Archives of March , 2023

March 28th, 2023 - English News

Anti-Terrorism Bill: The good, bad and the ugly

– By Ambika Satkunanathan The good The Anti-Terrorism Bill gazetted on 22 March reproduces large parts of the draft counter-terrorism law formulated by the Yahapalana Government. The seeming protections include the affirmation of basic due process rights, i.e. being issued…

March 24th, 2023 - Activities,English News

The Launch of the research Report on unlawful use of ICCPR Act.

The launch of the research report prepared by lawyer Mr. Dulan Dasanayake on the inappropriate use of the ICCPR Act in Sri Lanka was held on the 23rd of March at BMICH. For this, President’s lawyer Saliya Peiris, lawyer Namal…

March 5th, 2023 - English News

20 years of the struggle against torture..!

A conversation with Right to Life Executive Director Philip Dissanayake..! I would like to explore the history of how you, who were with the new socio-political movement, and moved towards non-governmental organizations… In fact, we realized that the project was…

March 4th, 2023 - English News

50th edition of Freedom in the World

The launch of the 50th edition of Freedom in the World, which has been tracking global trends in political rights and civil liberties annually since 1973. The event will feature researchers presenting key findings from the 2023 report, followed by…

February 26th, 2023 - Activities,English News

20th anniversary

On the occasion of 20 years of our Right to Life human rights organization, a function was organized on 25th February at BMICH Mihilaka Medura. Here, the challenges faced by civil organizations in the current political economy were discussed. Dr….

February 3rd, 2023 - English News

Implement orders of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and ensure its independence

  We the undersigned individuals and groups welcome efforts of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) to protect and promote the equal rights of education of all students who are facing the Advanced Level (AL) examinations by ensuring…

December 20th, 2022 - English News

Thihagoda Police shot a 15 year old child

On October 28, 15-year-old Harshaka Deshan was shot in the head by a Thihagoda police officer, and now Harshaka is disabled. That is, when he and his friends were going in a three-wheeler to collect the peacock feathers needed for…

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 …





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