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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.

The ’elderly’, constitute persons over 60 years of age and account for 9.8% of Sri Lanka’s population. By 2041, this figure will reach 24.8%; the third-highest percentage of elderly citizens in an Asian country.

A special consultation between the Commission and the Inspector General of Police was held on 14.08.2012 at the HRCSL head office. At this discussion, The Commission requested the IGP to take into consideration the question, whether there were any pending complaints against such officers before the Commission and whether there were any recommendations by the HRCSL on complaints of torture against them. The IGP agreed to do give due consideration Read More>>

A migrant who recently returned from Amman, Jordan has revealed that there are nearly two hundred domestic workers from Sri Lanka currently stranded in Amman, Jordan.

Dr. Jayan Mendis – Director, Institute of Mental Health participated in a special lecture organized by the HRCSL for its staff on 25.07.2012 at the HRCSL Auditorium. He said that he faced lots of challenges to develop the Institute and that the HRCSL supported to uplift the conditions of persons who came within the purview of the Institute.   On this occasion posters on “Principles for the Protection of Persons Read More>>

Upon representations made by several hundreds of students who are seeking admission to the several universities to the HRCSL relating to the violation of their human rights arising from the “Z” score controversy, The HRCSL summoned representatives from the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Department of Examinations for a comprehensive discussion of the problems involved.   The discussion was held on 27.07.2012 at the Read More>>

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Kandy Regional office in collaboration with Human Development Organization organized a Human Rights Awareness Programme for Officials In charge of Police stations and Heads of the Government Departments in the Nuwara Eliya District. This programme was held on 29th of June 2012 at Police Auditorium, Nuwara Eliya under the patronage of Justice Priyantha R.P. Perera, Chairman Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.   Mr. Read More>>

The tri lingual policy was brought before the National Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka as a complaint stating that the tri lingual policy is not included in the Sri Lankan printed currency issued presently.

International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture – 2012

The HRCSL organized a programme to mark the International Day in support of the victims of torture under the theme of “Rehabilitation work is a torture survival right”. This was held under the patronage of the Chairman of the HRCSL – Justice Priyantha R P Perera on 26th June 2012 at the HRCSL Head Office Auditorium.