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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 911

Legal Education Council not to interfere with results Law College entrance examination

Colombo, 05 January, (asiantribune.com):

Principal of Sri Lanka Law College Dr.W.D. Rodrigo in a press release has indicated that, The Council of Legal Education, which is the administrative body of the Sri Lanka Law College, has decided not to interfere with the results of the Law College Entrance Examination 2012, and to proceed with the registrations as scheduled.

The press release added, “In view of the representations made and several media reports relating to the Law College Entrance Examination 2012, the Council of Legal Education vested with the responsibility of the administration of the Sri Lanka Law College states that at its request the Department of Examinations has conducted the Entrance Examination for several years. “

Principal of Sri Lanka Law College said, “The selection of examiners to set the paper, its translation and the marking of the answer scripts has been the function and the responsibility of the Department of Examinations.”

Dr.W.D. Rodrigo further reveled that upon conclusion of the marking of the answer scripts the Council of Legal Education decides the cut-off mark for the admission of students to the Sri Lanka Law College.

“In view of the concerns expressed the Councils of Legal Education had had discussion with the Commissioner General of Examination and after careful consideration of all the relevant matters decided not to interfere with the results at this stage and proceed with the registrations as scheduled,” the press release concluded.

Comment by FUTA

But in the meantime. FUTA President Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri while commenting on the controversy over the Law College entrance examination results, the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) claimed that it was another example of politicians abusing the system.

FUTA President Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri told in an interview that it was unusual that a majority of students from a particular ethnic community had topped the results list of the Law College entrance examination last year, but it could definitely be another deliberate manipulation of the examination system.

- Asian Tribune -

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