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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has called for an immediate Report from the Authorities of the Department of Railways and the Ministry of Transportation regarding the measures so far taken to install Rail Gates across the Island to avoid accidents due to the lack of protective gates at the railway crossings.

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is held annually on 26th June to speak out against the Crime of Torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world.

he Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka established in terms of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 21 of 1996, is empowered to take necessary steps towards the protection of human rights of all persons living in the Country.

HRCSL’S Concern on Foreign National Holding Centre at  Mirihana-Sri Lanka

HRCSL is concerned about the “Foreign National Holding Centre” located at Mirihana, which comes under the provisions of the Controller of Immigration and Emigration Act No 68 of 1961.

A Delegation of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka led by Dr. Prathibha Mahanamahewa – Commissioner and Ms. S Thambydurai – Coordinating Secretary, Ms. Shirani Rajapaksa – Director Education & Special Programmes, Ms. Sithara Thambiliyagoda – Director Inquiries and Investigations…


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.