Honorary Awarding of a Digest of Supreme Court and Appeal Court Unreported Judgements (2010 to 2020) to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo
Mr. Premarathna Jayasinghe, an Attorney-at-Law and a proud product of the Faculty of Law from the 89/90 batch visited the Faculty on the 11th of October 2022 to present his recent research books – a Digest of Supreme Court and Appeal Court Unreported Judgements (2010 to 2020). Prof. (Dr.) Sampath Punchihewa, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, warmly welcomed Mr. Jayasinghe to the Faculty after which Mr. jayasinghe donated a few copies of his research work to the Faculty of Law and the library of the Center for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR).
These Digests cover Civil and Criminal law as a guide to develop legal knowledge by way of a summary of the unreported judgments Mr. Premarathna Jayasinghe has selected from the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court which have led to significant developments in law over the decades. Law Books, Law Magazines, and Law Journals from 2010 to 2020 were used to compile this and the researcher has selected court cases from the website of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court to add to this collection. These Digests are unlike any other Law Digests, in that the author has attempted to publish his personal opinion regarding the legal issues addressed by the Honorable Judges of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as a tribute to the contribution made by them for the betterment of Sri Lankan law over the decades.
Mr. Jayasinghe’s efforts are all the more commendable in that he has engaged in this work, despite his schedule as a busy practitioner. It is our fervent wish that Mr. Jayasinghe will continue his efforts, and the Faculty of Law commends him for the contribution made by him through his efforts to uplift the legal profession and academia.