The consultative Forum between the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and Civil Society actors will be held on 11th of July 2011 from 9.00 am to 1.00pm at the main auditorium of the Sri Lanka foundation Institute, No.100, Independence Squire, Colombo 07.

Various opinions have been expressed on the leadership training course that prospective university students have to follow. Some identify it as a military training. Everybody accepts that a university is a place where free views or opinions are debated and developed.

Torture is recognized as a major violation of human rights and is strongly prohibited under international law. Whatever the circumstance, freedom from torture should be emphasized.

Commission records 1295 complaints in the first four months of 2011

The Investigation and Inquiry division of the Commission has recorded 1295 in the first four months of 2011, according to the report 25% of the complaints did not fall within the mandate of the Commission.  During this period Torture, Harassment, Arrest and Detention, Employment issues, School Admission and Inaction complaints were significantly high. 15.8% of complaints were related to Employment issues. Torture, arrest and detention and harassment were as Read More>>

The Chairman handed over educational banners to Director, NIMH

As an initiative to educate the general public of the rights of the mentally ill persons, the Commission’s Chairman handed over banners containing the text “Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental health care” to Dr. Jayan Mendis, Director, National Institute of Mental Health on 28th April 2011.

Persons with visual impairment at the school for the deaf and blind in Ratmalana are facing difficulty in accessing the school since the Pedestrian Crossing and the Colour lights systems denies the accessibility to the traffic regulations to persons with vision disabilities.

On the 18th of December 1979, The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations General…

Inquiry and Investigation Division of HRCSL has released a summary report of complaints, which were received during the year 2010.

New Chairman takes over the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

Justice Priyantha R. P. Perera has been appointed as the new chairman of HRCSL in accordance with the provision of the amended Constitution. He assumed duty officially on 21.02.2011.

A consultation meeting was held to discuss the HRCSL Action plan 2011 on the 22nd of December 2010 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute Auditorium.

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