Urgent Appeal of Buddhi Ivan Gunasekara
Buddhi was 14 years and a Grade 10 student at Nindana Maha Vidayalaya the time of the incident. On 7th March 2008 at 3:30pm, Buddhi was at home with his mother when four police officers including the then Officer in Charge of the Meetiyagoda Police Station, a Home Guard and a civilian accompanying the police came to their home asking for the whereabouts of Buddi’s father Uspatabendige Jayantha Gunasekera
Read More >> (2020-11-25)
Stop intimidating social media users and journalists – “Journalists for Rights”
The Journalists for Rights Collective said that general public and journalists who using social media should not be arrested for an offence that can only be prevented by warning.
Read More >> (2020-11-25)
Covid 19 means by-product of Capitalism..
Currently, 2,000 deaths and 200,000 new infections are reported in Europe in a one day, and it takes approximately ten days for these numbers to double. If this situation is not brought under control, hospitals in the worst-affected countries will be overcrowded and it will take only a few more weeks for the public to receive treatment.
Read More >> (2020-11-19)
146 migrant Sri Lankans were died…
So far 146 Sri Lankans have died due to the rapidly spreading Covid 19 epidemic around the world. Most of the deaths were from migrant Sri Lankans, with 98 reported deaths. The death toll in Sri Lanka so far is 48.
Read More >> (2020-11-13)
Abduction and demands for ransom by some officers of Kuda oya Police Station
Two young men named Wicramage Shanaka Chathuranga and Wicramage Eishan Chintaka Lakamal both from Ambilitiye were abducted under suspicion of the theft of four buffaloes.
Read More >> (2020-10-21)
Murder at Pugoda Police Station- OIC has not yet been arrested
Asian Human Rights Commission has released a statement on their website regarding the death of Gayana Pushpakumara. Statement is as follow..
Read More >> (2020-10-15)
The OIC of Pugoda Police Station kicked to Gayan’s Stomach three times – Said by relatives
A youth was arrested by the pugoda police for stealing money died after being admitted to ragama hospital due to illness inside the police cell on 12th of September. 21-year-old Gayan Pushpakumara a resident in Pugoda, Madawala Kanda had died in this manner.
Read More >> (2020-10-14)
Correct Messaging is Vital to Fight Covid-19
The sudden rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 has caused serious community concerns. Given the devastation that is being caused by the dangerous pandemic, prevention requires even more than eternal vigilance
Read More >> (2020-10-10)
Warning for journalists who reports the Corona pandemic situation…
The government has warned that journalists who report on the second wave of epidemics, beginning with the Brandix Covid cluster and hundreds of sick every day, could be at risk of spreading the virus.
Read More >> (2020-10-07)
Are Police officers already aware about the RTI Act?
International Information Day on September 28. To mark the occasion, the Right to Information Journalists held a ceremony at Sawsiripaya, Colombo 07 on the theme that the right to information cannot be deprived. It was revealed that under the Information Act, the police would seek information from journalists who request information.
Read More >> (2020-10-05)
12 Petitions against 20th Amendment within 2 days
Two days after the introduction of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which seeks to overthrow President Gotabhaya Rajapakse, the number of petitions challenging it has risen to 12 in the Supreme Court.
Read More >> (2020-09-28)
As a nation we have failed to Deliver Justice to the Disappeared: Visakesa Chandrasekaram
Human rights issues related to enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka still continue. The grievances and the anxieties of those loved ones of the disappeared due to the ‘88-89 insurgency and the three-decade-long separatist war exist to this day.
Read More >> (2020-09-16)
President pardon for the inmates jailed for minor offenses…
he Government had decided to grant Presidential pardon to prisoners imprisoned for minor offenses.Prison Headquarters said, a general pardon will be granted to prisoners who are unable to pay fines and bails.
Read More >> (2020-09-04)
Civil Society Organizations Call for the Draft Law on Public Order to be Immediately Discarded - FORUM-ASIA
Phnom Penh, 13 August 2020 – We, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities, call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law contains an extensive array of provisions that effectively criminalize the legitimate everyday activities of many within the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”), in violation of their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and other protected human rights. If enacted, the draft law will become yet another piece of repressive legislation in a legal framework that severely undermines human rights.
Read More >> (2020-08-19)
Human Rights Commission chairperson Deepika Udagama resigns
Dr. Deepika Udagama, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has submitted her resignation letter to the Constitutional Council and it has been accepted by the Constitutional Council, according to Parliament media section.
Read More >> (2020-08-04)
HRCSL issues Guidelines to Police Officers on Parliamentary Election 2020
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has issued Guidelines to Police Officers on Parliamentary General Election 2020, which have been sent to the Acting Inspector General of Police.
Read More >> (2020-07-23)
Cyber bullying prevents women from public positions – Harini Amarasuriya
Harini Amarasuriya is a national list nominee of the National People’s Power (NPP). A renowned academic, she began her activism in 2011 with the Federation of University Teachers Association and has been a vocal supporter of the NPP.
Read More >> (2020-07-20)
Alleged torture, illegal arrest and detention of Liyanage Pasindu Yasantha Perera by some officers of Kalutara District Crime Division
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is bringing to your notice this case of alleged torture, illegal arrest and detention of Liyanage Pasindu Yasantha Perera by some officers of Kalutara District Crime Division
Read More >> (2020-07-17)
Not wealthy and subordinate people were often ill-treated by the Police : Ambika Satkunanathan
he murder of George Floyd in the United States has in the past week resulted in a renewed focus on police violence, torture, brutality and impunity.
Read More >> (2020-07-15)
Murder in the Mahara Prison…
The wattala Magistrate has ordered to Ragama Police to take actions to protect Bandula Liyanarachchi, who is the eyewitnesses of the assassination of Isuru kavinda, at the Mahara Prison.
Read More >> (2020-06-25)
Increase of Child abuse complaints up to 8500 NCPA
The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said, that there were around 8500 child abuse complaints received last year.
Read More >> (2020-06-22)