Inauguration of The Legal Research Unit Faculty of Law University of Colombo

Inauguration of The Legal Research Unit Faculty of Law University of Colombo

The inauguration ceremony of the Legal Research Unit of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo was held on 2nd February 2017 at the Ceylon Room. The Legal Research Unit of the University of Colombo is a collaborative centre for legal research in Sri Lanka in partnership with the Ministry of Justice.

The aim of opening the Legal Research Unit is mainly for the purpose of enhancing legal research among the legal institutions in Sri Lanka, academics, professionals and students.

Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana Hon. Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe P.C graced the occasion as the chief guest. Amongst other distinguished invitees were the Attorney General of Sri Lanka Hon. Jayantha Jayasuirya P.C., Mr. Padmasiri Jayamanna, Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Buddhasasana and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi.

Upon his arrival, Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana was warmly received by the Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Lakshman Disanayake and Mrs. Indira Nanayakkara, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.

The Legal Research Unit will be headed by Mr. A Sarveswaran, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Dr. N Kamardeen, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law.

Former Deans, Members of the Faculty of Law and the staff of the Ministry of Justice were present at the ceremony.

The Legal Research Unit will provide a better atmosphere for further developments in legal research and law reforms and upgrading the judicial system of Sri Lanka to international levels.

The highlights of the Honourable Minister’s speech

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