Sri Lanka

URBANIZATION

History of Cities – Heritage

Urban Housing

Rural Housing

LEGAL ASPECTS

Right to Housing

Since 1977, the right to housing has been enshrined in the Constitution – Article 27.

2c. The State must establish a socialist democratic society in Sri Lanka whose objectives are: the attainment by all citizens of a standard of living suitable for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing, Housing, the continuous improvement of living conditions and the total enjoyment of leisure and social and cultural opportunities.

Source: CETIM (publication COHRE)

Forced Eviction

USEFUL TOOLS:

Land Law

Land Grabbing

USEFUL TOOLS

Vulnerable Groups

  • Old People
  • Young People
  • Women

Some Interesting Practices

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS

Housing Market

Quality of Housing

Informal Housing / Slum / Homeless

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Social Housing

ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS

Bibliography & Sitography

SEEN BY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Major Problems

Major Claims or Demands

Some Civil Society Actors

 

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