Wijeyadasa to contest BASL Presidency


President’s Counsel Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe will stand for the Presidency of Bar Association of Sri Lanka. The election for 2012/2013 will be held in February/March 2012.

Rajapakshe has held important positions in the BASL. He also functioned as Chairman of Sri Lanka Press Council, Vice President of World Association of Press Councils, Chairman of Rent Board of Review, Managing Director of ANCL, Director of Rupavahini Corporation, Director of National Film Corporation.

Rajapakshe also held the Chairmanship of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).

He has been conferred with the honorary award of "LMD Sri Lankan of 2007". He won the TOYP award in 1998. The honorary title ‘Damma Neethi Visharada Sasan Vibooshana’ was also conferred on him by the Asgiri Chapter of Maha Vihara. He has obtained an M.Phil from Sri Jayawardanapura University on Buddhist Civilization. He is the author of several text books different subjects including law.

He was appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2001. He comes from Walasmulla, Hambantota.

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