Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission urges UGC to ensure non-discrimination in higher education

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has requested the country’s authority on universities, University Grants Commission (UGC) to ensure non-discrimination in institutions of higher education in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks by Islamic fundamentalists. In a letter to the Chairman of the University Grants Commission Prof.…

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Harassed Muslim women complain to HRC

By Amra Ismail Muslim women who have been asked to remove their head scarves and Abayas (robe-like overgarment) by government officials met with Human Rights Commission (HRC) Chairperson Deepika Udagama and Commissioner Ambika Satkunanathan yesterday.  The women said the harassment stemmed from a lack of understanding about the differences between the…

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