Saturday, February 2, 2013
Law Entrance Exam Cut Off Mark Reduced
The Council of Legal Education in Sri Lanka has decided to reduce the minimum marks required for admission to the Law College to 66.
The Principal of the Sri Lankan Law College Mr. W.D.Rodrigo said that accordingly 551 students will be admitted to the Law College in the year 2013.
This decision has been taken following the problems that had emerged relating to the examination held last year.
Earlier 309 students were selected for admission to the Law College for the year 2013 with 71 as the minimum marks.
Consequent to protest of the students who sat for the examination in 2012 saying that certain irregularities had taken place in the results, the intake of students was postponed.
The Criminal Investigation Department also made a special investigation in this connection and the relevant CID report has been handed over to the Council of Legal Education. The report states that irregularities had taken place in the examination.
Moreover, the Principal of the Law College said that it has been decided to change the curriculum of the Law College from 2013.
The Principal of the Law College also said that however, registration of new students will start with effect from February 1st.