Savitri Goonesekere

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Savitri Goonesekere is a jurist and academic[1] from Sri Lanka. She is an international expert on the rights of children. A prolific writer, Goonasekere was instrumental in the evolution of modern legal education in Sri Lanka. Her works on family law and child labour issues include: Child Labour in Sri Lanka: Learning from the Past (ILO:1993); Children, Law and Justice: A South Asian Perspective (Sage: 1998); and as editor, Violence, Law, and Women's Rights in South Asia (Sage:2004).

She worked as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo and serves on the editorial board of the United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children.


  1. ^ Liyanage, Jayanthi (21 September 2003). "Code of conduct to deal with sexual harassment in the work place". Sunday Observer. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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