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BASL to elect new President today

Kuvera de Zoysa, PC-Saliya Pieris, PC
Kuvera de Zoysa, PC-Saliya Pieris, PC

A new President for the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for 2021-2022 will be elected from BASL members today (24).

Today’s election is expected to be a battle between two prominent President’s Counsel Saliya Pieris and Kuvera de Zoysa. BASL Secretary Rajeev Amarasuriya said arrangements have been taken to hold the election in 85 Bar Association centres countrywide.

“About 17,000 registered lawyers are eligible to vote at the election, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” the BASL Secretary said. Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Rajaratnam PC will function as the returning officer for the BASL election to elect its 26th President.