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Journalists for Rights” Calls for Responsible Journalism Amidst Restrictions

April 8th,Colombo – The “Journalists for Rights” media organization emphasized the importance of responsible journalism during a press conference on Monday at Janaki Hotel. The event, titled “Responsibility of Mass Journalists in Laws Restricting Freedom of Expression,” aimed to shed light on the challenges journalists face due to laws limiting freedom of speech. Speakers at …

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Civil Society and Government Stakeholders Unite to Propel Transitional Justice Forward in Sri Lanka

In a landmark assembly at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agricultural Training Institute in Colombo, leaders from across the spectrum of Sri Lankan society convened to drive forward the initiatives of transitional justice under the banner of the People’s Unite for Justice and Accountability (PUJA) project. This significant gathering, initiated by the Right to Life Human Rights …

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New Human Rights First Aid Center Opens in Sandivali, Batticaloa

In a significant move towards strengthening human rights support in rural areas, the Right to Life Human Rights Center, in collaboration with the Rural Development and Planning Organization, has inaugurated the Human Rights First Aid Center in Sandivali, located within the Batticaloa District. This pioneering initiative marks a crucial step in making essential human rights …

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New Human Rights First Aid Centers Established in Jaffna and Mannar Districts

The Right to Life Human Rights Center has taken significant strides towards enhancing human rights advocacy and support by announcing the launch of Human Rights First Aid Centers in the Jaffna and Mannar districts. These centers, integral components of the Right to Life Human Rights Center’s network, have already been active across several districts of …

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Policy Dialogue on Combating Police Torture Marks Human Rights Day

Colombo, December 12, 2023 – In commemoration of the 75th International Human Rights Day, the Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture organized a significant event titled “The Root of Police Torture.” This initiative aimed to address concerns surrounding police torture and discuss potential solutions. A policy dialogue named “Context and Solutions” took place on December 11 …

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R2L Joins Forces with Nagaraja Alex’s Family to Pursue Justice Against Police Brutality

On December 4th, R2L (Rights to Life), a human rights organization, took a significant step in seeking justice for Nagaraja Alex, a young individual who was tragically tortured and killed by the Vadukkodai police. During this critical meeting, R2L engaged with Nagaraja Alex’s family to discuss strategies and support mechanisms for the upcoming legal proceedings. …

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Lived Experiences Illuminate Sri Lanka’s Social Safety Net: Insights from Anuradhapura Focus Group

The focus group meeting held in Anuradhapura district on November 25th provided a crucial platform for a nuanced discussion on the operational dynamics of Sri Lanka’s social safety net, as gleaned from lived experiences. Participants, representing diverse socio-economic backgrounds within the district, engaged in a robust dialogue, sharing personal stories and insights that illuminated the …

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Staff Training Workshop at Right to Life Human Rights Centre

The Right to Life Human Rights Centre recently hosted a dynamic two-day staff training workshop at the picturesque Serendip Stone Bungalow in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The event, which took place on September 28th and 29th, featured insightful discussions and updates on the organization’s core areas of focus. Members of the Right to Life Human Rights …

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Sri Lanka Collective Against Torture

Can we abolish terror laws completely? – Sri Lanka Collective Against Torture discusses

  Sri Lanka Collective Against Torture held a seminar in Colombo on September 25 to discuss the Anti-Terror Bill that the government has published on the gazette. This bill was first introduced in March but later it was withdrawn due to protests from the civil society. Opening the dialogue, Dulan Dasanayake, AAL, pointed out that …

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Successful Two-Day Workshop Empowers Human Rights First Aid Centers

  Hotel Mirage, September 15-16, 2023 – The coordinators of Human Rights First Aid Centers recently convened for a highly successful two-day workshop, held at Hotel Mirage. The event, which took place from September 15th to 16th, provided a platform for extensive discussions and strategic planning to further the cause of human rights. On the …

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Empowering Human Rights Defenders in Monaragala

The Human Rights Defenders Group in Monaragala recently participated in an educational program aimed at empowering them in their crucial work. The event took place on September 2nd at Hotel Frashi Monaragala. During this gathering, the Monaragala District Coordinator was presented with the latest study reports published by the Right to Life Organization. These reports …

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Empowering Human Rights Defenders: Educational Program in Gampaha Inspires Change

On September 2nd, an empowering educational program was conducted at Hotel The City Lounge in Gampaha, dedicated to strengthening the Human Rights Defenders Group. This event served as a vital platform for individuals committed to championing human rights causes in the Gampaha region. Attendees had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in advocating …

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