Ms. E.R.A.H.Menaka

Ms. E.R.A.H.Menaka

Probationary Lecturer

Department of Private and Comparative Law Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Colombo 03.

  • LL.B (Hons)
  • LL.M
  • Attorney-at-law

♦    Land Law,
♦    Legal Method and Interpretation of Statutes and Documents.

  • Women Rights  and Land Law
  • Member of the editorial committee in development of a supplementary reader on human rights and child rights for children of secondary grades, by the Ministry of Education, together with Save the Children.
  • Module writer of Advanced Training Programme (ATP) on The Law and the Citizen and women and children’s rights .

Articles

  • Extra marital child’s inheritance rights on parents intestate property under Sri Lankan law – 2013  ( Presented at  KLIBEL conference on  “ Business, Economic and Law for world Peace”   , 2013- April, and full paper published in electronic version- Proceeding – Kuala Lumpur International Business, Economics and Law Conference. April 8 – 9, 2013. Hotel Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-11350-1-3 at p. 112 -121)
  • Ensuring women’s land right in Northern East of Sri Lanka in light of UNSCR 1325. ( Full paper is written) Pending publication in Colombo Law Review
    Neetham Volume 3 ( 2012) P.B.JayasundaraVs A.G. tof;FjPh;g;Grl;lf;Nfhl;ghLfspd; gpd;dzpapy; Xh; Nehf;F.
  • Manurawa, The Law Student Human Rights Movement 2012, Use of hansard in interpretation of statutes
  • Ensure National Security Through Protecting Children In Insecurity (Pending)
    A need to strengthen the laws relating to migrant women workers”;     Law and Social Sciences Research Network Conference 2012
  • “CHALLENGES TO PROPERTY RIGHTS OF WOMEN; UNDER THE  SRI LANKAN LEGAL PERSPECTIVE”, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Annual Symposium 2013 full paper published in electronic version- proceeding available  in http://www.kdu.ac.lk/Inside_final.pdf p.381-385
  • “Ensure National Security Through Protecting Children In Insecurity ” ; conference proceeding , General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Annual Symposium 2012 ,22nd and 23rd August  2012 full paper published in electronic version – proceeding available in http://www.kdu.ac.lk/images/documents/symposium/symposium2012/papers/law/ts/EnsuringNationalSecurityThroughProtectingChildren.pdf

Abstracts

  • “A daughter’s succession right to her parents’ intestate property under the Thesawalamai and Kandyan law” I have presented this paper at  Annual Research Symposium of University of Colombo -2015 The abstract has been published in the Annual research symposium proceeding 2105. Electronic version is available in ( Presentewd at Faculty o Law http://www.cmb.ac.lk/wp-content/uploads/Annual-Research-Symposium-2015.pdfp 44
  • “Dependants Not Right Holders”A Critical Analysis of Inheritance Rights of Widows Under the Thesawalamai and Kandyan Law”-2014 I have presented this paper at University-industry collaboration for strengthening the knowledge hub of Sri Lanka Annual Research Symposium – University of Colombo – November 2014. The abstract has been published in the Annual research symposium proceeding 2104. Electronic version is available in http://www.cmb.ac.lk/wp-content/uploads/Proceedings-Annual-Research-Symposium-2014-University-of-Colombo.pdf, ISSN- 2386-1916 at p.9
  • A daughter’s succession right to her parent’sintestate property (The concept of dowry) , under the Thesawalamai law and Kandyan law. The abstract has been selected for the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Annual Symposium 2015
  • “Protecting land rights in North and East of Sri Lanka in post war era: a comparative study with special reference to South Africa “– 2014 The abstract has been published in the conference proceedings.
  • “Challenges to property rights of women; under Sri Lankan legal system” -2013” published Symposium Proceedings – 2013  – electronic version – http://www.kdu.ac.lk/publications/symposium/81-publi/sympo/319-symposium-proceedings-2013 ,ISBN 978-955-0301-07-2 at p.381)
  • “ A need to ensure participation rights of children in Sri Lanka” – Annual Research Symposium , University of Colombo -2013
  • “Extra marital Child’s Inheritance Rights on parents Intestate Property under Sri Lankan Law “ KLIBEL conference 2013
  • “CHALLENGES TO PROPERTY RIGHTS OF WOMEN; UNDER THE  SRI LANKAN LEGAL PERSPECTIVE”, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Annual Symposium 2013
  • “State’s Obligation Towards Children Left Behind, A Sri Lankan Perspective” international Conference on Migration (ICSOM) Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 23-25, 2013
  • “A need to strengthen the laws relating to migrant women workers”;     Law and Social Sciences Research Network Conference 2012.
  • “Women’s role as Constructive agents in the Economic Reconstruction in Post –Conflict period” conference proceeding, Jaffna University International Research Conference -JUICE–2012
  • “Ensure National Security Through Protecting Children In Insecurity ” ; conference proceeding , General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Annual Symposium 2012 ,22nd and 23rd August
  • Other responsibilities Editor of – A Resource Manual for  the Sri Lanka  Police on The Investigation of Crimes of Human Trafficking Especially the trafficking of Women and Children, ( PROJECT ON PREVENTION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS THROUGH IMPROVED MANAGEMENT OF LABOUR MIGRATION)
  • Translator of   the Advanced Training Programme on Women and Peace building   (English- Tamil).
  • Resource person of the Advanced Training Programme on Women and Peace building conducted by Centre for studies of Human Rights, University of Colombo.  2013- 2014
  • Resource person  in the Advanced Training Programme (ATP) on Women and Peacebuilding in Jaffna conducted by FOKUS women and Centre for the studies of Human Rights.
  • Resource person in Sri Lankan Institute of  Directors
  • Resource person for Training Program conducted by  Ministry of Justice and The Asia Foundation. (2015)
  • Resourse person  in Training law enforcement officers conducted by Save the Children and Centre for the studies of Human Rights
  • Resource person  in development of a supplementary reader on human rights and child rights for children of secondary grades, by the Ministry of Education, together with Save the Children.
  • Member of the editorial committee in development of a supplementary reader on human rights and child rights for children of secondary grades, by the Ministry of Education, together with Save the Children.
  • Resource person for 5 days Residential TRaining program on women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a post conflict era. Conducted by FOKUS women and Centre for the studies of Human Rights.
  • Resourse person and module writer of Advanced Training Programme (ATP) on The Law and the Citizen and women and children’s rights .
  • Translator of Survey on the Status of Muslim Female Headed House Holds(FHH’s) including Widow’s and Access to  their Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ( ESCR) in the District of Puttalam.

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