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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka decided to setup a special secretariat 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. This special body will function until 4.00 p.m. of the Election Day – 8th January 2015.

Labour Ministry fulfilled HRCSL recommendation on voting right of Private Sector employees in Sri Lanka

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has taken steps to ensure the voting rights of all the private sector employees in Sri Lanka. This action was taken by the Commission based on a discussion held on 22nd December 2014 with the Commissioner of Elections, Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations and the Commissioner General of Labour. As a result of the discussion the Commissioner of Elections Read More>>

A directive has been issued to all public officers of Sri Lanka on the Presidential election 2015 by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. The main intention of this directive is to ensure that the upcoming presidential election of Sri Lanka 2015 will be free and fair and a reflection of the view of people of the country without any pressure being brought upon them. Human Rights Commission of Read More>>

The 2015 Presidential election is due to take place on 8th January 2015 and propaganda activities in that connection are being conducted at present. It has been reported to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that some political party candidates have been denied the opportunity to use certain places, grounds and halls within the control of local government authorities.

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka discussed with Election Commissioner on Presidential Election – 2015

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) met Election Commissioner on 11th December 2014 at the head office of the Commission. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the present situation relating to the Presidential Election – 2015 and to identify issues and challenges which arise in conducting a Free and Fair election.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed  10th December as the Human Rights day in 1950, to draw the attention of people of the world  to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all people and all the nations. This year the UN theme for the human rights Day is “Human Rights 365”. “Human Rights 365” encompasses the idea that everyday is Human Rights Day. This Read More>>

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) met the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) met the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat and his team on 28th October 2014 during his official visit to Sri Lanka.

Launching of ‘Growing Old Gracefully’ – Report on Elders’ Rights

In 2013, the HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) invited the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka to work in partnership to make an assessment domestically implemented programmes focusing on five (05) thematic areas and agreed to fund the project.

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) will meet members of the Commission of inquiry to investigate alleged abduction or disappearances of persons resident in the North and East on 9th October 2014 at the Head Office of Human Rights Commission.

Death of Thusitha Samarasekera, Director – Monitoring & Review, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka mourns the loss of Miss Thusitha Samarasekera Attorney-at-Law, Director (Monitoring & Review) of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, who died in a vehicle accident on her way back to Colombo after Uva Provincial Council Election monitoring duty on 21st September 2014.

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