PM’s office condemns threats against HRC Chairperson

19 July 2018 06:45 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Prime Minister’s Office today strongly condemned the ‘malicious’ statements made against Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission's Chairperson Dr Deepika Udagama and said it had instructed the Police Chief to launch an investigation in this regard.

Issuing a statement, the office said the Human Rights Commission (HRC), which was appointed in line with the Constitution of Sri Lanka, was an entity which functioned independently.

"It is a serious issue to publicly threaten the HRC's Chairperson and also to highlight such irresponsible statements on print media. The Police Chief had been instructed to ensure the safety of the HRC Chairperson and its Commissioners," the Statement said.

  Comments - 4

  • Lankan Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:27 PM

    When someone can't defend themselves,they will threaten the SLHRC to submission!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:59 PM

    Who threatened? People have the right to know. Pls. Disclose.

    Cobra Friday, 20 July 2018 08:13 AM

    And why?

    CITIZEN Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:37 AM

    What happened to the inquiry against the Chief Minister, Badulla? Is he the person trying to browbeat the Chairperson? In that case, there is no point in condemning and remaining, PM should immediately order the arrest of the scoundrel and take legal action.


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