September 9th, 2022    English News

GENEVA (8 August 2022) – UN human rights experts* today condemned the extensive, prolonged and repeated use of state of emergency measures since 2 April 2022 by Sri Lankan authorities to crackdown on peaceful protesters and prevent them from voicing their…

   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…

   September 9th, 2022    Sinhala News

1979 දී බලාත්මක කරන ලද කුප්‍රකට පීටීඒ (ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත) යටතේ, “ත්‍රස්තවාදී ක්‍රියාකාරකම් ගැන සැකය” මත ආරක්ෂක ඇමතිවරයාට ඕනෑ ම අයෙකු දවස් 90ක් රඳවාගත හැකි ය. ආරක්ෂක ඇමතිට එම රඳවා ගැනීම දවස් 180ක් දක්වා දීර්ඝ කල හැකි ය. චෝදනාවලින් තොර ව ඕනෑ ම අයෙකු අත්තනෝමතික…

   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….

   September 19th, 2022    Activities

On the September 17 and 18, a training workshop on digital and physical security was conducted involving representatives of selected non-governmental and civil organizations in Hambantota, Monaragala, Hatton and Kalutara districts at Camelot Beach Hotel, Negombo. In relation to physical…

   September 9th, 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…

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July 2nd, 2021

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Covid-19 - and the constitution
May 11th, 2021

Covid -19 and the constitution

By Basil Fernando Arundhati Roy, prominent writer and social activist in India has written several important articles in the recent few days on the problem of the spread of Covid and the vast numbers of deaths that are taking place…

May 10th, 2021

Facemask issue ?

Until the arrival of the corona about masks were needed by the health staff. Once Corona arrived, the whole country needed masks. Due to the increase in the demand for masks, it had to be imported. In the first quarter…

May 4th, 2021

You are the one who suffers by beating the child!

There are times when parents hit their child or children with a stick or hand. That is because the child does not do the behavior we expect or does not approve of. Because we believe that his or her behavior…

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