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HRCSL assures action to safeguard rights of persons with disabilities

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) will take action to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities so that they can enjoy equal rights to participate in all fields of activities in society including social life and the development of this country, its chairman Justice Priyantha Perera told a media conference.

Justice Perera was addressing a media conference at the Human Rights Commission auditorium on the 'Right to accessibility of persons with diverse inabilities'.

He said that the Commission was holding the media conference to highlight that no adequate action is being taken by service providers to public buildings and places where common services are available and to safeguard the right to 'accessibility' of persons with disabilities.

Justice Perera at the outset thanked Dr Ajith Perera for the initiative he has taken and for the invitation extended to the HRCSL to conduct the media conference.

"The Commission upon assuming office, planned out strategies according to the Commission's vision, mission and mandate and set out goals to suit the present context to ensure the protection of all persons and reassure the right to development," the HRCSL chairman added.

Justice Perera said that the HRCSL as the National Human Rights Institution, plays a significant role in protecting, promoting and monitoring human rights of persons, in law, policy and in practice.

"The Commission has taken action within the powers vested in the Human Rights Commission to identify and address the problems that have arisen individually and collectively in collaboration with all stakeholder in this field of activities," the chairman said.

HRC Commissioners Jezima Ismail and Prathaba Mahanamahewa, HRC Secretary S Thambithurai, HRC Additional Secretary Nimal G Punchihewa, former High Court judge Mervyn G Wijetunga also participated in the press conference.

HRCSL Education and Special Programme Director Shirani Rajapaksa conducted the proceedings at the media conference.



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