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Case Recommendations

Recommendations Issued in 2018

VIOLATIONS OF THE ART. 10 OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/AM/10/13 W. Gayan Samantha Vs. Police Inspector of Head Quarters Police, Head Quarters Police Station, Jaffna And Police Constable 72796 Dayasiri, Head Quarters Police Station, Jaffna DOWNLOAD
HRC/TCO/27/18 F.F. Rameez, S.B.M. Fazal, S.M. Safeez, R. Roshan Vs. Principal Sri Shanmugam Hindu Ladies College, Zonal Director of Education Trincomalee, Provincial Director of Education Eastern Province, Secretary Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ARTICLE 11 OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM TORTURE

No person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/TCO/27/18 H. Madusha Eranga Vs. Police Constable Liyanage, Police Constable Kumara and Police Constable Vithana – Police Station Dodamgoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/5026/13/I-13 L.A.K. Kumara Vs. D.M. Thilakaratne Inspector of Police, Police Station Gokarella DOWNLOAD
HRC/2305/15 K.D. Nilantha Deshapriya Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Prasd Siriwaradana And Police Constable Eranga – Police Station Uragasmanhandiya DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/03/12/S/TO A.M. Ransanga Niroshan, A.M. Dinesh Kanchana And A.M. Anura Pushpakumara Vs. Officer-in-Charge of Police Station Maha Oya, Inspector of Police Wasantha Kumara, Police Sergeant Upsena, Police Constable Dissanayake, Police Constable Dharmasiri, Police Constable Attanayake–Police Station Maha Oya DOWNLOAD
HRC/2682/14 P.S. Perera Vs. Officer In Charge –Police Station Pandura, Police Inspector M.H.M. Mubarak–Police Station Nawalapitiya And Police Sargent Ruwan- Police Station Mirihana DOWNLOAD
HRC/889/14/I/23 N. Jamalon Vs. Police Constable Sooriyabandara – Police Station (Traffic Division) Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/2102/14 W.M.J.S. Wijasundara Vs. Officer in Charge (Crime Unit),Sub Inspector Nayananda, Police Sergeant Adikari, Police Sergeant Ranjith, Police Sergeant Dissanayake And Police Sergeant Ranjith–Police Station, Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/2174/14 K.K.D.D. Perera Vs. Assistant Superintendent of Police –Office of Assistant Superintendent of Police Dompe , Inspector of Police S.G.M. Ranathunga–Officer In Charge And Police Sergeant Guruge–Police Station Dompe DOWNLOAD
HRC/2736/12 H.M.I.K. Hemantha Vs. Officer In Charge–Police Station Mahawa, Police Constable Samansiri, Police Constable Abeysinghe, Police Constable Jayalath And Police Sergeant Dharmadasa – Police Station Mahawa DOWNLOAD
HRC/1097/11 K.R.P.K. Fernandu Vs. Officer of In Charge- Police Station Seeduwa DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/148/11/S/A/I R.Dinesh Srangi, On Behalf of T.P.G. Sarath Keerthiratne Vs. Officer In Charge and Police Sergeant Wijesiri (17799) – Police Station Rangala DOWNLOAD
HRC/1849/13 K.Iranganie Perera Vs. On Behalf of M. Duminda Suranga Fernando Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station Dehiwala DOWNLOAD
HRC/2864/14 H.W.W. Nuwan Kumara Vs. Officer In Charge –Police Station Aluthgama DOWNLOAD
HRC/3960/12 T. N. Abeywickrema Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Narcotics Division, Colombo and Inspector of Police Jayasekara – Special Task Force DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/291/15 M.W. Jayaweera Vs. Head Quarters Inspector Jarul -Police Head Quarters Polonnaruwa DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/237/16 K.R. Perumal Vs. Police Constable (24346) Tharanga – Police Satation Nikaweratiya DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 12 (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION – RIGHT TO EQUALITY

