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The purpose of religions is to bring about the best in human beings and the well being of society. The origins of the concept of human rights are contained in religious doctrines.

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8.

HRCSL expresses its serious concern over migrant workers issues.  Irrespective of their status there is a need to have an adequate protection mechanism introduced immediately. HRCSL was saddened by the tragic recent incident leading to the execution of Rizana Nafeek (intended to be a juvenile domestic worker) in a brutal and inhumane manner. In the above context it is necessary to immediately establish a protection mechanism to monitor the laws Read More>>

HRCSL Makes Groundbreaking Recommendations on the Resolution of the Siri Pada Dispute

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka recently concluded an inquiry into the proposed construction of a glass structure atop Adam’s Peak, one of Sri Lanka’s most venerated religious landmarks.

Migration touches upon every country either as a place of origin, transit or destination or as a combination of these.  It is estimated that 3 percent of the world’s population, lives outside the country of their birth. Sometimes Migration is a positive and empowering experience for a migrant.  But sometimes it is an awful experience as they face discrimination, exploitation and abuse. The globalization of labour market facilitates and provides Read More>>

Media Briefing On Recent Undertakings – 2011/2012

The Secretariat of the HRCSL organised a special press conference on Wednesday, 31st October 2012 at the Commission auditorium, with a view to appraising media personnel on a series of recent human rights developments of general importance to the public. The event, attended by the senior officials of the HRCSL and representatives of a number of media institutions, dealt especially with the inquiries regarding the dispersal of protesters at the Read More>>

Hrcsl’s First-Ever Human Rights Training Programme For Journalists Deemed A Success

Forty National and Regional Journalists attend – Representing a Cross-section of the Journalist Fraternity HRCSL, under the mandate conferred upon it by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act, No 21 of 1996, relating to international obligations undertaken by the state in assenting to the Paris Principles, has successfully fulfilled yet another criterion required of a National Human Rights Institute. The Human Rights Training Programme concluded on 15th and Read More>>

HRCSL conducted a High profile consultation on Prisons initiatives with 15 state authorities who are to be considered as the responsible agencies namely Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s…

The Human Rights Commission has taken action to publish the Annual Report of 2011.

This report was officially handed over to the Chairman Justice Priyantha R P Perera on 2nd of October 2012. The full report is available in the HRCSL web.