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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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PRESS RELEASE: Protesting the Proposed Amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code

October 11, 2016

The Law & Society Trust (LST) voices its grave concern over the introduction of the draft amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code restricting the right to counsel of those arrested or detained as gazetted on the 12th August 2016. The amendment proposes to deprive those arrested and detained by the …

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PRESS RELEASE: Attacks in Aluthgama and Beruwala

June 21, 2014

LST is gravely concerned over the events that occurred in Aluthgama and Beruwala this weekend. Following a Buddhist meeting held in Aluthgama on Sunday June 15th, incidents of violence against Muslims and Muslim owned homes and businesses occurred. It has been reported that at least 3 Muslims have died of …

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