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3rd Regional Meeting, Colombo Sri Lanka

What Meeting
When 2008-03-05 09:00 to
2008-03-08 17:00
Contact Name Shyamali Puvimanasinghe
Contact Email
Contact Phone (852) 2698-6339 x 122
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5 Wednesday



9.00 a.m. to  5.00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions



Project Objectives Revisited

Erik Wendt


Country Presentations:   Status/Developments of country-level project implementation since September 2007.  

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka

[Each presentation ill include details of how  domestic environment impacts on project activities; and strategies to manage the situation]

National Coordinators

  1. Nazmul Chowdhury
  2.  Hun Seang Hak
  3.  Cerrie Joame
  4.  Chitral Perera


6 Thursday



09.30 a.m. to
5.00 p.m.

Presentation/Sharing on the Status/Developments of the South African experience on campaigning for the OPCAT   &
Meeting with local network members

Amanda Dissel
Participation: Everyone
Venue:- Sri Lanka Foundation Institute; Colombo 07


Presentation: International Dimension of OPCAT Implementation—esp. NPMs.

Dorrit Ree Iversen--RCT


Presentation: Project Reporting according to EU Specifications

Shyamali Puvimanasinghe

7 Friday



9.30 a.m. to
4.30 p.m.

Discussion: Ways Forward


Presentation: Input on Conducting Surveys of Detention Centers

Dr. Ranavira Banda, Head – Sociology Department, University of Ruhuna 


Travel to Galle (Farewell Dinner en route. Courtesy: JANASANSADAYA)

c /o Janasansadaya

8 Saturday



09.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

Participate in Street Movement and Torture Exhibition

c/o  Janasansadaya


Visit to Galle Prison

c/o  Janasansadaya


Return to Colombo


9 Sunday

Departure of Participants



Important Notes:

  1. Facilitators for each day will be:
    First day – 5 March: Dorrit
    Second day – 6 March: Erik
    Third Day – 7 March: Chitral / Shyamali
    Fourth Day – 8 March c/o Janasansadaya
  2. Each day’s session will include breaks for Morning Tea (10.30 a.m.), Lunch, and Afternoon Tea. Accommodation, Dinner and Transport to Galle will be arranged by the local network.
  3. 3. Each presentation will be for a maximum of one hour followed by a brief Q&A session.
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