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Police Officers Arrested in Connection with Disappearance 13 Years Ago

  Two police officers serving at Alawwa Police were arrested on May 4, 2024, by officers from the Group Robbery Investigation Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with a suspected disappearance and unlawful detention that occurred 13 years ago. The arrested officers are Sergeant A.L. Kumara and Constable R.D.S.B. Rajapaksha. Both officers …

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If the country will be bankrupt again, the recovery will take around 10-12 years, warns Minister Shehan Semasinghe

  State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe said that the impact of political power struggles must not be detrimental to addressing the economic crisis. He detailed the government’s strategic measures since 2022, which have been crucial in stabilizing the economy. The Minister emphasized that the decisions taken by the President and the government, supported by parliamentary …

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Policy Dialogue Highlights Need for Action against Misuse of Law, Science, and Media

Colombo, May 21, 2024 — A policy dialogue held on the misuse of law, science, and media highlighted the damaging impact of irresponsible journalism and opportunistic objectives. The event, attended by eminent personalities and professionals from various sectors, scrutinized how misinformation and disinformation can lead to severe societal consequences. The policy dialogue was organized by …

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Government Needs To Observe The Example That Civil Society Organisations Have Provided In Commemorating All Who Lost Their Lives

The joint commemoration event titled “Turning Point” held on May 17 at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo was in memory of the loss of life that took place 15 years ago at the war’s end for people from all sides. It is an indication that the wounds of the three-decade long war are beginning to heal. …

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Right to Life Human Rights Centre Launches Second Torture Monitoring Report

The Right to Life Human Rights Centre (R2L) has unveiled its second torture monitoring report, titled “TRUTH: Targeting Rights: Unraveling Torture’s Harm.” This quarterly newsletter provides a critical examination of the ongoing issue of torture in Sri Lanka, highlighting the prevalence, prevention measures, and legal actions against perpetrators. The report’s key objectives include: Monitoring the …

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Gampaha High Court Acquits Four Sri Lanka Army Suspects in Rathupaswala Shooting Case

In a significant verdict issued today, the Gampaha High Court Trial-At-Bar acquitted four Sri Lanka Army personnel implicated in the Rathupaswala shooting incident, which resulted in the deaths of three individuals during a protest in 2013. The acquitted individuals include an Army officer and three soldiers. The Trial-at-Bar, comprising High Court Judges Nimal Ranaweera, Nishantha …

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After 14 years, justice is served for Hemasiri, with compensation amounting to LKR 250,000.

  In a landmark ruling, justice has finally been served for Hemasiri, who endured appalling treatment at the hands of law enforcement officials over a decade ago. The incident traces back to December 19, 2009, when Hemasiri, accompanied by fellow opposition party members, was present in Hakmana town. Encountering posters advertising an upcoming opposition gathering, …

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New Human Rights First Aid Center Inaugurated in Imaduwa

  Imaduwa Human Rights First Aid Center had its grand opening recently, with important figures like Mr. Philip Dissanayake from the Right to Life Human Rights Center and Mr. Dulan Dasanayake, the Legal Director, joining in. Also present were Mr. Ajith Jayasinghe, the Project Manager, and Mr. Rehan Jayawickrama, the former Mayor of Weligama Municipal …

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Memorial Service Held for Former Galle District Human Rights First Aid Center Coordinator

A memorial service was held for Mrs. Kanchani Kodithuwakku, the former coordinator of the Galle District Human Rights First Aid Center. The event was attended by social activists from the Galle district, coordinators from other districts of the organization, and Mr. Philip Disanayaka, the executive director of the Right to Life human rights organization. The …

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