September 9th, 2022    English News

GENEVA (8 August 2022) – UN human rights experts* today condemned the extensive, prolonged and repeated use of state of emergency measures since 2 April 2022 by Sri Lankan authorities to crackdown on peaceful protesters and prevent them from voicing their…

   August 9th, 2022    English News

By BASIL FERNANDO Illegal arrests and illegal detentions do not only harm individuals, they also cause irreparable damage to the legal system as a whole. The recent wave of arrests of those who have participated in peaceful demonstrations has not…

   September 9th, 2022    Sinhala News

1979 දී බලාත්මක කරන ලද කුප්‍රකට පීටීඒ (ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත) යටතේ, “ත්‍රස්තවාදී ක්‍රියාකාරකම් ගැන සැකය” මත ආරක්ෂක ඇමතිවරයාට ඕනෑ ම අයෙකු දවස් 90ක් රඳවාගත හැකි ය. ආරක්ෂක ඇමතිට එම රඳවා ගැනීම දවස් 180ක් දක්වා දීර්ඝ කල හැකි ය. චෝදනාවලින් තොර ව ඕනෑ ම අයෙකු අත්තනෝමතික…

   August 14th, 2022    Sinhala News

Right to life මානව හිමිකම් සංවිධානයට අනුබද්ධිත හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික් මානව හිමිකම් ප්‍රථමාධාර මධ්‍යස්ථානය විසින් සංවිධානය කෙරුණු මානව හිමිකම්,මිනිස් මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම්  සහ රටේ පවත්නා වත්මන් තත්වය පිලිබද හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික් මානව හිමිකම් නිළධාරීන් දැනුවත් කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක් පෙරේදා (13) දවස පුරා අම්බලන්තොටදී පැවැත්විණි….

   September 19th, 2022    Activities

On the September 17 and 18, a training workshop on digital and physical security was conducted involving representatives of selected non-governmental and civil organizations in Hambantota, Monaragala, Hatton and Kalutara districts at Camelot Beach Hotel, Negombo. In relation to physical…

   September 9th, 2022    Picture Gallery
   March 22nd, 2022    Interviews

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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September 9th, 2022

SRI LANKA: UN human rights experts condemn repeated use of emergency measures to crackdown on protests

GENEVA (8 August 2022) – UN human rights experts* today condemned the extensive, prolonged and repeated use of state of emergency measures since 2 April 2022 by Sri Lankan authorities to crackdown on peaceful protesters and prevent them from voicing their…

August 9th, 2022

Illegal arrests and illegal detentions damage the legal system

By BASIL FERNANDO Illegal arrests and illegal detentions do not only harm individuals, they also cause irreparable damage to the legal system as a whole. The recent wave of arrests of those who have participated in peaceful demonstrations has not…

July 7th, 2022

Expressing concern over the statement issued by the HRC

The  Sri  Lanka  Collective  Against  Torture  (SLCAT)  is  gravely  concerned  about  the  statement  issued by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) dated 30 June 2022 titled ‘HRCSL  condemns  the  false  media  broadcast  made  by  the  President  of  the …

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…

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