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President’s Counsel Saliya Pieris has been re-elected as the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL).

Meanwhile Attorney-at-Law Isuru Balapatabendi has been elected as the Secretary of the Bar Association. 

They were reportedly elected uncontested for 2022/2023.

Pieris had been elected as the 26th President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka in February last year.

In a Facebook post, Mr. Pieris said he is grateful to his colleagues at the Bar for electing him uncontested as President for a second term for 2022/2023. 

“I will continue to work for a strong and independent Bar. The pandemic brought with it many challenges to our profession and together we can overcome these challenges,” he said. 

He also congratulated Mr. Isuru Balapatabendi who was elected uncontested as Secretary of the BASL and said he looks forward to working with him when he assumes office in March 2022.