by Deakin Law School (DLS), the annual Deakin Law Oration is typically
delivered by a leading expert on a topic of relevance to the national and
international legal community. This year, delivering the 2017 Deakin Law
Oration, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister the Honourable Dr Ranil Wickremesinghe
discussed the valuable topic of ‘The Freedom of Navigation in the Indian
Amongst a standing-room-only crowd at Deakin Edge in Melbourne’s Federation Square that included the Governor of Victoria, members of Parliament, judges, industry representatives, and Deakin staff, students, and alumni, Dr Wickremesinghe called for renewed regional attention to ensure free and safe navigation in the Indian Ocean.