Bhavani Fonseka and Ambika Satkunanathan talk about domestic politics and human right issues in Sri Lanka in an episode of A Closer Look, Asia Society Switzerland's five-part series on different Asian countries.
The first episode of "A Closer Look" brings us to Sri Lanka – the island nation just off the southeastern coast of India. Bhavani Fonseka and Ambika Satkunanathan are talking about domestic politics and human right issues.
Series by the Asia Society Switzerland, the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Zurich, and the Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft, shedding light on different Asian countries through the eyes of leading local voices.
With the governing party securing a parliamentary majority in the recent Sri Lankan elections, we will likely see an ushering of "sweeping and regressive constitutional and legislative reforms," writes Asia 21 Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka.
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