Recommendations

Case Recommendations

Recommendations Issued in 2019

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/TCO/21/18 Ms. F.F. Rameez, Ms. S.B.M. Fazal, Ms. S.M. Safeez And Ms. R. Roshan Vs. Principal – Tri/Sri Shanmugam Hindu Ladies College Tricomalee, Zonal Director of Education- Zonal Department of Education, Provincial Director of Education –Department of Provincial Education Trincomalee And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD

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/398/15 And HRC/1149/15 W. J. Anthony Vs. Police Constable 12222 Wasantha, Police Constable 46120 Chandana, Police Station Yatiyanthota And Officer-in-Charge of Police Station Yatiyanthota DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/288/14 W.W.R.S.Jayawardena, On Behalf W.M.I.S. Kumara Vs. H.H.S.R.K. De Silva-Superintendent of Police - Police Headquarters Anuradhapura, Police Sergeant 57360 U. Dissanayaka – Police Station Galenbindunuwewa, Police Constable 51602 G.M.N. Hearth - Police Station Mihinthalaya, E.G.A.D. Kumara – Police Station Habarana, Police Constable 69016 A.M.A.K. Abesingha – Police Station Minneriya, Police Constable 48270 H.B.S.N. Kumara- Police Station Anuradapuraya, Police Constable 68494 T.M.R.S. Tennakoon-Police Station Welikanda, Police Constable 32236 K.M.W.B. Kirawella - Police Station Anuradhapura, Police Constable 32211 M.C.S. Dissanayaka -Police Station Anuradhapura, Police Constable 33913 P.B.U. Senarathna- Police Station Kahatagasdigiliya, Police Constable 34416 D.M.N.K. Dissanayaka – Police Station Kekirawa, Police Sergeant 48319 H.M.A. Hearth –Police Station Vavuniya And Police Sergeant 26852 S. Wijesingha - Police Check Point Mannar. DOWNLOAD
HRC/1317/15/I-iii M.C. Gamage Vs. Inspector General of Police – Police Headquarters-Colombo, Chief Inspector of Police Mandanayaka Officer-in-Charge of Police - Police Station Giriulla And Inspector Of Police Prasanna – Officer –In-Charge (Crime Division) Police Station Hikkaduwa. (Current Police Station Karandeniya ) DOWNLOAD
HRC/4339/15 S.K.C Kumarasiri, Vs. N.K.A.K.I Wickramasingha, Officer-In-Charge, Police Station, Migahawatta And Officer-In-Charge, Police Station, Migahawatta. DOWNLOAD
HRC/ AP/01/13 W.M.T.N. Wanninayaka Vs. P.D. Gunarathnna-Principal, R.D.C. Dias – Teacher And Indika Kumara –Teacher - Vilayaya Central College - Aralaganwila DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/258/16 S.W.I.C. Silva Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Kariyawasam – Police Station Welikanda And Police Constable Sumith, Police Headquarters – Polonnaruwa DOWNLOAD
HRC/4715/13 S.H. Shareena On Behalf S.M. Siyam & K. Sadhikin Vs. Assistant Superintendent of Police – Kuliyapitiya, Sub Inspector of Police Palitha Herath OIC (Crime Division), Police Sergeant Gunawaradhana, Police Sergeant Daramapala, Police Sergeant Gunawaradhana, Police Constable Silva And Police Constable B.M. Nihal Rathanasuriya – Police Station Bingiriya. DOWNLOAD

