10,000 complaints await investigations, says Rights Group

[TamilNet, Monday, 19 June 2006, 09:25 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) has approximately 10,000 complaints in the Commission's head office awaiting investigations, said Mr. P Ramanathan the head of the Commission in a press statement released in Colombo last week. The statement accused some government authorities, administrative heads and judicial establishments for refusing to implement some key recommendations of the Commission to improve human rights.

Commission has decided to meet with Sri Lanka's President Rajapakse to draw his attention to these issues, the press release said.

The Commission expressed concerns over delays encountered in both the commencement and completion of most inquiries, and intends to find ways and means of resolving cases more swiftly, the release said.

The Commission in its press release also reiterated its commitment to making every effort to speedily resolving individual cases of fundamental human rights abuses.

 

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