The Bar Association of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Justice Ministry and the Legal Aid Commission will organise the National Law Week 2015 under the theme, “Towards a Just and Law Abiding Society”. It will be held from November 23 to 29.
At a media conference held at the Bar Association Auditorium in Hulftsdorp, BASL Chairman U.R. de Silva said the National Law Week would help people to know their rights with regard to legal matters.
He said there have been several complaints by people who had been treated unlawfully by the police in this regard. “This is mainly for low-income people who face legal issues mainly because of financial constraints,” Mr. de Silva said. He invited those who need special assistance in handling their legal matters to inform BASL lawyers by calling the two hotline numbers: 011 3133864 or 011 3133862 before the Law Week begins on November 23.BASL President Geoffrey Alagaratnam said legal awareness programmes would be carried out in 55 different locations countrywide.