SAMARAKOON AND OTHERS VS UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION AND OTHERS | 2005 1SLR 119

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Fundamental Rights – Petitioners who qualified to join Medical Faculty from
Kandy District according to policy declared in Hand Book excluded – Legitimate
expectations – Article 12(1) of the Constitution.
According to the Hand Book for the academic year 2000/2001 published by the
University Grants Commission (UGC) it was declared that 900 places will be
available for intake of students to medical faculties of all the Universities in this
country. Out of this number and as per the marking scheme, 54 places had to
be allocated to the Kandy District. However, the UGC decided to admit only 865
candidates. In the result 09 petitioners were not admitted from the Kandy
District although they had obtained the requisite marks.

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