This is the first contest that I take part in Steemit. I hope to do best in sharing my experience. I thank @alejos7ven for giving me this opportunity.
We never know where our life will take us. I was born in a small rural village called “Kalaweldeniya” I had my primary education from Kalaweldeniya Vidyalaya which is situated in my village. There were only 11 students in my class. Though we had fewer facilities; learning there was so happy. From the time I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. I really loved that profession as a kid because of the reasons that teachers wear beautiful sarees & they receive so much love by students. I missed that dream with the time but I don’t repent of it.
I entered Ginigathena Central College for my secondary education. I did my Advanced Level Examination in 2011. I was selected to follow LLB degree in the Department of Law, University of Peradeniya. I had so many options in selecting the degree to follow. I selected Law since I wanted to study something new. I never wanted to be a lawyer. I thought the Profession of Attorney- at Law is beyond my capacity. However the Four Years in University of Peradeniya brought me up so well.
In the first semester of the University, I had so many reasons to give up. Difficulties in learning in English, Homesick, verbal bullying by seniors made me to believe that this is not what I needed in life. Gradually I adhered to the University life. The greenery, trees and roads fully covered with Robarosia and cat’s claw, the giant library with seven floors of knowledge, dramas at Ediriweera Sarachchandra open theater & family like friends who were with me in the University gave me the idea that I made the right choice.
We discussed the theories with real life examples and shared what we knew already with each other. We prepared for exams as a group. It was happy to argue over subject matters so we didn’t felt sleepy. Therefor I could sit for exams with confidence. I could also complete a Certificate Course in Human rights conducted by the Department of Human Rights. I did my thesis on “Introducing Law Related Education into Schools”. I could complete my degree in 2016 with a Second Class honor.
After graduation I sat for the final examination in the Sri Lanka Law College in 2017 to enter into the legal profession. I studied hard for it staying in Colombo as it was very tough examination. I could pass the examination anyway. Then I completed my apprenticeship period of six months under a senior Attorney- at- Law. The procedure was totally different in the Court house than I thought of it. However it was interesting to watch.
After having basic knowledge on Court Procedures I could enroll as an Attorney- at- Law in the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka in 2018. Then I worked as a junior Lawyer for two years under my senior Lawyer who guided me in my apprenticeship period. Now I’m working in Nawalapitiya District/ Magistrate Court as a lawyer, Notary public, commissioner for oaths and Companies Secretary.
I’m thankful to my parents for giving me freedom on deciding my path and for being with me in everything and for giving me what I needed as they can. I thank my teachers, relatives and friends for all the support in my way.
A famous saying says “To successful Lawyers, Learning never ends”. A Lawyer should have some kind of knowledge on every field to deal with different cases. I have a lot to do to be successful. When I look back I wonder about my journey sometimes. I have changed from a shy girl from a rural underprivileged village to an Attorney who represents clients in a court house. I could make my parents happy and proud of me and I could gain respect from people by my profession. Now I have courage to speak against unfairness. I’m happy of what I’m today and I want to work to be a better me.
Thank you again @alejos7ven for organizing this contest. I invite all readers to participate in this contest. The link is,