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“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)
Mechanism to monitor the government on the implementation of UN CAT recommendations
Right to Life Human Rights Center (R2L) took the initiation to prepare a monitoring mechanism along with Sri Lankan Civil Society Collective against torture, to monitor the recommendations given by United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) to Sri Lanka at the end of 2016 UN CAT session in Geneva. Sri Lankan government has agreed to implement the recommendations and need to submit a report to UN CAT in 2020 regarding the situation in Sri Lanka on torture from 2017 – 2020.
Read More >> (2017-11-29)
Public Seminar marking the 68th International Human Rights Day Commemoration
“Platform For Freedom” and “Veediye Virodhaya” network coalition along with the Civil Society Collective organize the 68th International Human Rights Day Commemorative Public Seminar will be held on the 10th December 2016 at 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Mahaweli Centre Auditorium in Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07.
Read More >> (2016-12-09)
Training on Transitional Justice to the Activists and Village leaders in Hambantota District
Awareness Training Program in Hambantota District was held at “Kadolana Sampath Madyasthanaya” at Kirala Kele, Ambalantota on the 30th October 2016 to the activists and village leaders in Hambantota District.
Read More >> (2016-11-07)
“Good progress has been made, but there is work still to be done. Then application’s success is dependent on the tangible progress made by Sri Lanka. Therefore, we urge the government to seize the moment and make sure that they meet the criteria,” Jean Lambert, Chair of the delegation said at a media briefing On 1st november
Read More >> (2016-11-04)
The Foreign Affairs Minister has sought to appoint Inspectors General (IGs) to monitor the work of Sri Lanka’s missions abroad and report on the progress. Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in his Cabinet paper on this matter, says a committee to study and report on the rationalization of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic and consular representations abroad has been appointed.
Read More >> (2016-11-02)
“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 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)
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)
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