Families and Attorneys to form collective

The Attorneys-At-Law (AALs) appearing for the aggrieved party in the recent Mahara Prison incident, namely the…

Fear Grips Inmates as COVID-19 Spreads in Overcrowded Prisons

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan On seeing the congestion in Sri Lankan prisons and the imminent threat…

CPRP seeks impartial probe

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) has written to the Human Rights Commission of…

Requiring plebiscite to enact 20-A: LFP to file spl determination petition in SC

A group of lawyers will be filing a special determination petition before the Supreme Court next…

Lawyer refused recording of affidavit by Prison authorities

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners alleged that attempts made by them to obtain an…

Parents lodge complaint with HRCSL

The parents of a Mahara Prison inmate who recently died under suspicious circumstances lodged a complaint…

Thwarted Mahara jailbreak: CPRP raises concerns on liveability within prisons

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners (CPRP), while criticizing attempts by inmates to escape as…

Prisoners Rights Group condemns A’pura Prison deaths

The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners vehemently condemned the recent deaths of two prisoners…

JSC green lights release of certain prisoners

The Judicial Service Commission in a circular issued today (26) has laid down guidelines to be…

Prisons Ordinance doesn’t prohibit private hospital treatment – CPRP

The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) pointed out that there was no provision…