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Civil society force is must be a huge pressure on human rights and torture.- Mrs. Sluari Liyanagama, Acting Deputy Director, Inquiry and Investigation Department of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
The commission has the power vested in it by the law. Based on these laws the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
Read More >> (2018-05-25)
The Civil Activists of the “Collective Against Torture” have met at Colombo.
Meeting of civil society activists for the prevention of torture held yesterday (16/06/2018) at Renuka City Hotel Colombo. In the meantime, the discussion on the preparation of the Sri Lanka Shadow Report for the Convention on Torture and the Prevention of Torture was discussed.
Read More >> (2018-05-17)
Opening of the New Office of Right to Life Human Rights Centre
Right to Life Human Rights Centre opens its new office in Colombo 09, on 25th April 2018 with the presence of Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne and the representatives of Civil Society Organizations, Human Rights Defenders and District Coordinators of Human Rights First Aid Centers at 9:42 am. Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne officially opened the new office by ribbon-cutting.
Read More >> (2018-05-16)
Establishment of Special Courts after the Acts Amendments
The Supreme Court has approved the implementation of the establishment of special three-pronged High Court to investigate large-scale financial crimes and frauds.
Read More >> (2018-05-03)
“Until court delay is end problems not be solved”- Basil Fernando
The president of the Asian Human Rights Commission Mr. Basil Fernando (Attorney-at- Law) has given some important instructions about the “Court Martial Ordinance” which have been created and presented to the cabinet by the Sri Lankan Government.
Read More >> (2018-05-03)
“Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka along with Civil Society Organizations to promote and protect human rights”
Right to Life Human Rights Centre, Rights Now Collective for Democracy, Families of the Disappeared and Dabindu Collective met the representatives of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka for a formal discussion on the enhancement of functions of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka for the benefit of general public.
Read More >> (2018-03-26)
Active Engagement to Ensure Peace and Harmony in Negombo Area by Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC)
20th March 2018 the first bi-monthly meeting of Negombo Local Inter Religious Committee was held at Cardinal Coorey Hall, Negombo. There were 28 took part at the meeting representing all religion and ethnic community.
Read More >> (2018-03-26)
Workshop on UN CAT Recommendations to District Leaders
On 17 th and 18 th February 2018, Right to Life Human Rights Centre organized a workshop for Human Rights Defenders, Activists, Civil Society representatives, Community Leaders from selected eight districts on explaining Recommendations given by United Nations Committee Against Torture (UN CAT) to Sri Lankan government.
Read More >> (2018-02-22)
Workshop on Pluralism in Negombo
On 20 th and 21 st of February 2018, a workshop was held at Rani Beach Resort, Negombo on Pluralism organized by National Peace Council (NPC) and Right to Life Human Rights Centre (R2L).
Read More >> (2018-02-22)
15 th Anniversary of Right to Life Human Rights Centre
On 17 th February 2018, Right to Life Human Rights Centre celebrated the 15 th Anniversary of the Organization. The Organization was founded in November 2002.
Read More >> (2018-02-21)
Celebration of the 15 th anniversary of Right to Life Human Rights Center
Celebration of the 15 th anniversary of Right to Life Human Rights Center, All arrangements have been made to hold the event on 17 th February 15, 2018 at the Olympic House Auditorium at Colombo 07.
Read More >> (2018-02-16)
A thanking letter from a Police Constable to “Right Life Human Rights Centre”
Police Constable Namal Asanka, while serving in the Thanamalwila police station in the year 2008, because of the snake bite, he was at critical condition. During that period he was given sick leave and he was receiving medical treatment being at home. He was suspended by the higher officers for not reporting to the work without informing.
Read More >> (2018-01-29)
A severe assault by officers attached to Excise Department Madampe
A group of officers attached to excise station in Madampe Chillaw, had beaten a person who is a resident of Dummalasooriya village on 19th evening (last Friday). There is video evidence regarding this incident. When we went in search of the person to his residence he was not found there.
Read More >> (2018-01-26)
“According to what I feel, within Sri Lanka the issue of the Tamil minority is still of a serious nature” - Jayanthi Dandeniya
Jayanthi Dandeniya was one of three founder members who initiated “Right to Life Human Rights Centre” (R2L) in 2002. She also pioneered the evolution of the Families of the Disappeared (FOD), and she worked for the rights of the disappeared, regardless of her own life’s threats at very risky times. In 2003, she was awarded the ‘GWANGJU’ Human Rights Award by the South Korean “May 18th Movement”..
Read More >> (2018-01-19)
An Independent Unit on deaths in custody
A young resident of Thirimanagama, Haputale was found hanged dead at the cell of Pettah police station after he was arrested on 10th January 2018 at Bastian Mawatha, Pettah for having illegal drugs with him.
Read More >> (2018-01-13)
A Special unit within NPC for complaints on torture
To the surprise of the audience Director public Complaints Investigation Department of the National Police Commission Prabath Lakshman Wijethunga, said that it was the invitation from ‘Right to Life’ to attend the commemoration that presented an opportunity to inform the NPC of the National Action Plan. According to him some Government institutions were still not aware of the NHRAP.
Read More >> (2018-01-13)
Divulapitiya OIC arrested over death of Gamini Edward
An acting Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Divulapitiya police station was taken into custody yesterday (2) by Criminal Investigative Department (CID) for the death in custody of 50 years old Kaiwala Appuhamilage Gamini Edward who died while he was under Divulapitiya police custody at Negombo prison. And till 4 th January, 2018 Magistrate ordered to keep him in remand.
Read More >> (2018-01-13)
More than 1000 complaints against Police
Human rights Commission of Sri Lanka states that due to various negligence of Sri Lankan Police, human rights of the general public have been violated tremendously.
Read More >> (2018-01-10)
“NHRAP must be more accessible to people at large” - Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternative (CPA), Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu said that the NHRAP was a reflection of the change that has taken place in the area of human rights in the country since 2015. But he queried as to strengthen human rights.
Read More >> (2018-01-10)
“Collective engagement for the religious co-existence”
On 19th December 2017, National Peace Council along with the coordination of Right to Life Human Rights Center organized meeting to formulate a District Inter Religious Committee in Negombo, Gampaha District. Under the theme of “Collective engagement for Religious co-existence” the initiation has begun with the representatives of both government and civil society representatives, religious leaders
Read More >> (2017-12-21)
“Government’s 5 Years’ National Action Plan for the protection and promotion of Human Rights, Is it a reality...?” Commemoration of 69th International Human Rights Day
On the 11th of December 2017, Right to Life Human Rights Center among with the Civil Society Collective Commemorates the 69th International Human Rights Day at Lakshman Kadirgamar Center, Colombo 07.
Read More >> (2017-12-14)
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