The gazette notification, which was issued making it compulsory to conduct Law College examinations only in English, was defeated in Parliament by 113 votes.
All government and opposition MPs except for MP Chandima Weerakkody voted against the gazette notification.
The Extraordinary gazette notification (2208/13) issued in December 2020 made it compulsory to conduct all Law College Examinations only in English.
After defeating the gazette notification, students who are facing the Law College Examinations will be allowed to face the examinations in a language of their choice either in Sinhala or Tamil. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Sri Tuesday, 21 March 2023 12:46 PM
This is a good move and many good students in Sinhala and Tamil medium can do their exam now .. English is important but not for examination but to work in courts but they can learn it as soon as they graduated from law college...
W Tuesday, 21 March 2023 01:41 PM
Language is something that should be thought from a child's early years to gain proper fluency in that language. Therefore school curriculum should be changed to teach English by making English the medium of instruction. Many will argue such change will kill Sinhalese/Tamil languages, which is pure nonsense. Sri Lanka produced scholars at a time English was the medium of instruction. Since the time Swabasha education was introduced, the country produced "frogs in the well"!!
Rob Tuesday, 21 March 2023 04:18 PM
Good luck to all politicians who can't even read wright communicate .Singhala Tamil language is good lawyers doctors engineers accounting etc should have english language as a priority to work communicate with other devolop nation's its sad this jokers from political circle have given a choice to have a say....god bless sri lanka
Citizen k Tuesday, 21 March 2023 06:34 PM
Of course what do you expect from them .They do not want the students to learn English but each and everyone of their children are studying overseas this includes the leader of JVP.
Reformist Wednesday, 22 March 2023 02:01 AM
A sign of backward nation. I wonder if Parliament now does the same thing for university exams which that are conducted in English. This country has gone mad. Btw, anyone cares about SL Law College qualifications? ln other developed countries, lawyers come out from universities, not third grade law colleges which admit any stupid politician. All most all SL politician is a lawyer as it is so easy to get admitted to law college.
Rob Wednesday, 22 March 2023 09:52 AM
When others read this kind of stuff specialy countries that are doing so well english language it is a must our fellows so call countries representatives think completely otherway seriously shocking got no substance how can this fellows lead by excample only few are good forward thinkers sadly that's why this nation have gone backwards majority don't understand basic even broken english learn from Chinese japs .Koreans pakis.indians now even Bangladesh they all communicate in good english ask them why so important english is...food for thought French Germans too none speaking english now doing we'll pls don't mis the bus
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