COLOMBO:President Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed Faisz Musthapha, PC as Chancellor of the South Eastern University for a term of five years.on Tuesday, Nov.15
Faisz Musthapha is a President’s Counsel and former Sri Lanka’s high commissioner in the United Kingdom .
Musthapha is the son of S. M. Musthapha, a lawyer from Madawala Kandy. In the media, Musthapha family is referred to as a family with “four generations of lawyers”. Musthapha’s son, Faiszer Musthapha, is a President’s Counsel, Parliamentarian and a cabinet Minister, who was also appointed as the Legal Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka since 2015.His daughter, Faisza Musthapha,who is also a lawyer, was appointed as the President of the Companies Disputes Board in 2013.
The Musthapha family is recognized as a prominent family in the Sri Lankan Muslim community and he hails from Madawala located in the hill capital of Kandy.
He holds a honorary doctorate from the Eastern University and at present he is the Chairman MMDA reform committee.
Musthapha had served as the Chairman of the Human Rights Commission from 2000 to 2003 and Sri Lankan High Commissioner in the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2005.