Archive for January 2nd, 2013

Commotion over the Impeachment of Chief Justice is the failure to understand the difference between a legal procedure and that of an Impeachment

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera  Impeachment trial  is defined as: ” “¦”¦”¦ a political procedure conducted by the Senate to determine whether an impeached official should be convicted and removed from office.”  Here the emphasis is  on “political procedure”.  A case in a Court of Law is presented by the prosecuting Lawyers,  defended by the lawyers in the […]

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Depoliticizing the Bar Association of Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Shenali Waduge The logic of declaring anything “independent” must be based on an unwavering commitment to unbiased, devoid of discrimination and ethical judgment in all cases whether they are associated with the 3 pillars of governance or in private/public sector as well as in the daily affairs personal or otherwise of the public. It has […]

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Senior Ministers assert :PSC stays out of Appeal Court Strict compliance with the law:

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Sandasen MARASINGHE-Courtesy The Daily News The government members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate charges in the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake will not appear before the Appeal Court today in strict adherence to the existing law in the country though notice had been issued against the members, Sri […]

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Disturbing trends in Educational Practice in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

R Chandrasoma If we review the modern (Post-Colonial) evolution of modes of education in Sri Lanka, we must surely be  impressed by the revolutionary character of the transformations seen within the compass of a few decades. In colonial times, anything beyond the mastery of the “ƒ”¹…”Three R s’ in the vernacular was only for the […]

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“What it is to be Sri Lankan”: Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Media Release- Embassy of Sri Lanka Paris Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka participated as a special guest at a French-Sri Lankan Diaspora youth workshop on “Post-War Reconciliation Dialogue for a Sustainable Peace“ in late October 2012, organized by What’s Next!, an independent forum initiated in February 2012. Also present on this occasion were Ambassador Michel Lummaux, former Ambassador […]

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GAS OUT OF ICE; ONLY SRI LANKANS COULD DO IT!-Life Abroad – Part 9:

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Dr.Tilak Fernando Students in England had a rough time with finances due to stringent exchange control regulations that existed in Sri Lanka under Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s government. There were a few privileged students, however, who got funds transferred regularly to their UK accounts from parents or guardians who operated Swiss or off-shore bank accounts that […]

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“Educated fools” without self-respect

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. Mr. S.L. Gunasekara, in his interview published in the Daily Mirror (1/1/2013), refers to a description made by President R. Premadasa about “Ugath Modayin.”  Premadasa, who actually went to St. Joseph night school and claimed that he really went to St. Joseph’s, must have been suffering from an inferiority complex to […]

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ANNUAL MUSLIM CONVENTION CONCLUDES WITH ADDRESS BY WORLD LEADER

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at “”…” Sri Lanka.  Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says defending honour of Holy Prophet Muhammad a lifelong task for all true Muslims  The 121st Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in India concluded last Monday in Qadian with a powerful and faith-inspiring address by […]

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