HRCSL Press Notice on HRCSL Letter to the Hon. Attorney-General on 21.12.2023
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka wrote to the Hon. Attorney-General regarding the occurance of torture, and custodial and encounter deaths involving Sri Lanka Police. In its letter, the Commission observed that over 200 complaints with regard to torture had been received by its head office in Colombo in 2023. Complaints relating to six custodial deaths and two encounter deaths were also received in the first six months of 2023.
The Commission shared its Draft General Guidelines and Recommendations to Sri Lanka Police on Preventing Custodial and Encounter Deaths, launched on 11 December 2023, and requested the Attorney-General’s feedback on the Draft.