Workshop on Pluralism in Negombo
On 20 th and 21 st of February 2018, a workshop was held at Rani Beach Resort, Negombo on Pluralism organized by National Peace Council (NPC) and Right to Life Human Rights Centre (R2L).
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Workshop on UN CAT Recommendations to District Leaders
On 17 th and 18 th February 2018, Right to Life Human Rights Centre organized a workshop for Human Rights Defenders, Activists, Civil Society representatives, Community Leaders from selected eight districts on explaining Recommendations given by United Nations Committee Against Torture (UN CAT) to Sri Lankan government.
Read More >> (2018-02-22)
Workshop on Pluralism in Negombo
On 20 th and 21 st of February 2018, a workshop was held at Rani Beach Resort, Negombo on Pluralism organized by National Peace Council (NPC) and Right to Life Human Rights Centre (R2L).
Read More >> (2018-02-22)
15 th Anniversary of Right to Life Human Rights Centre
On 17 th February 2018, Right to Life Human Rights Centre celebrated the 15 th Anniversary of the Organization. The Organization was founded in November 2002.
Read More >> (2018-02-21)
Celebration of the 15 th anniversary of Right to Life Human Rights Center
Celebration of the 15 th anniversary of Right to Life Human Rights Center, All arrangements have been made to hold the event on 17 th February 15, 2018 at the Olympic House Auditorium at Colombo 07.
Read More >> (2018-02-16)
A thanking letter from a Police Constable to “Right Life Human Rights Centre”
Police Constable Namal Asanka, while serving in the Thanamalwila police station in the year 2008, because of the snake bite, he was at critical condition. During that period he was given sick leave and he was receiving medical treatment being at home. He was suspended by the higher officers for not reporting to the work without informing.
Read More >> (2018-01-29)
A severe assault by officers attached to Excise Department Madampe
A group of officers attached to excise station in Madampe Chillaw, had beaten a person who is a resident of Dummalasooriya village on 19th evening (last Friday). There is video evidence regarding this incident. When we went in search of the person to his residence he was not found there.
Read More >> (2018-01-26)
“According to what I feel, within Sri Lanka the issue of the Tamil minority is still of a serious nature” - Jayanthi Dandeniya
Jayanthi Dandeniya was one of three founder members who initiated “Right to Life Human Rights Centre” (R2L) in 2002. She also pioneered the evolution of the Families of the Disappeared (FOD), and she worked for the rights of the disappeared, regardless of her own life’s threats at very risky times. In 2003, she was awarded the ‘GWANGJU’ Human Rights Award by the South Korean “May 18th Movement”..
Read More >> (2018-01-19)
An Independent Unit on deaths in custody
A young resident of Thirimanagama, Haputale was found hanged dead at the cell of Pettah police station after he was arrested on 10th January 2018 at Bastian Mawatha, Pettah for having illegal drugs with him.
Read More >> (2018-01-13)
A Special unit within NPC for complaints on torture
To the surprise of the audience Director public Complaints Investigation Department of the National Police Commission Prabath Lakshman Wijethunga, said that it was the invitation from ‘Right to Life’ to attend the commemoration that presented an opportunity to inform the NPC of the National Action Plan. According to him some Government institutions were still not aware of the NHRAP.
Read More >> (2018-01-13)
Divulapitiya OIC arrested over death of Gamini Edward
An acting Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Divulapitiya police station was taken into custody yesterday (2) by Criminal Investigative Department (CID) for the death in custody of 50 years old Kaiwala Appuhamilage Gamini Edward who died while he was under Divulapitiya police custody at Negombo prison. And till 4 th January, 2018 Magistrate ordered to keep him in remand.
Read More >> (2018-01-13)
More than 1000 complaints against Police
Human rights Commission of Sri Lanka states that due to various negligence of Sri Lankan Police, human rights of the general public have been violated tremendously.
