Law goes Green – 2018
1. Faculty grounds clean-up, beautification and tree planting campaign.
2. Inter-faculty green debate competition.
3. Intra-faculty green drama competition.
4. Intra-faculty nature poetry competition.
5. Inter-school case study presentation competition.
6. Implementing a ‘No Polythene’ policy in the submission of assignments.
Launching of a website to promote environmental laws and regulations and to use this website as a platform for the undergraduate and postgraduate students to publish research papers and other publications.
The Green Drama Competition is a platform which allows Law students to sharpen their creative skills and portray current and pressing environmental-social issues through the medium of drama. At this competition which is to be held on 14th May 2018 from 12 pm onwards at the NLT building, three best drama from the three media; Sinhala, Tamil and English will be selected. The dramas will be rewarded for the nuanced way in which they capture the essence of various effects of environment-related issues on the contemporary society. This competition will be open to students of all four years.
A tree planting campaign will be held at the Faculty of Law premises on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 under the aegis of Ms.Otara Gunewardene, Founder of Embark and Otara Foundation. Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo, Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake will grace the occasion as the guest of honour. Under the tagline ‘Robarosiya; It’s Blooming Again’, the Tree Planting Campaign will focus on replanting ‘Robarosiya’ (and a variety of other plants like Esala, Weralu and Magul Karanda donated by the undergraduates themselves) in the Faculty of Law premises, with the view of preserving the legacy of the beloved and age-old ‘Robarosiya’ tree which was heart-wrenchingly uprooted in the recent hurricane. This will be followed by a cleaning up of the Faculty premises. The event will take place from 8.30 am to 12 noon.
The Tree Planting Campaign will be followed by the Final Awarding Ceremony of Law Goes Green on the afternoon of the same day, from 2.00-5.00 pm at the New Arts Theater, University of Colombo, with the participation of the Vice-Chancellor Prof.Lakshaman Dissanayake. The winners of the Inter-school Case study, Debate, Drama and Poetry competitions will be awarded at this event as an encouragement to the students of the law and future lawyers to always remember to go back to nature, treat mother nature with love and respect and use resources sustainably for the benefit of generations yet unborn.