Thursday, September 11, 2008

Education Programme for Lawyers

The Setik institute organized an awareness programme for lawyers on 29th August 2008 in Kandy. Thirty Eight lawyers took part in the programme. Civil Appeal High Court judge Honorable Mr Leon Senavirathna was the resource person who gave a talk on “the Civil Appeal High Court and their responsibilities."

Our main aim was to help people in order to protect their basic rights. We were able to reach-out to our aim through the guidance of Rev. Fr. George Sigamoney and the lawyer Mrs.Suranji Wijenayaka and through the help of the staff.

It was highly appreciated by the lawyers and requested us to organize more programmes for them.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Awareness programme for Nurses

This Programme was held on 16th of July 2008 at nurses Auditorium, Teaching Hospital, Kandy organized by the Human Rights unit of SETIK. . Mainly one of our goals is to make them aware on Domestic Violence & Rules Regulation on Domestic Violence Act.

There were 62 male & Female Nurses participated at the programme and Mrs. Suranji Wijenayaka (Att-at-law) involved as the resource person. During the programme at the opening discussion session participants discussed the problems which they face in their day today life and shared their experiences. At the end of the programme they expressed their ideas saying that it was a great help for them as well as to help the people with whom they come in contact daily.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

“May Day” Celebration

To mark the “May Day” Human Rights unit of Setik organized a Seminar on Labour Rights in the district of Nuwaraeliya of Central region on 3rd May 2008. More than 200 plantation sector people took part in this programme. We selected plantation sector people for this programme because they are the marginalized group in the society. We made them aware about their rights and we opened a discussion to talk about their problems as well as to talk about the conflict issues. Finally after the programme we were able to direct them to the relevant authorities to solve their problems. The people who participated at the programme were very much impressed and they appreciate it.