Right to equality
12. (1) All persons are equal before the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1016/16 A.S.M. Mazeed Vs. Principal- Royal College, Colombo DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/75/17 P.P.N.D. Perera Vs. Director General of Agriculture – Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/63/13 E.S.W. Dhammika Kusum Kumara Vs. Chairman – Uhana Predeshiya Sabhawa, Divisional Secretary-Uhana Divisional Secretariat Office Uhana And Assistant Commissioner, Local Government Ampara DOWNLOAD
HRC/494/14 P.H.M Priyanthi Vs. Principal, Dharmashoka Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/2058/11 J.A. Wijayadasa Vs. Director General- Department of Technical Education And Training DOWNLOAD
HRC/425/12 P.M.A.B. Galahitiya & M.K.N. Perera Vs. Inspector General of Police –Police Head Quarters DOWNLOAD
HRC/3120/14 T.K.D. Tennakoon Vs. Chairman – National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/327/03 U.P. Upali Aberathne Vs. Inspector General of Police- Department of Police & Director – Police Legal Division DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/460/14 J.I. Disanayaka Vs. Human Resource Manager –Ceylon Petroleum Corporation DOWNLOAD
HRC/1973/14 Rohitha Kumara Liyanage Vs. Additional Secretary –Ministry of Education, Commissioner of Buddhist Affair–Department of Buddhist Affairs And Director (Exams) – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/3118/13 A.M.A. Athapatthu Vs. Director General – Department of Agriculture, Director General –Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka And Director General Department of Pensions DOWNLOAD
HRC/4071/13 E.D. Karunathilaka Vs. Provincial Secretary of Education -Education Ministry (Western Province) DOWNLOAD
HRC/KL/33/13/I P. Selvarathinam Vs. Nalaka De Silva –Director Terrorist Investigation Division, Divisional Secretary – Divisional Secretariat Kalmunai, Provincial Land Commissioner- Provincial Land Department, Trincomalee And Secretary – Ministry of Law & Order and Southern Development DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD
HRC/3047/16 A. Mariyampillai Vs. Director General of Pensions –Department of Pensions DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD
HRC/2734/13 B.M.V.B. Attanayake Vs. Inspector General of Police – Police Headquarters, Department of Police DOWNLOAD
HRC/4596/15 S.J.P. Fernando Vs. Director General of Pensions – Department of Pensions DOWNLOAD
HRC/912/14/I-23 R. Jayaranjanee Jayasinha Vs. Secretary – Urban Council Kesbewa And Chairman – Urban Development Authority DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/151/17 M. C. Paranawithana Vs. Principal and Secretary – Interview Board, Secretary – Appeal and Objection Investigation Board- Richmond College, Galle DOWNLOAD
HRC/4040/13 B.V.D. Sanjana Dilrukshi Vs. Chairman, Secretary – Urban Council Kaluthara and Commissioner of Local Government of the Western Province – Department of Local Government (Western Province), Assistant Commissioner of Local Government – Kalutara District DOWNLOAD
HRC/2802/14 K. Piyasili Vs. Inspector General of Police, Director (Discipline and Conduct Division), Director (Legal) Police Legal Department – Police Headquarters, Departments of Police DOWNLOAD
HRC/4036/13/L-13 K.C. Rasadari Vs. Chief Electrical Engineer – Ceylon Electricity Board, Kegalle And Divisional Secretory, Office of The Divisional Secretory, Warakapola DOWNLOAD
HRC/4026/14, HRC/4156/14, HRC/4157/14 R.M. Gunathilake ,Nirosha Rodrigo And Samnthi Perera On Behalf of R.M. Yuwandhee Rathnayaka, K.V. Nethmi Sendupama Gunarathne And Sevin Hasmalee Jayawardena Vs. Director of National Schools – Ministry of Education
HRC/60/13 M. Champa Vs. Officer In Charge, Sub Police Inspector Muditha Ruwan, Police Constable 77527 Sudesh Madushanka, Police Station Wallampitiya, Police Constable 59946 Nimal, Police Station Welikada and Police Sargent Lal- Police Station Padukka DOWNLOAD
