Sri Lanka warned about rising anti-Muslim hatred
Angered by the rise of anti-Muslim hatred following the COVID-19 outbreak, a group of powerful Islamic countries have urged Sri Lanka to ensure the safety of Muslims in the country.
Read More >> (2020-05-13)
The lives of people in the North who have been tortured by the governments military rule.
Gotabhaya Rajapakse, who served as defense secretary during his brother Mahinda Rajapakses regime, has been accused of disappearances, abductions and war crimes and now launched an attack on journalists since he became president.
Read More >> (2020-05-12)
Statement released by SLCAT on COVID - 19 and Torture, Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading treatment
Sri Lankan Committee Against torture has released a statement regarding the Torture, Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading treatment done by the Sri Lankan police during the Covid – 19 lock down.
Th statement is as follow.
Read More >> (2020-05-10)
A fundamental rights petition to the Supreme Court demanding the nullification of the General Election Gazette.
Attorney-at-Law Charitha Gunaratne has filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court demanding that the Election Commissions gazette notification which is to be postponed to June 20, be violated by the Constitution.
Read More >> (2020-05-06)
Investigations into six policemen’s as a result of drunk and hitting a person
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka started an investigation into a group of police officers accused of inhumanly attacking a house in Jaffna during the curfew. The Human Rights Commission has asked the police headquarters in Jaffna to act against six police officers attached to Vaddukukoddai Police Station who are accused of attacking a 23-year-old fisherman named Mutturasa Kannadasan of Western Arali.
Read More >> (2020-04-28)
Worldwide class rivalry emerges in the wake of the corona pandemic
Corona is currently spreading around the world, virus race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation do not feel that different. However, infection prevention and survivors the opportunity to improve is undoubtedly one of the important points is that wealth.
Read More >> (2020-04-19)
Covid 19- Social Work - Nuwaraeliya District HRFAC
For the past one week, the self-help organization, Sarvodaya Organization and Social Welfare Association of Kotagala has been providing free shelter to the people living in Kotagala and providing dry food items to the families in order to protect the people from coronavirus(covid-19).
Read More >> (2020-04-06)
COVID-19: Measures needed to protect people deprived of liberty, UN torture prevention body says
GENEVA (30 March 2020) - The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has issued detailed advices on a range of actions governments and independent monitoring bodies should take to protect people deprived of their liberty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public advice provides measures for authorities concerning all places of deprivation of liberty, including prisons, immigration detention facilities, closed refugee camps, and psychiatric hospitals, in order to mitigate the risks to health created by the Coronavirus.
Read More >> (2020-04-01)
Human Rights training program - Kurunegala
The implementation of Human Rights First Aid Centre’s in several districts was started long time ago. Now Right to Life Human Rights Centre taken a step forward to start new First Aid Center’s in some other districts. The first program to raise awareness of the concept was started in Kurunagala District.
Read More >> (2020-03-12)
Progress Review Meeting - Trincomalee
A progress review meeting of Human Rights First Aid Center in Kanthale – Trincomalee district was held on 6th of March 2020. This was discussed about the last year activities, Participation of the defenders in activities and case handlings, documentation and the future works.
Read More >> (2020-03-11)
“Is torture a necessity?” – Panel Discussion
In the past year, Right to Life Human Rights Centre has taken the torture topic in to the discussion with different wider social level of people. The target people were academics and experts representing various professions. We were able to share this discussion which we had with these experts and academics via social media to aware the general public.
Read More >> (2020-03-04)
Journalist Collective gatherd for the 4th time
The journalist collective which was started by Right to Life Human Rights Centre gathered for the fourth time yesterday (19/02/2020) at Right to Life Office. National level and provincial level journalist had gathered to the meeting.
Read More >> (2020-02-20)
Right to life got the membership of ADPAN
The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) is a regional network of organization and individual members committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty in Asia-Pacific. A growing active network with members in 22 Asia-Pacific countries, ADPAN is independent of governments and any political or religious affiliations.
Read More >> (2020-01-27)
Two research reports from 2019 to 2020
In 2019 Right to life Human Rights Centre conducted two researchers. And these researchers done by Mr.Dulan Dassanayake – AAL and Ms. Keshini Dias Sumanasekara – AAL. These two researchers were lunched at the 25th Anniversary Celebration event which was held on 20th of December 2019 at BMICH.
Read More >> (2020-01-22)
The Supreme Court, leu grant for Anne Ranaweera’s Case
Anne Ranaweera, a resident of Pamunugama, is a traditional indigenous doctor and a freelance journalist at Gnanartha Pradeepaya magazine. Anne says a group of policemen attached to pamunugama Police Station forcibly entered to her house and stormed into her bedroom on November 12,2019. Her house was raided due to several calls received by the Pamunugama Police regarding her. Her and her mother were brutally tortured by the police on the way to the police station and inside the polices station.
Read More >> (2020-01-14)
Remembering Lasantha Wickrematunge on the 10th anniversary of his assassination
Spotlight’ shines for the first time in the new year. Although devoted in principle to films, film personalities and film-related matters, the column will deviate in practice this week to focus on a renowned Sri Lankan newspaper Editor whose contribution to his country and people has been immeasurably immense.
Read More >> (2020-01-08)
Justice Ministry to investigate delays in cases
The Justice Ministry has initiated a review to investigate the delays in the hearing of cases. According to the Secretary to the Ministry J.J. Rathnasiri, this is due to information received regarding a large number of delays that have been taking place.
The Secretary further added that information has been received on overpopulation at certain jails across the country, stating that steps will be taken following discussions, to control the situation.
Read More >> (2019-12-19)
Awareness Program on Reparation Office.
The government recognized the need for an independent body to provide full compensation on behalf of citizens whose human rights and humanitarian laws have been violated, Sri Lankans belonging to religious group are harmed and including the families of police and security personnel, A “Preparation Compensatory Office” has been established for Sri Lankans belonging to all ethnic and religious groups to file claims for damages.
Read More >> (2019-12-03)
Welikada Case Postponed!
The welikada murder case was postponed until 13th of December due to the second defender’s fusilier to appear before the special three-member panel. The case of the killing of inmates at the Welikada Prison in 2012 was taken up today before three high court Judges Gihan P. Kulathunga and Manjula Thilakaratne.
Read More >> (2019-12-02)
Book launching of “Justice for Struggle of FTZ”
Justice for Struggle of FTZ book was lunched on 8th of November 2019 at Jayalath Reception Hall, Ja-ela. This book was written by Mr. Dulan Dassanayake AAL based on the Mahanama Thilakarathne report which is issued by a presidential commission regarding incident took place on 24th of May to 30th of May 2011.
Read More >> (2019-11-14)
Legal Advisory and Victim Awareness Meeting in Hambantota
On 31st of October, the Hambantota District Human Rights First Aid Center organized a human rights education workshop for human rights activists in the Hambantota district.
Read More >> (2019-11-05)