From July 24-26, Harry Jonas and Holly Shrumm (Natural Justice) met with a number of Sri Lankan environmental experts and lawyers. They met with Hemantha Withanage (Centre for Environmental Justice), Uchita de Zoysa (Centre for Environment and Development and Climate Sustainability Platform), Meloney Palihakkara and Mr A. Sarveswaran (Centre for the Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo), Mihiri Gunewardene (Public Interest Law Foundation), and Shireen Samarasuria (UNDP-SGP). These meetings took place in preparation for a workshop on bio-cultural community protocols that will be co-hosted by colleagues from CKS-Asia, CKS-Sri Lanka, and COMPAS-Sri Lanka. Natural Justice looks forward to closer collaboration in the future, and in particular thanks the de Zoysa and Withanage families for their excellent food and kind hospitality.
Contextualizing the Sri Lankan Environment