SRI LANKA: A statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023

March 08, 2023 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission SRI LANKA: A statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 The International Women’s Day is observed on March 8th to acknowledge the tremendous work done by the feminist movements worldwide. This year’s (2023) theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, highlights the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and developmental needs of women and girls. Innovation and technology have the potential to empower women and girls and help realise their…

SRI LANKA: AHRC condemns the murder of Nimal Amarasiri caused by misuse of teargas on peaceful protesters

March 01, 2023 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission SRI LANKA: AHRC condemns the murder of Nimal Amarasiri caused by misuse of teargas on peaceful protesters Mr. Nimal Amarasiri, a candidate in a local government election, was killed after a tear gas attack on 26th February while participating in a protest against the attempt to postpone the local government elections.  There was no justifiable grounds at all for the use of teargas against these protesters, who were merely exercising their rights as citizens of Sri Lanka. The use of…

ජාතික ජන බලවේගයේ උද්ඝෝණයට එල්ල කළ පොලිස් ප්‍ර‍හාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සමාජවාදී පක්ෂයේ විරෝධය!

தேசிய மக்கள் படை பிரச்சாரத்தின் நோக்கம் போலீஸ் தாக்குதல் குறித்து ஸ்ரீ இலங்கையில் சோசலிஸ்ட் கட்சியின் எதிர்ப்பு27-02-2023

SRI LANKA: Peaceful Protesters Face Attacks, Reprisals, and Arbitrary Detention

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-004-2022 21 October 2022 ———————————–SRI LANKA: Peaceful Protesters Face Attacks, Reprisals, and Arbitrary Detention ISSUES: Arbitrary Detention; Access to Justice; Right to Fair Trial; Freedom of Peaceful Assembly; Right to Liberty; Reprisals against Activists———————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received credible information from independent human rights defenders that Mr. Wasantha Mudalige (29), Convenor of the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF), Mr. Galwewa Siridhamma Himi (26), Convenor of the Inter University Bhikku Federation, and Mr. Siridhamma…