MPGA criticises Rights Commission of inaction

[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 December 2003, 14:44 GMT]
At the Universal Human Rights (UHR) day celebrations held Saturday in Jaffna Veerasingham Hall under the auspices of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCS), members of the Missing Persons’ Guardians Association (MPGA) of Jaffna distributed pamphlets to the participants criticizing the HRC for its inaction with regard to cases of missing persons filed with the commission, civil sources in Jaffna said.

The guests of honour of the event were the Jaffna High Court Judge Mr.K.P.S.Varatharajah and the secretary of the HRCS Mr.Hema Sriwardene. HRC Jaffna regional co-ordinator Mr.Ruwan Chandrasekara presided.

Earlier members of MPGA decided to stage a sit-in protest campaign in front of the hall where celebrations were held. Later they decided to distribute pamphlets condemning the HRC for its failure to address their grievances, sources said.

The High Court Judge Mr.Varatharajah said that the HRC should take appropriate actions against misuse of powers by members of the public service and security forces. HRC should take steps to alleviate suffering of victims due to human and fundamental rights violations by the government and the security forces.

HRC secretary Mr.Hema Sriwardene said the HRC has been undergoing acute financial difficulties without enough funds. “ We need 183 million rupees annually to implement our activities. However the government allocates only 40 million rupees,” said Mr.Siriwardene.

“ We have taken several steps to implement official language policy in the government offices. We have briefed government officials the urgent need to conduct official transaction in Tamil language, which is one of the official languages. It is pity to state that the response from the government side is very poor,” said Mr.Siriwardene.

Certificates and prizes were distributed to the winners of essay competition to the mark the UHR day in Jaffna district, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=10677