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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.
Death of Thusitha Samarasekera, Director – Monitoring & Review, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka mourns the loss of Miss Thusitha Samarasekera Attorney-at-Law, Director (Monitoring & Review) of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, who died in a vehicle accident on her way back to Colombo after Uva Provincial Council Election monitoring duty on 21st September 2014.

Provincial Council Elections – 2014  Vote is your Right

To ensure a free and fair election the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will monitor whether the actions of government officials during the provincial council election process are in accordance with laws pertaining to elections and relevant laws and procedures in the country.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has issued a set of General Election Recommendations on 15th August 2014, for the attention of the Commissioner of Elections, Inspector General of Police and all the relevant state officials who are engaged in elections for the upcoming Uva Provincial Council -2014.

Arrangements have been made to hold a special meeting having regard to the complaints received by the Commission regarding deploying of government employees for election propaganda in the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council Elections violating existing election rules on the 4th of September 2014 at 10.30 a.m. at Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.

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