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North University Fight is a good chance for a Extremists, It’s a hindrance to Reconciliation! – Reginold Corey
The incident that happened in Jaffna University on the days before has created an opportunity for the extremists to bring forward their extreme ideology as well as there is a space that this ideology may spread among the people in the country like a fire and it is dangerous says Governor Reginold Corey, the Governor of Northern Province as he was taking part in the press conference in Colombo on 20th July.
Read More >> (2016-07-21)
It’s a symbol Court is not engaging meaningfully to the torture cases generally in the countries of this region – Dr. Bijo Francis
“In General if we look into these regional Countries the Court is not paying much attention regarding the issues related to Torture”, Said by Dr. Bijo Francis, Executive Director of Asian Human Rights Commission as he was delivering his speech on 27th June at Olympic House while taking part the “International Day Commemoration in Support of Torture Survivors” organized by “Right to Life” Human Rights Center.
Read More >> (2016-07-21)
Hero of the South first come to the North, says President.
On the 18th June President Maithripala Sirisena opened the Technical Training Institute in Killinochchi funded by German Government. Later as he addressed the crowd he invited the Heroes of the South who are very famous in holding Press Conferences, to visit the North and East and to look into the plea of the people.
Read More >> (2016-07-20)
Today is the court case of the assault on “Meepura” Editor
Editor of the “Meepura” newspaper and the “Meepura official website” Mr. Fredi Gamage was assaulted by the unidentified people last Friday. Today his case was called to the Magistrate Court at Negombo. Two suspects were arrested by the police officers, among them one is a laborer of Negombo Municipal Council.
Read More >> (2016-06-14)
20 Human Rights Organizations to prepare a Joint Alternative Report for the UNCAT
Right to Life Human Rights Center (R2L) along with Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), National Fishery Solidarity (NAFSO), Families of the Disappeared (FOD), Centre for 
Peoples Dialogue (CPD), Rights Now – Collective for Democracy (RN) & INFORM Documentation Centre sent a joint report to Geneva in 2011 for the Committee Against Torture.
Read More >> (2016-05-20)
Remembering Justice V.R. Krishna Iyar
"His judgement in the Indira Gandhi case in 1975 was controversial, and earned him both accolades and criticism. Krishna Iyers judgement snowballed the political crisis leading to the imposition of the emergency," Justice G.S. Singhvi, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India noted in his summary of one of the more than 700 judgements passed by venerated Supreme Court Judge, the late Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer.
Read More >> (2016-02-09)
THE INDEPENDENCE DAY BOOST TO NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
The singing of the national anthem in Tamil that marked the end of the Independence Day celebration was a strong gesture of reconciliation by the government. It was one of the most significant actions taken to lessen the sense of alienation of the Tamil speaking people and make them feel a sense of equal belonging to the national polity.
Read More >> (2016-02-09)
SL should fulfill rights council call for justice- HRW -
The Sri Lankan government should fulfill its commitments to the United Nations Human Rights Council by ensuring that foreign judges and prosecutors play a significant role in the mandated accountability mechanism for wartime abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 21, 2016, President Maithripala Sirisena told the BBC, contrary to Sri Lanka’s council commitments, that he will “never agree to international involvement,” saying “[w]e have more than enough specialists, experts and knowledgeable people in our country to solve our internal issues."
Read More >> (2016-01-26)
A Writ Mandamus has been filed on 05th September 2015 against Attorney General
A Writ Mandamus has been filed against the Attorney General on the 05th September 2015 Case No. CA/WRIT/375/15 by Lakshan Dias AAL, on behalf of “Right to Life Human Rights Center” due to the negligence of not filing a case under Torture Act for the torture incident of Peruma Hewa Sandun Malinga, Seventeen Years old residence of Kosmo Farm, Akurukanduwa, Meegahakiwula. Attorney General is responsible to file case on Police torture under the torture act No. 22 of 1994 if a person is being tortured by the police officials. Since he has not done his responsibility the Right to Life Human Rights Center took the initiative to file a Writ Mandamus against Attorney General.
Read More >> (2016-01-21)
සිංහලෙන් දෙමළෙන් ජාතික ගීය ගැයීමට වීදියේ විරෝධය සැරසේ.
