Daily Archives: October 27, 2015
The Sri Lankan Bill of Rights
Sri Lankan blogger Dr. Politics a. K. a. Rohan kar has taken the decision to propose a Bill or Rights for the people of Sri Lanka, though it sounds as if it might be the one he thought was in use when he wrote the thing. Nevertheless, he describes the post as comparison between the proposed Bill of Rights for Sri Lanka and the real thing,” with the real thing being the one adopted by the Founding Fathers for the United States. 11/26/2005: 5:12 pm: Mark
The first in a series of workshops on constitutional reforms organized by the Constitutional Affairs and National Integration Ministry will be held on Saturday May 6, 2006 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Independence Square, Colombo 7.
The subject of the workshop will be “A new Bill of Rights”.
Attorney-at-Law R.K.W. Goonesekere, will speak on “Civil and Political Rights”. The panelists will be Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda, Deputy Solicitor- General Shavindra Fernando and Attorney-at-Law Shiral Lakthilaka. Dr. Deepika Udagama will address the workshop on “Social, Economic and Cultural Rights” and the panelists will be Prof. Ranjith Amarasinghe, Dr. Mario Gomez and Attorney-at-Law Ms. Cyrene Siriwardana.
“Article 14-Expansion of Rights relating to Liberty” will be the subject of a presentation by Mr. Rohan Edrisinha. The panel will be Dr. Godfrey Goonethilake, Attorney-at-Law J.C. Weliamuna, and Senior State Counsel Nerin Pulle.
Dr. Jayanipathy Wickramaratne, P.C. will speak on “Enforcement of Fundamental Rights and Procedural Reforms”. Deputy Solicitor-General S. Rajaratnam, Attorneys-at-Law Nimal Punchihewa and Sanjeewa Jayawardena will constitute the panel.
The workshop is open to the public.