Sri Lanka

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019

ITAN Project Finance Consultations

On October 29-30, 2019 in Sydney, Australia,  CLDP will hold a week-long consultation for participants from the Ministries of Finance and relevant line ministries from South Asian countries to discuss best practices in project finance

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Indo-Pacific Public-Private Partnership Consultations

On May 13-16, CLDP conducted a workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for a delegation from the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019

South Asia: CLDP to Host Regional Consultations On Developing a Competitive Cross-Border Market

On April 25 and 26, CLDP in partnership with SARI-E, hosted participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to discuss the development of governance structures for a regional market.

April 20, 2019 - April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka: Labor Inspection Training

On April 20-23, CLDP conducted a labor inspection training program for approximately 30 labor inspectors in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. In partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Labour, the International Labor Organization, and the U.S. Department of Labor, CLDP’s four day program focused on the following topics: inculcation of sound labor practices which contribute to economic development through creation of policies and activities that relate to employment creation; productivity enhancement; human resources planning and development; respect for workers rights; and the forging of linkages and partnerships with the country’s private sector aimed at sustained economic growth.  This training put the participants in a better position to enhance the capacities, understanding and knowledge of the Department of Labour in the Northern and Eastern provinces and assist in the performance of labor officers’ duties, especially in labor inspections, promotion of harmonious relations among constituents, and promoting the rule of law in these provinces. The next workshop will be held in Trincomalee for inspectors from the Eastern provinces in Fall/Winter, 2019.

March 5, 2019 - March 9, 2019

MENA Region: CLDP Hosts the 9th Annual Middle East Pre-Moot

On March 5-9, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, and the Center for International Legal Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, hosted the 9th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at RUW in Riffa, Bahrain. The competition brought together 17 teams consisting of more than 100 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. The University of Colombo from Sri Lanka won the competition and the Royal Institute of Colombo, also from Sri Lanka, took second place. Before the competition, CLDP’s Vis Moot mentors and coaches conducted a three-day training. This five-day program was designed to prepare students for the Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (“the Vis Moot”) that takes place annually in April in Hong Kong and Vienna. The Vis Moot is the most prestigious international moot on commercial arbitration where more than 400 teams from over 100 countries compete on oral and written advocacy. The Vis Moot experience helps equip the participating students with the skills necessary to handle commercial business disputes and bolsters the rule of law in their respective countries.

November 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018

Sri Lanka: Workshop on Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Strategy

On November 14-15, CLDP hosted a workshop on Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Strategy.

October 7, 2018 - October 10, 2018

CLDP Holds a Vis Moot training for Sri Lankan Universities

After training six Sri Lankan law school teams over five months to prepare them in oral and written advocacy, CLDP held its first Sri Lanka National Vis Moot Competition from October 7-10, 2018. The Royal Institute of Colombo College of Law prevailed as champion, and the University of Colombo College of Law placed second. The two winning teams will advance to represent Sri Lanka in the Willem C Vis Moot Competition in Hong Kong in April 2019. CLDP will continue to train both teams and help them prepare for the Hong Kong competition. 

July 16, 2018 - July 19, 2018

Sri Lanka: Vis Moot Training July 2018

CLDP held a 4-day Vis Moot training workshop for 6 Sri Lankan universities on July 16-19, 2018.