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CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL AND INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS PART OF TRANSITION TO RULE OF LAW
2019-02-18
CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL AND INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS PART OF TRANSITION TO RULE OF LAW
2019-02-18
Delay In Appointing Court Of Appeal Chairperson Has Resulted In Constitutional Impasse: LF
2019-02-11
Counter Terrorism Act and Prevention of Terrorism Act comparison in a nut shell
2019-02-07
Sri Lanka’s situation in the International Arena: Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu’s opens up
2018-11-07
Did JVP bring the ‘20’ to overcome blame? – Gamini Viyangoda
2018-10-25
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“The President and Prime Minister has no political intention” – Namal Rajapakse
2018-10-25
Mr Namal Rajapakse, Attorney At Law has stated that the President and the Prime Minister has no political intention at all thus it was not possible to carry forward the court cases. He made this statement after Former MP Johnston Fernando was released on last 17 th by the Kurunegala high courts where he was accused for mismanaging funds at Sathosa. If this practice continues the country will have to face huge disasters he further told.....
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INCREASED CARE FOR VICTIMS OF CONFLICT NOW POSSIBLE
2018-10-15
The passage of legislation establishing an Office for Reparations is another significant step forward in the transitional justice process aimed at healing the wounds of war and bringing a lasting solution to Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict.....
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“Namal pot broken, Mahinda dye is gone, the government got the path cleared,” - Chameera Perera
2018-09-19
At last, Namal became a pot, and that pot was broken, Mahinda dye is gone, and eventually the government got the path cleared," said Chameera Perera, speaking about the Rajapaksa’s rally to “Aithiya” website.....
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“Violence is the main factor for a spiritually dead society”
2018-09-19
What i see in this country is a rotted state and a spiritually dead society. The violence become as a reason to this incident. The violence of rebellious, non-rebellious violence all together now we have the whole society that has lost all its values. In fact there was no debate about violence. There was an era in the world that at times was considered an insidious condition for torture.....
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Janaranjana’s criticism to J.V.P. on 20th Amendment
2018-09-19
Since the government’s process towards new constitution was struck in between, it makes JVP to come up with the 20th amendment for the constitution to eradicate executive presidency. If so, what is the situation of us who ventured a lot to bring a new constitution? If new constitution is impossible to bring now then we too have to support the JVP for 20th amendment to the constitution fulfill the major issues that we raised.....
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“Both Tamil and Sinhala Families of the Disappeared were in Colombo to Commemorate the International Day against Enforced Disappearances”
2018-09-05
Relatives of disappeared, in the South and the North came to Colombo to attend the program organized by the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) to mark International Day against Enforce Disappearances on August 30 th. They had a march from Viharamahadevi Park in Colomboand then they joined to the JR Jayawardena Center, Colombo 07, for the commemoration. During the march they were holding the placards with imprinted photographs of the disappeared and the statements to the government for seeking justice.....
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Powerlessness before extra-judicial killings - AHRC
2018-08-30
Today, the world commemorates the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Enforced Disappearances is one of the recurring tragedies that is happening throughout the world. Many countries, particularly less-developed countries, now adopt enforced disappearances as the easiest way of dealing with problems that Governments find difficult to cope with. ....
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University Academics Condemn the Incendiary Statements against HRCSL
2018-07-20
As members of the academic community in Sri Lanka, we are appalled by the increasing belligerence with which certain individuals appear to be making statements directed at public officials and academics of the country. ....
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More than 10,000 new cases are piling up annually for the existing mountain of court cases
2018-07-16
Today everyone accepts that there are piles of cases similar to mountains in our judicial system. In a report released by the Ministry of Justice recently it was stated as of 30 September 2017 there were 620,297 cases to be solved in our judiciary system. Further it says 610,358 out of this list were continuations from 2016.....
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“The interval of Platform for Freedom is over” Philip Disanayake
2018-07-15
From 2009 where the progressively thinking masses were killed in numbers the Platform for Freedom was continuously struggling. Platform for Freedom has restarted its work with the seminar series “Are we saying good bye to Democracy?”. The first seminar was held in Nupe Cultural Centre, Matara was a huge success. Addressing the gathering its co-convener Philip Disanayake said the interval period of Platform for Freedom is over now.....
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“I have no association with weapons unless I take a cinnamon stick for self-defense… “Mangala Samaraweera
2018-07-15
“Namal says the weapons in the underworld incident which happened recently in the South is associated with me…but I heard Namal’s uncle saying Mangala is not involved in such things…both my friends and enemies know that I have never associated with weapons or weapon dealers. I have only taken a Cinnamon stick for self-defence if it is absolutely necessary.....