පසුගිය දිනවල ජනාධිපතිතුමා දෙමළ භාෂාවෙන් ජාතික ගීය ගැයීමට දෙමළ ජනතාවට ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව තිබූ අවසර සහතික කිරීමත් සමග ජාතිවාදීන් විසින් ඊට එරෙහිව ගෙන යන ප‍්‍රචාරයට ප‍්‍රතිචාර දැක්වීමට වීදියේ විරෝධය සැරසේ.
Read More >> (2015-04-05)
AHRC Replies to Defence Ministry letter that seeks to restrict NGO freedoms
The National Secretariat for Non Governmental Organizations, functioning under the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, issued a letter to all registered Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on the 1st of July 2014.
Read More >> (2014-07-11)
GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO WITHDRAW NGO CIRCULAR
The NGO Secretariat of the government which is placed under the Ministry of Defence has issued a circular to all NGOs directing them to act within their mandate. The circular states “It has been revealed that certain Non Governmental Organisations conduct press conferences, workshops, trainings for journalists and press releases which is beyond their mandate. We reiterate that Non Governmental Organisations should prevent from such unauthorized activities with immediate effect.”
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Read More >> (2014-07-11)
‘People’s Tribunal to End Killings at Police Stations’ to be Held on July 6, 2014 in Badulla
The Asian Human Right’s Commission sends its greetings to all those taking active part in making the ‘People’s Tribunal Against Killings at Police Stations’ a reality.
Read More >> (2014-07-04)
Why are the police allowed and encouraged to lie?
The video footage is fairly clear. First we see a tall policeman wearing a helmet standing with his arm stretched towards the other side of the road. Then we see a scooter stopped just next to him. There is one man sat on the scooter. Looking closer, we see that the policeman is carrying a pistol in his outstretched hand. The pistol is directed towards somebody on the other side of the road. Then we see the rider of the motorbike stretching his hand out towards the policeman, in an obvious gesture telling the policeman not to shoot.
Read More >> (2014-06-27)
SRI LANKA: Mahanayake Theros needs to demonstrate courage & intervene to stop the violence
It is to the credit of some Buddhist monks that they have taken active role in extending support and protection to the Muslims victim to vicious attacks across Sri Lanka. The attacks began after the Secretary of BBS, Reverend Galagoda-Atte Gnanasara Thera, spoke at a recent meeting at Aluthgama.
Read More >> (2014-06-19)
Drunken police officers gun down 24-year-old
On the night of June 11, officers attached to the Nittambuwa police station gunned down Subash Indika Jayasinghe, a 24-year-old man, for no reason. A friend named Saveen Chathuranga, 18-years-old, was accompanying Indika. Saveen describes the incident as follows:
Read More >> (2014-06-13)
CREATE COUNTERPART MECHANISM TO STRENGTHEN PROSPECT OF RECONCILIATION
The international community has resolved to inquire into the violations of the Rule of Law with regard to the last phase of Sri Lanka�s civil war and thereafter. The UN Human Rights Council has passed three resolutions over the opposition of the Sri Lankan government focusing on the issue of accountability for human rights, which is an obligation that is binding on all States
Read More >> (2014-06-13)
open letter from Bishop of Anuradhapu
This is to keep Your Honour informed of some events in relation to the Prison of Anuradhapura.Yesterday, being Easter Sunday I was to conduct the Easter Religious Services in the Catholic Chapel situated inside the prison complex of Anuradhapura.
Read More >> (2014-05-07)
Reply by NPC On the functioning of the PC of the North and East
In an interview given to the Daily News of 24.04.14, Western Provincial Council minister Udaya Gammanpila has taken issue with a statement of the National Peace Council with regard to Provincial Councils in the North and East. He has quoted from the NPC statement that although the government has held elections in the Northern Provincial Council, it is useless unless the Council is allowed to function without undue interference from the centre.
Read More >> (2014-05-02)
CPA complaint against the ITN to be taken up on 24th April 2014
23rd April 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Complaint filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director (Complaint No: HRC/3083/13) before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) against the Independent Television Network of Sri Lanka (ITN) and its Chairmen will be taken up for hearing tomorrow (Thursday, 24th April 2014) at 10.30 at the premises of the HRCSL at No. 165 Kynsey Road, Borella, Colombo 8.
Read More >> (2014-05-02)
DRAFT RESOLUTION TAKES A MORE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH
The draft resolution on Sri Lanka to be taken for vote at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is now in circulation. It proposes an international monitoring of Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process and calls on the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Office to do investigations on its own.
Read More >> (2014-03-08)
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