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Human Rights in Sri Lanka
Lakshan Dias is a prominent human rights lawyer who has provided legal representation in a number of high-profile cases involving deportation and immigration, the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and allegations of torture.
The human rights defender is also a vocal advocate of judicial independence and has provided protection to human rights defenders and journalists at risk, including by providing accompaniment.
Front Line Defenders have issued urgent appeals and news items about Lakshan Dias
28 February 2013 - Human rights lawyer Mr Lakshan Dias subjected to threats and surveillance