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…

Over anonymous petition alleging underworld involvement: Prisoners’ rights group secy summoned to CID

Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners General Secretary, Sudesh Nandimal Silva was yesterday (21) summoned…

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…

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…

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,…

Prisoner voting rights EC to discuss with Party Secys

The Elections Secretariat, whilst acknowledging that there are practical issues with regard to implementing the right…