Dudley Senanayake Memorial Lecture
16th Dudley Senanayake Memorial Lecture in honour of the former Prime
Minister will be held at 5.15pm on July 7 at the Bandaranaike Centre for
International Studies, Colombo. It is held with the co-operation of The
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Fur Die Freihert, which sponsored the oration
from its inception.
The oration will be delivered by Jose Luis Martin Gascon, Chairperson
of the Committee for Human Rights of the Philippines.
The lecture is titled 'Human Rights in a Liberal Democracy'. The
speaker has held many prestigious positions in The Phillipines and has
won several international awards for his work as a political analyst and
social reformer for the concerns of democratic governance for over three
The directors of the Dudley Senanayake Memorial Foundation are
Chairman, D.M. Swaminathan, Minister of Prison Reforms,
Rehabilitation,Resettlement and Hindu Affairs, John Amaratunge, Minister
of Tourism, Christian Affairs and Lands, Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Urban
Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Sarath Amunugama, Minister for
Special Assignments, Ruwan Wijewardene, Minister of State for Defence,
Rukman Senanayake, Bradman Weerakoon, Rohan Edirisingha, Swarna
Amaratunge, Ilika Karunaratne, Channa Ranasinghe, Joe Karunaratne, JIth
Peiris, Ranel Wijesinha and Shalini Senanayake.