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The HRCSL recommends that all institutions should adopt a policy relating eradicating sexual harassment in work places and should take measures to provide a remedy to victims of sexual harassment. Sri Lanka also has ratified the convention on elimination of discrimination against women (CEDAW) which emphasizes the eradication of gender based violence and sexual harassment.

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka recognizes the right of every citizen to vote, to freely engage in political activities and the right to free and fair elections enshrined in the (1978) Constitution of Sri Lanka and recognizes by other relevant legislative enactments passed by the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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The Chairman and the Commissioners of the HRCSL commence their new tenure in the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka on 18th February 2014, for a period of 3 years.

Taking numerous proposals by the members of civil society to strengthen the mandate of the Commission into consideration and findings of the Commission on its functions, the HRCSL took the initiative to submit its much awaited proposals to the Act No. 21 of 1996 to His Excellency the President of the Democratic, Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Minister of Justice for necessary action.

The Irrigation Department has issued letters calling applicants for interviews for the posts of Lab Assistants only in Sinhala Language which put the Tamil applicants in difficulty and causing violation of language rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

The theme of year 2013 to mark the International Day of Disabled persons “Open Doors for an inclusive society and development for all is an opportunity to take concrete steps to break down barriers to social participation of disabled persons”.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as the Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention of the peoples of the world the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the first global enunciation of Human Rights, which was adopted on 10th December 1948 as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The declaration consists of a preamble and 30 articles, setting out a Read More>>

We celebrate international day for the elimination of violence against women in an era of shocking crimes of violence against women and girls. Look around at the women you are with. Many of them have suffered violence in their lifetime.

Newly established HRCSL Mobile office at Puttalam will be officially declared opened on 23rd October 2013.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka decided to call a meeting with the Secretary, Ministry of Education and 35 other relevant Educational/Psychosocial authorities to obtain their views/opinions with regard to the controversial situation that has arisen upon the decision taken to issue Grade 5 Scholarship results on International Children’s Day in future.

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