Minorities criticise proposed legal reforms that Sri Lanka’s president says aim to heal divisions.
How exactly will a new plan to rule all Sri Lankan communities under one law effectively represent everyone, while also trying to help heal divisions within society?
The decision to appoint a Buddhist monk to oversee these sweeping reforms is stoking controversy.
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Bhavani Fonseka – Senior researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives and a human rights lawyer
Shreen Abdul Saroor – Co-founder, Women’s Action Network and women’s rights activist
Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan – Lecturer in international human rights law, University of Nottingham and an international human rights lawyer