Supreme Court Judge A. Raja N. Fernando passed away yesterday. He was 63.
Hailing from Divulapitiya, Justice Raja Fernando was educated at St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala and St. Joseph’s College, Colombo.
He joined the Attorney General’s Department in 1976 as State Counsel. While serving as a State Counsel he became a volunteer in the Sri Lanka Navy.
He was also appointed as the president of the Special Court established by the UN and the Government of Sierra Leone for the prosecution of Charles Taylor, who was indicted for war crimes (in Africa), stemming from Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war.
The cortege leaves his Divulapitiya residence at 3.00 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will take place at the Divulapitiya Church cemetery.