Richard Morgan (Ceylonese judge)

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Sir Richard F. Morgan was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) lawyer, who served as the 13th Queen's Advocate of Ceylon and acting Chief Justice of Ceylon. He was the first Asian in the British Empire to receive a Knighthood and first Ceylonese to be a member of the Governor's Executive Council and was an unofficial (Burgher) member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon. He was the Crown Advocate that prosecuted famed bandit Saradiel.

Sir Richard was educated at the Colombo Academy.

Morgan was knighted in 1874, before being made acting Chief Justice of Ceylon, after E. S. Creasy had returned to England on sick leave.

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