Archive for December 11th, 2012

A reply to the Editor of “ Ceylon Today” on his Requiem for Justice.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera The Editor of the Ceylon Today wrote on the 9 December, 2012, a Requiem for Justice.  But he  made  a mistake .  The Justice in Sri Lanka is still alive and vibrant.  The Ceylon Today is already an outmoded journal with its name itself being an indication of trying to bring back some […]

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Golden Key depositors speak out: CJ MUTE ON VANISHED FILE

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Chamikara WEERASINGHE-Courtesy The Daily News Said Registrar “ƒ”¹…”could do nothing’ about it *Case was used as a means of amassing wealth Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayaka refrained from taking action against the disappearance of a special investigative report on the Golden Key Credit fiasco, which was prepared by the Special Investigations Unit of the Central […]

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North for Tamils only when Colombo has only 24 percent Sinhala!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Asada M Erpini  The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is reported to “oppose any move to alter the demography in the North”, according to a media report on 09 December, attributed to its leader. Ironically, a day later, an English daily quotes the demographic pattern in Colombo city and how it has changed between 1971 and […]

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Stephen Woodworth MP: Sri Lanka’s renewed human rights violations

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.)  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 11 December 2012 Stephen Woodworth, MP Conservative MP for Kitchener Centre, Ontario House of Commons, Ottawa Dear Stephen:  Re: Press Release “”…” MP Stephen Woodworth expresses renewed concern over human rights violations in Sri Lanka Having expressed your concern about the […]

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LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM CJ’S EPISODE

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Gamini Gunawardane The inevitable became a reality sooner than expected. She will be found guilty anyway. Following are the lessons to be learnt from this drama by all public servants, especially judges. Take no favours from the government. Keep your distance. Ask no quarter give no quarter. Do your job well and clean. Suffer no […]

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Can the Parliament exercise judicial power of thepeople directly?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Raja Goonaratne  Senior Lecturer – The Open University, National Housing Commissioner( Courtesy The Daily News ) This is a million dollar question that is being raised, debated and argued in every nook and corner of the country. Here is my analysis of the relevant Articles of the Constitution to find answer for this pressing dilemma. […]

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Independent Committee to study PSC report on CJ – President

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Prsident Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that he will appoint an independent committee to further study the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) report over the impeachment charges against the Chief Justice and a fair decision would be taken by him. President Rajapaksa said that he should be satisfied with what he is doing in the long run. […]

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