Posts Tagged ‘ rights now ’

Preface to Reconciliation

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

The Grand Finale of the interschool debating competition between the finalists Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo and Mahinda Vidyalaya Galle on LLRC recommendations and reconciliation process in Sri Lanka organized by “Rights Now” will be held today 27th of March at Lakshman Kadiragamer Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies. Deshamanya Mr. Bradman Weerakoon will be delivering

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International action being called for today, is a consequence of the Rajapaksa Government’s paralysis on addressing grave crimes committed in this country: UNP

Mar 9th, 2014 | By

“This crisis Sri Lanka faces internationally is not, as the Government would prefer the people believe, an international conspiracy or petty jealousy against the Sri Lankan state for defeating terrorism,” the UNP pointed out. The statement said the UNP had repeatedly appealed to the Government to address the allegations raised in the international arena with

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National Delegates Conference of Samabima readers circle – Kandy with Photos

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

By Rights Now National Conference of ‘Samabima’ readers’ circles was held on 14th and 15th of February at the Nation Builders’ Association Auditorium, Kundasale, and Kandy. Over 80 civil activists and opinion makers from readers’ circles in different districts attended to this conference. The conference titled “against development myth and the international conspiracy myth” was

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National Delegates Conference of Samabima- Update 2

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

Update 2 Inaugural session of the Samanima readers National Delegates Conference concluded shortly. On this session Prof. Milton Rajaratna  addressed the session on ‘Myth of Development’. Panelists Harsha Gunasena, Kasthuri Anuradhanayaka also addressed the session. Next session is titled the ‘Myth of International Conspiracy’. Main speaker Attorney Lal Wijenayake. More than 80 delegates from all over

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Summary of the SAMABIMA Newspaper – 2014 January issue

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

Translated by Ramidu Introduction January 2014 issue of the ‘Samabima’ newspaper is out now. This issue is titled ‘Black January’ and pay tributes to the slain journalist Lasantha Wickremathunge who was killed in a High Security Zone in Colombo in broad day light. After 5 years, his killers were not brought to justice. ‘Samabima’ is

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We are Change Makers: ‘Rights Now’ Youth Forum Concluded- with photos

Jan 27th, 2014 | By

Annual Conference of the ‘Rights Now’ Youth Forum organized by the Rights Now Former Interns Association was held on 24th, 25th and 26th at Chinthana Centre, Nainamadama. 40 Delegates representing 15 internship batches of former interns were attended this youth forum. Mr. Deepthi Kumara Gunarathna was invited by the Rights Now Former Interns Association to

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Certificate Awarding Ceremony- with photos

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

Certificates were awarded for the successful completion of 2nd Certificate Course on Human Rights on 23rd January at South Asia Partneship Auditorium, Rajagiriya. This certificate course lasted for three months was conducted by Rights Now Collective for Democracy for the benefit of selected members of the ‘Samabima’ readers circles in Colombo district. Sudarshana Gunawardana, Executive

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Rights Now challenges the Human Rights Commission’s lame excuses on postponing National Torture Inquiry

Jan 16th, 2014 | By

Rights Now-Collective for Democracy challenged the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) to be transparent about real reasons as to why the previously announced National Inquiry on Torture has been postponed, through a letter to the Chairman of the HRCSL from the Executive Director of Rights Now, Attorney-at-Law Sudarshana Gunawardena. In the light of

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HRC Postpones Set Up Of Torture Commission On Alleged Requests By CSOs – Rights Now Asks Chairman To Name The Orgs

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

After the Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma announced confidently that the Sri Lankan Government would set up a Commission on Torture under the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) shortly before CHOGM in Colombo, reports have emerged that the establishment of the commission is to be postponed. According to a newspaper report which quoted unnamed sources, the decision

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Video: Sex Workers in Sri Lanka: Nimalka Fernando Speaks Out

Nov 4th, 2013 | By

Government of Sri Lanka is trying to introduce Casinos in Sri Lanka as a part of their strategy to promote tourism in the country. Responding to a query by a journalist from the pro government ‘The Island’ newspaper, Dr. Nimalka Fernando has reportedly said that it was an inevitable circumstance of women engaging in the sex

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