Archive for January 1st, 2013

UN expert warns Sri Lanka on matters of the judiciary!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Asada M Erpini  A report dated 31 December in the local media refers to a warning by the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers on how Sri Lanka should go about handling matters pertaining to its judiciary. Thank you, madam! But, one would wonder whether when the League of Nations was […]

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MS. KANAUL, PLEASE BE INFORMED

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Nihal Sri Ameresekara – Courtesy The Daily News  Nihal Sri Ameresekere in a letter dated December 20, 2012 to Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Mrs. Gabriela Knaul states the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) is only an administrative process, enabling the President to remove a Chief Justice, if the Committee’s Report makes […]

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The judiciary’s role? NEEDED: A REDEFINITION

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Daily News  Logic demands that a persuasive argument be based on a premise that supports the conclusion. The premise of the argument of the defence team of the Chief Justice (CJ) that impeachment based on “ƒ”¹…”misbehaviour’ of a judge is an attack on the independence of the judiciary fails this […]

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CJ Impeachment : PEOPLE’S POWER THROUGH PARLIAMENT

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Dharma Sri ABEYRATNE-Courtesy The Daily News  * PSC has to abide by Standing Orders PSC has to abide by Standing Orders * CJ treated with due respect Parliament has exercised the people’s power vested in it by the Constitution in entertaining the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice , Minister Dilan Perera said. He was […]

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How I came to identify Arahant Mahinda as Redactor of the Buddhapåjàva and the Sila Trio

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

US Fulbright Scholar Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri is Author of Arahant Mahinda “”…” Redactor of the BuddhapƒÆ’†’¥jƒÆ’†’ va in Sinhala Buddhism “”…” with Pali Text, Translation and Analysis, 2012 due to be published soon in Canada.) December 29, 2012, 4:41 pm October 1st, 2012, or perhaps August 18th, ushered in the 2260th Year of the […]

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