Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

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Faculty of Law University of Colombo
Type Public
Established 1947
Dean I. Nanayakkara
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Website http://www.cmb.ac.lk/academic/law/

The Faculty of Law (also known as The Law Faculty)(නීති පීඨය Nithi Pit-haya) is one of seven faculties of the University of Colombo. Being the premier law school in the country, and the only Faculty of Law in the entire University system of the country it conducts both undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs in the field law.

Established in 1947 in the University of Ceylon as the department of law it was shortly moved to Peradeniya as part of the Faculty of Arts. However the department was later shifted to the Colombo Campus of the University of Ceylon upgrade to a Faculty of Law in 1968. The faculty maintains close links with the Colombo Law College, which conducts the law exams need for admittance as an attorney at law.



The Faculty of Law recently established three departments under which the Faculty conducts its studies.

  • Department of Commercial Law
  • Department of Private and Comparative Law
  • Department of Public and International Law

Faculty Management Team[edit]

  • Dean-Mr. V.T.Thamilmaran
  • Head, Department of Commercial Law-Ms. W.I. Nanayakkara
  • Head, Department of Private and Comparative Law- Prof. S. Scharenguivel
  • Head, Department of Public and International Law- Mrs.wasantha Senaviratne
  • Co-ordinator, Post-graduate Unit- Ms.S.Segarajasingham
  • Acting Assistant Registrar- Ms.T.D.D. Pathiranage

Notable alumni[edit]


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