Viran Corea is a practising lawyer with over two-decades' experience as a counsel (litigator) in Sri Lanka. Prior to reverting to the private bar, he served as a State Counsel at the Attorney General's Department of Sri Lanka for several years. He possesses Bachelor-of-Laws (LL.B) and Master-of-Laws (LL.M) degrees from the University of Colombo.
Over the years, he has appeared as counsel and advised many parties (both state and private) in landmark cases of national and public importance and interest. These include key cases in Sri Lanka pertaining to media regulation and freedom of expression.
He is also a Legal Advisor to Verité Research and for several years has served on the board of a company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.