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The case of David Amarasinghe’s death in police custody will be heard after 13 years due to a Supreme Court decision

By Philip Dissanayake “We were waiting near the Ganegama Cooperative shop together with a few others to go to a funeral ceremony. A group of people who came in a cab belonging to Kirindiwela police checked the people who were at that place. After some time, we saw a person got out of the cab. …

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Thirty days statutory time frame for filing fundamental rights petitions

The Supreme Court decided on July 19, 2022, to dismiss the fundamental rights petition filed by Mr. Philip Dissanayake, Executive Director of the Right to Life Human Rights Center, and Mr. Prasanga Fernando of the same organization against Mr. Deshabandu Tennakoon, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, other responsible police chiefs, the Minister of Public …

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Disturbing Rise in Child Abuse Incidents Calls for Urgent Action

In June 2023, Sri Lanka witnessed a shocking increase in child abuse incidents, highlighting the urgent need for collective action to protect vulnerable children. According to reports, a total of 78 incidents were documented, affecting a heartbreaking 80 child victims. Among them, 58% were female and 37% were male, with sexual abuse accounting for 35% …

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Alarming Backlog of Child Abuse and Rape Cases in Sri Lanka Demands Urgent Action

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe recently disclosed a distressing truth regarding the backlog of cases in Magistrates’ courts throughout Sri Lanka. Shockingly, nearly one-third of these cases involve child abuse and rape, tarnishing the nation’s reputation and necessitating immediate action. Out of the 29,723 pending lawsuits, an alarming 5,550 cases are related to child abuse, while …

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R2L report handed over to the Minister of Public Security

  Right to Life Human Rights Center’s Executive Director Philip Dissanayake handed over the recent report on Volunteer Social Service Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act to 1. Minister of Public Security Ho. Tiran Alles and 2. Director General of the Non-Governmental Organization Secretariat Mr. Sanjeewa Wimalagunarathna The Minister advised the Director General to include the …

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