Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's Law College postpones registration of students following controversy
Tue, Jan 15, 2013, 11:23 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Law College has decided to postpone the registration of the new batch of students for 2013 following a controversy over the law entrance examination paper.

The registration of the new batch of students earlier was to take place today. However, the registration has been postponed by a week.

This is the second occasion within two weeks the registration of Law College students has been postponed. The registration was to initially take place on the 8th.

Law Entrance Students' Union held a protest march outside the Law College over alleged irregularities in the law entrance exam and the registration.

The students union has also lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) claiming the Examinations Department had failed to take any action to re-evaluate the law entrance exam papers and inquire into the irregularities.

The students say the law entrance results had shown that preference had been given to some ethnic groups over others.

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.

** Related Story :: Law college hopefuls of Sri Lanka complain to HRC against Examination Department

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
EU parliament delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women's empowerment
-- [4 hours ago]
World Bank support for Sri Lanka women business and SME initiatives
-- [4 hours ago]
COPE report on controversial bond issue presented to the parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
A sub-sea power cable from India can be a solution for Sri Lanka power crisis - PUCSL
-- [6 hours ago]
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge granted bail
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Muslims to protest against government over the vote on Temple Mount resolution
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog Team receives international recognition as 2016 Team of the Year
-- [8 hours ago]
No VAT for 82 essential consumer goods from November 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Council welcomes decision to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, expresses concern over Minister's statement
Sri Lanka calls for IORA to move into a new era of dynamism

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.