Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Local Authority Election -2018 Guidelines to Police Officers


The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, recognizing the right of every citizen to vote, to freely engage in political activities and the right to free and fair elections under the Constitution of Sri Lanka (1978) and international human rights norms, adopted the
following guidelines to be observed by all Police Officers during the run-up to the election, on the day of the election and the period immediately after the election:

Guidelines to Police Officers English   Guidelines to Police Officers Sinhala   Guidelines to Police Officers Tamil

Expert Committee on Migrant Rights Express Concern

The Committee on Migrant Workers Rights express  concern about the absence of comprehensivelegislation on
migration designated to protect the rights of migrant workers and the insufficient measures
taken to ensure that the State party’s legislation is in conformity with the Convention, as
well as the delays in adopting the draft Employment Migration Authority Act.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Sri Lanka (CMW/C/LKA/2) at its 333rd and 334th meetings (see CMW/C/SR.333 and 334), held on 1 and 2 August 2016. At its 341st meeting, held on 7 September 2016, it has adopted the present concluding observations.
The Sri Lankan  delegation,  was headed by His Excellency Ravinatha Aryasinha, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and composed of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Employment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
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Human Right Monitoring Report



Odhikar believes that democracy is not merely a process of electing a ruler; it is the result of the peoples’ struggle for inalienable rights, which become the fundamental premise to constitute the State. Therefore, the individual freedoms and democratic aspirations of the citizens – and consequently, peoples’ collective rights and responsibilities – must be the foundation principles of the State.




The GOSL has adopted the law to establish the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) as the first Transitional Justice Mechanism in Sri Lanka. We are sharing the Act No 14 of 2014 for comments and suggestions.

සංක්‍රාන්තික යුක්ති ක්‍රියාවලියේ පළමු පියවර ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය අතුරුදහන් කාර්යාලය ස්ථාපිත කිරීමේ පනත සම්මත කර ගන්න ලදී. මෙම 2016 අංක 14 දරන පනත ඔබ වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නේ ඔබගේ යෝජනා සහ අදහස් සදහාය.

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