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Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:28
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Appreciation Night was held on Friday, March 15, to felicitate lawyers who completed 50 years at the Bar for their valuable contribution to the legal profession. The Chief Guest was Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya PC and the Guest of Supreme Court Judge Justice Padman Surasena.  President of the BASL U.R. Silva presided at the event.
The lawyers who completed 50 years of excellence were:

Daya Weththasinghe, Franklyn Amerasinghe, S.L.A.E. Pinto, Sittampalam PC, Denzil Gray, Nihal W. Rajakaruna, Raja Collure,Gritakumar Chitty, Pushparani Nanayakkara,  A.E. , JMGunatilake, R.K. , H.B. , DCRCooray, E. Viveganathan, Arumugan Chinniah, N. Abdul Rahman, S.C.B. , Ariya B. PC, E.S. , Dr. Chandradasa Nanayakkara, Edmund Rajapakshe, Dulip F.R. Jayamaha PC, Nalin Herath, Hiranthi Amarasekara, Dr. K.D.C. and Rajik Zarook PC.
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) which is the Supreme body of the organization for the Attorneys-at-Law in Sri Lanka was established in the year 1974 from which day onwards it has been playing a key role in the administration of justice. BASL which currently holds membership exceeding 20,000 all around the country, serves as the Federation of 87 branch associations operating island-wide affiliated to regional Courts. 

The BASL, whose cardinal objects include, inter alia, promotion and advancement of rule of law while securing and emboldening the interest and the welfare of the members, has been in forefront whenever the legal system of Sri Lanka has found itself floundering in a legal limbo of national importance.

The BASL is keenly monitoring the needs of hour in the Legal Profession for which it takes aptly –timed measures to alleviate the hardships which are encountered with the members of the profession. BASL which converts itself to a shield whenever its member has fallen victim to abuse of power at the hand of government institution has been succeeded more than once in securing compensation to the victim member from the authority concerned, by instituting necessary legal actions. On the top of which, it is the Identity issued by the BASL which accords a formal recognition for the Lawyers who visit government institution including law enforcement authorities to watch the interest their clients.
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