Archives of July , 2021

July 15th, 2021 - English News

One million rupees compensation for Sherman who died of police assault!

The Supreme Court today (14) has been ordered to pay one million rupees as compensation for violating fundamental rights to the petitioner Chadik Shaman (42), a resident of Ihala Bomriya, Kaduwela, who died of a police assault after being arrested…

July 12th, 2021 - English News

HRCSL launch an Investigation over Hambantota Port Police

July 2nd, 2021 - English News,Landmark Cases

Kandaketiya Judgement and Continuing Deaths in State Custody – Ruki Fernando

On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were beaten by police officers, arrested and detained at the Kandaketiya police in the Badulla district. The next day, around 2.30 am, Sandun…

July 2nd, 2021 - English News

“21 Years Without Justice – A sister’s long journey to seeking justice” launched today. – K. Sanjeewa.

Sri Lanka is a criminal state. This story proves it. But we have to change this situation somehow. We have to fight continously… The person who is responsible for this murder is fugitive and is still at large even after…

June 29th, 2021 - English News

Letter to the Inspector General of Police – SLCAT focuses on increasing of violence’s during the epidemic.

The Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture says that when government authorities abuse power with arbitrary enforcement of the law against marginalised people in the society and In refusing to provide security to those people caused to erode public in state…

June 18th, 2021 - English News

CID accused for working illegally.

The CID has been accused of violating the rule of law in the country. Leading prisoner rights group says the CID has acted on “non-existent provisions of the law” in seeking a detention order for a suspect remanded by a…

June 10th, 2021 - English News

European countries demand to release Ahnaf Jazeem

A group of European countries have demanded to release poet Ahnaf Jazeem, who has been imprisoned for more than a year.The ambassadors, who represent nine countries of the United Nations, made this request, after the rights groups’ call for immediate…

June 4th, 2021 - English News

Office on Missing Persons and the Zero Policy on Justice

By Basil Fernando One of the issues that demonstrated the approach of the Sri Lankan authorities to the problem of enforced disappearances could be discovered in a close study of the narrative of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP). In…

May 31st, 2021 - English News

Police Duties and Media Shows

We have a saying that duty is greater than the goddess. This means that any duty assigned to you is above all other responsibilities and that you are bound to fulfill it in the midst of any problems or to…

May 27th, 2021 - English News

1929 for children affected by the plague

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has requested that any information on children who are vulnerable to the country’s rapidly spreading epidemic be reported immediately. The Chairman of the Authority requests that the 1929 telephone service be informed. With the…

BASL hits out: Condemns the failure of the Police including the IGP to protect persons in custody
May 18th, 2021 - English News

BASL hits out: Condemns the failure of the Police including the IGP to protect persons in custody

The Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has strongly condemned the recent killing of two suspects in police custody, namely Melon Mabula alias ‘Uru Juwa’ and Tharaka Perera Wijesekera alias ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’ which has occurred on…

May 15th, 2021 - English News

SRI LANKA: Won the “War” but Lost the Law – By Basil Fernando

Calling a civil conflict or a civil war, a war itself, is very misleading. Wars are fought with external enemies. However, civil conflict or a civil war is a fight that takes place among the brethren, with the people who…





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