Human Rights Day meeting held in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 December 2004, 21:29 GMT]
"The right to live has not been included in the Sri Lankan Constitution and laws relating to human rights are only in the Statute but several of such laws are not in force," said Attorney-at-Law Mr.T. Karikalan addressing the International Human Rights Day meeting held in Trincomalee St.Joseph's College Friday which was organized by the Trincomalee regional office of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) in collaboration with the Trincomalee Police.

Human Rights Day, Trincomalee
A dance performed at the Human Rights meeting, Friday.

Human Rights Day, Trincomalee
Attorney-at-Law Mr.Karikalan speaking
Human Rights Day, Trincomalee
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee regional co-ordinator Ms Mathiaparanam speaking.
Human Rights Day, Trincomalee
Mr.Priyantha Weerasuriya, ASP, Trincomalee speaking.
At the commencement of the event a student peace March was held in the east port town. Large number of students from all communities participated in the peace march from the Trincomalee Mc Heyzer Stadium to the venue where the meeting was held. Trincomalee Police Superintendent Mr. Kapila Jayasinghe inaugurated the peace march.

Ms V.Mathiaparanam, Trincomalee regional co-ordinator of the HRCSL made the inaugural address followed by the speech of Trincomalee Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr.Priyantha Weerasuriya. Mr.Weerasuriya appealed that all citizens should work with dedication to strengthen the current peace environ a permanent one.

Mr.Karikalan further said although the right to live has not been included in the country's constitution, it is a moral duty of the government in power to ensure that right to all citizens irrespective of their race, religion and caste and other differences.

 

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