Sri Lanka

September 27, 2020 - September 29, 2020

Support for Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

From September 27 through 29, 2020, CLDP will support participation by South Asian government and non-government stakeholders at the now-virtual Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). This is a regional event consistent with the global IGFs held annually by the United Nations.  Multiple virtual workshops and plenary sessions will offer platforms for discussions of such Internet Governance issues such as access, openness, and data regulation. CLDP will provide standalone discussions of issues of interest to the South Asian participants and will also provide some technical support to the operation of the forum.  This activity is part of CLDP’s work under the Department of State’s Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP).  DCCP supports increased access to communications, an open, interoperable, and secure Internet, transparent regulatory policies for open competitive markets, and trade opportunities for U.S. firms.  DCCP also builds partners nations’ capacity to address shared security threats, along with capacity building and commercial engagement activities.

September 22, 2020 - September 25, 2020

South Asia Participation at Prague 5G Wireless Security Conference

In mid-September, 2020, CLDP will support participation by several South Asian government and non-government stakeholders to the second conference on 5G Security hosted by the Government of Czechia.  This program is currently scheduled to take place in person in Prague, but it may become a virtual event. CLDP will hold thi sprogram under the Department of State’s Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP), which supports increased access to communications, an open, interoperable, and secure Internet, transparent regulatory policies for open competitive markets, and trade opportunities for U.S. firms.  DCCP also builds partners nations’ capacity to address shared security threats, along with capacity building and commercial engagement activities.

September 16, 2020 - September 17, 2020

Sri Lanka Public-Private Partnership Contracts Workshop

On September 16-17, 2020, CLDP will host a virtual workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) contracts for several Sri Lankan ministries.

June 6, 2020

Sri Lanka: Launch of the 2020-21 Vis Moot Program

CLDP held an event to launch the 2020-21 Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot (the Vis Moot). 

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March 10, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Europe: CLDP Conducts 10th Annual Pre-Moot Competition

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the Annual Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong was cancelled. More than 400 teams from over 80 countries had anticipated to compete in the premier program this April. In response, on March 10-14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CLDP, in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Legal Education and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, successfully converted the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot into a virtual Vis Pre-Moot. The virtual pre-moot was the first to showcase a virtual program that was able to connect participants from around the globe simultaneously, overcoming technical obstacles that could impede connections. Additionally, CLDP and its partners developed virtual tools that improved mooting practices, such as virtual moot rules, automatic scoring, and electronic grade submissions. The pre-moot program provided a series of live sessions, recorded lectures, interactive virtual breakout sessions, and practice rounds. The highlight of the 5-day virtual program was a two-day competition, consisting of general rounds and elimination rounds, along with a “virtual gala.” The winner of the event was the Royal University of Colombo. More than 100 attorneys from around the globe volunteered their time to serve as advisors and arbitrators. The Vienna organizers have now called on CLDP to assist them in converting this year’s global moot into a virtual event. CLDP will now be working closely to support the Moot organizers in Vienna next month in designing and implementing the global event so as to enable the 400+ registered teams to submit their required oral arguments for competition. For more information, please visit: http://premoot.bcdr-aaa.org/.

March 1, 2020 - March 5, 2020

Sri Lanka PPP Study Tour

On March 1-5, CLDP led a delegation from Sri Lanka to the P3C Conference in Dallas, which is the largest conference on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the United States.

December 13, 2019 - December 18, 2019

Sri Lanka and Maldives: Advanced Arbitration Training, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

On December 13 to 18, held a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) arbitration certification program and an advanced arbitration training for Maldivian, Sri Lankan, and Afghan arbitrators. 6 Sri Lankan arbitrators attended the program. The first three days, the arbitrators focused on an introductory course, followed by a full-day assessment, and concluded with a certification test.

December 7, 2019 - December 10, 2019

Sri Lanka: Vis Moot Training and Competition

On December 7-10, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, CLDP held its first in-person training for the two teams selected to represent Sri Lanka in the Vis East Moot in Hong Kong and the Vis Moot in Vienna in March and April 2020, respectively. CLDP selected the Royal University of Colombo and the University of Colombo through a national moot competition in October 2019. The training focused first on completing and submitting the claimant’s memo. Then the Vis Moot coaches worked with the two teams on researching and drafting arguments for their respondent’s memo.

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