Sri Lanka is in Crisis and Needs Its Friends: Australia must look beyond the boats


25th August, 2022 5.30pm AEST

5.30pm - 7.00pm AEST

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Diplomacy Training Program in partnership with La Trobe Asia at La Trobe University, Jubilee Australia Research Centre, Monash Gender Peace and Security Centre at Monash University and Centre for Policy Alternative (CPA), Sri Lanka, are co-hosting a webinar to discuss Sri Lanka's ongoing unprecedented humanitarian and human rights crisis.

This is a chance to participate in a crucial public discussion on integrating human rights into the governance and economy of Sri Lanka and deal with the crisis in a way that prioritises the people of Sri Lanka.

The discussion will aim to influence the Australian public and policymakers so that they look at Sri Lanka beyond the boats.


Dr. Samanthi Gunawardana

Senior Lecturer, Politics & International Relations at Monash University.

Dr. Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu

Founder, Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Sri Lanka.

J.C. Weliamuna

Barrister, Solicitor, & former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia.


Dr Felicity Gerry QC

Crockett Chambers, Melbourne.



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