Archive for December 4th, 2018

Vavunativu killings: ‘Rehabilitated’ Tigers to be prosecuted under PTA Gen. Ratnayake urges govt. to take remedial measures

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 4, 2018, 11:38 pm The rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres, arrested in connection with last Friday’s killing of two police constables at Vavunativu, Batticaloa, would be charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), a senior police officer said yesterday. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), investigating the incident, would have to […]

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The practical effect of imposing restrictions on dissolution of Parliament

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island The rallying cry of the UNP, the JVP TNA and their allied political parties is that after the introduction of the 19th Amendment, Parliament cannot be dissolved under any circumstances until the lapse of four and a half years, and the only way it can be dissolved before that […]

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Hidden dangers

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

The Editorial Courtesy The Island December 4, 2018, 12:00 pm We are without a government! The Court of Appeal has restrained the newly appointed PM and ministers from functioning pending a final determination on the petitions before it. Paradoxically, the country has come to be dependent on the Executive President, who is mainly responsible for […]

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19A – Confusing in present political crisis

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

N. A. DE S. AMARATUNGA If the Constitution is to be sacrosanct, in the first place, it has to be totally free of ambiguity and confusion. The 19th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution appears to be a product of political expedience, rather than something that makes the government more democratic in the service of […]

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A Textbook Case for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Dilrook Kannangara Can the President dissolve parliament in 2018? This is the most crucial question affecting political circles today and keenly watched by all politicians. The Supreme Court has to decide. It is a straightforward textbook case. The simple answer is – no; the parliament cannot be dissolved before February 2020. However, if the President […]

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Parliamentary Democracy in Sri Lanka-can it works?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Nawagamu Deshabandu I have written about our constitution many years ago on this website calling it outrageous, indicating that it is having circular definitions and contradictory statements.  One part of the constitution violates the other parts of the constitution.  It is only good for politicians and lawyers who are hell bent on making money. It […]

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Save the country from TNA’s treachery – Part IV

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

BY : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The treacherous terrorist grandpa became jubilant when the Court of Appeal issued an interim restraining order on the government although the order was not a final one.  The Jeppo leader the other dollar vulture double tongued fellow has also expressed sentiments like Sambandan.  The terrorist grandpa has said that the […]

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ඌව වෙල්ලස්ස සටනේ පාඩම්  මගින් මේ පෙරළිය කියැවිය හැකිද?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

මතුගමසෙනෙවිරුවන්         ඉංග්‍රීසීන් විසින් පිහිටුවන ලද අධිකරණ පද්ධතිය නමැති ගහලයා භාවිතා කොට අගමැති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ අගමැති ශීර්ෂය ඡේදනය කර ඇත. කිසිවෙකුත් බලාපොරොත්තු නොවූ පරිදි ගත් මෙම අධිකරණ තීරණය රටේ ඉරණම කෙරෙහි බරපතල අන්දමින් විශාල අභියෝගයක් එල්ල කොට තිබේ.එක් පැත්තකින් රට දේශපාලන වශයෙන් අස්ථාවරය. තවත් පැත්තකින් ආර්ථික වශයෙන් බිංදුවට වැටී තිබේ.අනෙක් පැත්තකින් රට බෙදීමේ බලවේග […]

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UFPA decides to skip Parliament session tomorrow

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided not to attend the parliamentary session scheduled for tomorrow (5), MP Dinesh Gunawardena said. Speaking at a press conference in Colombo today, he claimed that the Speaker has decided to convene the Parliament in this manner by preparing an agenda as per his will. UPFA […]

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රනිල් ව්‍යවස්ථා උගුලකින් බලයට ඒමේ සැලසුමක් – ජේ. ආර්. මුනුපුරා හෙළි කරයි

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Lanka Lead News ප්‍රදීප් ජයවර්ධන යනු මේ රටේ පළමු විධායක ජනාධිපති ජේ. ආර්. ජයවර්ධන මහතාගේ ලොකු මුනුපුරායි. ඔහු ජර්මනියේ හිටපු කොන්සල්වරයාද වේ. වර්තමානයේ මෙරට තුළ මතුව තිබෙන දේශපාලන තත්ත්වයයට මූලික හේතුව ජේ. ආර්. ජයවර්ධන මහතාගේ ව්‍යවස්ථාව බව සමහරු කියති. මේ පිළිබඳව ප්‍රදීප් ජයවර්ධන මහතා පළ කරනුයේ මෙබඳු අදහසකි. අද නිර්මාණය වී තිබෙන්නේ ව්‍යවස්ථාමය අර්බුදයක්. මේක […]

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For first time in history, Sri Lanka has no Prime Minister or Council of Ministers

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

 Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 4 (newsin.asia): For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, the country has no Prime Minister or a Council of Ministers. Given the deep seated conflict between President Maithripala Sirisena and ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the stalemate over who should be Prime Minister is not likely to end […]

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