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SRI LANKA: A Gratuitous Relationship for the Promotion of Human Rights – AHRC and Sri Lanka 

Sri Lanka Report for 2017 2017 was a decisive year for Sri Lanka, showing what progress had – and hadn’t – been made in the past few years. In January 2015, a new government was elected with a m...

SRI LANKA: The need to protect the integrity of the Judiciary & Lawyers who work to uphold the Rule of Law

A Letter from article from Mr. Nagananda Kodotuwakku, Attorney-at-Law ( SL) and Solicitor( UK) and public interest Attorney, on 09th November 2017, to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka forwarded by th...

SRI LANKA: අධිකරණයෙන් පිටත සිදුකරන ඝාතන සමග විනිර්මුක්තිය ඉහළට

A Sinhala translation of a Statement issued by the Asian Human Rights Commission, published by Lankanewsweb.net මාස 10ට ජීවිත 10 ක්! පහත දැක්වෙන වගුව...

SRI LANKA: Extrajudicial killings with impunity are increasing

The table given below sets down 09 extrajudicial killings, 01 attempted killing – 09 of which are at the hands of the police at various police stations and the other, in a prison. These 10 incid...

SRI LANKA: Journalist of ‘Sunday Apple’ newspaper tortured by Assistant Superintendent of Police of Tangalle

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) received information about Mr. Susantha Bandara Karunarathna, a journalist working for the ‘Sunday Apple’ newspaper. He was tortured by the A...

SRI LANKA: Inefficient police investigation into murder of transgender person

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding the case of Sanath Kumara Wijethilaka (34) of Dambulla Headquarters Police Division, who was killed in the early hour...

SRI LANKA: Victim of human rights violations re-arrested by Police to satisfy Educational Authorities

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. K.M.H Sudath, a resident of Kandy District. On 22 July 2017, he was illegally arrested and detained at the Headqu...

BANGLADESH: Police gouge eyes of a man in custody

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the Khalishpur police of the Khulna Metropolitan city has gouged eyes of a detainee for failing to pay bribe. The v...

SRI LANKA: Weliamuna’s frank take on the state of the Judiciary

An interview with J.C. Weliamuna, President’s Counsel, Eisenhower Fellow, former Member of the Transparency International Global Board, and Constitutional Law practitioner in Supreme Court for over ...

SRI LANKA: The life of a lawyer under threat, for fighting against the assassinations at the Welikada Prison

Dear Friends, Asian Human Rights Commission has received reliable information regarding death threats received by the Chariman of the Committee for the Protection of Rights of Prisoners – Mr. Se...

SRI LANKA: I am on unequal ground : Lakshan Dias

An article from “I am on unequal ground”, written by Dhaneshi Yatawara and published in the ‘Daily Mirror’ issue of 28th June 2017. forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Daneshi Y...

SRI LANKA: Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his mission to Sri Lanka

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture On occasion of the International in Support of the Victims of Torture 201...

SRI LANKA: TORTURE VICTIM HARASSED BY POLICE TO WITHDRAW HIS CASE SEEKS JUSTICE

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Sandaradura Nilanka de Silva. On 28 March 2016 he was illegally arrested by police officers attached to the Kalut...

SRI LANKA: Opposite Approach to Minimize Torture in Sri Lanka

By Sanjeewa Weerawickrama [1] The history of torture has been from time immemorial. Today and in the future torture is a reality in many countries. To solve a problem there may be multiple approaches....

SRI LANKA: Elderly pedestrian tortured for inability to identify photos of other pedestrians

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding the police torture of a 64-year-old man in Kalutara District. On 24 May 2017, Mr. Dissanayaka was illegally arrested ...

SRI LANKA: Medical officers colluding with police refuse to treat a victim tortured by Ingiriya Police

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding medical officers attached to Ingiriya Government Hospital and the Horana Base Hospital refusing to treat a torture vi...

SRI LANKA: Man rescuing his brother illegally arrested, detained and produced in Court on fabricated charges

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Mutthuswamy Sathgunam, 47, of No: 2/2, Maberitenna, Digana, Rajawella, in Kandy District. Police Officers illegal...

SRI LANKA: Another innocent man illegally arrested and prosecuted on a fabricated charge by the Teldeniya Police

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Anthonysamy Callistus from Rajawella, Digana in the Kandy District. On 28th March 2017, he was arrested illegally...

SRI LANKA: Innocent man illegally arrested, detained and produced in court on fabricated charges

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Siril Sandanaraja, who was illegally arrested, detained and produced before the Teledeniya Magistrate’s Court o...

SRI LANKA: Human Rights Defender illegally arrested, detained and produced in Court on fabricated charges

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Murugan Velu Rajagopal (56), No: 1/1, Maberitenna, Rajawella, Digana in Kandy District. On 28 March 2017, he was ...