Welcome to the website of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law (AAFL) of the University of Colombo. The AAFL was established in March 1998. It is an association of alumni of the Faculty of Law which form the link between its past graduates and the Faculty. It was formed in order to realise a number of objectives: promotion of fellowship among the alumni of the Faculty; to promote the welfare of the alumni, staff and students of the Faculty; promotion of matters of interest and research of relevance to students, staff and alumni of the Faculty; promotion of educational, professional and employment interests of the alumni and students of the Faculty; assisting the Faculty in the development of its curricula and teaching methodologies; and to facilitate contacts between the students and alumni of the Faculty by promoting, counselling, career guidance and other mutually beneficial activities. AAFL engages in various activities which are necessary, conductive or incidental to the attainment of these objects of the Association. Join with us, collaborate, engage and serve to achieve our objectives.
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It is our pleasure to introduce to you the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo (AAFL) and invite the alumni to join the Association.
The AAFL was established in March 1998. It is the official body of the alumni of the Faculty of Law that links the alumni with the Faculty, including its staff and students. AAFL was formed to achieve several objectives and amongst them are the promotion of fellowship among the alumni of the Faculty of Law; the promotion of the welfare of the alumni, staff and students of the Faculty; aiding the Faculty in the development of its curricula and teaching methodologies. We invite you to view the Constitution of AAFL made available to you on this website for further information.
After being dormant for quite some time, the AAFL was revived in 2021 with the appointment of Mr. Mohamed Illiyas, President’s Counsel, as its President. Despite the unfavorable conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association was able to kick start its activities by conducting a few programmes to assist the undergraduates. AAFL also established its logo and created a social media presence towards speedy and effective dissemination of information. Its website was formally launched in May 2022.
In 2021/22 AAFL conducted a successful Webinar Series in collaboration with the Faculty’s Career Guidance Unit. Many who have excelled in their respective professions and careers participated and shared their experience with the students, providing them a glimpse of future career prospects. This webinar series, hosted on the learning platform of the Faculty of Law is available for the guidance of all students present and future.
In January 2022 AAFL established the “AAFL Education Trust” to advance the knowledge and education of the less privileged undergraduates of the Faculty by providing scholarships, equipment, facilities, accommodation and/or general economic support. Please refer to the Progress Report for 2021/22 hosted on this website for further details.
In the year 2022/23, AAFL was successful in conducting many programmes for the benefit of the students. These include the fourth year students an immersion programme in a leading corporate and having a webinar with the Sri Lanka Law College Principal and staff towards understanding and appreciating the history of the Sri Lanka Law College, the expectations from students from the Faculty and how they can be successful in the Final year examination of the Law College; a soft skills programme; establishing mentoring partnerships for 85 students; a programme for Freshers to introduce them to AAFL and the scholarships that are available to the students. The highlight of this programme was the motivational speaker who addressed the 325 students which was useful to the students embarking on a new journey away, from their homes. Please refer to the Progress Report for 2022/23 hosted on this website for further details.
The main fund-raising activity for 2022/23 and the membership drive was the “Back to Faculty” event held in December 2022 with over 1000 alumni participating in the event. We were able to raise much needed funds for the Trust, given the increase in requests from students for assistance.
The Executive Committee cordially invites all past graduates of the Faculty to obtain life membership of the Association and actively engage in its activities, including raising funds for the Education Trust. We seek your fullest cooperation and contribution for the achievement of the objectives of AAFL, which no doubt would be personally fulfilling to all alumni of the Faculty of Law.
Executive Committee of AAFL