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The devastating attacks on Easter Sunday widened existing rifts between religious communities. There have been reports of attacks on Muslims and Christians, as well as of arbitrary arrests, and in some instances, boycotting of Muslim-owned business.

Sri Lanka has grappled with division along fault-lines of ethnicity and more recently, religion.  These divisions are often apparent in online discourse.

But what if there was a method to bridge those divisions?

Ashraf Hegazy is a consultant and instructor on Adaptive Leadership, a process which brings together stakeholders with widely differing views and attempts to find some common ground between them.

In a short video, he discusses how to combat polarisation and resolve conflict, based on his experience with the Adaptive Leadership process. Hegazy also reflects on signs of institutional resilience, post October 26, and what this might mean for Sri Lanka.


From 0-1:58 – On institutional resilience, post constitutional coup
From 1:59 -4:30 – Battling polarisation and conflict resolution