Read More >> (2018-01-10)
“NHRAP must be more accessible to people at large” - Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternative (CPA), Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu said that the NHRAP was a reflection of the change that has taken place in the area of human rights in the country since 2015. But he queried as to strengthen human rights.
Read More >> (2018-01-10)
“Collective engagement for the religious co-existence”
On 19th December 2017, National Peace Council along with the coordination of Right to Life Human Rights Center organized meeting to formulate a District Inter Religious Committee in Negombo, Gampaha District. Under the theme of “Collective engagement for Religious co-existence” the initiation has begun with the representatives of both government and civil society representatives, religious leaders
Read More >> (2017-12-21)
“Government’s 5 Years’ National Action Plan for the protection and promotion of Human Rights, Is it a reality...?” Commemoration of 69th International Human Rights Day
On the 11th of December 2017, Right to Life Human Rights Center among with the Civil Society Collective Commemorates the 69th International Human Rights Day at Lakshman Kadirgamar Center, Colombo 07.
Read More >> (2017-12-14)
Mechanism to monitor the government on the implementation of UN CAT recommendations
Right to Life Human Rights Center (R2L) took the initiation to prepare a monitoring mechanism along with Sri Lankan Civil Society Collective against torture, to monitor the recommendations given by United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) to Sri Lanka at the end of 2016 UN CAT session in Geneva. Sri Lankan government has agreed to implement the recommendations and need to submit a report to UN CAT in 2020 regarding the situation in Sri Lanka on torture from 2017 – 2020.
Read More >> (2017-11-29)
Public Seminar marking the 68th International Human Rights Day Commemoration
“Platform For Freedom” and “Veediye Virodhaya” network coalition along with the Civil Society Collective organize the 68th International Human Rights Day Commemorative Public Seminar will be held on the 10th December 2016 at 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Mahaweli Centre Auditorium in Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07.
Read More >> (2016-12-09)
Training on Transitional Justice to the Activists and Village leaders in Hambantota District
Awareness Training Program in Hambantota District was held at “Kadolana Sampath Madyasthanaya” at Kirala Kele, Ambalantota on the 30th October 2016 to the activists and village leaders in Hambantota District.
Read More >> (2016-11-07)
SRI LANKA HAS MADE COMMENDABLE PROGRESS: SAYS EU
“Good progress has been made, but there is work still to be done. Then application’s success is dependent on the tangible progress made by Sri Lanka. Therefore, we urge the government to seize the moment and make sure that they meet the criteria,” Jean Lambert, Chair of the delegation said at a media briefing On 1st november
Read More >> (2016-11-04)
INSPECTORS GENERAL TO MONITOR FOREIGN MISSIONS: MANGALA SAMARAWEERA
The Foreign Affairs Minister has sought to appoint Inspectors General (IGs) to monitor the work of Sri Lanka’s missions abroad and report on the progress. Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in his Cabinet paper on this matter, says a committee to study and report on the rationalization of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic and consular representations abroad has been appointed.
Read More >> (2016-11-02)
“Right to Life” Human Rights Center Trains the Human Rights Activists in Matara District on Transitional Justice
Awareness Training Program in Matara District was held at “Blue Ocean Hotel” at Fort, Matara on the 29th October 2016. “Right to Life” Human Rights Center took the initiative to organize training for the human rights activists and village leaders of the respective District in order to create awareness among the grass-root people.
Read More >> (2016-11-02)
Transitional Justice Training in Galle District for the Grass-root activists by “Right to Life” Human rights Center
On the 22nd October 2016, an awareness raising Training Program in Galle District was held at “Rural Women’s Front” main hall. The Program was organized by “Right to Life” Human Rights Center.
Read More >> (2016-10-25)
Estate Workers gets a solution after a long struggle
The trade unions representing plantation workers and the employers yesterday signed a collective agreement to increase daily wages of estate workers up to Rs. 730 ending a 17 months struggle.
Read More >> (2016-10-19)
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