2015 CfPS Law School Graduation

Manouri Pieris reports on the 2015 CfPS Graduation Ceremony for its University of London law students
2015 CfPS Graduation Ceremony
Dr Mary Stiasny greeting University of London law graduates
The Chairman of the CfPS Law School, Mr Saliya Pieris, pointed out that the University of London law degree was well-equipped to meet emerging challenges in the field of law

The annual graduation ceremony of CfPS Law School for its University of London graduates was held on Saturday 7 March at the Taj Samudra Hotel, in Colombo. Nearly 50 graduates and diplomates were awarded their degrees and diplomas by the Director of the University of London Undergraduate Laws Programme, Simon Askey.

Professor Colin Peiris, Director, Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) Council of the University Grants Commission and Board Member of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) was the Chief Guest.

Joining the Chief Guest and Mr Askey on the dais were Dr Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of London International Programmes and the Directors of CfPS Law School, Messrs. Upul Darnanagama, Ajith P. Perera MP, Nanda Muruttettuwegama and Saliya Pieris.

Several students who achieved excellence in academic achievements at the University of London Law examinations were presented with medals and certificates at this event by CfPS Law School. This included Ms Dinukshi Fernando who was awarded a gold medal for academic excellence. Mr Uditha Devapriya was awarded a Special Achievement Award for obtaining one of the highest aggregates in Sri Lanka at the first year examination. Several other students who achieved the highest mark in Sri Lanka for subjects including Common Law, Criminal Law, Public Law and Law of Tort were recognised at this event.

In his welcome address the Chairman of the CfPS Law School, Mr Saliya Pieris, stressed the vision of the Law School of providing easy and open access to legal education in Sri Lanka. He pointed out that the University of London law degree was well equipped to meet emerging challenges in the field of law.

A highlight of the ceremony was the standing ovation given to the new graduates and diplomates by the audience which warmed the hearts of those present.

The CfPS Law School is a Recognised Centre of the University of London for its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Diploma in Law programmes. The University of London’s Undergraduate Laws Programme is backed by a consortium of the top Lead Colleges of the University of London, which are ranked among the top Universities in the World. These are LSE, UCL, King’s College London, Birkbek, SOAS and Queen Mary. 

The University of London has always maintained the highest standards in its awards, ensured by all of the examination papers being corrected in London by the examiners of the University.

Students are enrolled to CfPS in March and September each year. Students who enrol in March initially follow a three-month course on Introduction to Law and Developing Skills. These introductory modules enable a student to grasp the elements of legal skills such as reading a case and developing their writing skills which are essential in the study of the law.

CfPS Law School has a vibrant student body. Law students are able to participate in debates and moots organised by the CfPS Law School Debating and Mooting Society. Another innovative feature is the Internship Programme which enables students who complete their Second Year and Final Year to gain work experience by interning in the Chambers and Offices of Senior Counsel and Attorneys-at-Law. Students are also taken on Court Visits and on visits to Parliament.

The new intake commences on 28 March 2015.

  • CfPS Law School, Sri Lanka, is a Registered Centre for the University of London International Programmes.
  • Find out more about studying for a University of London degree in Sri Lanka.
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