Welikada Prison killing Trial-at-Bar: Further hearing on 21 October

The Colombo High Court yesterday (18) fixed 21 October for further hearing of the Welikada Prison…

Gota’s pledge to release suspects: Fresh hell for victims?

A pledge made by SLPP Presidential Candidate GotabayaRajapaksa at his maiden rally in Anuradhapura last week,…

Dealing With The Death Penalty: The Fallout From Reimposition

The unexpected question caught Samadhi* (22) off guard, and she paused a moment before answering. The composure…

Prisoners’ rights group call for me​chanism to grant those in remand the right to vote

A Prisoners’ Rights group has written to the Justice Minister and the Elections Commission (EC) requesting for…

Pardoning convicts President engaging in cronyism – CPRP

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody The Committee to Protect Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) claimed that President Maithripala…

Universal franchise for prisoners CPRP asks EC to implement programme

The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners (CPRP), yesterday (17), requested the Election Commission (EC)…

UN SPT delegation apprised of issues

The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners (CPRP), which met the visiting United Nations Subcommittee…

Call for immediate action on assault of prisoners at Angunakolapalessa Prison in Sri Lanka

On 16th January 2019,leaked video footage was released to the media, showing brutal and systematic assault on…

Prisoners’ rights group chair to raise Lankan Situation on that day

Chairman of the Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners, Attorney-at-Law Senaka Perera will be raising…