Sri Lanka

November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Study Tour on Regional Power Market Development for South Asia

Following the regional consultation held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May 2016 focusing on Competitive Tenders of Power Projects with Cross Border and Domestic Offtakers, CLDP in coordination with the Independent Power Producer Office in South Africa, will organize a study tour on Regional Power Market Development  for governement officials from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14-17, 2017.

November 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017

South Asia: Regional Land Use Seminar

From November 6-8, 2017, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, CLDP will conduct a regional land acquisition seminar for stakeholders from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka that play a role in acquiring real estate for public projects. CLDP experts will speak on best practices in exercising "eminent domain" authority to acquire land for public projects, focusing on processes and valuation. This seminar will start the dialogue for how these governments in South Asia can strengthen their respective land acquisition regimes for the benefit of public projects.

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), MENA Chambers Bahrain, and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) will hold a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.

September 20, 2017 - September 21, 2017

CLDP to Conduct Workshop on Unsolicited Proposals with Sri Lankan Utility

In 2016, Sri Lanka adopted new requirements for private sector initiated proposals for public-private partnerships. Sri Lanka’s Public Utility is looking to adopt its procurement rules to reconcile the new requirements. CLDP in continuing its assistance in the energy sector in Sri Lanka will conduct a workshop focused on the different policy choices and how to implement them. This is part of a multi-phase assistance project to South Asia on regional energy concerns.

September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Sri Lanka: IP Policy Working Group

On September 11-15, CLDP, USPTO, and WIPO, in close coordination with the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka and the University Grants Commission, will conduct working group drafting sessions and site visits to select universities in Sri Lanka. 

August 24, 2017 - August 25, 2017

CLDP to Hold Liquefied Natural Gas Import Contracts Workshop in Sri Lanka

On August 24-25, CLDP will hold a workshop in Colombo on LNG import power purchase agreements. CLDP has previously worked with the Government of Sri Lanka on standardizing its PPAs. The focus of the workshop will be on understanding project economics of an LNG import facility, developing the tender terms necessary to properly allocate risk in an LNG tender, and clarity on the legal, regulatory, and contractual framework necessary for the importation of LNG.

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017

Sri Lanka Origin Determinations and Advance Rulings Program

CLDP provides technical assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka as it strives to create an environment conducive to increased trade and investment.  

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Sri Lanka: CLDP Celebrates World IP Day and Conducts University IP Policy Workshops

On April 24-28, CLDP joined international intellectual property organizations in celebrating World IP Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

March 22, 2017 - March 24, 2017

CLDP to Conduct Renewable and Thermal Power Purchase Agreements Workshop in Sri Lanka

CLDP lead a 3-day workshop on Renewable and Thermal Power Purchase Agreements on March 22-24 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  It was the second energy workshop that CLDP conducted in Sri Lanka and was part of a larger regional program on integration of the power sector.