Sri Lankan Government in Colombo
In early 2019 I spent two weeks training officials of the Legislative Drafting Department of the Sri Lankan Government in Colombo. We covered a wide range of subjects including the implementation of international conventions and complexities of commencement and retrospection, and we went through a number of practical exercises. We also considered the core values and principles of a drafting office with a view to the development of new guidelines for the Department.
In November – December 2019 I returned to Sri Lanka to continue the course of legislative drafting training and to provide drafting support and advice.
In February 2020 I had the pleasure of hosting three senior Sri Lankan judges in Westminster for a day working on legislation issues.
I am presently working with the Sri Lankan LDD on formulating the drafting guidelines into an office manual.