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HRCSL deeply concerned about Govt. declaring HSZs violating fundamental rights of people

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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is deeply concerned about the government’s approach to adopt the Official Secrets Act and declare high security zones, which grossly violates the fundamental rights of the people of the country.

HRCSL Chairperson issuing a statement yesterday said that it was a fallacy without any justification that the HSZs are declared under the Official Secrets Act. The full statement is as follows;

“The notion that the High-Security Zones be declared under the Official Secret Act is a fallacy without any justification or basis. The Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the Government’s approach to adopting the Official Secret Act and making a declaration, which grossly violates the fundamental rights of the people of this country.

And it reiterates that the Official Secret Act cannot be adopted to declare High-Security Zones.

It further advises the Government to direct the withdrawal of the gazette bearing No.2298/53 dated 23rd September and to take measures to ensure that national laws are following the accepted international and national human rights norms and standards and to preclude declarations that violate those norms and standards.” (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)


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  • Aruna Monday, 26 September 2022 09:25 PM

    What if we say we feel safer with these HSZ's as political operatives with extremist agendas will not be able to destabilize our country further. So HRCSL, thank you, but no thank you.

    Cholmondeley Pinto Monday, 26 September 2022 09:33 PM

    HRCSL must also be concerned about the fundamental rights of the public being violated by Aragalya. . The rights of the Common road users are violated by the Aragala karayas blocking roads and not being allowed to earn a living to feed their families.

    Demuni Uduwara Monday, 26 September 2022 10:06 PM

    Define a minimum educational qualifications to entrants into the legislature, without further delay! The world has now begun to laugh at our acts.

    Quolp Monday, 26 September 2022 10:50 PM

    Ranil acts every law and order under the US advice, these sorts of rejection by the UN's human rights council is an EYE WASH, but UN

    Jude Monday, 26 September 2022 11:04 PM

    You do something like enforcing Economic Sanctions!! Yeah!! Otherwise human rights violations will continue!!

    Jude Monday, 26 September 2022 11:23 PM

    Human Rights violations in SL happening at alarming rate and for few decades!! No country or organization doing anything to rectify the situation!! Everyone commenting about it, but no one taking firm action to curtail human rights abuse in SL!! My suggestion is, to impose Economic Embargo !! NOW that's the start!! Yeah,!!

    Peaceful man Tuesday, 27 September 2022 01:54 AM

    HRCSL Why are you promoting violence and chaos in the country! You are the dirty hand of international conspiracy and it’s money talking! Piss off

    Ma Tuesday, 27 September 2022 04:32 AM

    It is the power hungry set of political parties who are violating the fundamental rights of the people by blocking the the roads of the capital. This game has been going on for years


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