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Lankan trade unions have lost 60 per cent of their membership in a decade

April 5, 2018

Trade unions in Sri Lanka have lost 60% of their members during the last decade as unions struggle to adapt to new realities brought about by labour law relaxation, Vidura Munasinghe, a labour rights researcher at the Law and Society Trust (LST) told The Island.

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FATalks: Sandun Thudugala on the Communal Violence in Kandy

March 10, 2018

On 7 March 2018, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sandun Thudugala, Head of Programmes of Law & Society Trust, Sri Lanka, about the communal violence in Sri Lanka in the previous days and how the incidents were part of a bigger problem in the country.

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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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