Complaints to the Authority for the Protection of Victims and Witnesses of Crime are on the rise!

national authority for the protection of victims of crime and witnesses

The National Authority for the Protection of Victims and Witnesses of Crime was established under the Assistance to and Protection of Victims and Witnesses of Crime Act No. 04 of 2015. No. 428 / 11A, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla on 18th May 2016. Its main objectives are to protect, promote and enforce the rights of crime and witnesses while meeting the needs of crime and victims. An emergency hotline number for this authority was introduced in 2019. That was the 1985 short phone number. The latest statistics from the National…

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Not everyone who wear uniform can solve crimes- Philip Disanayake

Not everyone who wear uniform can solve crimes

In 2020 alone, 26 illegal killings were reported, said Philip Dissanayake, a member of the Convening Board of the Sri Lankan Alliance Against Torture. He points out that there have been 16 incidents and 26 inmates have been killed along with 11 other prisoners who died in the Mahara incident. He says there are three criteria as a key factor in establishing human rights in a country: the first is that murders cannot take place outside the country, the second is that disappearances are not allowed, and the third is…

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