HRC/3950/11 M.H. Sarath Vs. Chairperson, National Water Supply and Drainage Board And General Manager, National Water Supply and Drainage Board DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/191/17 M.G. Sarath Vs. Deputy Municipal Commissioner-Municipal Council, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/3646/16 H.M.G.N.K. Kaluhendiwala And Others Vs. Secretory -Agricultural Ministry, Director General -Management Services Department, Director General-Department of Trade and Investment Policy, Ministry of Finance, Auditor General – Auditor Generals Department, Institution Director General-Ministry of Public Administration, Secretory-National Salaries & Cadre Commission, And Commissioner General of Labor-Department of Labor DOWNLOAD
HRC/656/16, HRC/2325/16 R.M. Jayathilaka Vs. Principal –Maliyadeva Girls College, Secretory- Ministry of Education And Director (National School) -Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/232/15 H.G. Waranajith Udayapriya On Behalf of H.G. Manjula Vs. Inspector of Police Pushapakumara-Officer of In Charge And Sub Inspector of Police Upali – Police Station of Gandara Gandara DOWNLOAD
HRC/2868/17 G.R.D.S. Gamlath Vs. Principal –Royal College, Colombo 07 And Director (National School) -Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/398/14 M.J.M. Mansoor Vs. Secretory- Ministry of Education And Secretory – Sabaragamuwa Provincial Department of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/1097/11 K.R.P.K. Fernandu Vs. Officer of In Charge- Police Station Seeduwa DOWNLOAD
HRC/198/18 J.A.W. Hewawitarana Vs. Principal – Royal College, Colombo And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/45/17 M.A.D.H. Rathnayaka Vs. Principal – Girls’ High School, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/660/13 A.G.U.P. Kumari Vs. Head Quarters Inspector of Police, Women Police Constable (3329) Seetha Ranjani And Sub Inspector of Police Peter – Police Station Embilipitya DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/313/14 M. Mahindarathana Vs. Secretary – Ministry of Education Central Provincial Council DOWNLOAD
HRC/372/13 W.M.A. Wijenayake Vs. Zonal Director of Education – Zonal Education Office Minuwangoda And Education Director Western Province – Provincial Department of Education Western Province DOWNLOAD
HRC/293/13 P.A.D.P.J. Devapriya Vs. Chairman – Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation DOWNLOAD
HRC/2242/13/L-13 P. Sunil Vs. Kotikawatte-Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabhawa- Gothatuwa New Town DOWNLOAD
HRC/196/17 M.P. Karunathilaka Vs. Principal – Ananda College Colombo 10 DOWNLOAD
HRC/75/18 A.A. Sampath Vs. Principal – Royal College, President – Appeal Board And Director (National School) Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/2645/16 D.J. Seeman Fernando Vs. Secretary – Ministry of Education Western Province And Director – Provincial Department of Education Western Province DOWNLOAD
HRC/265/18 C.R. Serasinha Vs. Principal – Ananda College Colombo 10 DOWNLOAD
HRC/290/18 E.B. Windyani Vs. Secretary, Director (National School) – Ministry of Education And Principal – Royal College DOWNLOAD
HRC/197/18 A.P.D. S. Aththaragama Vs. Principal – Royal College And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/1153/15/L-6 J. G. Wimalasena Vs. Divisional Secretary – Suriya Wewa And Commissioner General of Land – Land Commissioner General’s Department DOWNLOAD
HRC/151/18 B.A.U.A. Bogoda Vs. Principal – Ananda College Colombo 10 And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/403/17 D.M.N.P. Disanayaka Vs. Principal – Royal College, Sunil Hettiarachhci – Secretary And Jayantha Wikramanayaka – Director (National School) Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/1682/17 S.G. Nuwan Kumara Vs. Principal – Royal College And Director (National School) – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/236/14 H.P.G. Chandrasiri Vs. Director – District Health Service Office, Secretary – Ministry of Health (Northern Central Province), Chief Secretary – Office of the Chief Secretary And Secretary of the Governor – Governor’s Secretariat Northern Central Province DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 12 (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION – RIGHT TO EQUALITY

