Law

Sep
16

Inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Faculty of Law

The inauguration ceremony to launch the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Faculty of Law was held on the 16th of September 2022 at the Senate Hall. The ceremony was hosted by the Faculty of Law with Professor (Dr) Sampath Punchihewa, Dean, Faculty of Law, Professor (Chair) Wasantha Seneviratne, Head of the Department of Public and […]

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Jun
10

Law Students Produced the First Ever Legal Publication on Facemask Pollution in Sri Lanka

The concluding ceremony of the 9th annual Law Goes Green (LGG) project organized by the Faculty of Law was held on the 10th of June 2022 at the New Arts Theatre. This year’s theme ‘Global Face Mask Pollution’ is a very timely topic, in the backdrop of the COVID-19 Pandemic which affected the entire world’s […]

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May
05

The Faculty of Law warmly welcomes the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor during his visit to the Faculty

The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H. D. Karunaratne visited the Faculty of Law on the 5th of May, 2022. He was warmly welcomed by the academic and non-academic staff of the Faculty of Law, headed by the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Sampath Punchihewa. The visit was made with the intention […]

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Mar
26

UoC Team advances to the Semi-Final of the Jean Pictet Competition 2022

The Jean-Pictet Competition enables students to become better acquainted with international humanitarian law, using simulated events and role-playing based on fictitious situations of armed conflict. The prestigious competition is significantly different from other international law competitions as it aims to take the ‘law out of the books’. This year, the team representing the Faculty of […]

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Mar
21

Visit of former chief justice of Bhutan to Faculty of Law

Hon. Chief justice (former) of Bhutan, Sonam Tobgye visited the faculty of law on 21st March 2022 during his visit to the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies. President’s Counsel Prashantha Lal de Alwis took charge of coordinating the event. Prof. Sampath Punchihewa, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, warmly welcomed the former Chief […]

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Mar
09

Orientation Programme for New Entrants 2022 – Faculty of Law

The Student Welcome Ceremony, which inaugurated the Orientation Programme for New Entrants to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, was held on 9th March 2022. In a world with many online gatherings, it was wonderful to be able to meet physically at the New Arts Theatre to commemorate this momentous occasion. The ceremony opened […]

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Feb
09

Vintage Photograph of the Colombo Law Faculty (1972) unveiled

“A picture speaks a thousand words and within this picture are a thousand stories that we will forever celebrate,” said the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, at the unveiling of the batch photograph of the batch of 1972. It came as a shock to all those that gathered at the event […]

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Jan
05

The Launch of the Centre for Environmental Law and Policy

The Centre for Environmental Law and Policy of the University of Colombo was launched on the 5th of January, 2022 at the New Arts Theatre of the University. The Centre aims to be the pioneer institution within the Sri Lankan University system that specialises in Environmental Law related research, policymaking, and advocacy. At present, the […]

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Dec
07

‘(Re)thinking Nature: Follow Thy Old Wisdom’ published in Commonwealth Review Magazine

Dr. Kokila Konasinghe Ms. Asanka Edirisinghe An article co-authored by Dr. Kokila Konasinghe of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and Ms. Asanka Edirisinghe of the Faculty of Law, General Sir John Kotelawela Defence University is published in the Commonwealth Review Magazine, which is widely circulated within more than 500 member universities of the [...]
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Oct
30

The Launch of the South Asian Environmental Law Report

The South Asian Environmental Law Report (SAELR) 2021, volume 1 which is a collaborative effort of the Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) and the Centre for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP) of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo was launched on the 30th October 2021 at the Water’s Edge hotel with the eminent presence […]

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Jul
08

Research on Language Rights and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

ENGLISH සිංහල தமிழ் The Center for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), with the support of NLEAP, has embarked on pivotal research on Language Rights, Gender Equality, and Women's Empowerment. The research seeks to explore the impact of language rights policies and programmes on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in Sri Lanka. The research [...]
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Mar
17

The Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort 2021

Two academics from the University of Colombo are among the 26 members of the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort Dr. Kokila Konasinghe Dr. Iroja Caldera The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the British Council have partnered to establish the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort, supporting 26 researchers to bring local knowledge to a global [...]
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Jan
20

The “Chat on Sustainable Development Goals”

“To waste this opportunity would compromise our last best chance to stop runaway climate change. It would not only be immoral, it would be suicidal” António Guterres (UN Secretary General) The 'Chat on Sustainable Development Goals', the first webinar of its series was organized by the Final Year Undergraduates of the Faculty of Law in [...]
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Dec
19

Annual Research Symposium 2020 – Faculty of Law

Symposium 2020 of the Faculty of Law was conducted online on 19th December 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of the symposium was ‘Law at Crossroads: Reflections and Foresights’. It commenced with an inauguration in which a Keynote Address was delivered by Justice Dr. Saleem Marsoof PC. The Vice-Chancellor of the University [...]
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Jul
10

A report on the Law Goes Green 2020 Panel Discussion

The Faculty of Law has been spear heading many endeavours in the field of law and has been conscious of its role as an institution which sets examples. ‘Law Goes Green’ is one such attempt where the Faculty aimed to create awareness and instil the sense of responsibility towards one’s environment in their own undergraduates. […]

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Jul
10

Law goes Green 2020

Celebrating its 7th consecutive year, Law Goes Green 2020 brought together the different stakeholders to spark academic discussion ‘Green Conversations’, on the theme ‘An academic, legal and activist approach to environmental protection in Sri Lanka: Challenges and way forward’. The panel discussion was held on 10th July 2020 where it served as a step towards […]

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