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/81/18 Y. Kumarage Vs. Principal – Royal College Colombo, Secretary- Ministry of Education And President - Appeal Board and Principal-Lumbini College Colombo DOWNLOAD
HRC/1729/17 S. Dharmathilaka Vs. Principal – Royal College Colombo 07 DOWNLOAD
HRC/ 1983/17 D.M.K. Dissanayaka Vs. Secretary- Ministry of Education and Secretary of Education All Provincial Council Education Ministry DOWNLOAD
HRC/TCO/27/18 F.F. Rameez, S.B.M. Fazal, S.M. Safeez And R. Roshan Vs. Principal – Tri/Sri Shanmugam Hindu Ladies College Trincomalee, Zonal Director of Education- Zonal Department of Education, Provincial Director of Education –Department of Provincial Education Trincomalee And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/105/17 K.K.J.S. De Alwis Vs. T.A.C. Thissakumara - Director General And A. Rajarathne - Additional Director General (Administration) - Department of Animal Product & Health-Peradeniya DOWNLOAD
HRC/368/18 W.P.P.N. Perera Vs. Principal – Royal College Colombo 07 DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/150/15/S/ EM And HRC/AM/72/16/T/EM A.H.M. Ranjith Sisira Kumara Vs. Secretary - Department of Provincial Education Trincomalee And Zonal Director of Education – Zonal Education Office Ampara DOWNLOAD
HRC//3578/17 A.A.G. Upendra Vs. Secretary- Ministry of Education And Principal- Royal College Colombo DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/475/17(S) And HRC/AP/498/17(I) R. Thajurdeen, H.M.S. Kumari, H.M.S.D. Herath And R.A. S. Hemarathna Vs. Secretary -Provincial Public Service Commission And Secretary - Governor's Secretariat Office - Northern Central Province Anuradhapura DOWNLOAD
HRC/237/17 V.M.R. D. Vendakoon Vs. H.M.G. Wathsala – Principal – GM/ Yasodara Devi Balika Vidyalaya Gampaha, W. Mallika - Zonal Director of Education – Zonal Education Office Gampaha And M.G. Rathnasena - President -Appeal Board Sunethra Devi Balika Vidyalaya Imbulgoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/BD/217/14 D.M.A. Dharmarathna Vs. Officer –in-Charge of 119 Emergency Unit Mirihana, H.M.C.C Herath –Officer-in-Charge of Police Station Kandakatiya, Sub Inspector of Police S. Bandara, Police Constable 35834 Bandara And Police Constable 85073 Hewasinghe Police Station Kandakatiya DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/78/17/S/ED K.A.H.M. Wickramasiri Vs. S. K Samaranayaka – Principal - D. S. Senanayaka College Ampara And M. K. Perera - Education Director, School Administration Unit, Ministry of Education Isurupaya DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/64/18-A P. A W. Wickramasingha, P. M. S Wijerathna, H. M. E. D. Herath, A.M.D.K Atapattu, and A. B. T. M. V. J Bandaranayaka Vs. Secretary – Chief Ministry - North Western Province, Provincial Director of Education North Western Province, P.M. Nazeer Deputy Director of Education (Education Administration) – Provincial Department of Education North Western Province And Principal - Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/661/16/I H. V. A Kumara Vs. Principal – Kingswood College Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/728/16 N. S. B Mallawarachchi Vs. Principal – Kingswood College Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/483/16 S. A. E. Rasak Vs. Principal – Kingswood College Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/459/2017 A. M. Mafras Khan Vs. Secretary - Public Service Commission Northern Central Province Anuradhapura DOWNLOAD
HRC/3875/17 J.K.M.D. Jayasundara Vs. Principal – Anula College Nugegoda And Secretary – Ministry of Education Isurupaya DOWNLOAD
HRC/302/18 K.H.T. Wijerathna Vs. Principal – Royal College Colombo, Director (National Schools) And Secretary – Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/667/16 N. M. Hussain Vs. Principal – Kingswood College Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/1576/16 U.S.S.K Rodrigo Vs. Chairman – Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd., Managerial Director- Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd. and Human Resource Manager - Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/385/15 T.H. Karunadasa Vs. Director – Salary & Documents And Commander of the Army - Army Headquarters Colombo 03 DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/31/18 I.K.D.M Siriwardhana Vs. Principal, Kingswood College, Kandy And M. Abegunawardhana, Principal, Girls High School, Kandy. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/71/18(W) S.M.C Kumudumalee Vs. Principal, Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy And Principal Dharmaraja College, Kandy. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/695/17 H.M.P.N Jayasundara Vs. Principal - Dharmaraja College, Kandy, President of Appeal board, Dharmaraja College, Kandy And Secretary- Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/3990/17 G.S Maddumasuriya Vs. Secretary-Ministry of Education, C. Wickramathilaka, Senior Assistant Secretary (Discipline & Investigation)-Ministry of Education And Principal-Ananda College, Colombo 10 DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/230/2016 (S) T.B Semasingha Vs. General Officer-Ministry of Provincial Road Development Anuradhapura And Administration Officer- Ministry of Provincial Road Development Anuradhapura DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/95/14/B B.G.A Hemakumara Vs. M.H.K.B Mahagedara-Senior Police Minister, Office of Senior Police Ministry, Ampara, P. Dayarathna-Assistant Senior of Police Ministry-Office of Assistant Police Ministry Pothuwil, Officer-In-Charge, Police Station, Paanama And U.G Chandrakumara- Officer-In-Charge(Vehicle Division), Police Station Paanama DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/660/16 Y.K.B.K Wijesingha, Vs. Principal-Kingswood College, Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/117/16 P.W Jagath Vs. Secretary - Eastern Province Public Service Commission Trincomalee, Secretary-Eastern Province Health Service Ministry, Director of Provincial Health Service Ministry And Director of Secretariat Health Service Ampara. DOWNLOAD
