Action filed seeking Law College admission
COLOMBO: A group of candidates who sat the Law College Entrance
Examination last year filed a writ application in the Court of Appeal
seeking admission to the Law college.
Petitioners R. Ushanthi of Moratuwa and nine others sought to quash
the decision not to admit them to the Law College and an interim order
preventing the respondents from registering new students for the new
academic year on the basis of last years' results.
The petitioners stated that they had sat the entrance examination
last year in the Tamil Medium and scored an aggregate over 60. They
claimed that due to an error in the Course Book provided to the
candidates in the previous year, the Court of Appeal made an order to
lower the cut off mark for the Tamil Medium students.
They stated that subsequent to the court order, 21 students who sat
the examination in the Tamil Medium were able to enter the College.
The petitioners claimed that the Course Book provided to them too had
the same errata and as in the previous year and argued that they too
would be eligible to enter the college as they had all scored over 60
They sought to lower the cut off point to 60 which was 71.