Colombo (LNW): In a noteworthy development aimed at enhancing the facilities for students at Sri Lanka Law College, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced the allocation of government-owned land for this purpose.
The decision was made during a discussion held at the Parliament Complex on December 6.
President Wickremesinghe emphasised the historical significance of Sri Lanka Law College, set to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2024, and its notable contribution, having produced three presidents.
Minister of Urban Development and Housing Prasanna Ranatunga conveyed that a plot of land owned by the Urban Development Authority would be provided to Sri Lanka Law College in accordance with the President’s directive.
President Wickremesinghe instructed relevant authorities to promptly develop plans for the immediate enhancement of the law college’s facilities. In the initial phase, a 40-perch plot will be allocated, with further allocation based on the comprehensive plan, following consultations with the Ministry of Justice.
Dr. Atula Pathinayake, the Principal of the Law College, noted during the event that in the school’s 150-year history, no land had been allocated to improve student facilities. He acknowledged President Wickremesinghe for the attention given to this matter.
The gathering included Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake, Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing W.S. Satyananda, Chairman of the Urban Development Authority Nimesh Herath, officials from the Attorney General’s Department, and representatives from the students’ union of the Law College.