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Gayashan’s Case Exposes An Embedded Lunacy - Basil Fernando
Gayashan, who was missing, has surrendered to the Hambanthota Police Station. He has been wandering in various places for about 8 days after he fled the police station after being tortured. Finally, he telephoned a Buddhist monk, who intervened to help him to surrender to the police.
Read More >> (2016-09-19)
Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka approved the “Right to Information Act”
On the 2nd August Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka, Minister of Mass Media and Parliament Reform informed the media that on the 1st of August Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka signed the Approval of “Right to Information Act”. He answered to the questioned paused by a media person in the Press conference held at Government Media Department.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
“The Office of the Missing Persons will be Independent” – Mangala Samaraweera
Foreign Minister Hon. Mangala Samaraweera said that the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) will be Independent and it will be on the standards of the UN and follow the recommendations of UN as Sri Lanka and U.S. America agreed in Geneva Human Rights Council.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
Civil Society Network against Torture met the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The civil society network against Torture met with the officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23 August to have a constructive dialogue on the State party report submitted to the Committee against Torture (UNCAT) and the role civil society in torture prevention.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
In September “A structure for Transitional Justice” – Mangala Samaraweera
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that by September Sri Lanka will prepare a structure on Transitional Justice which will be an example to all other country. He further said that Sri Lanka’s war crime is not like that of South Africa and the structure will be prepared winning the trust of the victims in order to find the truth, war crimes and the human rights violations.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
The Writ Application against the IGP & National Police Commission will be called on September 21st.
On the 20th July the Writ Mandamus against IGP and National Police Commission was called at the Court of Appeal regarding the death of Mr. Nimal Chandrasiri, father of two and the resident of Wadduwa, who was severely beaten and succumbed to dead while he was in Wadduwa Police custody.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding mission persons’ Report will be handed over to President by next week…
The final of The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding mission persons will be handed over to President by next week, says the former Chairman and retired High Court Judge Hon. Maxwell Paranagama.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
Mahinda supporters are still in the Military – R. Sambanthan
Opposition Leader R. Sambandan signals the dangerous site of the present situation, as he was attending to a meeting in Mannar organized by TNA, even Maithri and Ranil government is ruling the country Mahinda supporters are still in the Military Forces holding higher positions. As well as along with Mahinada Rajapakshe they try to destroy the good performances which the present government does.
Read More >> (2016-07-26)
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 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.
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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)
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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‘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)
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