The prevailing outdated administrative system has slowed down the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka’s (HRCSL) performances and outcome which are expected as an independent commission, HRCSL Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama yesterday said.
She said an Independent Commission should not be considered as yet another state department or a corporation.
“The Independent commissions including the HRCSL and the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) were established from the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a move which is greatly appreciated. The HRCSL had many a plans ahead of us when it was established three years ago.
However, though we have no political influence, the expected performances were not achieved because of the outdated administrative system. These Commissions should be empowered more,” she told an event organised by the OMP to mark the International Day of the Enforced Disappearances.
Dr. Udagama said democracy has not yet been properly established in Sri Lanka, and therefore, institutions find it hard to execute their duties.
Meanwhile, she said Sri Lanka is known as a symbol of human development across the world, and therefore, it was not acceptable for such a country to have a record to grave crimes, including enforced disappearances. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 31 August 2018 08:41
Deepika, u are probably the only Sinhalese who understands what is true human rights, all the others in this country consider this as a threat to the well being of their race
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Lord Wolfstein Friday, 31 August 2018 10:23
It is sad that this Commission has no political support. It shows how little politicians care about human rights. In addition to racist reasons is also a reason that you can not earn money with human rights.
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Chari Friday, 31 August 2018 09:15
When the LTTE was running riot here what was the pressure brought on them. Thousands were killed over the years. Today all this has ended. The Diaspora is now plotting various strategies.
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rohan Friday, 31 August 2018 09:29
VERY TRUE. OUR GOVERNMENT SECTOR SERVICES ARE STILL IN DARK DAYS.
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TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL Saturday, 1 September 2018 10:38
"The prevailing outdated administrative system" - very correct - square pegs in round holes. Ministries should be headed along with support staff versed in the respective fields - NOT just . what are so called - "administrators"
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Mo77 Friday, 31 August 2018 11:51
Admin systems of all government institutions are outdated. For an example, recruitment policy of university academic is more than 60 yrs old.
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stardust Friday, 31 August 2018 15:39
most probably still files files files. No computerized system because the undergraduates working there are not familiar with it. via DM Android App
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Jude Friday, 31 August 2018 23:37
Well, Americans don't have to deal with Human Rights !!! Yeah, they're NO longer Member of UNHRC !!!
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Jude Saturday, 1 September 2018 06:27
I wish this the lady could visit some African countries and check the appalling Human Rights conditions!! Firstly, no one funding to look into the greviance of those underprivileged peoole in Africa's!! Now let's look at what's happening in some those places!! For a instance, the country Republic of Congo, there's 200,000 Rapes per year!! 3000-4000 people get killed monthly at the hands of Military Junta!!! Scores of kids employed as Child-Soldiers!!! Mind you, most developed countries doing business with ROCongo's juntas as ROC is rich with Mineral Resources!! Now I ask, What kind of HYPOCRISY is This!!!????
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Siva Saturday, 1 September 2018 13:14
Why? do u compare Sri Lanka with Africa. Just see the development in Singapore.
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