Sri Lanka: Dr Vinya Ariyaratne
Delivered via Zoom
Sri Lanka: Dr Vinya Ariyaratne, President of Sarvodaya, Sri Lanka’s largest grassroots development organisation active in 15,000 villages; Lead Facilitator of the One Text Initiative in the Sri Lankan conflict; Adjunct Faculty at Brandeis University, USA. A medical doctor and public health expert, he has been personally engaged on the frontlines in providing emergency relief country-wide during and after the civil war, in natural disasters and now during COVID 19. He has advised and collaborated intensively with the WHO, World Bank and several UN and humanitarian bodies. Recipient of the World Economic Forum/Schwab Foundation social entrepreneurship award in 2014.

Zoom Link: Transformative Justice Seminar Series, CIS, DPIR, University of Oxford
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Date: 6 May 2020, 16:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2020)
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Speaker: Dr Vinya Ariyaratne
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
Organisers: Kalypso Nicolaidis (University of Oxford), Rama Mani
Host: Rama Mani
Part of: Transformative Justice for the Post-COVID Transition: Insights from Leaders of Transitional Countries
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Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Vinten