Upul Jayasuriya new BASL president

Former Secretary of the Bar Association Upul Jayasuriya was today elected as the new president of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL).Jayasuriya defeated lawyer Thirantha Walaliyadde for the post by a majority vote during the elections held today. Jayasuriya replaces MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha who had decided not to seek a fresh term as BASL President.Jayasuriya will hold the post of President of the BASL for the year 2013-2014.

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