A report on the Law Goes Green 2020 Panel Discussion
The Faculty of Law has been spear heading many endeavours in the field of law and has been conscious of its role as an institution which sets examples. ‘Law Goes Green’ is one such attempt where the Faculty aimed to create awareness and instil the sense of responsibility towards one’s environment in their own undergraduates. Celebrating its 7th consecutive year, Law Goes Green 2020 brought together the different stakeholders to spark academic discussion ‘Green Conversations’, on the theme ‘An academic, legal and activist approach to environmental protection in Sri Lanka: Challenges and way forward’. This workshop served as a step towards understanding different perspectives and interests of stakeholders in order to get a broader understanding of environmental protection.
The resource persons for the workshop were senior environmentalist, Mr. Jagath Gunawardana, Executive Director of Centre for Environmental Justice and senior scientist, Mr. Hemantha Vithange, senior attorney-at-law Mr. Ravindranath Dabare and environmental law academic and researcher Ms. Asanka Edirisinghe. More than 200 final year undergraduates of all three media participated in this workshop under a condition that the government health regulations and guidance were strictly adhered to by all the participants.
The Head of the Department of Public and International Law, Professor Wasantha Seneviratne together with the LGG 2020 Committee record their highest appreciation to the Dean Professor Indira Nanayakkara for her guidance and support in making this event a success. The gratitude of the team is extended to the immense support delivered by Ms. Ariyaratne lead administrative and non-academic staff at the Faculty and the Department levels.