Sunday, February 23, 2014

Human Rights Commission Requested President To Reduced Severe Punishment Imposed On Criminals

The Human Rights Commission has made a request from President Mahinda Rajapaksha to convert the punishment of prisoners who have received death penalty  to the life imprisonment .according to the commissioner  of the human rights commission Dr. Prathiba Mahanamhewa around 627 prisoners who are currently in prison have received death penalty and majority of them are in old age.

As Implementing death penalty is subjected to human rights violation the commission has requested president to reduced that punishment he has further added.

Elections Department Has Received More Complaints On Election Violences

The Elections Department has received 41 complaints up to now  regarding illegal granting  of  new appointments,promotions and transfers to government officials of western and southern provinces where the elections are scheduled to be held next month.

Also 21 complaints regarding using government officials for election activities too received by department according to Elections Department sources.altogether 286 complaints regarding election violence s have been reported to the department sources added.out of these complaints majority which is  around 86 complaints have been received from the Colombo District.

CID Had Arrested Two Persons With A Foreign Made Pistol

Criminal Investigations  Department(CID)Officers had arrested two persons with a Foreign made  Automatic Pistol in their possession ...