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New Release - LST Review Vol. 27, Issue 341 December 2016

This issue of the LST Review is dedicated to the memory of Priyadarshini Thangarajah (1982-2015) – a researcher activist and lawyer.

Vacancy for Finance Manager

The Law and Society Trust ( is an independent, not for profit organization established in 1982, engaged in promoting Human Rights, Social Justice and the Rule of Law. The Trust is seeking applications for the post Finance Manager of the Trust.

Law and Society Trust has launched the new project Active Citizenship for Democracy Network in Sri Lanka, funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund.

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 of civil society in the development processes of local government policy and its implementation for promoting effective and participatory governance, transparency and accountability in Sri Lanka.