Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:03

Advanced Workshop on International Humanitarian Law

 

         A three day Advanced Workshop on International Humanitarian Law for the members of the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka was inaugurated today, the 10th of June, at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Ratmalana. It is a collaborative effort by the Faculty of Law of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Colombo.

         The main objective of this workshop is to give the participants who are already inculcated with a basic knowledge of different aspects of International Humanitarian Law, an opportunity to update themselves on the current trends and latest developments of the Law. It is expected that this workshop would assist the Trainers in the Armed Forces to disseminate the knowledge that they gain through the training to their subordinates.

         Brigadier Lloyd Gillett who is the Regional Armed and Security Forces Delegate of the ICRC will conduct the workshop. Vice Chancellor Major General Milinda Peiris, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Administration) Brigadier Lal Gunasekera, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Susirith Mendis and members of the academia of the KDU and other military officers, and Mr Channa Jayawardena, the Communications Officer of the ICRC graced the occasion.

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