Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Sri Lanka Post-Deportation

SRI LANKA

SANRIM/ Lakshan Dias Associates

www.mnsl.blogspot.com
Contact person: Mr Lakshan Dias, Attorney At Law
10/2 Mendis Lane, Idama, Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 (0)7 57 11 94 17 or +94 (0)7 14 53 45 27
Skype: lakshanjagath
Email: lakshandiasatyahoo [dot] co [dot] uk or sanrimslatyahoo [dot] com

SANRIM is an NGO for returnees, deportees, refugees, IDPs and migrants based in Colombo. They provide protection visitations and pro bono legal support as well as expert evidence, and documentary evidence for asylum cases. SANRIM picks deportees up from BIA Airport Katunayake, Colombo. They have a team of volunteers and paralegals to support this work and they are a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APPRN).

SANRIM works closely with Lakshan Dias Associates, a law firm that files fundamental rights cases in the supreme court of Sri Lanka as well as cases under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), and cases in High Court on PTA. Moreover, Lakshan Dias Associates have access to individuals in detention centres, prisons and police stations.

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