Pre-Moot | Sri Lanka 2021

01 - 02 | March | 2021

Pre-Moot | Sri Lanka

The Moot Court Bench (‘MCB’) and the Sri Lanka Vis Alumni (‘SLVA’) in partnership with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce presents ‘Pre-Moot | Sri Lanka 2021’. This Pre-Moot, like all others, is designed as an educational exercise for students to polish up their oral advocacy skills before competing at the Vis Moot in Vienna and its sister moot in Hong Kong. The Pre-moot will be held on the 1st and 2nd of March 2021, with one day of general rounds and one day of elimination rounds with a total of 12 participating teams. The Pre-moot is set to take place virtually this year, taking after the Vis and Vis (East) Moots, owing to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic. As this is our inaugural year and by virtue of the low costs associated with a virtual moot, registration for all teams would be free of charge.


12:30 – 14:00 | General Round 01 

14:15 – 15:45 | General Round 02

16:00 – 17:30 | General Round 03

17:45 – 19:15 | General Round 04

13:30 – 15:30 | Semi Finals

15:45 – 17:45 | Finals

18:00 – 18:30 | Award Ceremony 

18:30 – 18:45 | Explore Sri Lanka

Registration process
  1. Team registration is a two-step process consisting of filling the registration application.
  2. The Pre-moot has limited the number of teams and a waiting list is maintained. Waitlisted teams will move up if a registered team decides to withdraw. Teams shall get notice of their registration status within 3 days after filing of the registration application.
  3. Team registration is based on first come first serve basis.
  4. Applications are encouraged from all countries as key time-zones have been taken into consideration when creating the Pre-moot program.
  5. Any queries regarding the Pre-Moot can can be directed to
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Prof. Ingeborg Schwenzer
Arbitrator for the Final Rounds
Dr. Dorothee Schramm
Arbitrator for the Final Round
Prof. Christopher Kee
Arbitrator for the Final Rounds
Prof. Zlatan Meškić
Arbitrator for the Semi Finals
Thomas Snider
Arbitrator for the Semi Finals
Ziad Salloum
Arbitrator for the Semi Finals

     Iranthi Walgama

     Convener | Pre-moot Sri Lanka 2021

     Thiranya Abeyratne

     Co-Convener | Pre-moot Sri Lanka 2021

     Daariya Azim

     Co-Convener | Pre-moot Sri Lanka 2021

     Dylan Wijesuriya

     Chief Administrator | The Moot Court Bench