Institute for Constitutional Studies | Land Portal
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Institute for Constitutional Studies
42/2 1/1 Rosmead Place
7 Colombo
Sri Lanka
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About Us

The Institute for Constitutional Studies (ICS) was originally set up in 2007.  ICS has been working on constitutional and governance issues since its inception.


Develop the capacity of Public Officials, Civil Society Activists and General Public on democratic governance to achieve good governance, inclusive government and accountability


conduct research and increase public awareness on constitutional and governance issues and also advocate good governance, an inclusive government, accountability, reconciliation and respect for basic human rights.

Institute for Constitutional Studies Resources

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Library Resource
Reforming the Land Policies and Land Laws in Sri Lanka

Five Policy Briefs on selected issues

Relatórios e Pesquisa
Novembro, 2019
Sri Lanka

Institute for Constitutional Studies (ICS) commissioned a study on Key Land Laws in Sri Lanka during 2017-2018 in order to identify the priority areas for which the attention of policy makers and the administrators is required. These policy briefs are prepared focusing on the five important areas identified by that study.

Library Resource
A Study Report on Analysis of Key Land Laws in Sri Lanka

A special reference to Women and Community Land Rights

Relatórios e Pesquisa
Outubro, 2017
Sri Lanka

Land is an imperative and crucial factor in the social, cultural and economic identity of the people in Sri Lanka due to the importance it has been given throughout our history. Moreover, the rights and interests over land are unequivocally and legally secured without any discrimination on the basis of gender, caste, religious or ethnic lines for its peaceful enjoyment and for the economic development of the people and the country.

Library Resource
Restoration of Land Rights of People Affected by Land Appropriations and Tenure Insecurity

A case study based on five selected locations in Sri Lanka where the land rights of people have been violated due to land grabbing or tenure insecurity

Relatórios e Pesquisa
Abril, 2017
Sri Lanka

This study is prepared using the data analysis of a field study conducted in January 2017 in the Districts of Monaragala, Ampara, Trincomalee, Mullaitivu and Jaffna in Sri Lanka focusing on the land rights violations that took place in the recent past due to the appropriation of land from the ordinary citizens by the security forces and individuals backed by powerful people and, the tenure security problems faced by the landless rural communities in Monaragala and Ampara districts and the sugar cane farmers living in the settlements of Pelwatta Sugar Company, which is now owned by the gover

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