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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)
"If you want to put out the fire, you have to get rid of the firewood " says Galkande Dammananda Thero
Today, my discourse here it cannot stop taking a Buddhist approach because it comes from my background. We live in this country over 2500 years after Buddhism was born. Then it is not only the most philosophical level of discussion but also among the common man. They bring knowledge through Jataka Stories and Art. When it comes to how we build a non-violent society, I don’t spend too much time. I think everybody agrees. I don’t think anyone has a problem with whether there is room for persecution in Buddhism.
Read More >> (2019-07-09)
“Torture Free Sri Lanka through Protecting Citizens’ Dignity!”
The Panel Discussion on “Torture Free Sri Lanka through Protecting Citizens’ Dignity” held in Horton Place, Light House Auditorium, on 26 th Wednesday as the public event after the Press Conference and Public Meeting organized by Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture (SLCAT) to highlight torture and its possibility of being extreme in many forms in the country with the past and present experiences.
Read More >> (2019-06-28)
The laws in the country to prevent torture is well enough
Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture (SLCAT) to highlight torture and its possibility of being extreme in many forms in the country with the past and present experiences. The proposed Anti-Torture Month started off on June 19, 2019 to mark the International Day in Support of Torture Survivors of 2019. There are many programs planned to host around the country through various manner.
Read More >> (2019-06-24)
Press Conference of SLCAT on Torture, Violence and Extremism
Let’s Eradicate Torture, Violence and Extremism was the theme spoke at the press conference and the current ICCPR Act, which is being utilized as barriers to people who speak the majority ideology in the country. Writer Shakthika’s issue was highlighted and certain feedback was given at the Press Conference.
Read More >> (2019-06-24)
Misuse of ICCPR Act in Sri Lanka - Media Statement
In the recent past the discourse was on filing cases using the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). If a case is filed under this act it will take at least a few months to get bail out and also the suspect could be kept in detention under police for few months. The Human Rights Defenders supporting democracy criticized this act because it also has a provision where the statement given by the suspect can be used against him in the courts.
Read More >> (2019-06-21)
FMM is concerned that proposed law revision relating to fake news & hate speech could threaten freedom of expression
There has been no proper explanation of the proposed new laws. Who decides false news distribution and hate speech? What are the criteria? What are the provisions to guarantee that freedom of expression and media freedom would not be violated? All of these are serious issues.
Read More >> (2019-06-20)
An Unwarranted Arrest
An arbitrary arrest is a violation of a fundamental right. The woman has a case to go to Supreme Court and thereafter, she can file a case against the police for huge damages. I think she must file both cases and claim damages for an unlawful arrest,
Read More >> (2019-06-15)
IGP’s FR petition claims SIS requested suspension of investigations into extremist Muslim factions
The petitioner had been excluded from NSC meetings, consequent upon the deterioration of the relationship between the President and the Prime Minister (PM), though the petitioner, being a responsible civil servant, did not take political sides with either the President or the PM, the petition claims.
Read More >> (2019-06-02)
Condemn taking Journalist Mohammed Rizvi Maharoof into custody on baseless charges – FMM
Yet, the Free Media Movement, according to our observations believe that actions taken by the law enforcement agencies during this case imposes a greater threat on Freedom of Expression and Publishing and related fundamental rights.
Read More >> (2019-06-02)
SLCAT Joint Statement
We denounce all attempts to use the grief and fear of hundreds of innocents, for political advantage or to further polarize communities. We stand for a community where all persons, especially those made vulnerable following the Easter attacks are able to live with dignity and without fear of violence, reprisals and torture.
Read More >> (2019-05-28)
Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture gathered for the network analysis.
Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability (IDEA) supports the workshop through Right to Life Human Rights Centre. The capacity building of the SLCAT had been ensured the need of the broad focus regarding torture in Sri Lanka apart from preparing the Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT).
Read More >> (2019-05-28)
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