Tuesday, 09 June 2015 12:51

A Seminar on Legal Aid for Intake 29 LLB Students

A Seminar on Legal Aid for Intake 29 LL.B. students of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was held on 13th of May 2015 for the purpose of increasing the awareness on legal aid among the students. It also marked the symbolic opening of the Legal Aid Centre of the University. The chief guest of the event was Justice H.S. Yapa, Director General, Legal Aid Commission. The Inauguration Ceremony was graced by the chief guest Justice H.S. Yapa, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Administration) Major General J. R. Kulatunga RSP ndc psc, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor T. R. Weerasooriya, Dean Faculty of Law Dr. S.W.P. Mahanamahewa, Head of the Department of Law W.S. Wijesinghe, academic and administrative staff of Faculty of Law. The keynote speech was delivered by the Chief Guest Justice H.S. Yapa. Following distinguished legal professionals were the resource persons of the seminar.

The Chief Guest Hon. Justice H.S. Yapa - Legal Aid and Role of the Legal Aid Commission

  • Mrs. Sujeewa Thilakarathna Attorney at Law, Legal Officer, Human Rights Commission - Legal Aid as a Human Right
  • Mr. Anandalal Nanayakkara, Attorney at Law - Environmental Justice and Environmental Rights
  • Mr. Geoffrey Alagarathnam (PC) President, Sri Lanka Bar Association - Legal Aid and Role of the Legal Profession
  • Mr. U.R. de Silva Attorney at Law, Former Secretary, Bar Association - Legal Aid and Criminal Justice


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