The Bar Association of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Justice Ministry and the Legal Aid Commission will organise the National Law Week 2015 under the theme, “Towards a Just and Law Abiding Society”. It will be held from November 23 to 29.
At a media conference held at the Bar Association Auditorium in Hulftsdorp, BASL Chairman U.R. de Silva said the National Law Week would help people to know their rights with regard to legal matters.
He said there have been several complaints by people who had been treated unlawfully by the police in this regard. “This is mainly for low-income people who face legal issues mainly because of financial constraints,” Mr. de Silva said. He invited those who need special assistance in handling their legal matters to inform BASL lawyers by calling the two hotline numbers: 011 3133864 or 011 3133862 before the Law Week begins on November 23.BASL President Geoffrey Alagaratnam said legal awareness programmes would be carried out in 55 different locations countrywide.
Leading lawyer and Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakse stated that with the removal of Mohan Pieris as Chief Justice and Head of the Incorporated Council of Legal Education (ICLE), the Council under the new Chief Justice would restore the previous regulations and address the main concerns of the Sri Lanka Law College students.
He said many unfair regulations had been introduced during the past two years and all such reforms will be revised and regulations which address issues of unfairness and irregularities will be established to suit I the students under the new Council.
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakse has appointed a new Council and we are looking forward to making changes under the new Chief Justice as the head of the Council. He stated that I myself have been a student of the institution so I know the problems they face and what they would find unfair. There were many changes that were made under the previous Council that created uproar among students who claimed they were unfair. We will start on the changes as soon as possible though some may take more time than others. Some of the more pressing ones will take priority such as printing the paper in all three media as opposed to the current regulation of only English”
He added that the many changes would address issues of exam irregularities while stating they would address concerns faced by graduates of external systems as well.
“We are looking to bring back the system where it is possible to do more than one exam in a single sitting. It should be up to the candidate whether he has the capacity to handle such a task. There have been students who have opted for this and excelled, so we want to bring out those who excel rather than hold them back” he said.
The newly appointed Council of Legal Education under which these changes are to be effected comprise the former Attorney General Palitha Fernando. Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Colombo University V.T. Thamilmaran, Mr Ikram Mohammed PC, Mr. Nihal Fernando PC, Mr. Anil de Silva PC and Mr. Harsha Cabral PC.
Justice Kanakasabapathi Sripavan took oaths as the 44th Chief Justice before president Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. Chief Justice Sripavan is the second Tamil to hold this prestigious post. The first Tamil to hold this post in Sri Lanka was Suppiah Sharvananda, who served between 1984 and 1988.
Chief Justice Sripavan born on February 29, 1952 had his early and secondary education at Jaffna Hindu College. He entered Colombo Law College in 1974. He was appointed Acting State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Department in 1978.
In 1979, he was appointed a State Counsel. He continued his legal studies at the Colombo University and obtained a Diploma in Commercial Law in 1992. Chief Justice Sripavan obtained his Master of Law Degree from the University of London in 1994.
Chief Justice Sripavan was appointed Deputy Solicitor General on February 22,1996 and a Judge of the Court Appeal in 2002.
He served as the Court of Appeal President in 2007. In 2008, he was appointed a Supreme Court Judge. He was also the Acting Chief Justice in 2013.
Application forms for admission of students for the Academic year 2015 will be available from 02nd June 2014 to 30th June 2014 in the Sri Lanka Law College Office on any working day between 9.00 a.m. and 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
The minimum educational qualifications to sit the Entrance Examination are as follows:-
passed in three subjects at one and the same sitting at the Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (A/L) Examination under the new scheme, (i.e. August 2000 Examination and thereafter) However a person who has sat the above examination under the old scheme should have passed in four subjects al one and the same sitting,
The subjects should be those approved by the Incorporated Council of Legal Education, And
Credit passes in English Language AND Sinhala/Tamil Language at the G.C.E. (O/L) or N.C.G.E. Examination,
Applicants should be not less than 17 years and not more than 30 years of age at the date on which submission of applications close.
All applicants are required to sit an Entrance Examination to be held only in Colombo in September 2014.
Closing date for receiving applications
Duly filled application with photocopies of educational certificates should be forwarded to The Principal, Sri Lanka Law College, 244, Hulftsdorp Street, Colombo 12, not later than 30th June 2014 under registered post.
Payment for brochure and application
The Brochure containing relevant information, model and past question papers and the application form is available at a price of Rs. 3000/-.
The payment for the above could be made at any branch of the –
Hatton National Bank to the credit of A/C No. 063010004875, Hatton National bank, Hulftsdorp Branch, or Bank of Ceylon to the credit of A/C No. 0001369779, Bank of Ceylon, Hulftsdorp Branch
In favour of the Incorporated Council of Legal Education and the ORIGINAL Bank Receipt should be forwarded to the Office of Sri Lanka Law College.
Please quote your National Identity Card number and your name with initials in the Bank deposit slip.
Those who wish to obtain the Brochure with the application form by Registered Post should forward the ORIGINAL Bank Receipt for Rs. 3000/- and a self-addressed envelope of the size of 15″x10″ with stamps to the value of Rs. 150/-
Law Entrance Examination Question Papers
This is to inform all candidates who wish to sit for the Entrance Examination for 2014 and thereafter the question papers are as follows:
General Knowledge & General Intelligence
For more details see below image or contact to the Principle, Sri Lanka Law College, Colombo 12.
Now you can check your Competitive Examination for Admission of students to Sri Lanka Law College for Academic Year 2014 – Examination on September 2013 Result as below.
Please correctly enter your index number to obtain your examination result
Srilanka Law College has released the Srilanka Law College Entrance 2013 for Academic year of 2014 Result and those who have selected for the Law College academic year of 2014 will receive a letter from Law College. The Selected Candidate letters has been posted last Friday (31/01/2014)
The pass list of Srilanka Law College Entrance Examination 2013 for Academic year of 2014 is attached Law College Notice Board.
Abeywardane B.S.R is obtain the best result for the Srilanka law College Entrance examination as 81 Marks out of 100. Abeywardane B.S.R is 1362755 indexed and from 181, Colombo Road, Rathnapura.
The Cut off Marks for the Srilanka law College Entrance examination is 66.(those who have obtained 66 is Pass, and those who obtain less is not qualify for the Law College)
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Despite registration of students for admission to the Sri Lanka Law College commencing after a three-week delay, the student union threatens to continue with its protests over the revision of the entrance exam syllabus.
Though the demand from the Law Entrance Students’ Union was to re-conduct the exams, the Law College administration decided to bring down the cut-off mark from 69 to 66 and enrol an additional 242 students increasing the total number to 551 unlike the other years where the number was less than 300.
It was also decided to revise the law entrance examination syllabus from one subject to two. Since 1998, the exam consisted of one subject which was a background to la w but the latest syllabus includes a language paper and a paper for general knowledge and intelligence. It was made mandatory for students to sit for one paper in English.
But the Law College administration has decided to go ahead with the latest syllabus.
Law College Principal Dr. W.D. Rodrigo said the decision to revise the syllabus was in the best interests of the legal profession.
He said the latest syllabus has been the entrance exam syllabus from 1971 to 1998. This method has been tested for decades,” Dr. Rodrigo said.
The papers will be prepared in all three languages for students to choose one in Sinhala or Tamil language.
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