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Mr Saman Indrarathna and torture in schools
Later the Principle has scolded Vinusha regarding some photos on her Facebook account. One day after school the Principle ask Vinusha to come to his room and keeps her there for about two and a half hours. What happened in the room is not reported. Vinusha commits suicide. The Principle had allegations regarding her suicide.
Read More >> (2019-03-25)
Human rights activists’ camp against the Minuwangoda police attack
Then the person came and hit him again with the pistol and asked for the bike keys. But he never gave the keys. Then he asked for hundred thousand rupees and again for two hundred thousand. He drags the key from Titus. The blow from the pistol results in a heavy blood flow from Titus’s lip. He gets scared seeing blood.
Read More >> (2019-03-25)
Against police officers who are breaking limbs…
48 year old Wijesekeraarachchige Shantha is a father of two who resides at Kaleni village in Ranna. On 31 December 2018 a musical show was organized in celebrating the New Year. Shantha with his friend Gune left home around 08:45 pm in a three wheel belonging to a friend.
Read More >> (2019-03-18)
Victory in Elsuma Case after 12 years!
In 2007 an interim court order was given prohibiting Brito Fernando, Former Chairman of Right to Life (R2L), Philip Disanayake, Executive Secretary of R2L, Asheela Niroshini and Maximus Rodrigo, Former Chairman of the workers union of Elsuma, hanging around the Elsuma Pvt Company in Daluwakotuwa, Negambo as a result of a court case filed by Elsuma Company.
Read More >> (2019-03-07)
Open letter to the Honorable Speaker of the Parliament on the murder of two businessmen Rathgama Bussa area and General state of murder in the Island
If businessmen remain in a state fear because of threats of extortion, and worse threats to their life and liberty, by security officers and remain in their homes rather than being actively engaged in business pursuits, how can economic activity flourish in our countryside? These are profound questions. Given your position as a speaker of the parliament you have a great responsibility to address this problem.
Read More >> (2019-03-06)
The latest updates on Human Rights Situationin the country
The Legal Unit of Right to Life Human Rights Centre requested information from the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka on 17 September 2018 under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016. We requsted data on reported cases to the Human Rights Commision from 2015-2017 on incidents of torture, illegal arrest and detension, extra judicial killings, abductions and enforced disapperences
Read More >> (2019-03-06)
The torture case that took place in Battaramulla Navy Camp
C.W.Piyal is a Navy officer bearing identity number 38838 from Galle is attached to the Battaramulla Akuregoda Naval camp. On 28 August 2018 he was arrested as a suspect for a food shortage problem at the Navy camp and was detained for 156 days at prison cells build to detain LTTE cadres. He was physically and mentally tortured during this period.
Read More >> (2019-03-06)
Books and legal documents for Human Rights First Aid Centres
Recently the Human Rights First Aid Centres were gifted with important legal documents such as Acts etc. This gifting was done by Ms Venuri de Silva, Project Manager and Mr Nagaratnam Vijayakanth, Programme Coordinator of National Peace Council.
Read More >> (2019-03-06)
Counter Terrorism Act and Prevention of Terrorism Act comparison in a nut shell
There are some remedies given at the CTA to safeguard the suspect not to be tortured or disappeared. The database is one option and the other is the magistrate. The magistrate will speak to the suspect in a closed door room and without the police officers with the suspect at each time suspect is produced to the magistrate.
Read More >> (2019-02-07)
The Facebook crime which troubled Hambantota
My daughter has scolded him by sending a text message. Thus Sandun must have done something like this to take revenge according to what Wimal told at the police station. He also told he does not know anything about this photo. After making the complain Wimal has deleted this photo from his facebook account.
Read More >> (2019-01-30)
The assassination that took place before the Katuwana police officers
Premawathi rushed to the scene with her son and they saw Piyadasa lying on the ground in a pool of blood. They rushed his in a three wheler to the Katuwana hospital but he was already dead.
Read More >> (2019-01-30)
The torture case that took place in Battaramulla Navy Camp
Though he has confessed he is innocent in this case his pleads were not taken in to consideration. There has not been an investigation and he was asked by senior officers to accept that he robbed. Now he has lost his job.
Read More >> (2019-01-30)
Abusing of women at Kandana Police
Her daughter Gayani Nadeeka has protested against this act and the OIC has shouted at her in filthy language and she received degraded mental treatment. Sunthra who was badly injured and got sick around 01:00 am in the morning after the incident was taken to the Ragama teaching hospital and the JMO has investigated and treated her.
Read More >> (2018-12-18)
The police torture records received by us
The National Police Commission has sent a reply on 2018 October 16 saying they received 04 complains in 2015, 03 complains in 2016 and 04 complains in 2017. Out of the complains in 2015 02 were from th Western Province while 02 were from Anuradhapura and Badulla districts.
Read More >> (2018-12-18)
Hinni Appuhamy’s story
One day I had a little quarrel with my daughter in law. My granddaughter held me and the daughter in law beat me. I got sick and went to the hospital in Wellawaya to take medicine. I was admitted and then transferred to Moneragala hospital. The doctor in the hospital took a statement from me and sent me home.
Read More >> (2018-12-18)
Rasika who struggled for the protection of her village
When this is being boiled an unbearable smell comes. The farm owners have no mechanism to control this smell. Also chicken are being slaughtered for meat here. The waste water of the pig stay and chicken slaughter are sent directly to the paddy field close by. The pig dung is kept in the land next to the pig farm
Read More >> (2018-12-17)
Intellectual Discourse to mark 70th International Human Rights Day Commemoration
As a core everyone highlighted that the constitutional coup and the present political instability is a threat to the human rights protection and promotion. Human Rights Defenders and Activists representing all parts of Sri Lanka and representatives of Human Rights Organizations and Civil Society have taken part at the Commemoration.
Read More >> (2018-12-11)
Statement by Right to Life Human Rights Centre on the 70th Anniversary celebration of the International Human Rights Day.
Another feature observed during this crisis is that the progressive masses of the country extended their support to defeat this constitutional coup without any political, ethnic or religious division. Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher communities have come together thinking in broad about their identity as Sri Lankans to reestablish democracy in the country.
Read More >> (2018-12-11)
Statement on Kantale incident
State Intelligence Service (SIS) has made the participants of the training program on human rights and fundamental rights held in Kantale organized by Right to Life Human Rights Centre and National Peace Council on November 09 and 10. Right to Life Human Rights Centre has issued a Statement against it. Please find the Statement below.
Read More >> (2018-11-16)
The 11th First Aid Centre Opened in Batticaloa.
Currently, 10 Human Rights First Aid Centers are being successfully implemented in ten districts. On September 11th another First Aid Center was established in the Batticaloa District.
Read More >> (2018-10-24)
Mannar District Advance Training
The advance training for Mannar district Human Rights Activist’s was held on 15th and 16th of October by the coordination of National Peace Council and R2L. It is sponsored by Europe Union. On the first day of training was about Human rights, fundamental rights, how to prevent the torture, how to make an affidavits and written declarations. On the second day, the Right to Information Act, the Office for Missing Persons, and Transnational Justice were explained for the defenders who were participating for the training.
Read More >> (2018-10-23)
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