Tamil Law students protest discrimination in admissions

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 December 2006, 13:18 GMT]
Tamil students who were denied admission to Law College staged a token hunger strike in Colombo outside the Law College on Wednesday morning at 10:00am protesting against discrimination in admission process. Colombo police officials at the scene warned the students that protests were banned inside the High Security Zone, and forcefully removed the students.

The students carrying placards continued their protest outside the office of Sri Lanka Legal Aid Commission demanding justice based on proportionate representation and not discriminated on the basis of nationality, religion or region. Parliamentarian Mano Ganesan leader of Western People’s Front visited the scene and listened to their grievances

A spokesman for the protesting students alleged even though a number of Tamil students scored fourteen marks more than the required aggregate were denied admission to the Law college.

“There were numerous errors in English-to-Tamil translation of questions, and incorrect technical terms were used in many places. The number relating to a particular Legal Act in one question is different in the Tamil translation. The distribution of marks for the various questions are not indicated in the question paper. Over 10,000 students sit for law college entrance examination out of whom more than 3000 candidates are Tamils .While over 240 students from Sinhala and English medium are chosen annually since the year 1999, only one or two Tamils are able to gain admission. This is great injustice. If this trend continues in the next twenty years there will be noTamil speaking lawyers in Sri Lanka,” the students spokesperson said.

The students continued their protest till 3:00 pm.

 

Latest 15 Reports
28.07.16 23:42  
Colombo continues to dilly-dally on processing political prisoners‘ cases
27.07.16 23:14  
UNP answerable for 1983 genocidal pogrom: Batticaloa UNP Organiser
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=20749