About Us

The Organization

We are an independent, non-profit, non – governmental organization incorporated on the 7th of March 1994, under the provisions of the Companies Act No: 17 of 1982 and registered with the Department of Social Services. From our inception in 1994, we have been serving and educating the public at a national level, in an effort to achieve our vision.

Our Goal

Establishment of an environment in which human rights are secured and protected.

Our Overall objective

Promoting human rights by providing access to justice, education and training, and humanitarian assistance.

Key Areas of Work

Legal advice and representation

Providing legal advice and assistance has been at the core of IHR’s work in the past, and would figure prominently in its future activities. It involves administering of professional legal services and representation, pertaining to fundamental rights, to those seeking such assistance, with special emphasis on those wrongfully detained.

Human Rights education and training

Education and training provided on human rights would be a vital component of IHR’s activities, which would permeate through its overall programme. Training programmes, workshops and study courses, designed to educate the public, empower victims of human rights violations and build the capacity of resource persons, would be the sum of activities undertaken under this programme area.

Empowerment of detainees and conflict affected persons

In addition to providing physical and financial aid to detainees and conflict-affected persons, IHR’s programme would extend to psychosocial support and vocational training, aimed at empowering marginalized groups. Furthermore, the organization would undertake lobbying and advocacy for the elimination of discriminatory practices by institutions, that directly impede the security of the rights of detainees and conflict-affected persons.

Be the change you want.

Mahatma Gandhi

Contact Details

Head Office
No:1, Gower Street, Colombo 5. Sri Lanka

Admin  & Finance : 94 – 0112081382
Legal / Rehab / Education & Grants : 94 – 0112081382

Admin : info@ihrsrilanka.org
Legal : legal@ihrsrilanka.org
Rehab : rehab@ihrsrilanka.org
Finance : fin@ihrsrilanka.org
Education & Grants: educoord@ihrsrilanka.org
English Diploma : engdip@ihrsrilanka.org
Sinhala Diploma : sindip@ihrsrilanka.org
Tamil Diploma : tamdip@ihrsrilanka.org

Branch Offices :
Jaffna : Urelu East, Chunnagam.

Tel : 0212240999
Email : educoord@ihrsrilanka.org