Right to equality
12 (2) No citizen shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of birth or any one of such grounds.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/AM/63/13 E.S.W. Dhammika Kusum Kumara Vs. Chairman – Uhana Predeshiya Sabhawa, Divisional Secretary-Uhana Divisional Secretariat Office Uhana And Assistant Commissioner, Local Government Ampara DOWNLOAD
HRC/3646/16 H.M.G.N.K. Kaluhendiwala And Others Vs. Secretory -Agricultural Ministry, Director General -Management Services Department, Director General-Department of Trade and Investment Policy, Ministry of Finance, Auditor General – Auditor Generals Department, Institution Director General-Ministry of Public Administration, Secretory-National Salaries & Cadre Commission, And Commissioner General of Labor-Department of Labor DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 12 (2) OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY ARREST, DETENTION AND PUNISHMENT, AND PROHIBITION OF RETROACTIVE PENAL LEGISLATION

Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and punishment, and prohibition of retroactive penal legislation.
13. (1) No person shall be arrested except according to procedure established by law. Any person arrested shall be informed of the reason for his arrest.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1494/14 S.A.S.M. Piyasiri Vs. Inspector of Police Nishantha Hettiarchchi – Officer In Charge, Police Station, Alawathugoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/08/16 M.G. Nimalsiri Perera And M.G. Thamidu Madusanka (Victims) Vs. Inspector of Police Weerasinghe DOWNLOAD
HRC/1144/12 S.S. Jayathunga Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Sampath Jayawikrama HQI Rathanapura, Sub Inspector of Police Chandima, Police Sergeant Serashinha, Police Constable Weerawardhana And Police Constable Chaminda – Police Station Kolonna DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/235/16 I.B. Ekanayaka Vs.Sub Inspector of Police Dramarathna Police Station Yatawattha DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/165/16 H.P. Karunawathi Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station Mawanella, Inspector of Police N.S. Bandara And Police Sergeant Kiriwattha – Police Station Mawanella DOWNLOAD
HRC/2736/12 H.M.I.K. Hemantha Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station Mahawa, Police Constable Samansiri, Police Constable Abeysinghe, Police Constable Jayalath And Police Sergeant Dhaemadasa – Police Station Mahawa DOWNLOAD
HRC/2174/14 K.K.D.D. Perera Vs. Assistant Superintendent of Police –Office of Assistant Superintendent of Police Dompe , Inspector of Police S.G.M. Ranathunga – Officer In Charge And Police Sergeant Guruge – Police Station Dompe DOWNLOAD
HRC/2102/14 W.M.J.S. Wijayasundara Vs. Officer in Charge (Crime Unit), Sub Inspector Nayananda, Police Sergeant Adikari, Police Sergeant Ranjith, Police Sergeant Dissanayake And Police Sergeant Ranjith – Police Station, Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/232/15 H.G. Waranajith Udayapriya On Behalf of H.G. Manjula Vs. Inspector of Police Pushapakumara-Officer of In Charge And Sub Inspector of Police Upali – Police Station of Gandara Gandara DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 13 (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY ARREST, DETENTION AND PUNISHMENT, AND PROHIBITION OF RETROACTIVE PENAL LEGISLATION

Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and punishment, and prohibition of retroactive penal legislation.
13 (2) Every person held in custody, detained or otherwise deprived of personal liberty shall be brought before the judge of the nearest competent court according to procedure established by law, and shall not be further held in custody, detained or deprived of personal liberty except upon and in terms of the order of such judge made in accordance with procedure established by law.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1494/14 S.A.S.M. Piyasiri Vs. Inspector of Police Nishantha Hettiarchchi – Officer In Charge, Police Station, Alawathugoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/4500/14 C. Dilaana And G.Sampath Chandana Thilakaratne Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station –Mount Lavinia DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/08/09 K.K. Ranasingha Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Rukman, Police Sergeant Dayapala, Police Constable Chandana, Police Constable Dissanayake And Police Security Assistant Wijesinha – Police Station Hakmana DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 13 (1) AND 13 (2) OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY ARREST, DETENTION AND PUNISHMENT, AND PROHIBITION OF RETROACTIVE PENAL LEGISLATION

Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and punishment, and prohibition of retroactive penal legislation
13. (1) No person shall be arrested except according to procedure established by law. Any person arrested shall be informed of the reason for his arrest.

13 (2) Every person held in custody, detained or otherwise deprived of personal liberty shall be brought before the judge of the nearest competent court according to procedure established by law, and shall not be further held in custody, detained or deprived of personal liberty except upon and in terms of the order of such judge made in accordance with procedure established by law.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/4500/14 C. Dilaana And G.Sampath Chandana Thilakaratne Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station –Mount Lavinia DOWNLOAD

Recommendations Issued in 2017

VIOLATIONS OF ART. 10 OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION

Freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
10. Every person is entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including the freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/199/16/L-6 S.D.N. Priyanganee Vs. Principal- Maliyadeva Boys College, Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/344/12 N.M. Junaideen Vs. Inspector N.P. Kasthuriarachchi – Officer in Charge Police Station Hindogama DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 11 OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM TORTURE

Freedom from torture.
11. No person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/AM/10/13 W. Gayan Samantha Vs. Police Inspector of Head Quarters Police, Head Quarters Police Station, Jaffna And Police Constable 72796 Dayasiri, Head Quarters Police Station, Jaffna DOWNLOAD
HRC/2629/09 H. Madusha Eranga Vs. Police Constable Liyanage, Police Constable Kumara and Police Constable Vithana – Police Station Dodamgoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/5026/13/I-13 L.A.K. Kumara Vs. D.M. Thilakaratne Inspector of Police, Police Station Gokarella DOWNLOAD
HRC/2305/15 K.D. Nilantha Deshapriya Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Prasd Siriwaradana And Police Constable Eranga – Police Station Uragasmanhandiya DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/03/12/S/TO A.M. Ransanga Niroshan, A.M. Dinesh Kanchana And A.M. Anura Pushpakumara Vs. Officer-in-Charge of Police Station Maha Oya, Inspector of Police Wasantha Kumara, Police Sergeant Upsena, Police Constable Dissanayake, Police Constable Dharmasiri, Police Constable Attanayake–Police Station Maha Oya DOWNLOAD
HRC/2682/14 P.S. Perera Vs. Officer In Charge –Police Station Pandura, Police Inspector M.H.M. Mubarak–Police Station Nawalapitiya And Police Sargent Ruwan- Police Station Mirihana DOWNLOAD
HRC/889/14/I/23 N. Jamalon Vs. Police Constable Sooriyabandara – Police Station (Traffic Division) Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/2102/14 W.M.J.S. Wijasundara Vs. Officer in Charge (Crime Unit), Sub Inspector Nayananda, Police Sergeant Adikari, Police Sergeant Ranjith, Police Sergeant Dissanayake And Police Sergeant Ranjith–Police Station, Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/2174/14 K.K.D.D. Perera Vs. Assistant Superintendent of Police –Office of Assistant Superintendent of Police Dompe , Inspector of Police S.G.M. Ranathunga–Officer In Charge And Police Sergeant Guruge–Police Station Dompe DOWNLOAD
HRC/2736/12 H.M.I.K. Hemantha Vs. Officer In Charge–Police Station Mahawa, Police Constable Samansiri, Police Constable Abeysinghe, Police Constable Jayalath And Police Sergeant Dharmadasa – Police Station Mahawa DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 12 (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION – RIGHT TO EQUALITY

