Archives of November , 2022

November 2nd, 2022 - Activities,English News

Awareness program about the VSSO act in Gampaha

A discussion on the amendment of the Voluntary Social Service Organizations Act and the problems faced by civil organizations today was held in Gampaha,Ekala on October 23rd.

October 17th, 2022 - English News

A citizen’s committee to Gampola

A conference was held for the social activists of Gampola area under the theme of the beginning of change was held on October 15 at the Gampola Salvation Army headquarters auditorium. Philip Dissanayake and Lakshan Fernando (AAT) joined the conference…

September 9th, 2022 - English News

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 - English News

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 - English News

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 - English News

“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 - English News

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 - English News

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 - English News

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 - English News

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 - English News

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 - English News

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…

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