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Community Organizations Institute for Constitutional Studies
Institute for Constitutional Studies
Institute for Constitutional Studies
Non-profit organization
Phone number
+94 (011) 2 675 945


42/2 1/1
Rosmead Place
Sri Lanka
Working languages

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.



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

Reports & Research
Septembre, 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.

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

Reports & Research
Mars, 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