Right to equality
12. (1) All persons are equal before the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1016/16 A.S.M. Mazeed Vs. Principal- Royal College, Colombo DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/75/17 P.P.N.D. Perera Vs. Director General of Agriculture – Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/63/13 E.S.W. Dhammika Kusum Kumara Vs. Chairman – Uhana Predeshiya Sabhawa, Divisional Secretary-Uhana Divisional Secretariat Office Uhana And Assistant Commissioner, Local Government Ampara DOWNLOAD
HRC/494/14 P.H.M Priyanthi Vs. Principal, Dharmashoka Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/2058/11 J.A. Wijayadasa Vs. Director General- Department of Technical Education And Training DOWNLOAD
HRC/425/12 P.M.A.B. Galahitiya & M.K.N. Perera Vs. Inspector General of Police –Police Head Quarters DOWNLOAD
HRC/3120/14 T.K.D. Tennakoon Vs. Chairman – National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/327/03 U.P. Upali Aberathne Vs. Inspector General of Police- Department of Police & Director – Police Legal Division DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/460/14 J.I. Disanayaka Vs. Human Resource Manager –Ceylon Petroleum Corporation DOWNLOAD
HRC/1973/14 Rohitha Kumara Liyanage Vs. Additional Secretary –Ministry of Education, Commissioner of Buddhist Affair–Department of Buddhist Affairs And Director (Exams) – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/3118/13 A.M.A. Athapatthu Vs. Director General – Department of Agriculture, Director General –Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka And Director General Department of Pensions DOWNLOAD
HRC/4071/13 E.D. Karunathilaka Vs. Provincial Secretary of Education -Education Ministry (Western Province) DOWNLOAD
HRC/KL/33/13/I P. Selvarathinam Vs. Nalaka De Silva –Director Terrorist Investigation Division, Divisional Secretary – Divisional Secretariat Kalmunai, Provincial Land Commissioner- Provincial Land Department, Trincomalee And Secretary – Ministry of Law & Order and Southern Development DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD
HRC/3047/16 A. Mariyampillai Vs. Director General of Pensions –Department of Pensions DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD
HRC/2734/13 B.M.V.B. Attanayake Vs. Inspector General of Police – Police Headquarters, Department of Police DOWNLOAD
HRC/4596/15 S.J.P. Fernando Vs. Director General of Pensions – Department of Pensions DOWNLOAD
HRC/912/14/I-23 R. Jayaranjanee Jayasinha Vs. Secretary – Urban Council Kesbewa And Chairman – Urban Development Authority DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/151/17 M. C. Paranawithana Vs. Principal and Secretary – Interview Board, Secretary – Appeal and Objection Investigation Board- Richmond College, Galle DOWNLOAD
HRC/4040/13 B.V.D. Sanjana Dilrukshi Vs. Chairman, Secretary – Urban Council Kaluthara and Commissioner of Local Government of the Western Province – Department of Local Government (Western Province), Assistant Commissioner of Local Government – Kalutara District DOWNLOAD
HRC/2802/14 K. Piyasili Vs. Inspector General of Police, Director (Discipline and Conduct Division), Director (Legal) Police Legal Department – Police Headquarters, Departments of Police DOWNLOAD
HRC/4036/13/L-13 K.C. Rasadari Vs. Chief Electrical Engineer – Ceylon Electricity Board, Kegalle And Divisional Secretory, Office of The Divisional Secretory, Warakapola DOWNLOAD
HRC/60/13 M. Champa Vs. Officer In Charge, Sub Police Inspector Muditha Ruwan, Police Constable 77527 Sudesh Madushanka, Police Station Wallampitiya, Police Constable 59946 Nimal, Police Station Welikada and Police Sargent Lal- Police Station Padukka DOWNLOAD
HRC/3950/11 M.H. Sarath Vs. Chairperson, National Water Supply and Drainage Board And General Manager, National Water Supply and Drainage Board DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/191/17 M.G. Sarath Vs. Deputy Municipal Commissioner-Municipal Council, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/3646/16 H.M.G.N.K. Kaluhendiwala And Others Vs. Secretory -Agricultural Ministry, Director General -Management Services Department, Director General-Department of Trade and Investment Policy, Ministry of Finance, Auditor General – Auditor Generals Department, Institution Director General-Ministry of Public Administration, Secretory-National Salaries & Cadre Commission, And Commissioner General of Labor-Department of Labor DOWNLOAD
HRC/656/16, HRC/2325/16 R.M. Jayathilaka Vs. Principal –Maliyadeva Girls College, Secretory- Ministry of Education And Director (National School) -Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/232/15 H.G. Waranajith Udayapriya On Behalf of H.G. Manjula Vs. Inspector of Police Pushapakumara-Officer of In Charge And Sub Inspector of Police Upali – Police Station of Gandara Gandara DOWNLOAD
HRC/2868/17 G.R.D.S. Gamlath Vs. Principal –Royal College, Colombo 07 And Director (National School) -Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/398/14 M.J.M. Mansoor Vs. Secretory- Ministry of Education And Secretory – Sabaragamuwa Provincial Department of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/1097/11 K.R.P.K. Fernandu Vs. Officer of In Charge- Police Station Seeduwa DOWNLOAD
HRC/198/18 J.A.W. Hewawitarana Vs. Principal – Royal College, Colombo And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/45/17 M.A.D.H. Rathnayaka Vs. Principal – Girls’ High School, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/660/13 A.G.U.P. Kumari Vs. Head Quarters Inspector of Police, Women Police Constable (3329) Seetha Ranjani And Sub Inspector of Police Peter – Police Station Embilipitya DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/313/14 M. Mahindarathana Vs. Secretary – Ministry of Education Central Provincial Council DOWNLOAD
HRC/372/13 W.M.A. Wijenayake Vs. Zonal Director of Education – Zonal Education Office Minuwangoda And Education Director Western Province – Provincial Department of Education Western Province DOWNLOAD
HRC/293/13 P.A.D.P.J. Devapriya Vs. Chairman – Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation DOWNLOAD
HRC/2242/13/L-13 P. Sunil Vs. Kotikawatte-Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabhawa- Gothatuwa New Town DOWNLOAD
HRC/196/17 M.P. Karunathilaka Vs. Principal – Ananda College Colombo 10 DOWNLOAD
HRC/75/18 A.A. Sampath Vs. Principal – Royal College, President – Appeal Board And Director (National School) Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/2645/16 D.J. Seeman Fernando Vs. Secretary – Ministry of Education Western Province And Director – Provincial Department of Education Western Province DOWNLOAD
HRC/265/18 E.B. Windyani Vs. Secretary, Director (National School) – Ministry of Education And Principal – Royal College DOWNLOAD
HRC/197/18 A.P.D. S. Aththaragama Vs. Principal – Royal College And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/1153/15/L-6 J. G. Wimalasena Vs. Divisional Secretary – Suriya Wewa And Commissioner General of Land – Land Commissioner General’s Department DOWNLOAD
HRC/151/18 B.A.U.A. Bogoda Vs. Principal – Ananda College Colombo 10 And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/403/17 D.M.N.P. Disanayaka Vs. Principal – Royal College, Sunil Hettiarachhci – Secretary And Jayantha Wikramanayaka – Director (National School) Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/1682/17 S.G. Nuwan Kumara Vs. Principal – Royal College And Director (National School) – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/236/14 H.P.G. Chandrasiri Vs. Director – District Health Service Office, Secretary – Ministry of Health (Northern Central Province), Chief Secretary – Office of the Chief Secretary And Secretary of the Governor – Governor’s Secretariat Northern Central Province DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 12 (2) OF THE CONSTITUTION – RIGHT TO EQUALITY

