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ARTICLE | Opinion and Fact: Fact or Fiction?

August 2, 2017

Dinushika Dissanayake, Executive Director, Law & Society Trust “The overwhelming response from all parts of the Country to the Public Representations Committee for Constitutional Reform is in-itself a confirmation that the people of Sri Lanka demand a progressive, inclusive and living Constitution that protects and promotes their rights. In fact, …

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IN MEMORIAM: Justice P.N. Bhagwati (21 December 1921 – 15 June 2017)

June 19, 2017

The Law & Society Trust (LST) condoles the passing away of Justice Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India and a former Member of the Board of Directors of LST. Justice Bhagwati contributed with great distinction to human rights law and jurisprudence as a judge and jurist as well …

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LST IN THE PRESS: Constitutionalising Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

April 25, 2017

“Dinushika Dissanayake, the Executive Director of the Law and Society Trust stressed that both the PRC report and the Subcommittee report showed how people across Sri Lanka –from the North, South, East and West – wanted economic, social and cultural rights guaranteed. “Guaranteeing ESC rights in the constitution is no …

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ARTICLE | The Meethotamulla tragedy: The face, not failure, of development

April 18, 2017

“The tragedy of Meethotamulla is that it is the outcome of planned development not its failure. And this is precisely also why just like no one was held accountable for the tragedies in Meeriyabedda or Aranayake, no one is likely to be held accountable for Meethotamulla either.” Please click here …

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PRESS RELEASE: Law & Society Trust launches Active Citizenship for Democracy Network in Sri Lanka

January 9, 2017

The UNDEF-funded project will empower citizen forums at village level, with the objective of contributing to a culture of governance where citizens, state and non-state actors work together to achieve more inclusive and sustainable local development outcomes for citizens in Sri Lanka. The specific objective is to strengthen the participation …

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