The delegation of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) visited the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka on 04 April 2019. The delegation comprised of Mr Victor Zaharia, (Head of Delegation), Mr. Staybhooshun Gupt Domah, Mr. Petros Michaelides, and Ms. June Lopez,. The SPT Delegation met with Dr. Deepika Udagama, Chairperson of the Commission and Commissioners Ms. Ramani Muttetuwegama and Ms. Ambika Satkunanathan and discussed issues of mutual concern and Read More>>

In March 2018, four Assistant teachers of Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College, Trincomalee lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) that the Principal and the School Board of Management prohibited them from wearing the Abaya at school. The school justified the prohibition on the basis that historically the school, which was founded by a Hindu, has followed Hindu traditions, and wearing the Abaya was not in line Read More>>

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka organized a round table discussion on the theme “Mainstreaming women with disabilities for a dignified life” at the Sri Lanka Foundation Colombo 07, to commemorate International Women’s day on 8th March 2019. Persons with disabilities and organizations and institutions working to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities from all over the country were invited.  The discussion was based on the Read More>>

Download: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka writes to the Hon Minister of Finance   NOTE: Sinhala and Tamil translations are pending

Statement by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka at the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in response to the Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka, 20 March 2019. Please see statement number 22. http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/human-rights-council/watch/id-high-commissioner-report-on-sri-lanka-47th-meeting-40th-regular-session-human-rights-council/6016030743001/?term= Text of the statement:    40HRC-HRCSL on HCHR Report on SL  2. The Statement of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka at the 40th Session of Read More>>

HRCSL latter to Hon Speaker on 07/03/2019 – Sinhala HRCSL latter to Hon Speaker on 07/03/2019 – English Note: Tamil Translations are pending   HRCSL letter to Sathi Aga Aruna Chief Editor on 08/03/2019 – Sinhala HRCSL letter to Sathi Aga Aruna Chief Editor on 08/03/2019 – English Note: Tamil Translations are pending   Parliamentary Debates (HANSARD) Volume 268 –  No. 6, Thursday, 21st February, 2019  

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