Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's missing persons commission to hand in report to President
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka steps up battle against errant traders for not passing relief measures to consumers
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Marxist party reiterates need to investigate alleged coup plot by former regime
-- [6 hours ago]
Indian Prime Minister to address Sri Lankan parliament during visit
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan minister says 90 percent of state revenue used on debt repayment
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest four over alleged coal import fraud
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s Chinese funded Port City Project temporarily suspended
Sri Lanka's national carrier losses amount to over Rs. 32 billion in 2014, up by 24%
Sri Lanka to probe previous government's payments to US lobbying firms
Sri Lanka President launches debate on National Medicinal Drug Policy in parliament

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.