A Split in the Bar

U R de SilvaA section of the Bar Association has criticised it’s President U R de Silva for making statements defending the dissolution of Parliament without council sanction.

Lal Wijenayaka , a leading constitutional lawyer said that the President of the Bar Association had violated the BASL constitution by expressing personal opinions on a matters without approval.

A section of the members of the Bar Association have submitted a motion to call for a Special General Meeting to deal with the said violation of the BASL constitution.

“The members of the Association over the past few weeks has witnessed with astonishment and dismay the manner in which the President of the BASL U. R. de Silva PC has conducted himself on public media, playing a proactive role to justify the actions of the Executive President of the Republic at whatever the cost,” Said the motion submitted to the secretary of the BASL

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