Inside Story

Sri Lanka: ‘One Country, One Law’

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