Archive for October 11th, 2015

Tame our politicians – Country needs a constitution to

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

By Cecil Atukorale (LLB Col.) – Courtesy The Nation Whatever the form of Government, a monopoly of power in State would be the end of all civilised politics, whether it be the presidential executive or parliamentary executive. Constant experience has shown us that every man/woman invested with power is apt to abuse it to carry his/her […]

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Geneva 2015 was not inevitable

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Nation As the UK Permanent Representative explicitly stated when addressing the Human Rights Council on Oct 1, the US-UK resolution is firmly founded upon Zeid al Hussein’s report. As Zeid al Hussein made amply clear in his video statement to the Council a day earlier, Sept 30, his report contains […]

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NJC expresses regret at Govt.’s decision on UNHRC resolution

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

By The Nation Online The National Joint Committee (NJC) has issued a statement expressing regret at the initiative taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to co-sponsor the resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva together with the United States. The full text of the committee’s statement is given below: STATEMENT […]

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