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  • Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. / No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. / No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. / No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. / Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. / Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association. / Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. / Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country. States Parties shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. / States Parties recognize the rights of the child to freedom of association and to freedom of peaceful Assembly. / States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. / Make higher education accessible to all on the basis of capacity by every appropriate means; / Recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

During the period of the Presidential election 2015, it has been reported to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that when permission is sought in to hold meetings at specific places within the purview of the local government authorities certain political parties have been given favoured treatment and others have been deprived of this right on the basis that such places have been reserved for other activities not related to the election process.

The purpose of the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project (UOMDP) is to add 120 MW to the generation system with 230 GWh of annually to the National Power Grid and 4500 hectares of land is due to be developed while 1500 hectares of developed land will be further developed. The project is implemented by the Ministry of irrigation and Water Management in coordination with the Ministry of Power and Energy Read More>>

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka played an active role to ensure a free, fair and impartial election in the past presidential election hold on 8th January 2015. Human Rights Commission dealt with government officers, members of civil societies and Election Monitors to help the people of the country to choose their representative or first citizen of the country according to their own choice.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka decided to setup a special secretariat to prevent election related fundamental rights violations while casting votes. The secretariat will consist of a Commissioner, the Secretary and a few senior officers of the Commission. This special body will function until 4.00 p.m. of the Election Day – 8th January 2015.

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