Rajapakshe new BASL Chief

Thursday, 23 February 2012 01:05 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Activist and UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC yesterday won the presidency of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

He won the elections by over 1,500 votes, beating his challenger Tirantha Walaliyadda. Around 11,000 members of the BASL were e eligible to vote at the election held at 66 polling centres.

The general assembly of the BASL will take place on 31 March where Rajapakshe will be officially inducted as the new President.