Colombo Telegraph

Nepotism And Regime Manipulation At Law College Colombo

Sri Lanka Law College Principal S.W. Rodrigo has been instrumental in manipulating the recently concluded Final Examination results to ensure his own son, Oshada Rodrigo emerges at the top of his batch, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Oshada Rodrigo has achieved 78% and two subject prize, Colombo Telegraph learns.

He was previously selected by his father, the Principal to attend seminars and other events from Law College. Rodrigo Junior is presently the Education Secretary of the recently formed Sri Lanka Nidahas Shishya Sangamaya, a student union affiliated to the SLFP.

The inauguration of this new student union at Law College Colombo took place in Parliament with the principal participating.

Principal Rodrigo is best known for previously welcoming President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal, now a member of parliament with betel leaves when the young Rajapaksa entered Law College without qualifications for admission. Namal Rajapaksa during his tenure as a student at Law College managed to obtain almost 100 percent for several subjects at the internal examinations of the College, the answer scripts of which were corrected by Principal Rodrigo himself.

Namal Rajapaksa also topped his Law College batch, amidst major allegations of examination fraud.

He was granted special privileges on the few occasions when he attended Law College.

According to sources from Law College, Namal Rajapaksa hardly ever sat for examinations at Law College. So far, there is no disclosure of how Namal Rajapaksa entered Law College even though Principal Rodrigo has consistently defended him.

Principal Rodrigo is tipped to soon be appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

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