“The law is silent on the requirement for pluralism and diversity within the SLHRC. 

The SCA acknowledges that the SLHRC membership and staff are reflective of the principles of pluralism and diversity. 

As a good practice, the SCA is of the view that the enabling law of an NHRI should include a requirement to ensure pluralism and diversity, as this facilitates its appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates. In addition, it promotes the accessibility of the NHRI for all people in Sri Lanka. 

The SCA encourages the SLHRC to advocate for the inclusion in its enabling law of a requirement to ensure that its composition is broadly reflective of all of the segments of Sri Lankan society.”