Oct 12, Colombo: The number of complaints on human right violations lodged at the Supreme Court has declined during the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, the court records have shown.
During the first six months of last year, 332 petitions have been lodged on human right violations whereas from January to June this year, the number of complaints has dropped to 221, according to court records.
The Lawyers for Democracy however, attributes the decline to the expenses associated with the legal process.
A spokesman for Lawyers for Democracy, Lal Wijenayake has told the BBC Sinhala Service that people are reluctant to file charges because of the heavy legal expenses that they have to bear to successfully try the cases.
According to the spokesman, people have also lost faith in the country's judiciary and are no of the view that they can get justice done.
However, President's Counsel Jayatissa de Costa has dismissed the Lawyers for Democracy argument. He said with the end of the war the human right violations also have declined.