ACFCL – 2021 Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony of the Advanced Certificate in Fundamentals of Criminal Law (ACFCL) for those who successfully completed the course in 2021 was held at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo on the 24th of August 2022, under the auspices of three distinguished guests of honour, Prof. (Dr.) Sampath Punchihewa, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Chair Prof. Wasantha Senevirathne, Head of the Department of Public and International Law, and Prof. Kokila Konasinghe, Professor of Law, Department of Public and International Law.

Prof. Wasantha Senevirathne delivered the welcome address on behalf of the Department and Prof. Punchihewa expressed his views regarding the value of this course and its contribution to society.

The highlight of the ceremony was the awarding of certificates to the participants who successfully completed the course. In 2021, a total of 19 students completed the course with flying colours including a Distinction Pass, 12 Merit Passes and 6 General Passes being awarded. Mr. Kusal Amarasinghe, the Coordinator of the ACFCL delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the organizing committee.

The ACFCL programme introduced by the Department of Public and International Law of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo is a unique academic programme focused on the dissemination of knowledge to the general public. The syllabus focuses on domestic Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and the Law of Evidence. It has been specifically designed to provide students with knowledge regarding the concepts, theories, and legal principles of Criminal Law.