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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.

Provincial Council Elections – 2014  Vote is your Right

To ensure a free and fair election the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will monitor whether the actions of government officials during the provincial council election process are in accordance with laws pertaining to elections and relevant laws and procedures in the country.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has issued a set of General Election Recommendations on 15th August 2014, for the attention of the Commissioner of Elections, Inspector General of Police and all the relevant state officials who are engaged in elections for the upcoming Uva Provincial Council -2014.

Arrangements have been made to hold a special meeting having regard to the complaints received by the Commission regarding deploying of government employees for election propaganda in the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council Elections violating existing election rules on the 4th of September 2014 at 10.30 a.m. at Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has issued set of General Election Recommendations on 15th August 2014, to the attention of the Commissioner of Elections, in view of the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council Elections – 2014. Also these General Election Recommendations have been conveyed to the Assistant Election Commissioners of Badulla and Moneragala Districts as well.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has released a set of General Recommendations on Elections to be followed by the Commissioner of Elections in regard to the upcoming Uva Provincial Council Election – 2014.

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