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BASL News

CLE SEMINAR AT KURUNEGALA

On Saturday, 18thJanuary, 2014

@ 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

@ Hotel Seasons, Kurunegala





Proposed amendment to Article 8(3)(b) of the Constitution of the BASL

the information regarding Proposed Amendment could be viewed in article

View Letter



NEW PUBLICATION

“ Justice Denied” –            a journey of a judge by Hon. Leslie Abeysekera Retd. Judge of the High Court.

available on line –             www.amazon.com/dp/1478708484

for more information –

phone     -                              +9144822720

email      -                              leslie.abeysekera@gmail.com

 



NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to the General Membership of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) in terms of Articles 12A and 15 of the Constitution of the BASL, that a Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held on the 30th November 2013 to discuss and ratify the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the BASL.

Date of the SGM: 30th November, 2013

Time:                        10.30 am.

Venue:                      Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara.

Agenda:                 To discuss and ratify the proposed amendment to the Article 8) (3) (b) of the                                     Constitution of the BASL

Secretary 



MESSAGE BY THE PRESIDENT - BAR ASSOCIATION OF SRI LANKA

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka notes with a profound sense of sadness the passing of Justice S. Sriskandarajah, President of the Court of Appeal.

Among his many other qualities, Justice Sriskandarajah was an able, honest and fearless judge and his passing comes too young and too soon, at a time when he had much more to offer the Judiciary, the legal fraternity and the Nation.

The BASL is deeply conscious that this is a sensitive time, particularly for his family, and our hearts go out to them.

We Shall not ignore the fact that Justice Sriskandarajah was deprived of his rightful place on the Supreme Court, impacting not only him personally, but also the Independence of the Judiciary and the Rule of Law.   We call upon the Executive that remedial action be taken and that good judgment be exercised in future, or else the Judiciary and the Nation run the risk of loosing more judges in the mould of Justice Sriskandarajah, a loss which cannot be rectified or compensated, and a loss with profound consequences.

Legal fraternity would be ever so grateful to him in the fearless and independent manner he conducted himself when he presided over the divisional bench of the Court Appeal issuing the writ quashing the proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee that recommended impeaching the 43rd Chief Justice. He was prepared to sacrifice his decades of professional life depriving himself of the opportunity to serve the nation in the Apex Court in holding the scales of Justice amidst threats. He stood tall in an unwavering manner and held the scales of Justice firm.

His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, attached with no motives. His commitment and dedication to the profession and its ethical conduct has brought fame not only to our profession but also to the country at large.  He had no interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great judge.

He has left an important legacy to The judges of the superior courts to follow his footsteps. That would be the greatest Honour that could be conferred on him after his demise.

We remember with gratitude his immense contribution and salute him for his fearlessness.

 


Bar Association of Sri Lanka
 
Events

NEETHI RANGA - (133 days ago)

Talent Show of The Lawyers

@ - Museus College Auditorium


LAW ASIA CONFERENCE - (204 days ago)

26TH LAW ASIA CONFERENCE

@ - SINGAPORE


NEETHI RANGA 2013 - (224 days ago)

AUDITION FOR NEETHI RANGA 2013 (DANCING AND SINGING)

@ - BASL MINI AUDITORIUM


BASL STAR CRUISE TOUR - (245 days ago)

SINGAPORE,MALAYSIA,PHUKUT ISLAND,THAILAND and back to SINGAPORE

@ - SINGAPORE

Bar Association of Sri Lanka
Articles

Published On :June, 2013

Author :THE BAR REPORTER


Published On :2013-09-25

Author :Thamarashi Wickramanayake, AAL,


Published On :2013-12-11

Author :Anton Fernando LL.M National Apex Awards - 2013 winner


Bar Association of Sri Lanka
Seminars & Courses

Name : CLE SEMINAR Kegalle

Date : 2014-01-11

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR Baticoloa

Date : 2013-11-09

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR Bandarawela

Date : 2013-11-23

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR CHILAW

Date : 2013-11-02

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR Matara

Date : 2013-12-07

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR Kurunegala

Date : 2014-01-18

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE Seminar at Kandy

Date : 2013-10-05

By : CLE Seminar Committee


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Date : 2013-09-14

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR at Negombo

Date : 2013-06-22

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR at Panadura

Date : 2013-07-13

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE SEMINAR at Kalutara

Date : 2013-09-07

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


Name : CLE Seminar at Galle

Date : 2013-08-24

By : CLE SEMINAR COMMITTEE


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