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Chiranjaya “Chiro” Nanayakkara

Mr. Nanayakkara has more than twenty years of experience in U.S. Immigration and Nationality law. Prior to passing the Bar Exam, he has worked as a Paralegal, International Trade Consultant and Legal Manager for two U.S. immigration law firms and business organizations. He has considerable experience in business and family immigration matters.

He is also a strong advocate of children’s rights. Mr. Nanayakkara was instrumental in raising $35,000 within a four month period for children who were caught in a political civil conflict in Sri Lanka in 2009. Being an immigrant himself, Mr. Nanayakkara understands the obstacles faced by immigrants who are seeking a better life for themselves and their family.


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, Master’s Degree in Law, 1996
  • Sri Lanka Law College, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1993

Professional Awards and Affiliations

  • Licensed to Practice Law in the State of Alabama
  • Licensed to Practice Law in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Sri Lanka Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Practice Areas: Employment-Based Immigration, Family-Based Immigration, EB-5 Investor Visas, I-601 Waivers