HRC/722/16 H.R.D. De Soyza Vs. Principal-Vishaka Vidyalaya Colombo And Secretary - Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/5083/16 A.K.R. Chandrakanthi Vs. Director General- Institute of National Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/536/16 P. Guruge Vs. Principal - Kingswood College Kandy. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/310/15 K.A.D.C Jayalath Vs. Secretary- Ministry of Education And Director of National Schools - Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/4392/16 E.H.S. Hewa Adhikaram Vs. Principal- Kannangara Central College Mathugama And S.P. Wimalaweera President of Appeal Board, Divisional Educational Office Bandaragama. DOWNLOAD
HRC/123/19 K.B.K. Sanjeewa Vs. Principal-Ananda College Colombo, President-Interview Board, Ananda College, President- Appeal Board Ananda College Colombo And Secretary-Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/2513/16 T. Kandambi Vs. President of the Public Timber Corporation, K. Siriniwansha-General Manager - Public Timber Cooperation, A. Thilakasiri And H.P.Perera - Public Timber Cooperation. DOWNLOAD
HRC/BD/04/19 M.. Tharidu Chamira Vs. Principal-Bandarawela Central College Bnadarewela, Principal (President of Appeal & Objection Investigation Board) Vishaka Girls High School Badulla And Director- National School Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/2498/15 H.M.P. Padmini Vs. Chairman And Deputy General Manger – Peoples Bank Head Office Colombo. DOWNLOAD
HRC/4020/17 S.P. Kumara Vs. Principal – Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya. DOWNLOAD
HRC/716/18 P.A. Peiris Vs. Principal – Royal College Panadura & Provincial Secretary of Education, Western Province Education Department. DOWNLOAD
HRC/2403/18 W.G.C.K. Athapattu Vs. Principal –Ananda College Colombo And Secretary – Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/86/18 E.R.P. Erantha Vs. Principal – St. Aloycias National Vidayalaya Rathnapaura. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/12/18 J.M.I. Nuwangani Vs. Principal -Mahamaya Girls' College Kandy, Principal-Dharmaraja College Kandy And President of Appeal & Objection Investigation Board-Mahamaya Girls' College Kandy. DOWNLOAD
HRC/1966/13/L-13 J.D. Dharmalatha Vs. Director General of Pension Department of Pension. DOWNLOAD
HRC/33/17 K.K.L.K. Kulathillaka Vs. W. Kulasekara Principal - CWW. Kannangara National School Mathugama, Secretary And Additional Secretary (Investigation Division) Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/AP/76/17(W) K.A. Jayathissa Vs. Commander of the Army- Sri Lanka Army DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/615/16 M.R.F. Rinosha Vs. Principal- Kingswood College Kandy DOWNLOAD
HRC/3467/16 N.P.S Seneviratne Vs. Chairman - National Housing Development Authority. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/424/17-W M.C. Wijerathna Vs. Principal -Mahamaya Girls' College-Kandy And Secretary - Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/105/17 K.K. Kusumawathi Vs. Inspector Of Police Sri Lanka Police And Director General of Pension - Department of Pension. DOWNLOAD
HRC/02/19 HRC/272/19 N.T. Ismath Sawal Vs. Principal – Royal College , Secretary –Ministry of Education, Secretary – Board of Selection Grade1 Admission And Chairman Appeal & Objection Investigation Board - Royal College Colombo. DOWNLOAD
HRC/3243/17 H.W.M.A. Prasanna Vs. Principal - Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo. DOWNLOAD
HRC/4499/14 W.P. Sarath Vs. Director General, Chief Administrative Officer – Central Cultural Fund And Secretary – Ministry of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs. DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/25/13 C.M.B. Rambanda On Behalf C.M.B. Manjula Kumara Vs. Officer In Charge of Police Station Dehiaththakandiya, Sub Inspector of Police Ukkubanda – OIC Crime Division, Police Constable T.W.M. Kumarashinha, Police Constable T.M. Upasena And Police Constable S. Bandara – Police Station Dehiaththakandiya. DOWNLOAD
HRC/136/19 D.C. Jayangani Vs. Principal – Ananda College Colombo And Secretary - Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/3297/18 C.S. Wickramarachchi Vs. Principal - Ananda College Colombo. DOWNLOAD
HRC/4446/12 P.M.D.S.N. Weerarathne And Others Vs. General Manager of Railways And Chief Engineer (Signal) – Department of Railways. DOWNLOAD
HRC/2750/14 D.N.R. Nandasiri Vs. Inspector of Police G. Gunarathna-Police Station Kadawatha, Assistant Superintendent of Police D.S. Wikramasinha Police Superintendent Office Panadura, Srilal Jayasundara Former OIC of Police Station Kadawatha And Sub Inspector of Police Jayathissa – (Administrative Division) Police Station Peliyagoda. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/128/19 N.H. Mohomed And 4 Others Vs. Principal- Maliyadeva College, Chairman- Board of Selection Grade1 Admission And Chairman Board of Appeal Grade1 Admission - Maliyadeva College Kurunegala. DOWNLOAD
HRC/K/364/13, HRC/4682/13, HRC/4683/13, HRC/4684/13, HRC/4685/13, HRC/4586/13 And HRC/4687/13 Secretary – Kamkaru Sahayogitha Wrthiiya Samithiya (කම්කරු සහයෝගිතා වෘත්තීය සමිතිය) Vs. Chairman - Janatha Estate Development Board, Chairman - Sri Lanka State Plantations Coorperation, Director - Elkaduwa Plantation Ltd., Secretary - Ministry of Plantation Industries, Secretary – Ministry of Labour, Secretary - Ministry of Finance , Commissioner General of Labour – Department of Labour , Governor – Central Bank of Sri Lanka And Secretary - Ministry of Public Enterprise and Kandy Development. DOWNLOAD

