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HRC Cash Strapped

By Indika Sri Aravinda
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is unable to inquire into 2,000 complaints received due to the lack of funds to operate the Commission, a member of the HRC Prof. Ananda Mendis said.

The Presidential Secretariat has already been informed about the matter in writing.
The financial crisis has resulted in delays in inquiring into complaints, recruiting officers to the HRC’s regional offices and moving into a new office.
Prof. Mendis says that while it is four months since members have been appointed to the HRC, proposals are to be given to the Presidential Secretary to include retired workers into the HRC cadre and to appoint full time members as well. These proposals are to be made in order to be included in the next Budget proposals.



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