The International Human Rights Day organized by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka was held on 9th December 2016 at the BCIS auditorium, BMICH, Colombo with the participation of representatives from embassies, UN agencies, Government officials, members of the security forces and the civil society members.  The event commenced with a performance by the Academic Players of the University of Kelaniya, emphasizing the value of human rights. The chairperson Read More>>

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka calls for applications for the post of Inquiring Officer (contract basis.) recruitment-add

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka calls on HE the President to give leadership in calling for, and the Hon. Prime minister and all members of the Constitutional Assembly to ensure, the incorporation of Economic, Social and Cultural rights in the future constitutional chapter on rights as fully protected rights. Download Need to Incorporate ESC Rights in the Future Constitution of Sri Lanka Tamil translation pending  

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka sends its position on reform of Art. 16 of the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka to the Hon Chairperson of Sub-Committee on Fundamental Rights of the Constitutional Assembly of Sri Lanka. Download HRCSL Position on reform of Art. 16 of the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Commission’s letter to the Prime Minister regarding the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure Act depriving suspects of access to lawyers until their statements are recorded. Tamil and Sinhala translations are pending. Letter to The Prime Minister

United Nations Secretary-General’s remarks at event in Sri Lanka on SDG16: Sustaining Peace – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.   https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2016-09-02/secretary-general%E2%80%99s-remarks-event-sri-lanka-sdg16-sustaining-peace-%E2%80%93

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) observes that the public is under a false impression that it is organizing a public march. The Commission wishes to bring to the notice of the general public that the Commission has no connection whatsoever nor bears any responsibility whatsoever for the “reconciliation march” that has been organized in the name of human rights. (Cont.) Download

In 2015 the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) recommended to the Ministry of Health to issue a circular to enable transgender persons to change their sex in their personal documentation, such as the National Identity Card (NIC). Since then the HRCSL had continuous discussions with the Ministry of Health, the Department of Registrar General and civil society regarding the gender certificate which was formulated by the HRCSL to Read More>>

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