Workshop on ‘Empowering Police on Child Rights’
by Dasun Edirisinghe

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.


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