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Raising legal awareness is one of the main services rendered by the Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka. The Lac conducts Legal Awareness Programmes and Clinics for different target groups.

Migrant Workers
Differently abled people
People living with HIV
Indigenous people (Veddhas) the general public
Police officers
Government officers
School children and graduates
Lawyers & Apprentices
University Students

Awareness via media

Lankadeepa Neethiye Sarana

The Legal Aid Commission’s commencement project commenced in 2006 to provide readership among weekly newspapers in response to the public’s concerns and readership among readers wishing to obtain legal knowledge. The Lankadeepa newspaper launched Sinhala medium in the Sinhalese media.

Lankadeepa newspaper responses to reader’s questions as “Lankadeepa Neethiye Sarana” on Tuesdays, once in two weeks. It is clear that this program has received immense popularity among the readers across the country, when telephone calls and letters are received daily to the Legal Aid Commission. In this year, 1250 postal issues have been addressed to the project by the readers.

LAC also published a Legal Aid page in daily News and Thinakaran.

The question / answer pages of the Daily News and Lankadeepa were collated in book-from, printed and made available for sale. LAC legal officers participate in TV and radio programmes as resource persons.

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Legal advise is given to any person without taking into consideration the income level of such person.

Call us : 011 243 3618

Head Office

No 129, Hulftsdorp Street,
Colombo - 12, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94-11-2433618