Archive for November 29th, 2012

Playing tennis in Hulftsdorp courts

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  By its very nature impeachments rouse public passions to feverish pitches as seen in the cases of President Bill Clinton and President Ranasinghe Premadasa. One of the reasons is the high public profile of those impeached. Second, the process and the final decision, which are invariably politicized by both sides, intentionally […]

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It is the conduct of lawyers and judges that upholds the Integrity of the Judiciary

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Shenali Waduge An institute to be held in esteem must function and follow the principles of ethics and the fundamentals of integrity of their profession. Members of the Judiciary, the Legislature or even the Executive to be regarded as icons of integrity must function with integrity, ethics and high moral standards. When they do not […]

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Response to Fr. Emmanuel’s love for “Sinhalese Buddhists”!-Interview with Fr. Emmanuel by Sri Lankan Guardian/Nov 2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Shenali Waduge The man who rechristened Prabakaran “anna” as “Jesus Christ”, the LTTE as “soldiers of Christ” and LTTE suicide bombers as “martyrs” is none other than President of the Global Tamil Forum “”…” Father S J Emmanuel now self-exiled in Germany and not the least piqued that he himself is referred to as the […]

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Intellectuals warn of NGO plot to destabilise govt

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

CHAMIKARA WEERASINGHE Courtesy The Daily News A panel of intellectuals from the Colombo University and Open University yesterday cautioned the public against attempts by some political groups and Non Governmental Organisations working to destabilize the government over the impeachment against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake. Colombo University Sociology Department senior lecturer Dr Jagath Wellawatta yesterday said […]

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Removal of Judges comes under the ambit of legislature – Ranil

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Courtesy The Daily News Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted that the judicial power of the people lies with the 225 Members of Parliament. He said the judicial power of the legislature is vested in the Courts except the powers of Parliament and the privileges of Parliament. The Opposition Leader said when the 1978 Constitution was […]

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SPEAKER RULES COURT NOTICES INVALID-Future court notices to be treated similarly:

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sandasen MARASINGHE, Irangika RANGE and Disna MUDALIGE-Courtesy TheDaily News Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday making a special announcement in Parliament said the purported notices issued to him and to members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (psc) are a nullity and entail no legal consequences. He said the ruling would apply to any similar purported notice, Order […]

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Parliament supreme, court cannot challenge impeachment motion – govt

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Leader of the House, Irrigation Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday told Parliament that there were no provisions in the Constitution or Standing Orders or any other law in the country to challenge the Parliamentary Select Committee, appointed to probe the charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranyake. Raising a […]

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ICAO Audit Reveals -Lankan Skies to be Safe & Secure

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Media Releasea– Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka A significant achievement by Sri Lanka Aviation in the air safety and security is contained in the Media Release, provided in the attachment. These achievements, we consider is appropriate to be brought to the notice of both national & international communities, industry associates, and those air travelers […]

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LIFE ABROAD – PART IV: THE TUBE tunnels and thunders through

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fernando The London underground railway network (colloquially known as the “ƒ”¹…”Tube’) is 150 years old and serves a considerable part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex through tunnels as well as sub-surface covering 253 miles while transporting millions of passengers on a daily basis. The whole network operates on […]

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