Archives of June , 2022

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…

May 7th, 2022 - English News

Gravely concerned on declaration of State of Emergency BASL calls on the President to explain the reasons

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is gravely concerned of the declaration of a state of emergency by His Excellency the President with effect from midnight on the 6th of May 2022. As was stated earlier on the 2nd…

May 4th, 2022 - English News

Police arrest group protesting near parliament

Sri Lanka Police arrested a group of youth who were protesting near the Parliament premises on Wednesday (4) afternoon. Police Spokesperson SSP Attorney-at-Law Nihal Thalduwa speaking to News 1st said 10 men and two women were arrested. SJB MP Manusha…

April 27th, 2022 - English News

Court orders to arrest SSP who ordered to open fire, & cops who followed the order

The Kegalle Magistrate has ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest the Senior Superintendent of Police for Kegalle who ordered to open fire at protestors in Rambukkana recently, as well as the police officers who were involved in it….

April 25th, 2022 - English News

Open Letter to the Protesters

Congratulations, you made history! And you won an early battle. You made history because there hasn’t been a mass protest like yours in recent Sri Lankan history. It is also historical because your protest is not organized by a political…

April 16th, 2022 - English News

Statement from BAR Association

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) received credible information from its members of a number of police trucks being moved into the vicinity of Galle Face Green, where there is an ongoing mass protest. The trucks have now been…

April 2nd, 2022 - English News

Statement from SLCAT

“The Sri Lanka Collective Against Torture (SLCAT) condemns the arrests, detention and torture of protestors and by-standers at the public protest at Mirihana, Nugegoda on the night of 31st March 2022. These persons had gathered to exercise their basic civic…

January 25th, 2022 - English News

An unofficial translation of National Prison Study lunch by SLCAT

  During the months of April and September 2018, the former National Human Rights Commission had conducted a study on prisons and inmates in Sri Lanka. This study report provides data on living conditions inside their prisons, sanitation, humanitarian transactions,…

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