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The Supreme Court, leu grant for Anne Ranaweera’s Case
Anne Ranaweera, a resident of Pamunugama, is a traditional indigenous doctor and a freelance journalist at Gnanartha Pradeepaya magazine. Anne says a group of policemen attached to pamunugama Police Station forcibly entered to her house and stormed into her bedroom on November 12,2019. Her house was raided due to several calls received by the Pamunugama Police regarding her. Her and her mother were brutally tortured by the police on the way to the police station and inside the polices station.
Read More >> (2020-01-14)
Remembering Lasantha Wickrematunge on the 10th anniversary of his assassination
Spotlight’ shines for the first time in the new year. Although devoted in principle to films, film personalities and film-related matters, the column will deviate in practice this week to focus on a renowned Sri Lankan newspaper Editor whose contribution to his country and people has been immeasurably immense.
Read More >> (2020-01-08)
Justice Ministry to investigate delays in cases
The Justice Ministry has initiated a review to investigate the delays in the hearing of cases. According to the Secretary to the Ministry J.J. Rathnasiri, this is due to information received regarding a large number of delays that have been taking place. The Secretary further added that information has been received on overpopulation at certain jails across the country, stating that steps will be taken following discussions, to control the situation.
Read More >> (2019-12-19)
Awareness Program on Reparation Office.
The government recognized the need for an independent body to provide full compensation on behalf of citizens whose human rights and humanitarian laws have been violated, Sri Lankans belonging to religious group are harmed and including the families of police and security personnel, A “Preparation Compensatory Office” has been established for Sri Lankans belonging to all ethnic and religious groups to file claims for damages.
Read More >> (2019-12-03)
Welikada Case Postponed!
The welikada murder case was postponed until 13th of December due to the second defender’s fusilier to appear before the special three-member panel. The case of the killing of inmates at the Welikada Prison in 2012 was taken up today before three high court Judges Gihan P. Kulathunga and Manjula Thilakaratne.
Read More >> (2019-12-02)
Book launching of “Justice for Struggle of FTZ”
Justice for Struggle of FTZ book was lunched on 8th of November 2019 at Jayalath Reception Hall, Ja-ela. This book was written by Mr. Dulan Dassanayake AAL based on the Mahanama Thilakarathne report which is issued by a presidential commission regarding incident took place on 24th of May to 30th of May 2011.
Read More >> (2019-11-14)
Legal Advisory and Victim Awareness Meeting in Hambantota
On 31st of October, the Hambantota District Human Rights First Aid Center organized a human rights education workshop for human rights activists in the Hambantota district.
Read More >> (2019-11-05)
Community Leaders Meeting in Galle
The Galle district Human Rights First Aid Centre organized a meeting for district community leaders on human rights and reconciliation mechanism in Sri Lanka. The event was attended by more than 40 people from the Galle District,
Read More >> (2019-11-05)
10 years took to end child abuse case in Ratnapura!
A ten years old girl was raped by a 63 years old man in 2009 and the court case is still going in Ratnapura Court. The accused was sentenced by the Judge of the Ratnapura High Court on the 23rd of Octomber 2019. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison, a fine of Rs. 25,000 and a compensation of Rs. 200,000.
Read More >> (2019-10-30)
Immediately revoke the suspension of the Maldivian Democracy Network
Right to Life signed the joined statement along with 36 organizations in Asia in solidarity Maldivian Democracy Network and strongly condemn “Temporary Suspension of the Maldivian Democracy Network”
Read More >> (2019-10-25)
Gampaha District Commiunity Leaders Meet for the Second Time
The community leaders meeting was held for the second time yesterday (24) at Villa Snasuma Reception hall under the patronage of Human Rights First Aid Centre – Gampaha.
Read More >> (2019-10-25)
Members of the Journalist Collective Meeting for the third Time
The Journalist Collective meeting was held 04th of October at Subasinghe Hall of Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research Institute under the theme of "Future of Using Social Media". The meeting, which was held under the intervention of the Right to Life Human Rights Center, was attended by journalists at national and regional levels.
Read More >> (2019-10-18)
It is not at all suitable for civil society to promote an army officer – Ruki Fernando
Mr Ruki Fernando Human Rights Defender says it is not suitable that an army officer who served in military for long becoming the president of Sri Lanka. This will be a threat to the democratic structure.
Read More >> (2019-10-11)
Ensure Safety of human rights defenders amid recent accusations of blasphemy against Maldivian Democracy Network
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with undersigned civil society organizations. condemns the prosecution of its member, the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN), and expresses great concern about what potential consequences the recent accusations of blasphemy could have for
Read More >> (2019-10-08)
Harsha in Courts for 10 years for a crime which he did not commit!
Right to Life Human Rights Centre got to know about an incident of arrested of a man who looks similar to the culprit who is issued an warrant by the courts foe keeping illicit liquor and the Ja Ela police has arrested and is imprisoned him for more than 10 years and was produced in courts.
Read More >> (2019-09-18)
Police caught red handed when trying to hide a murder!
On last 30th the Appeal court examined the Writ petition filed against failing to take any disciplinary action against the police inspector and other suspects attached to the Wadduwa police station for the torture and murder of NimalChandrasiri in 2012, a resident of Thalpitiya in Wadduwa. The acting police officer in charge has produced an affidavit stating that disciplinary action was taken and the suspecting officers are suspended.
Read More >> (2019-09-17)
Pamunugama police trying to sweep Anne Ranaweera incident under the carpet.
Sept. 2nd at the Human Rights Commission it was revealed that a catholic priest has signed the documents consenting Anne Ranaweera would like to settle the case. She was arrested by the Pamunugama police alleging that she is running a massage center in guise as a traditional ayurvedic centre.
Read More >> (2019-09-17)
Kalamkari heats Trincomalee
On the last 30th a Tamil woman in the Trincomalee bus stand who was clad in a sari with prints of a face similar to the face of the Buddha was heavily accused by a Buddhist monk. This incident grabbed the attention of a number of people.
Read More >> (2019-09-17)
Returning knives and axes in police custody: Acting OIC interdicted
Service of the Acting Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Wellambada police station in Kandy has been interdicted with immediate effect, for attempting to return knives and axes that were in Police custody, as stated by Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara.
Read More >> (2019-08-08)
Reforms of Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act recent update.
The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is the recent heat topics and the member of parliament joined together to the committee that has been giving suggestions to the MMDA. Twelve members’ committee representing the members of the parliament have been coming together.
Read More >> (2019-07-30)
Mr. Clement Nyaletsossi Voule, Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association is in Sri Lanka
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clement Nyaletsossi Voule is in the official country visit to Sri Lanka from July 18 to 26, 2019.
Read More >> (2019-07-19)
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