June 30th, 2022    English News

The Right to Life human rights center and the Sri Lanka Collective Against Torture held the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on the occasion of “Are You a victim of Torture?” A panel discussion was held on…

   June 30th, 2022    English News

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has advised the Attorney General to Investigate and file appropriate criminal proceedings against SSP K. B. Keerthiratne with regard to the Rambukkana Shooting. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka also directed the…

   June 30th, 2022    Sinhala News

රයිට් ටු ලයිෆ් මානව හිමිකම් මධ්යස්ථානය සහ වදහිංසාවට එරෙහි ශ්‍රී ලංකා එකමුතුව විසින් වධහිංසාවට පාත්‍ර වූවන්ට සහය දැක්වීමේ ජ්‍යාත්‍යන්තර දිනය නිමිතිකොට ගෙන පැවත් වූ ” ඔබත් වදහිංසාවට පාත්‍ර වූවෙක් ද ?” යන තේමාව ඔස්සේ සංවාද මණ්ඩපයක් පසුගිය 27 වන දා…

   June 30th, 2022    Sinhala News

යහපාලන රජ්‍ය ක්‍රමය ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කර ආසියාවේ ආශ්චර්ය වෙත යන්නට පිය නැගුවේ සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්මද අතේ තබා ගනිමිනි. ඒ සදහා රටේ සැලකිය යුතු ජනතාවක් ඒකාවන්නව පෙල ගැසුනේය. ඊට මහගු දායකත්වයක් අපේ ගරුතර සංඝරත්නය විසින් ලබා ලබා දුන් අතර, ඒ හා සමාන දායකත්වයක්…

   June 30th, 2022    Activities

රයිට් ටු ලයිෆ් මානව හිමිකම් මධ්යස්ථානය සහ වදහිංසාවට එරෙහි ශ්‍රී ලංකා එකමුතුව විසින් වධහිංසාවට පාත්‍ර වූවන්ට සහය දැක්වීමේ ජ්‍යාත්‍යන්තර දිනය නිමිතිකොට ගෙන පැවත් වූ ” ඔබත් වදහිංසාවට පාත්‍ර වූවෙක් ද ?” යන තේමාව ඔස්සේ සංවාද මණ්ඩපයක් පසුගිය 27 වන දා…

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ධර්මසේන පතිරාජගේ ‘කඩුල්ල’ ටෙලි නාට්‍යය හෝ ප්‍රසන්න විතානගේ නිර්මාණය කළ ‘ඉර මැදියම’ සිනමාපටය නරඹනු ලැබුවෝ, පීටර් ඩි අල්මේදාගේ ප්‍රතිභා සම්පන්න රංගන ඉතිහාසය ‘කූඹියෝ’ ටෙලි නාට්‍යයේ ඩඩ්ලි මල්දෙණියගේ චරිතයට වඩා දිගු අතීතයකට විහිදෙන බව දනිති. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම එහි සැබෑ මූලයන් කොටහේනේ…

   July 2nd, 2021    Landmark Cases

On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were beaten by police officers, arrested and detained at the Kandaketiya police in the Badulla district. The next day, around 2.30 am, Sandun…

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June 30th, 2022

“Are You a victim of Torture?” A panel discussion

The Right to Life human rights center and the Sri Lanka Collective Against Torture held the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on the occasion of “Are You a victim of Torture?” A panel discussion was held on…

HR Commission tells AG to file criminal action about Rambukkana shooting
June 30th, 2022

HR Commission tells AG to file criminal action about Rambukkana shooting

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has advised the Attorney General to Investigate and file appropriate criminal proceedings against SSP K. B. Keerthiratne with regard to the Rambukkana Shooting. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka also directed the…

June 27th, 2022

Bringing Justice and Relief to Torture Victims

Today is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture That Sri Lanka is a country where torture is rife has been well documented by several international organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Truth and Justice…

June 17th, 2022

Permission to hear the Fundamental Rights Petition against the Baduraliya Police

The Supreme Court yesterday(16) granted leave to hear a fundamental rights petition filed by Suranjith Wickremanayake alleging that he was brutally beaten and arbitrarily arrested by officers of the Baduraliya Police Station. The Supreme Court has allowed the petition to…

June 7th, 2022

Victims of Rambukkana police shooting to go to Supreme Court!

It is being revealed that the shooting that took place at the protest rally in Rambukkana on April 19 demanding fuel was not a shooting to disperse the protesters. Chaminda Lakshan, 41, was shot dead and 14 others were shot…

June 1st, 2022

Is your organization safe?

The decision to amend the Voluntary Social Service Organizations Act in the recent past has led to discussions at the district, local and national levels among NGO and civil society leaders scattered throughout Sri Lanka. In support of this, we…

May 12th, 2022

The changing meanings of system change

One of the most popular phrases that is being talked about in Sri Lanka is the need for a system change. Often in media interviews, various people are asked about what they mean by a system change. Varying answers are…

May 7th, 2022

Gravely concerned on declaration of State of Emergency BASL calls on the President to explain the reasons

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is gravely concerned of the declaration of a state of emergency by His Excellency the President with effect from midnight on the 6th of May 2022. As was stated earlier on the 2nd…

May 4th, 2022

Police arrest group protesting near parliament

Sri Lanka Police arrested a group of youth who were protesting near the Parliament premises on Wednesday (4) afternoon. Police Spokesperson SSP Attorney-at-Law Nihal Thalduwa speaking to News 1st said 10 men and two women were arrested. SJB MP Manusha…

April 27th, 2022

Court orders to arrest SSP who ordered to open fire, & cops who followed the order

The Kegalle Magistrate has ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest the Senior Superintendent of Police for Kegalle who ordered to open fire at protestors in Rambukkana recently, as well as the police officers who were involved in it….

April 25th, 2022

Open Letter to the Protesters

Congratulations, you made history! And you won an early battle. You made history because there hasn’t been a mass protest like yours in recent Sri Lankan history. It is also historical because your protest is not organized by a political…

April 16th, 2022

Statement from BAR Association

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) received credible information from its members of a number of police trucks being moved into the vicinity of Galle Face Green, where there is an ongoing mass protest. The trucks have now been…

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