Human Rights complaints pile up
It is reported that thousand who lodged complaints at the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission expecting fair recommendations are badly disillusioned because for the last two years the Human Rights council have been inactive.
It is further reported that due to non-appointment of members to the
commission only basic investigations are being conducted on complaints
received and in many instances the recommendations regarding the
complaints are also being made by the same investigative official where
the complainant is in serious difficulty as these officials make these
recommendations according to their own whim and fancy.
When contacted the director general of the commission said that only in
emergency issues such as irregularities in admitting children to schools
recommendations are issued by the investigating officials. She also
said that the commission gets about 300 complaints every month and
preliminary inquiries are completed inmost of them and the relevant
documents are filed, but she cannot say anything about appointing
members to the commission.