Archives of November , 2021

November 16th, 2021 - English News

Human Rights Commission Chairperson resigns

The Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has resigned. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) says that Dr. Jagath Balasuriya resigned from his post last October. Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka…

October 5th, 2021 - English News

Find the silver lines in the middle of the dark clouds! – Philip Dissanayake

The world civil rights movement as well as the Sri Lankan civil rights movement has a long history. According to Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda, the non-alcoholic movement of 1912-1915 is said to be the oldest civilian movement in Sri Lanka. This…

September 17th, 2021 - English News

State Minister who forcibly entered into Anuradhapura prison threatens prisoners

We strongly condemn the government minister breaking into the Anuradhapura prison with holding an automatic weapon on International Prisoners’ Day. ​An inquiry should be held on this immediately, said Anuradhapura District Samagi Janabalawegaya MP Rohana Bandara He was opposing against…

September 4th, 2021 - English News

Relatives of Tamil disappeared denounce both Sri Lanka government and UN

Tamil mothers who commemorated the International Day Against Disappearances, remembering those who went missing 12 years ago, have protested against the Sri Lankan government as well as the United Nations for failing to find their loved ones.Mothers in the north…

Immediate Release of Lawyer and Prisoner of Conscience Hejaaz Hizbullah
August 31st, 2021 - English News

Immediate Release of Lawyer and Prisoner of Conscience Hejaaz Hizbullah

26th August  2021  marks  the  500th day  of Hejaaz  Hizbullah’s  incarceration.  Mr.  Hizbullah  is  a prominent Sri Lankan lawyer and advocate of Muslim rights. Mr. Hizbullah was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on 14th April 2020. He was…

August 30th, 2021 - English News

Do not interfere with freedom of expression!

The unions are urging the government to immediately stop suppressing social media activists, respecting the freedom of the public to know and express their views. Commenting to the media, Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union, said: It…

August 28th, 2021 - English News

Committee appointed to investigate over people detain under PTA

The President has appointed an Advisory Board to make recommendations and advise the President on future decisions, including the investigation, release and bail out of people on prison and detention orders in connection with terrorist activities. The Advisory Board has…

Mangala formula: From funeral to a political feast – Dulan Dasanayaka
August 26th, 2021 - English News

Mangala formula: From funeral to a political feast – Dulan Dasanayaka

Mangala is the only national level political leader in Sri Lanka who can smoke a cigar in public. After Sir John Kotelawala and SWRD Bandaranaike, Mangala was the only politician to publish photographs of smoking cigars. Mangala is a real…

August 23rd, 2021 - English News

Another suspect dies in police custody

A suspect arrested by the Matugama Police has died suddenly. The deceased has been identified as Vidanage, Bellanagama Dhanuka Saliya, (40) who lives in No. 49, Yatadola. The suspect was arrested by the Matugama Police yesterday (22) in connection with…

August 21st, 2021 - English News

07 killed in police custody over last 8 months

The police act in a very careless manner towards the suspects who are being arrested and those who are about to be arrested. The most recent example was the Sooriyawewa police chasing a motorcycle and shooting dead two men on…

Do we have a mechanism to prevent child abuse and crime? – Philip Dissanayake
July 30th, 2021 - English News

Do we have a mechanism to prevent child abuse and crime? – Philip Dissanayake

There is a lot of talk about the death of the girl who was employed as a servant in the house of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. The media has been reporting on various investigations into the incident, and yesterday the…

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July 30th, 2021 - English News

The Complaint by a young mother of sexual harassment suffered at the Padukka Police Station.

July 20, 2021 weerasinghe          A woman raise her voice against police sexual abuse suffered at the Padukka Police station. She appeals to the President and the IGP for seeking justice. The Asian Human Rights Commission  (AHRC) has also sent an…





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