Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe met with the Human Rights Commission members at the Presidential Secretariat. They discussed 11,000 public complaints received by the Commission and the staff shortage issue.
The Chairman of the Human Rights Commission and other members called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on July 28. During the meeting, they apprised the President of the considerable volume of public complaints received by the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, which has reached nearly 11,000. They also raised concerns about the challenges arising from a shortage of staff in effectively addressing these complaints.
In response, President Ranil Wickremesinghe assured them that prompt measures would be taken to address the staff shortage issue and find swift solutions to the pending complaints. He emphasized the importance of resolving these matters efficiently.
The President requested the Human Rights Commission to expeditiously develop and present a comprehensive set of guidelines for government officials and the police. He believed that such guidelines could potentially help reduce the number of complaints reaching the Commission.