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* Violence at Sri Lanka Law College on skewed results
Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 10:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: A violent situation arose today at entrance of the Law College of Sri Lanka today when a group that questioned the results of the last year's Law Entrance examination attempted to break into the office of the Principal.

A group of students marched from Colombo Fort railway station to the Law College protesting the skewed results of the Law Entrance Examination favoring the Muslim students who took the exam in Tamil medium.

Mobs of people including Buddhist monks clashed with the when the protesters demanded to meet the Principal of the Law College to hand over a petition.

Later, the Principal granted a discussion to a group of representatives of the protesters.

Results of the Law College Entrance Exam for academic year 2013 held last year had come under scrutiny after the results appeared to be favoring Tamil medium students.

According to the Young Lawyers' Association of Sri Lanka out of 705 Tamil medium students who took the law exam 133 students have received entry while only 154 students have been selected from a total of 6,295 who took the exam in the Sinhala medium. Also the top marks have been earned by the Muslim students.



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