Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Bar Association elects Upul Jayasuriya as president
Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has elected senior attorney and former secretary Upul Jayasuriya today as the new President of the Association.

Attorney Upul Jayasuriya received a majority of over 1,700 votes following the election held Wednesday by the Association to appoint the office bearers.

Around 11,000 members of the Bar Association island wide were qualified to vote at the election.

President's Counsel Tirantha Walaliyadda, an expert on criminal law, Jayasuriya, expert on human rights and Counsel R.R.S. Thangaraja contested for the post.

Incumbent President of BASL, parliamentarian and President's Counsel Wijedasa Rajapakshe, announced that he would not seek re-election when his term ends next month.

Counsel Sanjaya Gamage was elected to the position of secretary of the BASL unopposed.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Tamil Nadu political leaders advise Modi not to have closer defense ties with Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President opens cricketer Dilshan's luxury hotel
-- [8 hours ago]
Belarus MPs to focus on economic ties during next month's visit to Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
CaFFE and CHR condemn attack on Sri Lanka university students
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to assist Bangladesh Army to set up a women corps unit
Sri Lanka's Missing Persons Commission says no interference from security forces on public sittings
Belarus parliamentary delegation to visit Sri Lanka in November
Sri Lankan government will assist the parties to defend the LTTE ban
Sri Lankan President hopes the Deepawali festivities will add to the spirit of reconciliation
Sri Lanka business chamber to hold post budget seminar

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.