


(1)  Should be a Post Graduate Degree holder in International Law; and International Law; and(2)   should be an Attorney-at-Law with minimum working experience of 15 years. 

Salary:  Negotiable


The selected candidate will initially be on a two (02) year contract that could be extended based on performance.  Those who are interested, please send your application together with photocopies of the Educational and Professional Certificates addressed to Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic Building and Colombo 01.  The deadline for applications is 25.02.2016.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs