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Case Closed: Mediation Offers Resolution For Most Cases in Sri Lanka’s Legal System

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

The court system in Sri Lanka is overwhelmed by a backlog of nearly 28,000 cases awaiting the country’s 85 judges. Some criminal and civil cases, however, can be resolved through community mediation boards, a system staffed by volunteers who heard more than 220,000 cases in 2016. This is the story of two women who brought their disputes to mediation in search of justice.

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Fish Provide Therapeutic Foot Massage in Colombo

Region: Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan Man Charms Snake in Historical Theme Park

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Featured Photo of a Crèche Maker in Sri Lanka

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Case Closed: Mediation Offers Resolution For Most Cases in Sri Lanka’s Legal System

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

The court system in Sri Lanka is overwhelmed by a backlog of nearly 28,000 cases for the country’s 85 judges. Some criminal and civil cases, however, can be resolved through community mediation boards, a system staffed by volunteers who heard more than 220,000 cases in 2016. This is the story of two women who brought their disputes to mediation, as well as a look inside a school classroom where mediation takes place.

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Featured Photo of Drying Fish in Sri Lanka

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of a Buddhist Procession in Sri Lanka

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of a Praying Mantis in Sri Lanka

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Strict Public-Health Measures in Sri Lanka Bring Dengue Epidemic Under Control

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Health

Sri Lankans are plagued by tens of thousands of cases of mosquito-borne dengue each year, but recent public-health measures have helped dramatically reduce the death rate of this year’s particularly bad outbreak. Public-health teams are inspecting locales where cases have arisen, and careful treatment of dengue patients and public-awareness campaigns have also helped combat this year’s epidemic.

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Featured Photo of a Sri Lankan Festival

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Culture

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