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/150/15/S/EM And HRC/AM/72/16/T/EM E.H.M. Ranjith Sisira Kumara Vs. Secretary - Department of Provincial Education - Trincomalee And Zonal Director of Education – Zonal Education Office Ampara. DOWNLOAD
HRC/TCO/27/18 Ms. F.F. Rameez, Ms. S.B.M. Fazal, Ms. S.M. Safeez And Ms. R. Roshan Vs. Principal – Tri/Sri Shanmugam Hindu Ladies College Tricomalee, Zonal Director of Education- Zonal Department of Education, Provincial Director of Education –Department of Provincial Education Trincomalee And Secretary – Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/78/17/S/ED K.A.H.M. Wickramasiri Vs. S. K. Samaranayaka – Principal D. S. Senanayaka College Ampara And M. K. Perara - Education Director School Administration Unit - Ministry of Education. DOWNLOAD
HRC/5057/16 R.T.H. Hakmana Vs. Principal – Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda. DOWNLOAD

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/398/15 And HRC/1149/15 W. J. Anthony Vs. Police Constable 12222 Wasantha, Police Constable 46120 Chandana, Police Station Yatiyanthota And Officer-in-Charge of Police Station Yatiyanthota DOWNLOAD
HRC/AM/05/14 W.P. Hettigamage Vs. Police Inspector K. D. Perera– Police Station Waligepola, Police Sergeant 24156 K. A. H. Jayasundara Police Check Point- Mahanagapura And Police Constable 39937 R. M. Chandrarathna – Police Station Borella DOWNLOAD
HRC/3162/17 W. Wijayasundara Vs. Sub Inspector of Police I.G. Kirthipala And Inspector of Police G.P.D. Silva – Police Station Kosgoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/2753/15 S. Koralearachchi Vs. D. Fernando - Director General Hospital Chilaw, Inspector of Police (HQI) Police Station Chilaw, Sub Inspector of Police Amarasiri, Police Constable Priyankara And Police Constable Gunasekara – Police Station Chilaw. DOWNLOAD
HRC/2675/12 And HRC/3406/12 S.P. Patrick Vs. Inspector of Police H.W.S.C. Jayalath - Officer In Charge (Act.) of Police Station Walasmulla. DOWNLOAD

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/1936/16 And HRC/2018/16 A. Dharmasiri Vs. Sub Inspector of Police Jayamaha – Police Station Thalangama DOWNLOAD
HRC/3162/17 W. Wijayasundara Vs. Sub Inspector of Police I.G. Kirthipala And Inspector of Police G.P.D. Silva – Police Station Kosgoda DOWNLOAD
HRC/4715/13 S.H. Shareena Vs. On Behalf S.M. Siyam & K. Sadhikin Assistant Superintendent of Police – Kuliyapitiya , Sub Inspector of Police Palitha Herath OIC (Crime Division), Police Sergeant Gunawaradhana, Police Sergeant Daramapala, Police Sergeant Gunawaradhana, Police Constable Silva And Police Constable B.M. Nihal Rathanasuriya – Police Station Bingiriya. DOWNLOAD

Case Number Complainant & Respondent Sinhala Tamil English
HRC/TCO/27/18 Ms. F.F. Rameez, Ms. S.B.M. Fazal, Ms. S.M. Safeez And Ms. R. Roshan Vs. Principal – Tri/Sri Shanmugam Hindu Ladies College Tricomalee, Zonal Director of Education- Zonal Department of Education, Provincial Director of Education –Department of Provincial Education Trincomalee And Secretary – Ministry of Education DOWNLOAD

Recommendations Issued in 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recommendations Issued in 2016

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

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

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.

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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
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සිදුවෙමින් පවතින අපහසුතාවයට කණගාටුයි, දැනට ඔබ ඉල්ලූ භාෂාව ඉදිවෙමින් පවති.

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