University of Colombo includes persons with disabilities in their agenda
In the recent past the University of Colombo initiated in organizing many programmes for persons with disabilities. In November 2015 the authorities organized a Workshop on Implementation, Accountability and Enforcement of Disability Rights in Sri Lanka, Lessons from the US Experience”. It was organised by the Centre for Disability Research Education and Practice, established under the Department of Sociology in University of Colombo. As part of this programmeJohn L. Wodatch, renowned disability attorney for the US Department of Justice and leading experts discussed issues pertaining to the implementation and enforcement of disability legislation and provide support in capacity building and strengthen the laws and rights of citizens with disabilities in Sri Lanka. Academics, professionals and leading experts were invited for this programme at the University.
Nicole Chulick, Counselor – Press, Cultural and Educational Affairs for the U.S. Embassy, in honor of John L. Wodatch, Retired
Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, organized a function at Lincoln House.
Ms. ManiqueGunaratne was invited for both events to share experiences.
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