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Attorney Disna Weerasinghe, a native of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), immigrated to the United States in the late 1980s. She is a graduate of Widener University School of Law, Delaware, where she obtained her LL.M. degree in Corporate Law and Finance. While at Widener, she served as a research assistant and joined Widener’s Tax Clinic, participating in the IRS's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant) Program, which provided services for indigent tax clients in the State of Delaware. For her work with VITA, she received “The Spirit of America is in the Heart of the Volunteers” certificate from the State of Delaware.

Before practicing on her own, Mrs. Weerasinghe worked with a senior immigration attorney in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In addition, Mrs. Weerasinghe’s professional experience includes serving as a staff member to two Superior Court judges in Pennsylvania. She also worked for the Legal Department of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Weerasinghe is admitted to the New York Bar and the Sri Lankan Bar. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the New York Bar Association, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, for the Second Circuit.

Mrs. Weerasinghe is also a consultant for the Gerson and Lehrman Group in New York. She serves as a volunteer for numerous non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and New York areas. In 2008, she was awarded a certificate of achievement by American Immigration Lawyers Association for her pro bono contribution to the community. In 2007, she received the “Empire State Counsel” honorary title from New York State Bar Association.

Prior to pursuing her higher studies in the United States, Mrs. Weerasinghe worked as a junior criminal defense attorney for Kingsley W. Associates, a boutique criminal defense law firm, in Sri Lanka. She also worked for the D.L. and F. DeSarams Law Firm in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She obtained her JD from Sri Lanka Law College, Hultsdorf, Colombo 12.

In addition to practicing law, Mrs. Weerasinghe engages in creative writing. Her first cookbook, The Fine Art of Sri Lankan Cuisine: Clay Pot Style and Other Methods, which is available through Amazon.com, has won the country-specific best easy recipes category from the Fourteenth Annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for 2009.

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