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“Right to Life” Human Rights Center Trains the Human Rights Activists in Matara District on Transitional Justice
Awareness Training Program in Matara District was held at “Blue Ocean Hotel” at Fort, Matara on the 29th October 2016. “Right to Life” Human Rights Center took the initiative to organize training for the human rights activists and village leaders of the respective District in order to create awareness among the grass-root people.
Read More >> (2016-11-02)
Transitional Justice Training in Galle District for the Grass-root activists by “Right to Life” Human rights Center
On the 22nd October 2016, an awareness raising Training Program in Galle District was held at “Rural Women’s Front” main hall. The Program was organized by “Right to Life” Human Rights Center.
Read More >> (2016-10-25)
Estate Workers gets a solution after a long struggle
The trade unions representing plantation workers and the employers yesterday signed a collective agreement to increase daily wages of estate workers up to Rs. 730 ending a 17 months struggle.
Read More >> (2016-10-19)
Members of Five Commissions Meet Speaker Karu Jayasooriya
The members of the Bribery Commission, the National Police Commission, the Finance Commission, the Electoral Commission and the National Procurement Commission met the Speaker on the latter’s invitation. At the meeting, activities of these commissions and the issues connected with their day-to-day operations were discussed.
Read More >> (2016-10-19)
Russia is ready to support Sri Lanka: Putin
While hailing the transformation taking place in Sri Lanka, Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured President Maithripala Sirisena that Russia was always willing to support Sri Lanka.
Read More >> (2016-10-19)
Director General of the Bribery Commission Steps Down
The Director General of the Commission to Investigate the allegations of Bribery or Corruption had in her letter said she wished to resign from her post with immediate effect. She declined to comment further on her decision to resign after her return to the country on Saturday after attending a one-week training programme in Malaysia.
Read More >> (2016-10-19)
Rs. 7 up to all brands of Cigarettes
The Finance Minister Mr. Ravi Karunanayake said at a Media Briefing yesterday that the prices of all brands of cigarettes had been increased by Rs. 7 from Monday night. He further said that the government expects Rs. 22 billion income per year with the increase of the tax.
Read More >> (2016-10-06)
Training for the Human Rights Defenders in Galle District
The first training session for the Human Rights Defenders in Galle District will be held on the 2nd October 2016 (Tomorrow) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Cooperative Center Hall in Galle. And the full-day training programme is organized by “Right to Life” Human Rights Center.
Read More >> (2016-10-01)
If Court calls President will give evidence – MP Nalin Bandara Jayamaha
Yesterday in a media briefing at Colombo MP Nalin Bandara Jayamaha said that President Maithripala Sirisena will go to court if he is called, to give evidence in the case against former UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayake. He further stated that everyone is equal under law there is no exception.
Read More >> (2016-09-29)
Ravi Karunanayake and 13 others noticed to appear in Court
The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notices to Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and thirteen others to appear in court on October 12, pursuant to a writ petition filed by Ven. Agulugalle Jinananda Thera against the decision of the Finance Ministry to exempt a beer manufacturer in Biyagama from paying the Customs levy normally charged from this industry.
Read More >> (2016-09-29)
TWENTY THREE SUSPECTS UNDER PTA TO UNDERGO REHABILITATION
Twenty-three suspects who were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) would facilitate a plea after six month rehabilitation, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Hindu Religious Affairs said.
Read More >> (2016-09-24)
100 HOUSES IN KEERIMALAI AS A STEP TO RECONCILIATION – SAYS DEFENSE SECRETARY
Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarchchi said that Srilankan Army will for the first time build 100 houses in Keerimalai, Jaffna to be distributed among the displaced families there as a step to promote reconciliation and inter-communal harmony in the country.
Read More >> (2016-09-24)
Human Rights First Aid Center is opened in Negombo
Human Rights First Aid Center for Gampaha District was opened in Negombo by Right to Life Human Rights Center to support the people who need legal aid, protection and guidance to get their rights when it is violated. The Human Rights First Aid Center was opened on the 17th September. It’s located in “Janavabodaya centre”.
Read More >> (2016-09-23)
Nimal Chandrasiri’s Court case gets delays due to the delay of AG’s Report.
On 15th April 2015, Nimal Chandrasiri was dead as he was in the custody of Wadduwa Police. The primary inquiry was going on in Panadura Magistrate Court. The Magistrate Court ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit the Attorney General’s (AG) report to the Courts on the 19th, but it was not submitted to the Courts.
Read More >> (2016-09-23)
Gayashan’s Case Exposes An Embedded Lunacy - Basil Fernando
Gayashan, who was missing, has surrendered to the Hambanthota Police Station. He has been wandering in various places for about 8 days after he fled the police station after being tortured. Finally, he telephoned a Buddhist monk, who intervened to help him to surrender to the police.
Read More >> (2016-09-19)
Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka approved the “Right to Information Act”
On the 2nd August Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka, Minister of Mass Media and Parliament Reform informed the media that on the 1st of August Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka signed the Approval of “Right to Information Act”. He answered to the questioned paused by a media person in the Press conference held at Government Media Department.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
“The Office of the Missing Persons will be Independent” – Mangala Samaraweera
Foreign Minister Hon. Mangala Samaraweera said that the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) will be Independent and it will be on the standards of the UN and follow the recommendations of UN as Sri Lanka and U.S. America agreed in Geneva Human Rights Council.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
Civil Society Network against Torture met the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The civil society network against Torture met with the officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23 August to have a constructive dialogue on the State party report submitted to the Committee against Torture (UNCAT) and the role civil society in torture prevention.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
In September “A structure for Transitional Justice” – Mangala Samaraweera
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that by September Sri Lanka will prepare a structure on Transitional Justice which will be an example to all other country. He further said that Sri Lanka’s war crime is not like that of South Africa and the structure will be prepared winning the trust of the victims in order to find the truth, war crimes and the human rights violations.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
The Writ Application against the IGP & National Police Commission will be called on September 21st.
On the 20th July the Writ Mandamus against IGP and National Police Commission was called at the Court of Appeal regarding the death of Mr. Nimal Chandrasiri, father of two and the resident of Wadduwa, who was severely beaten and succumbed to dead while he was in Wadduwa Police custody.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding mission persons’ Report will be handed over to President by next week…
The final of The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding mission persons will be handed over to President by next week, says the former Chairman and retired High Court Judge Hon. Maxwell Paranagama.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
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