The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is to launch a new Certificate Course in Digital Law. This will also be the second online course to be conducted by the BASL. The Course is due to commence on the 30 July and will comprise of a highly distinguished panel of legal and industry experts, who will conduct lectures over a period of 12 weeks, every Thursday afternoon on the Zoom platform.
The Legal Experts as Resource Persons will include Kalinga Indatissa P.C., Dr. Harsha Cabral P.C., AAL Sunil Abeyratne, AAL Jayantha Fernando, Prof. Prathiba Mahanamawewa, AAL Trinesh Fernando, Dr. Sampath Punchihewa, Senura Abeywardena, AAL Samantha De Soysa, AAL Nishan Premathiratne, AAL Mahela Liayanage, AAL Sanduni Wickramasinghe, AAL Rashmin De Silva, as well as several members from the Judiciary.
The industry experts will include Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, Professor Gihan Dias, Dr. Kanishka Karunasena, Dr. Ranee Jayamaha, Rajeeva Bandaranaike, Renuka Wijewardena, Lalith Senevirathne, Oshada Senanayake, Mahinda Herath, Channa De Silva, Dayalan Nagaratnam and Lankesha Molligoda.
Speaking about this certificate course, BASL Secretary Rajeev Amarasuriya said “Digitalization is the future and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka recognizes the potential and the need to embrace and work with technology. With the advent of the pandemic, we have all realized the value and importance of moving with new technology, and there is a rush to convert digitally across the globe.”
“But we must also be properly equipped to meet challenges associated with the use of new technology and new methods of doing work. Like any other space, the digital space too requires our vigilance and knowledge. It is in that light that we decided to launch this Certificate Course in Digital Law.”
“We also see great opportunity in conducting these programs virtually, as we are now no longer restricted geographically, but are able to easily reach out to our entire membership of over 21,000 spread across the country,” Amarasuriya said.
In view of the importance of this certificate course, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka has also kept open a few places for non-members as well.