Advocacy, Disabilities

Finally, disabled friendly buildings in Sri Lanka!

As reported in State media, on 14th October 2009, the Supreme Court ordered that public buildings to be constructed in the future should be easily accessible to disabled persons. The Court further ordered that such buildings should be facilitated with adequate sanitary facilities for such persons.

Groundviews spoke with Sunethra Bandaranaike, Chairperson of the Sunera Foundation, for her views of the judgement as an activist who has, through theatre and art, championed the rights of the disabled in Sri Lanka over a number of years.