Launch of two policy briefs by the UNFPA and University of Kelaniya
Launch of two policy briefs by the UNFPA based on research findings of unnatural female deaths from five provinces of Sri Lanka conducted academics form the Faculty of Medicine and a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Kelaniya took place at the Saffron Hall of the BMICH on 5th of March 2018 to mark the International Women’s Day in Sri Lanka. Two Policy briefs titled Unnatural deaths of woman and girl children of Sri Lanka (Prevention and Justice) and Reportage of Unnatural female deaths of women and girls in Sri Lankan Newspapers were presented to Ms Ritzu Naken, UNFPA Representative Sri Lanka and the distinguished invitees by Professor Anuruddhi Edirisinghe, Principle investigator and the research team. Professor Nilanthi de Silva in her address stated that the importance of multi-disciplinary research using mixed methodologies to bring out different aspect to our understanding of a problem. Professor Anuruddhi Edirisinghe and Dr. Udara Senarathna from the research team presented the findings. Porf Savithri Goonasekera, Professor Emirates of Law of the University of Colombo, and Dr. Subhangi Herath from the Department of Sociology, University of Colomo discussed the study in relation to legal aspect and social science aspect. Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe chaired the session while Prof. Indira Kitulwatte delivered the vote of thanks.