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Sri Lanka: The weakening of Independent Commissions will hamper checks & balances and protection of people’s rights. – HRC SL

In its statement to UN Human Rights Council on the High Commissioner's Report,  Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka emphasises that the weakening of...

HRC SL requests Prez Sirisena to adhere to HR guidelines related to emergency rule.

"Commission does not dispute that emergency regulations are needed at a time like this in order to provide protection to the public and to...

Abortion laws should be based on strong medical & secular grounds, not on religious beliefs – Chair, HRC-SL

(DN/ 05 Oct 2017)Human Rights Commission Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama advocating on the revision of abortion laws in the country stressed that the public...

Government is not responding to our requests – HRCSL

  “For the Human Rights Commission to be successful in pushing for policy and legal reform, the government has to be responsive. The government has...

Sri Lanka: Amendments To Code of Criminal Procedure Act Goes Against the International Standards – HRC SL

( Does Govt want to give Police unlimited powers re recording statements from suspects) (SLB /23 Sep 2016) In a letter  Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, regarding the...

Appointment of Yasantha Kodagoda To Torture Committee of HRC-SL Inappropriate – AHRC

(A Sri Lankan policeman keeps watch at a demonstration in the capital, Colombo, on August 14, 2014.  © 2014 Getty Images)   Writing to the Ministers...

HRC of Sri Lanka on Detention Under PTA

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Directives issued by His Excellenry President Maithripala Sirisena on the arrest and detention of persons under the Prevention...
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Take immediate steps to secure Shani Abeysekara and ensure the best possible treatment – HRCSL to Commissioner of Prison

In a letter addressed to Commissioner General of Prison,  HRCSL has said that "the health and security of all prisoners including remandees, remain the...
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Sri Lanka HR alert: Life threatening continued detention of Shani Abeysekara.

1. Senior Superintendent of Police and former Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Director Shani Abeysekara was arrested on 31 July 2020, by the Colombo Crime...

Provide urgent medical care and facilitate bail for Shani Abeysekara – Families of the victims appeal to AG

The daughter of murdered journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge and four other family members of missing persons have requested the Attorney General to provide urgent medical...

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) publishs a list of complaints and information regarding missing and disappeared persons

Image: from the remembrance wall at OMP office August 30. 2019. (c) Sunanda Deshapriya. The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) is publishing a List of...