A workshop on ‘Empowering Sri Lanka Police on
Child Rights’ conducted by the Human Rights Commission of Sri
Lanka will be held on September 12 and 13 at the Sakura Pre
School training center in Kurunegala. The target group of the
workshop is police officers, a HRC spokesperson said.
Commissioners of the HRC, Retired Appeal Court
judge D. Jayawickrema and High Court judge Mahanama Tilakarathne
will be guest speakers.
There will be four lectures,on ‘Domestic laws on
child rights and its practical usage’ by Additional Secretary of
the HRC, Attorney at Law Nimal Punchihewa, ‘International
Standards on Child Rights’ by Director (Monitoring and Review)
of the HRC, Attorney at Law Tilani Rajapakse, ‘How to Use
Professional Ethics to build a public friendly police’ by DIG
(North-western Province) W. B. Darmarathna and ‘Medical aspects
on child rights’ by Consultant JMO of the Ragama Teaching
Hospital Dr. Priyanjith Perera.
In addition a lecture on the ‘Role of the HRC’
will be delivered by Investigation Officers of the HRC J. M.
Foumi and P. Arampath.
This workshop will be followed by a discussion
and is funded by the UNICEF.