The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) held their Appreciation Night recently. The occasion felicitated lawyers who had completed 50 years at the Bar for their valuable contribution to the legal profession. The Chief Guest was Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya PC and the Guest of Honour was Supreme Court Judge Justice Padman Surasena. President of the BASL U.R. De Silva presided at the event.The lawyers who completed 50 years of excellence were Daya Weththasinghe, Franklyn Amera-singhe, S.L.A.E. Pinto, Sittampalam PC, Denzil Gray, Nihal W. Rajakaruna, Raja Collure, Gritakumar Chitty, Pushparani Nanayakkara, A.E. Pararajasingham, J.M.Gunatilake, R.K. Jayawardena, H.B. Rathnayake, D.C.R.Cooray, E. Viveganathan, Arumugan Chinniah, N. Abdul Rahman, S.C.B. Walagampaya PC, Ariya B. Rekawa PC, E.S. Rekawa, Dr. Chandradasa Nanayakkara, Edmund Rajapakshe, Dulip F.R. Jayamaha PC, Nalin Herath, Hiranthi Amarasekara, Dr. K.D.C. Kumarage and Razik Zarook PC.