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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.
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“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
Read More >> (2018-07-03)
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...
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“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 ...
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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)
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
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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)
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