HRCSLHuman Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
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The statement was recorded from journalist Kasun Pussewela after he had filed a petition at the HRCSL. Pussewela had sought an investigation into the incident saying there was ample evidence to prosecute some people who were responsible for killing prisoners who took part in the riot.
The HRCSL stated that national schools were bound by the constitution and could not violate the absolute right to religious freedom.
Centre for Human Rights and Research said in a statement that this was the first time the HRCSL had summoned a Chief Minister.
The HRCSL has recommended that whenever an arrest is to be made there should be solid evidence to form a reasonable suspicion pursuant to proper investigations.
The government with a knee jerk reaction to mounting drug offences ignored the existence of the HRCSL. It chose death above life to promote what it used to call 'good governance'.
In addition to those guidelines HRCSL also sent suggested guidelines to be followed during search operations.
The government permitted access to prisoners on a regular basis by the HRCSL and magistrates and gave the ICRC a limited mandate to monitor prison conditions.
By statute the HRCSL has wide powers and resources and may not be called as a witness in any court of law or be sued for matters relating to its official duties.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has ruled in favour of a group of teachers who had been prevented from wearing the Abayaat school.
Pursuant to the said undertaking given by the Government of Sri Lanka to the UNHRC, on the advice of the Attorney General, the Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary referred the matter to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) to make recommendations with regard to the computation of payment of compensation and the quantum thereof, the Petitioners further stated.