Sri Lankan Fellow Ratifies UN Electronic Communications Convention

With the ICT Agency, Jayantha Fernando (Sri Lanka ’12) led efforts to get Sri Lanka to ratify the UN Electronic Communications Convention. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York Dr. Rohan Perera deposited the Instrument of Ratification in New York recently.  “This is sequel to approval from the Cabinet of Ministers obtained in June. The Cabinet approval authorised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deposit the Instrument of Ratification at the UN Treaty Office so as to ensure Sri Lanka’s entry into this only UN Convention on the subject of international e-Commerce and on the use of cross border e-Contracts. With its ratification Sri Lanka becomes the first country in South Asia and second country after Singapore to become a State Party to the Convention. Countries like Australia, Thailand, Vietnam and China are already preparing domestic legislation to ratify this Convention.” Read more here: http://www.ft.lk/article/446807/Sri-Lanka-ratifies-UN-Electronic-Communications-Convention--another-first-for-South-Asia


By Holly Logan

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