Magazine Prison incident: Police record statement from CPRP Chairman

The Crime Detection Unit of the Borella Police Station, yesterday (2), recorded a statement from the…

Ensuring prisoners’ franchise: JVP proposes PSC

The National People’s Power Movement and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) announced that they would propose the…

Prisoners’ demands: CPRP to seek assurances from candidates

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) will be putting forward five demands to the…

2012 Welikada Prison riots IP Rangajeewa and two others indicted

Retired Prisons Additional Director V.K. Kudabandara testifying as the second witness before the three-Judge Bench of…

CPRP to commence campaign

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) will commence a campaign to put forward a…

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)…

Welikada Prison riot in 2012

The Welikada prison riot in 2012 killed around 20 inmates leaving more than 15 injured, yet…

Lawyers group throws down the gauntlet

The Lawyers for Democracy (LfD) organisation announced that they would if necessary challenge President Maithripala Sirisena’s…

Indian Law Commission recommends abolition

The Law Commission of India whilst recommending the abolition of the death penalty for all crimes…

No more a deterrent than life imprisonment Law Comm. of India

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody The Law Commission of India noted that the death penalty does not…