STF deployment to prisons brought to notice of UN by rights groups

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody Unlike the staff of the Department of Prisons, Special Task Force (STF)…

Lawyers complain against AG’s Co-ord Secy

In a letter addressed to the Chief Justice, the Attorney General and the President of the…

Lawyers request the Chief Justice to conduct an inquiry over State Counsel Nishara’s ‘NGO’ comments

The attempt by the Attorney General’s Department to label attorneys appearing on behalf of the victims…

Families and Attorneys to form collective

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

COVID 19 Raises the Urgent Need to Ease Congestion in Prisons

It goes without saying, that currently, the COVID-19 Virus has become the most feared of illnesses…

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…

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…