August 9th, 2022    English News

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

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 …

   August 14th, 2022    Sinhala News

Right to life මානව හිමිකම් සංවිධානයට අනුබද්ධිත හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික් මානව හිමිකම් ප්‍රථමාධාර මධ්‍යස්ථානය විසින් සංවිධානය කෙරුණු මානව හිමිකම්,මිනිස් මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම්  සහ රටේ පවත්නා වත්මන් තත්වය පිලිබද හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික් මානව හිමිකම් නිළධාරීන් දැනුවත් කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක් පෙරේදා (13) දවස පුරා අම්බලන්තොටදී පැවැත්විණි….

   August 9th, 2022    Sinhala News

පසුගිය මාර්තු 31 දින සිට පුරවැසියන්ගේ භාෂණයේ හා ප්‍රකාශනයේ නිදහසට බරපතළ බාධා කිරීමේ ක්‍රියාවන් කිහිපයක් සිදු වී ඇති බවත් මෙය අඛණ්ඩව පැවතීම රටේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය අනතුරේ හෙළීමක් බව       Statement by Journalist for Rights

   June 30th, 2022    Activities

රයිට් ටු ලයිෆ් මානව හිමිකම් මධ්යස්ථානය සහ වදහිංසාවට එරෙහි ශ්‍රී ලංකා එකමුතුව විසින් වධහිංසාවට පාත්‍ර වූවන්ට සහය දැක්වීමේ ජ්‍යාත්‍යන්තර දිනය නිමිතිකොට ගෙන පැවත් වූ ” ඔබත් වදහිංසාවට පාත්‍ර වූවෙක් ද ?” යන තේමාව ඔස්සේ සංවාද මණ්ඩපයක් පසුගිය 27 වන දා…

   June 8th, 2022    Picture Gallery
   March 22nd, 2022    Interviews

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…

යුක්තිය උදෙසා පුරවැසියෝ” එකතුවේ සාමාජිකයින්ගේ හමුව

මානව හිමිකම් ආරක්ෂකයින් සඳහා අධ්‍යාපනික පුහුණු වැඩසටහන

English News

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…

November 16th, 2021

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

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

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

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…



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