Human rights workshop for Jaffna police officials

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 February 2004, 17:26 GMT]
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has been conducting a four-day workshop for police personnel in the Jaffna district on protecting human rights since Thursday. Senior police officials and officers in charge of police stations in the peninsula have been participating in the workshop, sources said.

The Director of the Inquiries and Investigation division of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, along with the HRC's regional co-ordinator in Jaffna, Mr.Ruwan Chandrasekara, has been conducting the workshop in the regional office of the Superintendent of Police located in Kankesanthurai, sources said.

Several complaints have been lodged with the HRC commission in recent times, alleging human rights violations in the Jaffna district by some security personnel, civil group sources said.

HRC sources said such workshops would be held in future also for police personnel in the lower ranks.


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