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PRESS RELEASE: Launch of South Asia Judicial Barometer

December 3, 2017

(Colombo, 1 December 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member, Law and Society Trust (LST) are pleased to share the first South Asia Judicial Barometer, which was launched on 27 November 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The South Asia Judicial Barometer is a …

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LST IN THE PRESS: A more autonomous Sri Lanka is in India’s interest

November 27, 2017

Dhairya Maheshwari speaks to Executive Director of Law & Society Trust, Colombo, Dinushika Dissanayake, to make sense of the apprehensions that seem to have widened the rift between the Sinhala majority and minority Tamils in the island nation.  

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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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