Language Equality in Sri Lanka

Imagine being involved in a terrifying road accident, and finding yourself being questioned by the police in a language you didn’t know, although this is your homeland and you have lived in this country all your life, and your own language is an official language of this country?

Citizens Councils of Sri Lanka

We bring you the stories that matter, from all over the island. We help you join ranks and make a difference. With us you will address injustice, corruption, poverty and intolerance and the social ills of this nation so as to bring about the change you want to see.

Laws of
Sri Lanka

The Constitution of Sri Lanka gives equal place to the official languages of Sri Lanka, namely Sinhala and Tamil. However the process of writing and publicising laws has mostly been carried out in English. Therefore the citizens of Sri Lanka do not have access to read the laws that affect them.

Subcommitees

Subcommittees are local a community of people just like you, who have an interest in what is happening around them.

They are eager to learn about their rights and responsibilities, their environment, their government, their economies, and what affects the quality of their lives, and they want to be able to make a difference.

They want to bring about positive change in this country. They want to face its challenges and take effective action.

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Good Governance

Citizens need to engage with governments to ensure that their rights are protected and their aspirat...

Environment

Citizens need to understand the geopolitical forces that affect their environment and be able to mon...

Women and Children

All around the civilised world, gender equality is at the heart of the move towards better society. ...

Youth Affairs

Youth are the leaders of tomorrow. They need to be informed, guided and shaped so that they reach th...

Language and Culture

We believe that in order to understand each other and to live in harmony with other cultures and rel...

Explore All Laws

The Constitution of Sri Lanka gives equal place to the official languages of Sri Lanka, namely Sinhala and Tamil. However the process of writing and publicising laws has mostly been carried out in English. Therefore citizens of Sri Lanka do not have access to read the laws that affect them. This website will provide translated summaries of the most relevant laws, Acts and other legislative documents important to the citizens of Sri Lanka.

Latest News

Interim Report of the Steering Committee

Interim Report of the Steering Committee The draft Interim Report of the Steering Committee was tabled by the Chairman of the Steering Committee, the Hon Ranil Wickremesinghe in the Constitutio...

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 16 OF 2017

LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 16 OF 2017 PDF link : Click Here...

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Sri Lankan Recognized Political Parties

Sri Lankan Recognized Political Parties PDF link : Click Here...

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Case Studies

Up-country Tamils: The Forgotten 4.2%

Sri Lanka has long been synonymous with fine tea; witha plantation history dating back to 1862 to an export value estimated to reach US$ 2,500 million this year, the humble beverage is the island’s pride across the globe. Accounting for nearly 14% of the country’s total export earnings, it is among the nation’s most valuable and prized produce. This journey to international fame begins in the central hills, ‘Mayarata’, as it was called, the Country of Illusions. Once thickly for...

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