Commonwealth Secretary-General arrives in Sri Lanka to participate in Law Ministers’ meeting in Colombo

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday to participate in the Commonwealth Law Ministers’ meeting in Colombo.

Attorney General Dappula de Livera and Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms Mrs. Piyumanthi Peiris warmly welcomed the Commonwealth Chief and the delegation at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake.

The Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Meeting (CLMM) will be taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 4 to 7 November 2019.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will inaugurate the biennial meeting under the theme ‘Equal access to justice and the rule of law’, today at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo. Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms of Sri Lanka, Thalatha Atukorala will chair the meeting.

Law Ministers and Attorneys General of Commonwealth countries will gather to discuss recent legal developments and issues of interest to Commonwealth jurisdictions, including electronic evidence, data protection, reform of civil procedure, international commercial arbitration, anti-corruption, access to justice, and vulnerable persons in the justice system.

Following her arrival in the country, the Commonwealth Secretary-General and other delegates visited the Kochchikade Catholic Church, which was damaged by the attack on Easter Sunday and had a discussion with the Administrator of the Church- Rev. Fr Jude Raj Fernando.

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