Archive for February 10th, 2016

Celebrating the Inheritance of Loss

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

By Rohana R. Wasala Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd American president (1933-45) (This is an ordinary citizen’s personal […]

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US Refuses to Cooperate With Afghan Investigation Into War Crimes

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

John Glaser, Courtesy: Anti War website November 12, 2013 http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/11/12/us-refuses-to-cooperate-with-afghan-investigation-into-war-crimes/ Last week, Matthieu Aikins at Rolling Stone shed light on evidence that U.S. forces committed war crimes against Afghans, including extra-judicial executions, torture, and disappearances of at least 17 men. The following day, Human Rights Watch issued a statement urging an official investigation, but noted that […]

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UNHR Chief malicious, unfair: GL

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Statement made by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein at a media briefing held in the last day of his four-day Sri Lanka visit, on the judicial process into alleged war crimes committed by Sri Lankan tri-forces was malicious and unfair, Joint Opposition’s expert spokesman G.L. […]

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Theravada Kathikavatha Bill contravenes Constitution – SC

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Courtesy Adaderan The Supreme Court determines that the proposed Theravadi Bhikku Kathikawatha (Registration) Bill contravenes the constitution of Sri Lanka. Therefore the bill requires approval from two-thirds majority in Parliament and a public referendum in order to be enacted. However, the bill can be approved with a normal majority if the sections repugnant to the […]

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Not-so-good governance

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Editorial Island February 9, 2016, 7:31 pm Good governance consists in respecting people’s verdicts at elections. Their franchise is not to be trifled with. One of the main flaws in the present Constitution is the provision for abusing the National List (NL) mechanism to appoint defeated candidates to Parliament at the expense of those whose […]

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