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“I severely criticized the President…but not a single call….now Democracy is overflowing” Reverend Dambara Amila.
2018-07-15
“During the last months I severely criticized President Maithripala Sirisena. But I did not receive any threatening calls, neither from Polonnaruwa nor presidential house. Not even from the Temple trees. At least not even from a Pradeshiya sabha member. If I spoke like this during the last regime for sure I will be kidnapped in a white van. Now Democracy is overflowing…Rev Dambara Amila stated.....
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“The Society is deteriorating because of the violence in every sector- Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka says at the commemoration of the International Day in support of victims of torture”
2018-07-15
In commemorating the international day in support of victims of torture the Human Rights Commission organized a film festival at National Film Corporation Tharangani hall, Colombo 07 on 25-26 June 2018. Some internationally renowned films as well as a few Sri Lankan films were screened.....
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In commemoration of the International Day in support of victims of torture on 26 June 2018 the civil society organizations in Badulla conducted a number of joint programmes. Mr Suresh Nadesan of Uva Shakthi Foundation speaks to ‘Aithiya”.
2018-07-15
“we came in a parade and created awareness among the masses in Badulla town. Civil society organizations, Human Rights Commission in Sri Lanka, Citizen Collective (Purawesi Ekamuthuwa) joined us.........
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University Academics Condemn the Incendiary Statements against HRCSL
2018-07-12
As members of the academic community in Sri Lanka, we are appalled by the increasing belligerence with which certain individuals appear to be making statements directed at public officials and academics of the country.....
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After 30 years Lucien Bulathsinhala’s “Remove the Mask” is ready (video)
2018-07-12
Lucien Bulathsinhala is an experienced dramatist, drama writer, director and a great song writer. After 30 years of silence he has made a stage drama named as “Wes Moona Galawanna” (Remove the Mask). The stage drama will be held on July 12 and 13 at 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater.....
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Human Rights Activists in solidarity with disappeared families sit-in protest in Colombo
2018-07-12
On 12 th July 4:00 pm to 13 th July 11:30 pm a sit-in protest is organized by human rights activists in solidarity with the disappeared families in organized a sit-in protest in Colombo opposite of “Nelum Pokuna” Viharamadevi Park.....
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“The Society is deteriorating because of the violence in every sector"- Dr Deepika Udagama
2018-07-09
“The Society is deteriorating because of the violence in every sector- Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka says at the commemoration of the International Day in support of victims of torture” ....
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Stop torture Badulla campaign
2018-07-09
In commemoration of the International Day in support of victims of torture on 26 June 2018 the civil society organizations in Badulla conducted a number of joint programmes. Mr Suresh Nadesan of Uva Shakthi Foundation speaks to ‘Aithiya”.....
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We condemn the attack on Human Rights Defender Amitha Priyanthi
2018-07-09
On last Friday 6th July 2018, as she was travelling from her working place (Janasansadaya at Panadura) to her residence bring the case documents related to her brother’s murder. She has been attacked on her head and the documents and her mobile phone were grabbed by two strangers who have been strategically organized and planned it. ....
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Office of Missing Persons Provides ‘Audacity Of Hope’ to Sri Lanka
2018-07-13
Let me begin on a very personal note. The first major emotional upheaval I underwent as a result of losing a very loved one, was when I lost my maternal grandfather in December 1968. I was 14 years old at that time. I was inordinately fond of him and he of me, his eldest grandchild.....
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A Writ Mandamus has been filed on 05th September 2015 against Attorney General
2016-01-21
A Writ Mandamus has been filed against the Attorney General on the 05th September 2015 Case No. CA/WRIT/375/15 by Lakshan Dias AAL, on behalf of “Right to Life Human Rights Center” due to the negligence of not filing a case under Torture Act for the torture incident of Peruma Hewa Sandun Malinga, Seventeen Years old residence of Kosmo Farm, Akurukanduwa, Meegahakiwula. Attorney General is responsible to file case on Police torture under the torture act No. 22 of 1994 if a person is being tortured by the police officials. Since he has not done his responsibility the Right to Life Human Rights Center took the initiative to file a Writ Mandamus against Attorney General. ....
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Articles
University Academics Condemn the Incendiary Statements against HRCSL
2018-07-12
As members of the academic community in Sri Lanka, we are appalled by the increasing belligerence with which certain individuals appear to be making statements directed at public officials and academics of the country. ....
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Renowned woman activist waylaid and assaulted
2018-07-11
he Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the attack on well-known activist Amitha Priyanthi on July 6, when she was walking towards her home in Moragawala, Aluthgama. Two motorcyclists dressed in black, with helmets covering their faces, stopped and assaulted her on her head and other parts of the body.....
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