Archive for November 22nd, 2012

A question of justice

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala To say that the Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, is the central figure in the impeachment case is to state the obvious. It is her role that will be scrutinised minutely to test how well she has protected and maintained the independence of the judiciary to win the confidence of the public […]

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Fonseka, Chief Justice and Hulftsdorp ‘Sharks’

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera There was a time when the UNP, JVP, TNA and the anti-govt forces were going after Sarath Fonseka. They knew him to be very ambitious  and used him to run for the President. The support given by them was his disaster. After the elections they dropped him like a hot brick. A couple of […]

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Radhika Coomaraswamy receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 in Paris

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Embassy of Sri Lanka Paris On November 22nd, 2012, Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was awarded the Special Jury Prize 2012 by the Fondation Chirac for her actions in favor of the protection of children during armed conflict in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, […]

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The UN Knew in 2008 that the LTTE Was Going to Use Civilians as Human Shields

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

By Kath Noble Last week I felt like I had been transported back in time. We were back in those awful first six months of 2009, when I was by turns horrified at the plight of the people caught up in the fighting in the Vanni and disgusted with the way in which the international […]

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LIFE ABROAD – Part III: Ha, ‘English’ sangfroid!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fernando   A crowded and confusing maze of corridors inside the Heathrow Airport did not pose a problem for me as hundreds of passengers after landing kept on moving towards immigration counters and baggage halls all the time (every three minutes either a plane takes off or lands at Heathrow). Metaphorically speaking, I appeared […]

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