SLIDA introduced the novel Diploma in Administrative Law to the Public Sector Executives for the first time in the country

Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration inaugurated the Diploma in Administrative Law 2019/2020 Programe for Public/Private Officers on 29.10.2019 with the presence of Mr. J.J. Rathnasiri, Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration, Management and Livestock Development. The Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the member of Governing Council Mr. Gamini Senevirathne and Mr.W.H.Karunarathne, Secretary of Ministry of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms were among the distinguished invitees.

Secretary Mr. J.J.Rathnasiri, in his address emphasized the applicability and the need of the Legal knowledge and Skills quoting live examples a public officer has to undergo in their routine official duties. He also stressed the clear understanding of the legal background would help interpretations of rules and regulation too.

The Diploma programme is a six-month course offered by SLIDA and the programme is designed to equip candidates with the essential knowledge and specific skills in order to be competent in law and policy implementation and act as a public executive competent in law and policy implementation while safeguarding the citizens’ rights.

On successful completion of the Diploma Course the participants are awarded the SLIDA Diploma in Administrative Law. The programme is coordinated by Mrs. Roshanie Dissanayake, Attorney-at- Law, Senior Consultant.