May 12th, 2022    English News

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

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 25th, 2022    Sinhala News

පසුගිය අප්‍රේල් 19 දා ඉන්ධන ඉල්ලා රඹුක්කන නගරයේ පැවති උද්ඝෝෂණයට සිදු කළ වෙඩි තැබීම උද්ඝෝෂකයන් විසුරුවා හැරීමට සිදු කළ වෙඩි තැබීමක් නොවන බව නිරාවරණය වෙමින් තිබේ. මෙම වෙඩි තැබීමෙන් 41 එක් හැවිරිදි චමින්ද ලක්ෂාන් යන අය මිය ගිත අතර තවත්…

   May 18th, 2022    Sinhala News

ඊයේ දින (17) පැවති පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ මන්ත්‍රී කණ්ඩායම් රැස්වීම අවසන් වී මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් පිටතට පැමිණෙමින් සිටියදී එම කණ්ඩායමේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් දෙදෙනකු විසින් මාධ්‍යවේදීන් දෙදෙනෙකුට පහර දී ඔවුන්ගේ ජංගම දුරකථන පැහැරගෙන ඇතැයි වාර්තා විය. මෙසේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී පහරකෑමට ලක්වී ඇත්තේ, ප්‍රගීත් පෙරේරා සහ කසුන්…

   May 24th, 2022    Activities

වදහිංසාව, නීතිවිරෝධී ඝාතණ ඇතුළු මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් කඩවීම් සම්බන්ධව වැඩි අවධානයක් යොමු කරමින් කටයුතු කළ රයිට් ටු ලයිෆ් ආයතනයේ දිශානතියෙහි යම් වෙනසක් සිදු විය යුතු බවට පසුගියදා පැවති උපායමාර්ග සැලසුම් කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනකදී යෝජනා විය. රයිට් ටු ලයිෆ් මානව හිමිකම් මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ 2023/2025…

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ධර්මසේන පතිරාජගේ ‘කඩුල්ල’ ටෙලි නාට්‍යය හෝ ප්‍රසන්න විතානගේ නිර්මාණය කළ ‘ඉර මැදියම’ සිනමාපටය නරඹනු ලැබුවෝ, පීටර් ඩි අල්මේදාගේ ප්‍රතිභා සම්පන්න රංගන ඉතිහාසය ‘කූඹියෝ’ ටෙලි නාට්‍යයේ ඩඩ්ලි මල්දෙණියගේ චරිතයට වඩා දිගු අතීතයකට විහිදෙන බව දනිති. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම එහි සැබෑ මූලයන් කොටහේනේ…

   July 2nd, 2021    Landmark Cases

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…

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May 12th, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,…

January 7th, 2022

A Man Borrows Two Papayas To Feed His Starving Children

A man of about 50 years, walks to a vegetable shop in Savithripura, Anuradhapura, and in front of a few others who also have come to buy some vegetables, he asked the small shop owner whether he could borrow two…

December 23rd, 2021

Pradeshiya Sabha member dies in custody

Former Pradeshiya Sabha member Premathilaka Amaraweera has died in police custody. The suspect who 62-year-old was arrested by the Hungama Police yesterday (December 18) on a charge of selling liquor on Poya Day. Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa stated…

December 12th, 2021

“Court order prohibiting Human Rights Day event in Kandy”

Human Rights Office Kandy (HROK) had organized an event to celebrate international Human Rights Day on 11th December 2021 in Kandy, based on the theme “Ensure the Prisoners their Dignity and Rights to Human Conditions”. As in previous such events, a significant part of…

November 29th, 2021

Foreign intervention against custodial deaths?

Rights group says domestic mechanisms exhausted Follows ‘Tinker Lasantha’ death last week The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) said yesterday (28) that it would have to seek international intervention regarding the spate of custodial deaths that recently…

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