Colombo Law Society

Colombo Law Society (CLS) was established on July 25, 1975, with the main objective of safeguarding and advancing the interests of its members. CLS is the most prestigious and the largest branch association of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.
The four thousand strong memberships of CLS are representative of all major streams of legal practice in Sri Lanka including the judiciary, the official and unofficial bars, and civil and criminal law.

CLS is governed by a 40-member committee elected yearly. The incumbent president, Mr. Vijaya Gamage, is the 29th president of the society.

In furtherance of its objectives, CLS strives to,
- maintain the honor and independence of the Bar,
- promotes and protects the interests, welfare, rights, and privileges of the Bar, and,
- promotes good relations and cooperation between the Bar and the public, the judiciary, the legislature, and the executive of the Republic.

President's Message

Mr. Vijaya Gamage


Colombo Law Society (CLS) has been at the forefront of safeguarding the interests of its members and contributing to the strengthening and independence of the legal fraternity in Sri Lanka. CLS has faced the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic bravely with innovative solutions. Particularly, we have been able to reach and serve our membership with advanced technological solutions during the last two years with many new facilities introduced. . I invite members of the legal fraternity to make use of our facilities to help build the required competencies of a lawyer.

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Christmas Carols

Lawyers’ Choir in collaboration with Colombo Law Society virtually presented seasonal goodwill through song and poetry .

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CLS Affinity Card Launched Ceremoniously

On the 28th October 2021, Colombo Law Society together with Colombo Business Association launched CLS Affinity Card to CLS...

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Become a member of the
Colombo Law Society

If you are an Attorney - at - Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, you can become a member of Colombo Law Society. You may apply for Life Membership or the Ordinary Membership which is only valid for a period of one year. Further details are in the Application Forms or do not hesitate to contact CLS Secretariat for details.