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Lakshan Dias Replies to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka; Requests to clarify number of issues.

Human Rights Defender and Attorney at Law Lakshan Dias has replied to a e mail sent by Secretary to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka...

LfD is shocked and dismayed by the unfair, capricious and incautious remarks by Minister Rajapakse

Image courtesy of lankaenews. Lawyers for Democracy (LfD) is appalled by the continuous threats of the Minister of Justice on one of its co-Conveners Mr....

Sr lanka: Lawyers state that the [UNP controlled ]Daily News Report on Lakshan Dias issue is false

A news item was published in the Daily News today under the title – Alleged attack on 160 Churches – BASL asks lawyer to...

Sri Lanka’s Justice Minister on war path; Attacks minority rights defender as a NGO funded Traitor.

Image: Sandya Eknaligoda, holding a placard which says " protect Lakshan Dias's right to speak!" at a recently held protest against Justice Minister's remarks....

Open letter to Justice Minister, Sri Lanka : You seem to be ignorant about the definition of a ‘Christian’.

  By Professor  A.N.I Ekanayaka. Hon Dr Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha PC, Minister of Justice. Dear Dr Rajapaksha, Arrogant and Foolish Attempt to Deny the Persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka  I...

 SAFMA journalists condemn Justice Minister’s threats to lawyer Lakshan Dias

Public Statement by South Asian Free Media Association – Sri Lanka Chapter . The Sri Lanka Chapter of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA-SL)...

Sri Lanka: Minister Threatens Defender of Minority Rights

Image: A Muslim boy prays on the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka June...

In the face of Justice Minster’s threat to Lakshan Dias, a committed HR Lawyer & HRD, we stand in solidarity!

Solidarity with Human Rights Defender and Attorney at Law Mr. Lakshan Dias. We are appalled by the Minister of Justice’s attempts to intimidate Attorney-at-Law Mr. Lakshan...

In support of religious minorities, rule of law and Lakshan Dias

Image: BBS leader Gnanasara thero threatening a Muslim religious leader. (file photo) Ruki Fernando. Religious minorities in Sri Lanka – particularly Muslims and Evangelical Christians –...

Sri Lanka: Justice Minister’s statement utterly reprehensible, unprecedented and a serious threat

  Lakshan Dias . Mr. Wijayadasa Rajapakse - Justice Minister of Sri Lanka has threatened to 'remove' me as an Attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court unless...

NfR Sri Lanka expresses deep concern on the threats to Sri Lankan human rights lawyer Lakshan Dias and calls for show of solidarity

NfR Sri Lanka, a net work of Sri Lankan journalists and Human Rights Defenders expresses its deep concerns on the reported Threats and intimidations...
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