Reproductive Health Care and Policy Concerns:

Regulation of Surrogacy Arrangements in Sri Lanka and Lessons Learned from the United Kingdom


17 September 2021, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m (UK time – BST)


10.00 – 10.10  Welcome - Dr Katarina Trimmings, University of Aberdeen, UK

10.10- 10.30    Summary of the project and the UK experience - Dr Katarina Trimmings & Ms Ziyana Nazeemudeen, University of Aberdeen, UK

10.30- 10.45    The Sri Lankan experience - Dr Rose Wijeyesekera & Dr Darshana Sumanadasa, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

10.45- 11.00    Q&A session



11.00-12.00     Discussion on the experience of other Asian countries with surrogacy arrangements, including commercial cross-border surrogacy


Discussant 1: Mr Wanchai Roujanavong, Thailand's Representative to the ACWC for Children's Rights, Thailand

Discussant 2: Ms Mia Dambach, Executive Director of Child Identity Protection (CHIP) & former Director of the International Social Service, Geneva, Switzerland

Discussant 3: Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan, University of Philippines, College of Law

Discussant 4: Ms Chongchith Chantharanonh, Lao PDR's Former Representative to the ASEAN commission on Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Women and Children

Discussant 5: Ms Yuyum Fhahni, Paryani, Indonesian Former Representative to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children

Discussant 6: Dr Sonali Kusum, Assistant Professor (Law), TISS Mumbai


12.00   Concluding remarks