Sri Lankans voted to elect a new Parliament on 17th August 2015. There are many political parties and groups contested for a share of seats in the new Parliament. This was nothing new. We have had regular elections and different stakeholders are playing different roles to ensure free and fair election. The present Commission will cease to function when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is fully implemented. Even though the efforts taken by Read More>>
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka decided to setup a special unit 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.
The Human Rights Defenders act as the voice of vulnerable person or group or community to ensure universally recognized human rights and human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Women’s rights are human rights. Sri Lanka was committed to ensure gender equality many decades before it became a state party to the UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Women together with men received the rights of franchise in 1931, along with the right to become a Member of Parliament. The present constitution of Sri Lanka guarantees equal rights to all citizens without discrimination Read More>>