Sri Lanka

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

Mandate

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka was established under the Act No. 21 of 1996 and it is mandated to develop a better human rights culture in the country through protecting and promoting human rights for all.

Functions

Article 10 of the HRCSL Act No. 21 of 1996 spells out that:

  • To ensure that all state procedures comply with fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka;
  • To advice and assist the government in drawing up legislation, administrative directives and procedures in compliance with fundamental rights;
  • To make recommendations to the government regarding how national laws and administrative practices can be brought in line with international human rights obligations of Sri Lanka;
  • To advice the government on acceding to international human rights treaties and other international instruments in the field of human rights;
  • To promote human rights awareness in the country.

Contact Information

www.hrcsl.lk

sechrc@sltnet.lk

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
No: 165, Kynsey Road, Colombo – 08
Sri Lanka.

Tel: +94 112694925, +94112685980, +94 112696470
Fax:   +94 112696470, +94112694924
Hotline: +94 112689064, 1996112685337