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Prospects for post-war human rights in Sri Lanka: Interview with Sunila Abeysekera

To commemorate Human Rights Day 2009 (falling on 10 December) Groundviews interviewed a number of leading activists in Sri Lanka to find out their perspectives on current challenges facing human rights in post-war Sri Lanka. In general, activists featured were asked to comment on the Sri Lankan State’s protection of human rights, the nexus between human rights and human dignity and opportunities for greater human rights protection over the coming years.

This video features Sunila Abeysekara, an award winning Sri Lankan human rights activist. The interview was conducted over a Skype video call.

Sunila talks about, amongst a number of other vital issues, the current state of media freedom and the freedom of expression, a fundamental difference between human dignity and human rights protection plus prospects for a greater emphasis on human rights in post-war Sri Lanka.

Also see:

  1. Human Rights in Post-War Sri Lanka: Challenges and opportunities
  2. The rights of the disabled in Sri Lanka: Marginal or mainstream?