Ambika Satkunanathan

Ambika Satkunanathan is a human rights advocate and activist who, during her tenure as Commissioner from Oct 2015 to March 2020 at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, led the first ever national study of prisons undertaken by the Commission.

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

Apr 03, 2020

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