President Wickremesinghe Allocates Land to Enhance Sri Lanka Law College Facilities
President Ranil Wickremesinghe recently made a pivotal announcement aimed at bolstering the resources available to students at Sri Lanka Law College. During a session held at the Parliament Complex on Wednesday (6), the President declared the allocation of government-owned land for this purpose, marking a significant milestone in the college’s history.
Highlighting the impending 150th anniversary of Sri Lanka Law College in 2024, President Wickremesinghe underscored its historical importance, noting its role in producing three Presidents of the country.
Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga confirmed that, as per the President’s directive, a parcel of land owned by the Urban Development Authority would be designated for Sri Lanka Law College.
The President directed relevant authorities to expedite plans for the immediate improvement of the college’s facilities. Initially, a 40-perch plot will be allocated, with further provisions to be made based on a comprehensive plan developed in consultation with the Justice Ministry.
Dr. Atula Pathinayake, the Principal of Sri Lanka Law College, expressed gratitude for the President’s attention to this matter, noting that in the institution’s 150-year history, no such allocation had been made to enhance student facilities.
Notable figures present during this decision-making process 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 Sri Lanka Law College.