About Us

Vision:

To be an eminent law firm by consistently delivering competent and ethical legal advice in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, intellectual property and conveyancing, to corporate clients for a reasonable fee and pro bono for charities, in an efficient, caring and proactive manner and be renowned for unquestionable integrity.

Mission:

We aspire to operate as a small boutique law firm, develop a niche practice catering to corporate clients in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, intellectual property and conveyancing and exceed the expectations of clients in all aspects of service, by:

  • responding promptly to clients’ needs;
  • communicating regularly and clearly with clients;
  • advocating alternate dispute resolution rather than litigation;
  • negotiating win-win deals; and
  • achieving the end results desired by clients in an ethical, effective and efficient manner.

We are a training ground and mentor for young attorneys, apprentices and interns.

We maintain a friendly working environment where success-at-work and happiness-at-home are mutually inclusive.

We serve the community by providing free legal services for charitable institutions.




Core Assets:

CHARUNI GUNAWARDANA

Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public, Company Secretary, Registrar & Liquidator

 

Charuni registered her law practice under the name of C G Associates in December 2006 and is its sole proprietor and Senior Attorney. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB) (Honours) from the University of Colombo, a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Northumbria, UK and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, UK and a Chartered Governance Professional. She is currently reading for a Diploma in Shipping Law and Practice. On a lighter note, she is a Strong Nation instructor licensed by Zumba Fitness LLC of USA and a Group Fitness Instructor certified by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America.

After enrolling as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1998, Charuni received her initial training and functioned as an Attorney until mid 2000 at the leading law firm Nithya Partners.  Commercial and financial law were her primary areas of involvement at Nithya Partners. She next worked at Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited, the credit rating agency as the lead analyst of the structured finance ratings team and also functioned as the Company's General Counsel until she decided to venture on her own in mid 2002.

She considers integrity as her topmost virtue and this quality resulted in her being appointed the Company Secretary of Seylan Bank PLC when the Bank was in crisis in 2009 and the new Board of Directors was appointed by the Monetary Board. She has also been the Company Secretary of Transparency International Sri Lanka since its inception. She was the Consultant to the Secretarial Dept. of Varners International (Pvt.) Ltd. from 2013 to 2018. Charuni is also the legal consultant of C T Land Development PLC, Pership Group of Companies, Upali Group of Companies and EPIC Technology Group.

Her expertise in the areas of corporate and commercial law and the work ethic of the firm resulted in a clientele of blue chip companies, other limited liability companies, non-governmental organizations and regional organizations, over the years. A sister company by the name of C G Corporate Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. (PV 60879) was floated in 2007 to cope with the demand for Company Secretarial services which has a clientele of 120+ companies as at date.

charuni@c-g-associates.com



SHAKILA U. SANTIYAGO

BA, Attorney-at-Law

 

Shakila was enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) from the University of Kelaniya. She is well-versed in Litigation, Conveyancing and Company Secretarial services and heads all three departments at CGA.



HARSHANI WIJEBAHU

LL.B., Attorney-at-Law

 

Harshani was enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from the University of Wolverhampton and a Diploma in French from the Alliance Francaise. She specializes in the areas of conveyancing and company secretarial services.



T. NIROJINI

Attorney-at-Law

 

Nirojini was enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) from the University of Jaffna. She specializes in company secretarial services.



MAHESH DESHAPRIYA

Company Secretarial Assistant

 

Mahesh has over 12 years of experience and a thorough knowledge in documentation coordination of matters with the Department of Registrar General of Companies, Company Secretarial and Trade Mark matters.



CHANDIMA SENEVIRATHNE

Accounts Executive

 

Chandima is a passed finalist of AAT, following Corporate Level of Chartered Accountancy and completed the Certificate Level of Human Resource Management at IPM Sri Lanka. She has experience as an Accounts Assistant and in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation at Bakertilly Edirisinghe & Co., Chartered Accountants.