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Tuesday, 09 March 2021 10:07

Preventing of Hate Speech Training for Master Trainers

NPC’s Technical Assistance to Justice Institutions in Sri Lanka project held a three day residential training of trainers programme on the prevention of hate speech for 60 master trainers and ten district coordinators. It was conducted by Professor Kalinga Tudor Silva from the University of Peradeniya. He explained the sociological frame work of hate speech, the role and responsibilities of the Office on Missing Persons and the steps taken by the government for granting reparations.

The second session was conducted by lawyer Jagath Liyana Arachchi who spoke on defining hate speech and the application of international standards. It was followed by a discussion on media
literacy and mindful social media engagement on hate speech by Hashtag Generation and a session on the trends and consequences of hate speech conducted by senior journalist Lakshman Gunasekara. 

Also under the justice project, 11 training programmes on conflict analysis and management for community police, school teachers, religious leaders, women community leaders, youth and local government officers were conducted by master trainers in Anuradhapura, Kandy, Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Monaragala, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kegalle and Kurunegala.