Archive for December 3rd, 2012

How independent is the Judiciary?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  The following anecdotal  evidence is narrated to test the independence of the judiciary that was supposed to exist before the current contest between Parliament and the Judiciary broke out. The raging  controversy is based on the claim that the Judiciary was independent and the appointment of a Parliamentary Select Committee to […]

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Emergency meeting of Judges and Hulftsdorp Coup !

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

PA.Samaraweera, Melbourne Chief Justice Shiranie B convened a special meeting for all District Judges and Magistrates on Monday 3rd. Everyone including the Minister had been kept in the dark about this decision. The question is why the CJ called for this sudden meeting when there is a controversy between the Parliament and the Judiciary. The Judges and Magistrates […]

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Sri Lankans who continue to arrive on foreign soil illegally are in fact economic migrants and not refugees

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva Addressing the 101st Council Session of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva on Friday (30 November), Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has observed that emphasis by the international community that Sri Lanka is now free from the […]

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Sri Lanka needs a National Media Commission to steer Journalistic Ethics

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Shenali Waduge  In the absence of self-regulation by mass media and communication channels there is a need for content analysis by a competent and unbiased team. The scale of lies, fabrication and distortion is not a local experience only. We have come to a stage where people cannot trust international media. Much of the current […]

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