Sri Lanka Human Right Commission warns of impostors scamming public claiming to render HR services
Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 09:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Oct 29, Colombo: The Human Right Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has warned the public of impostors who are charging money from people claiming to provides services of the commission.
Issuing a media statement, the Chairperson of the HRCSL Dr. Deepika Udagama said it has come to the Commission's attention that certain unscrupulous organizations and individuals are posing as the HRCSL or its representatives and charging money for “services” they claim they are rendering as the Commission.
Those “services” include providing complaint forms and letters declaring human rights violation for a fee. Some organizations have raised funds for seeming human rights campaigns giving the impression that funds are solicited by the HRCSL, the HRCSL said.
Further some groups use the state logo on their vehicles, letter heads and institutional IDs accompanied by organizational names using words such as “national human rights organization/institution/center” to mislead the public.
HRCSL affirmed that it is the only State human rights institution entrusted with promoting and protecting human rights at a national level. The Commission asserted that it does not charge fees for any of its services.
People are requested to call HRCSL hotline 1996 or 011 2505575 if they have observations and or/questions in this regard.