Right to equality
12 (2) No citizen shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of birth or any one of such grounds.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/AM/63/13 E.S.W. Dhammika Kusum Kumara Vs. Chairman – Uhana Predeshiya Sabhawa, Divisional Secretary-Uhana Divisional Secretariat Office Uhana And Assistant Commissioner, Local Government Ampara DOWNLOAD
HRC/3646/16 H.M.G.N.K. Kaluhendiwala And Others Vs. Secretory -Agricultural Ministry, Director General -Management Services Department, Director General-Department of Trade and Investment Policy, Ministry of Finance, Auditor General – Auditor Generals Department, Institution Director General-Ministry of Public Administration, Secretory-National Salaries & Cadre Commission, And Commissioner General of Labor-Department of Labor DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 13 (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY ARREST, DETENTION AND PUNISHMENT, AND PROHIBITION OF RETROACTIVE PENAL LEGISLATION

Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and punishment, and prohibition of retroactive penal legislation.
13. (1) No person shall be arrested except according to procedure established by law. Any person arrested shall be informed of the reason for his arrest.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1494/14 S.A.S.M. Piyasiri Vs. Inspector of Police Nishantha Hettiarchchi – Officer In Charge, Police Station, Alawathugoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/4500/14 C. Dilaana And G.Sampath Chandana Thilakaratne Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station –Mount Lavinia DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/08/16 M.G. Nimalsiri Perera And M.G. Thamidu Madusanka (Victims) Vs. Inspector of Police Weerasinghe DOWNLOAD
HRC/1144/12 S.S. Jayathunga Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Sampath Jayawikrama HQI Rathanapura, Sub Inspector of Police Chandima, Police Sergeant Serashinha, Police Constable Weerawardhana And Police Constable Chaminda – Police Station Kolonna DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/235/16 I.B. Ekanayaka Vs.Sub Inspector of Police Dramarathna Police Station Yatawattha DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/165/16 H.P. Karunawathi Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station Mawanella, Inspector of Police N.S. Bandara And Police Sergeant Kiriwattha – Police Station Mawanella DOWNLOAD
HRC/2736/12 H.M.I.K. Hemantha Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station Mahawa, Police Constable Samansiri, Police Constable Abeysinghe, Police Constable Jayalath And Police Sergeant Dhaemadasa – Police Station Mahawa DOWNLOAD
HRC/2174/14 K.K.D.D. Perera Vs. Assistant Superintendent of Police –Office of Assistant Superintendent of Police Dompe , Inspector of Police S.G.M. Ranathunga – Officer In Charge And Police Sergeant Guruge – Police Station Dompe DOWNLOAD
HRC/2102/14 W.M.J.S. Wijayasundara Vs. Officer in Charge (Crime Unit),Sub Inspector Nayananda, Police Sergeant Adikari, Police Sergeant Ranjith, Police Sergeant Dissanayake And Police Sergeant Ranjith – Police Station, Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/232/15 H.G. Waranajith Udayapriya On Behalf of H.G. Manjula Vs. Inspector of Police Pushapakumara-Officer of In Charge And Sub Inspector of Police Upali – Police Station of Gandara Gandara DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF THE ART. 13 (2) OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY ARREST, DETENTION AND PUNISHMENT, AND PROHIBITION OF RETROACTIVE PENAL LEGISLATION

Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and punishment, and prohibition of retroactive penal legislation.
13 (2) Every person held in custody, detained or otherwise deprived of personal liberty shall be brought before the judge of the nearest competent court according to procedure established by law, and shall not be further held in custody, detained or deprived of personal liberty except upon and in terms of the order of such judge made in accordance with procedure established by law.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1494/14 S.A.S.M. Piyasiri Vs. Inspector of Police Nishantha Hettiarchchi – Officer In Charge, Police Station, Alawathugoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/4500/14 C. Dilaana And G.Sampath Chandana Thilakaratne Vs. Officer In Charge – Police Station –Mount Lavinia DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/08/09 K.K. Ranasingha Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Rukman, Police Sergeant Dayapala, Police Constable Chandana, Police Constable Dissanayake And Police Security Assistant Wijesinha – Police Station Hakmana DOWNLOAD

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VIOLATIONS OF ART. 11 OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM TORTURE

Freedom from torture
11. No person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1622/15/I-23 G.W.D. Wimukthi Nawajana Thilakarathna Vs. M.L. Gunathilka Pinthu, Principal, GM/ Bandaranayaka College Gampaha & Zonal Education Director, Gampaha DOWNLOAD
HRC/1862/15/I-23 Mahanama Upali Jayawardhana, On behalf of Sisada Dinujaya Jayawaradna Vs.Franchises Welage, Vice Principal, Ananda College & Principal, Ananda College, Colombo 10. DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/734/2013 Mahinda Disanayaka Vs. Police Sergeant R.M. Daramasena, Police Station, Mannar & Police Constable A. Wimal Chandrasena, and Police Constable S.S.R. Thilakarathana, Police Station Talawa DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 12 (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION – RIGHT TO EQUALITY

