Nepal National Dalit Commission visits HRCSL

A high profile delegation headed by Mr Man Bahadur Nepali, Chairperson of the National Dalit Commission visited HRCSL on 2nd September 2015. The main objective of this visit was to identify the best practices on caste related issues in Sri Lanka.

General Election 2015

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.

HRCSL Held Island Wide Discussions with Civil Societies to Strengthen the Human Rights Defenders Guideline

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>>

A discussion was held between HRCSL and Civil Society groups named Heart to Heart and Equal Ground which is working on LGBTI Rights. It was held on 22nd May 2015 at HRCSL Head office Auditorium. During this discussion they pointed out their challenges and Issues. Very specially they emphasized Transgenders’ right to identity, non discrimination and dignity. HRCSL also expressed concerns on Legal and procedural issues relating to Transgender’s Legal Read More>>

HRCSL Publish the Annual Report – 2014

  The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has taken action to publish the Annual Report of 2014 (English version). The report includes activities carried out by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka for the year 2014 in protecting, promoting and monitoring human rights. Download

During the period of the Presidential election 2015, it has been reported to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that when permission is sought in to hold meetings at specific places within the purview of the local government authorities certain political parties have been given favoured treatment and others have been deprived of this right on the basis that such places have been reserved for other activities not related to the election process.

The purpose of the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project (UOMDP) is to add 120 MW to the generation system with 230 GWh of annually to the National Power Grid and 4500 hectares of land is due to be developed while 1500 hectares of developed land will be further developed. The project is implemented by the Ministry of irrigation and Water Management in coordination with the Ministry of Power and Energy Read More>>

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka played an active role to ensure a free, fair and impartial election in the past presidential election hold on 8th January 2015. Human Rights Commission dealt with government officers, members of civil societies and Election Monitors to help the people of the country to choose their representative or first citizen of the country according to their own choice.

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