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‘National Law Conference 2021’ to focus on ‘Futurism’

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) will hold the ‘National Law Conference 2021’ on February 12 and 13 at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The conference will focus on the ways in which the legal profession can be fashioned to meet the requirements of the fast developing and oncoming future while preserving the fundamentals within the profession.

The conference has been converted to a hybrid virtual and physical conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will be held under the theme of ‘Futurism’.

“We are in a new normal, and we must congratulate the chairman, conveners and members of the National Law conference 2021 committee for taking up the challenge to organize this hybrid conference in spite of and overcoming the many regulations and restrictions presently in place ”, Bar Association of Sri Lanka Secretary Rajeev Amarasuriya stated. National Law Conference 2021 Chairman, Hiran de Alwis stated that futurism is an attempt to envisage a future with a new dynamic and not a new normal and thereby to fashion and guide new developments and to make them a reality in practical means. He also stated that the theme ‘futurism’ was inspired by an Italian artist, which highlighted the dynamism, speed, change and restlessness of the modern life. He also noted the conference will undoubtedly assist legal professionals to be more prepared towards what the future brings. He further stated that the conference hopes to address and discuss a wide variety of new and dynamic topics that will arise within the next decade. Hiran de Alwis added that they have invited two professors from overseas for this conference.

“More topics will be discussed during the conference including e-Commerce, Arbitration law enforcement and Company law, new SEC Act, Defamation in Digital Space and cyber space, Maritime Law, Child Abuse, Mental Abuse and Harassments, Electronic Transaction Act,” de Alwis added. The logo of the conference is significant in how it represents the country’s maritime economic zone, the necessity of strategic international relations and overall the presence and preservation of rule of law to be the guiding force behind all these aspects for their fruition.