Right to equality

12. (1) All persons are equal before the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1982/15 K.A. Nishantha Vs. Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director (National School) Ministry of Education and Principal Sri Sumangala College, Panadura DOWNLOAD
HRC/2694/15 Iresha Prasadanee Abenayaka Vs.Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director (National School) Ministry of Education and Principal Sri Sumangala College, Panadura DOWNLOAD
HRC/2497/15 W.S.T. Perera Vs. Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director (National School) Ministry of Education and Principal, Sri Sumangala College, Panadura. DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/92/2015(W) K.G. Shiyani Jayasinha Vs. D. Wijesundara, Zonal Education Director, Zonal Education Office, Kekirawa. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/120/2015 K.M. Somarathna Banda Vs. Principal, MH/Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy and Principal, MH/Girls High Schools, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/2146/15 R.M. Prematilaka Vs. V.K.A. Anura, Municipal Commissioner, H.D.C. Janaki, Municipal Secretary and H.P. Kaldera Assistant Secretary, Colombo Municipal Council, Colombo DOWNLOAD
HRC/3166/14 G.M.N.P. Perera Vs. Chairman, Urban Development Authority Battaramulla. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/258/15 H.K. Medawala Vs. Principal, MH/Mahamaya Girls College Kandy, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director ( National School) Ministry of Education And Deputy Education Director (National School) Education Department, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/2449/15 M.D.M. Chandima Kumari Dasanayaka Vs.General Manager, Ceylon Electricity Board, Colombo 12 DOWNLOAD
HRC/4326/15 S.A. Gunawaradana Vs. P.A.K. Thilakarathana, Dean Faculty of Graduate Studies, General Sir John Kotalawala Defense University And Register, General Sir John Kotalawala Defense University, Rathmalana DOWNLOAD
HRC/2444/15 K.S.P. Peiris, Secretary, Sri Lanka Volleyball Association Vs. Director General and Assistant Director, Department of Sports Development DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/49/16/N Dedimuni Achini Kumari Vs. Sumith Parakrmawansha, Principal, Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda & Secretary Appeal and Objection Investigation Board, Dharmashoaka College, Ambalangoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/2856/13 Mahinda Sagara Welegoda Liyanage Vs.Inspector General of Police, Director (Legal), Director (Human Resource) Police Headquarters, and Director, Police Training College, Kalutara DOWNLOAD
HRC/3405/14 Deepika Darshani Millaniya & H.M. Mallika Vs. Chairman And Director General, Sri Lanka Tea Board, Colombo 03 DOWNLOAD
HRC/ 2124/16 /I-23 B. Pradeepa Kumari On behalf of G.H Praveen Sachintha Vs. Principal, Sri Dharmaloka College , Kelaniya DOWNLOAD
HRC/K /52 /16 W.G.M.G.S. Rathnayake Vs. Principal, MH/Dharmaraja College, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/3939/ 15 K.C. S. Wickramasinghe Vs. Principal, Thurston College Colombo 03. DOWNLOAD
HRC/ 5005 /13 A.A.S.M. Weerakkody Vs. Chairman, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation, Rajagiriya DOWNLOAD
HRC /4713 / 14 M. D. S. Ranjanee Vs. Accountant, State Printing Corporation & Human Recourse Manager, State Printing Corporation, Panaluwa, Padukka. DOWNLOAD
HRC /4504 /15 J. T. Granwill Vs. General Manager, Road Passenger Transport Authority (Western Province), “Ranmaga Paya” Battaramulla. DOWNLOAD
HRC / 578/ 16/ L-13 K.S.W. Jayarathne Vs. Principal, Vishaka Vidyalaya Colombo 05 DOWNLOAD
HRC /2056/15 P.M.J.C. Gajanayake Vs. General Manager, National Water Supply & Drainage Board and Director General, Management Service Department DOWNLOAD
HRC /K/ 09/ 16 R.B.G. Dammika Premarathna Vs. Principal , MH /Girls High School, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/376/15 A.H.M. Pathmasiri Bandara & D.A.G.S. Bandara Vs. W.S. L. Randeniya, Commandeering Officer, Civil Security Department & Chandrarathne Pallegama, Director General, Civil Security Department. DOWNLOAD
HRC/ 685/16/I-23 A.A. Chaminda Attawuda Vs. Commissioner General in Agrarian Development , Colombo 07 DOWNLOAD
HRC/ 4138/14 T.M. Lanakge Vs. Director General, Department of Pension & Director General, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/ 4236 /15 P.C.G Perera Vs. Principal, Anula College, Nugegoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/2037/15, HRC/1994/15, HRC/2038 /15 Nadee Chandrasekara , L.H.R.T. Weerasekara & K.D. Chandrasekara Vs.Chairman , Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation & Director General , Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Colombo 07 DOWNLOAD
HRC/08/16/I – 14 A.H .J De Alwis Vs. Principal, Royal College, Colombo 07 DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/47/16 Y.H. Dissanayake Vs. Principal , MH/ Girls High School, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/4718/15 S. B. Nisansala Vs. Principal, Royal College, Colombo 07 DOWNLOAD
HRC/3469/15/L-14 O.N.C. Silva Vs. Principal, Vishaka Vidyalaya, Colombo 05 DOWNLOAD
HRC/4691/14 A. Fonseka Vs. The Commander, Sri Lanka Air Force DOWNLOAD
HRC/4699/15 J.S.M. Rafee Vs. Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director (National Schools) Ministry of Education & Principal, Royal College, Colombo 07. DOWNLOAD
HRC/3548/13 H.B. Wasana Vs. Officer In Charge, Police Station Wattala & Chairman, Pradeshiya Sabhawa, Wattala DOWNLOAD
HRC/3358/15/L-15, HRC/4706/15/L-15 C.H. Edirimanna and Prasanna Mapa Wijesinha Vs. Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director (National School) Ministry of Education and Principal, Nalanda College, Colombo 10. DOWNLOAD
VIOLATIONS OF ART. 13 (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION – FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY ARREST, DETENTION AND PUNISHMENT, AND PROHIBITION OF RETROACTIVE PENAL LEGISLATION

Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and punishment, and prohibition of retroactive penal legislation.
(1) No person shall be arrested except according to procedure established by law. Any person arrested shall be informed of the reason for his arrest.

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/2003/12 Waduge Gunawathi Perera Vs. Sub Inspector, Nishantha Kumara & Police Constable Abesekara, Police Station, Panadura South DOWNLOAD
HRC/MT/398/11 T.J. Jayaweera Vs. S.K.D. De Silva, Officer In Charge of Police, Police Station, Nagoda DOWNLOAD