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Leaflet Campaign in Mannar District
Right to Life Human Rights Centre (R2L) along with National Peace Council of Sri Lanka (NPC) joined the Organization for Ellam Refugee Rehabilitation (OfERR) and distributed leaflets to some parts in Mannar district to create awareness among the general public and to bring the people to get access with the Human Rights First Aid Centre (HRFAC).
Read More >> (2018-08-08)
Basic Training to initiate the Human Rights First Aid Centre in Mannar District
The initiation to start up the Human Rights First Aid Centre in Mannar District as the first establishment of Human Rights Centre in Northern Province. Right to Life Human Rights Centre and National Peace Council of Sri Lanka has taken the step ahead through the Project funded by European Union “Accountability through Community Engagement and Initiatives for Transition”.
Read More >> (2018-08-06)
Legal Consultation in free of charge in Badulla District – Leaflet Campaign for Badulla Human Rights First aid Centre.
Publicity Campaign for the Human Rights First Aid Centre in Badulla was held in Badulla District on 5 th August, 2018. Human Rights Defenders and Accompaniers of Badulla District have actively taken part at the leaflet campaign to make the people aware of the functioning of Human Rights First Aid Centre and the benefits that general public can get from the Human Rights first Aid Centres free of charge.
Read More >> (2018-08-06)
Effective measure for the Human Rights First Aid Centre in Monaragala
Publicity Campaign for Human Rights First Aid Centre was held at Wellawaya Bus Stand, Wellawaya Public Fair, Pelwatta, Buttala, Burutha Junction, Mahagodayaya and Thanamalwila. Human Rights Defenders who have been serving at the Human Rights First Aid Centre in Monaragala
Read More >> (2018-08-03)
Publicity Campaign for Gampaha Human Rights First Aid Centre
Publicity Campaign for Gampaha Human Rights First Aid Centre was held on 28 th July in many towns in Gampaha District. Starting from Negombo, Minuwangoda, Udugampola, Gampaha and Ja-Ela the leaflet campaign was held. Human Rights Defenders and activists who are serving in Gampaha Human Rights First Aid Centre along with Right to Life Human Rights Centre took part at the leaflet campaign.
Read More >> (2018-07-30)
A young man assaulted by the police in Hettipola
Kanishka Balasooriya in Hettipola has been subjected to inhuman assault by the Police officers attached to Hettipola Police Station. This incident took place on 10 th July 2018.
Read More >> (2018-07-23)
Human Rights Activists in solidarity with disappeared families sit-in protest in Colombo
On 12 th July 4:00 pm to 13 th July 11:30 pm a sit-in protest is organized by human rights activists in solidarity with the disappeared families in organized a sit-in protest in Colombo opposite of “Nelum Pokuna” Viharamadevi Park.
Read More >> (2018-07-12)
We condemn the attack on Human Rights Defender Amitha Priyanthi
On last Friday 6th July 2018, as she was travelling from her working place (Janasansadaya at Panadura) to her residence bring the case documents related to her brother’s murder. She has been attacked on her head and the documents and her mobile phone were grabbed by two strangers who have been strategically organized and planned it.
Read More >> (2018-07-09)
Panel Discussion with State, Independent Institutions a Civil Society as the climax of “Anti-Torture Week”
Right to Life Human Rights Centre along with 23 Civil Society Organizations as “Sri Lankan Civil Society Collective against Torture” have marked the 20 th International Day Commemoration in Support of Torture Survivors through series of activities commenced through a press conference held on 20 th June 2018 at Nippon Hotel and held a meeting with District Civil Society Leaders, Radio Program, Television Program...
Read More >> (2018-07-07)
Society by justifying torture neglects the rule of law and allows violence says Prasanna Vithanage
Right to Life Human Rights Centre has launched a week against torture, from June 20 to June 28 and has begun a series of activities highlighting torture and human rights conditions in Sri Lanka. It is a part of the discussion with veteran film director Prasanna Vithanage.
