The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has written to H.E. The President Maithripala Sirisena urging ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR and the abolition of the death penalty in Sri Lanka. Download the letter here.

HRCSL Launches Social Media Campaign

The HRCSL launched a human rights campaign through social media as it believes social media is one of the most powerful tools to promote human rights.

HRC Commissioners’ visit to the Northern Province – December 2015

HRC Commissioners’ visit to the Northern Province – December 2015

The Penal Code amendment on Hate Speech

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka writes Prime Minister on the proposed amendment to the Penal Code on Hate Speech.

HRCSL Report on Police Assaults on HNDA Students

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HRCSL calls applications for Internship

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka calls for applications from dynamic undergraduates or recent graduates (or those with equivalent qualifications) who wish to voluntarily support the work of the Commission and obtain training in human rights promotion and protection activities, including research.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has written to the Honourable Attorney General Mr. Y.J. W. Wijayatilake, PC conveying to him its grave concern about the rights of the detainees and remandees under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Emergency Regulations, and called upon him to take necessary measures to ensure the protection of the rights of these detainees and remandees.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will hold a consultation with civil society on 16th November 2015 from 9.00 a.m.  to 11.00 a.m. at the HRCSL Auditorium.

The HRCSL initiated an immediate investigation into the Police action in respect of HNDA (Higher National Diploma in Accountancy) students which took place on Wednesday (29/10/2015) in Colombo.

HRCSL will hold a press conference on Monday 16 November, 2015 to brief the media on the work of the new Commission.

The new Chairperson and Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka commenced work on Friday 30th October, 2015. Dr. Deepika Udagama (Chairperson), Mr. Hamid Ghazali Hussain (Member), Mr. Saliya Pieris (Member) and Ms. Ambika Sathkunanadan (Member) are in the new Commission.

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