Read More >> (2018-07-03)
“Police officers being satisfied by drunk and doing torture” - Prasanga Fernando
“Most Policemen’s working in the night by assuming alcohol. Their drunkenness is a major reason for police torture to increase. When the victims shout at them they increase their peculiarity because they have some psychological satisfaction. It will ultimately be a death” Stated by Prasanga Fernando
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Awareness Raising Campaign to International Day in Support of Torture Survivors’ in Badulla
On 26 June 2018, Civil Society Organizations in Badulla organized a series of program to mark the International Day in Support of Torture Survivors’. Mr. Suresh Nadesan, the civil society activists of UvaShakthi Foundation gives his idea regarding this campaign to the “Aithiya” website.
Read More >> (2018-07-03)
Public petition about court delays
The Right to Life Human Rights Centre had organized a petition singing campaign regarding the “Court Delays” behalf of Sri Lankan Civil Society Collective. The campaign was held on 25 th of June 2018 in front of High Court, Hulftsdorp in Fort. A group of people reprehensive civil society organization participated in the program, drafting leaflets, singing up the petition and engaging with the public in a bid to give an active contribution to the program.
Read More >> (2018-06-27)
An interview on Court Delays with lawyer Lakshan Dias
“Nowadays Court delay is a main topic in the society. Especially, the report presented by the Judge, Mr. Buwenaka Aluwihare was in the discourse. According to this, roughly 17 years took to get the final verdict in a criminal case. This is...
Read More >> (2018-06-27)
“The main cause of torture is the more stress of police officers”
“A research done by the professors at the University of Kelaniya concluded that the tension of the police officers are responsible for would be a result of torture. It is about 80% of the countrys population. Because of this tension a Police Officer can turn a victim into a crime.” told by The Senior Lecturer of...
Read More >> (2018-06-27)
Ongoing Disappeared Court Case of Madushka Harsha de Silva
The case regarding the businessman Madushka Harash de Silva, who was forcibly abducted on 2012, is being heard from the Anuradhapura Magistrates Court since 2013. When the case was taken up again on 05 th June 2018, the CID appeared on behalf of the complainant. Priyalal Sirisena AAL appeared on behalf of the aggrieved party.
Read More >> (2018-06-27)
Chairperson of HRCSL speak out about Torture in Sri Lanka
The State authorities have been astonished by the Shadow Report submitted by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) on Torture in Sri Lanka on 2016, If there was any denial regarding this torture issues, that situation would have been lost after the report, and...
Read More >> (2018-06-27)
Only 2 Complaints so far to National Transport Commission “Hotline 1955”
National Transport Commission (NTC) has received only 2 complaints so far to their HOTLINE 1955. It indicated two things one is that the prevailing transport of Sri Lanka has been working up to the rules and regulations and ...
Read More >> (2018-06-27)
R.H.M. Keerthirathna gets Justice and 575 thousands as compensation
Anamaduwa police have arrested a person without proper identification, saying that they have an arrest warrant. After the arrest they have kept him for three months in the remand at prison. He had filed a petition because of violating his Fundamental Rights. And the Supreme Court upheld the Fundamental Rights Petition filed against the remand prison.
Read More >> (2018-06-26)
A Solidarity Campaign in Sri Lanka for the Enforced Disappeared in Pakistan
A solidarity campaign was held at Sri Lanka seeking justice for the disappeared in Pakistan. The campaign was held in front of the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka located at Colombo 07. Right to Life Human Rights Centre also was present at the Solidarity Campaign
Read More >> (2018-06-12)
The Supreme Court responded to the request to get information
On May 14, Right to Life of Human Rights Centre, recieved a response to the request made by the organization to the Supreme Court in search of getting information on the petition recieved by Supreme Court under Article 11 on Fundamental Rights Violations from 2015 to 2017. Within 10 days a reply waas sent to the organization for request made.
Read More >> (2018-06-06)
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