Archive for December 7th, 2018

SC concludes hearings on parliament dissolution; interim order extended with no date fixed for verdict

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court today concluded the hearing of the petitions filed challenging the Gazette notification issued by the President dissolving the Parliament. However, no date was fixed for delivering the verdict in the case, despite the conclusion of hearings at around 7.00 p.m. on Friday (7), the fourth consecutive day of court hearings. […]

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UNP-TNA Separatist Constitution will split our families as in Germany – India – Africa

Friday, December 7th, 2018

TNA MP Sumanthiran addressing Tamils in Tamil boldly declared that the new constitution would be going beyond federalism as promised where the Centre will be unable to take back, change, remove or interfere in the powers devolved to the provinces or even reverse all that had been given via another new constitution. This virtually means […]

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Have the Appeal Court Judges of Sri Lanka  dropped from another planet ?

Friday, December 7th, 2018

By Charles S.Perera The absurdity of the Appeal Court interim ruling to  prevent the Prime Minister and his cabinet of Ministers from carrying out their functions is seen only in reading the  reasons given  by the two judges for their absurd, unjust, anti Mahinda Rajapakse judgement. The duo had certainly acted not according to the […]

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මම සුප්‍රීම් උසාවියේ රජ්ජුරුවෝ උනොත්!

Friday, December 7th, 2018

සුදත් ගුනසේකර 4.12.2018. අපි පාසෑල් යන කාලේ රචනාවක්  ලියන්ට  නිතර දෙන මාතෘකාවන් දෙකක් තිබ්බා. එ තමා “මට රුපියල් ලක්ශයක් ලෙබුනොත් සහ මට රටෙ රජකම ලෑබුනොත්” කියන දෙක. අද රට සහ ජාතිය මුහුණ පාලා තියෙන විවස්තාව පිලිබඳ නඩු වැල ඉදිරියේ මට හිතුනා මම සුප්‍රීම් උසාවියේ රජ්ජුරුවෝ නම් මම මේකට දෙන නන්ඩු තීන්දුව” කියන මාතෘකාව ගෑන හුදීජන පහන්සන්වේගය   […]

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අධිකරණයෙන් යුක්තිය යදින ටී.එන්.ඒ. ‘මහත්වරුන්ගේ’ යටගියාව

Friday, December 7th, 2018

ආචාර්ය චමිල ලියනගේ මේ දින වල සුමන්තිරන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයා නිතර දෙවේලේ ජනමාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ දැකගන්නට ලැබේ. ඒ ඔහු උසාවි යන නිසාය. ඔහු සමග ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුනද, මුස්ලිම් නායකයින්ද, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයද අධිකරණයට යන එන රූපරාමු නිතර දැකගැනීමට පුලුවන. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ බහුතරය නම් වූ සටන් පාඨය එකම පිහිට කරගනිමින් 2015දී බහුතරයකින් තොර රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා  රටේ අගමැති වූ අයුරුත්, […]

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Sri Lanka: Business as usual

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Swaran Singh Author is professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and senior fellow, Institute for National Security Studies Sri Lanka (Colombo) Despite much hyped six-weeks of political turmoil since president Maithripala Sirisena unceremoniously replace prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa — who has himself been since sacked by parliament and barred from holding this office […]

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IF 19A DECLARED NULL AND VOID?

Friday, December 7th, 2018

By M D P DISSANAYAKE There had been extensive discussions on the operational regulations and mechanisms pertaining to the 19A.  In the event the SC determines the passage of the Amendment was void, the PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA will be winners. Secondly, not only PEOPLE  of Sri Lanka will be able to have a General […]

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Limitations of State Power in Democratic Constitutions

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Janaki Chandraratna Perth, Western Australia A codified constitution is a set of rules for the governance of a sovereign state. Constitutions need to have inbuilt limitations in each of the three sectors of the state (i.e. Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary) to prevent any use of excessive authority to the detriment of the rights and entitlements […]

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19-A and balkanization plan

Friday, December 7th, 2018

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. 19-A, passed on April 28, 2015 was the last step of a series of strategic cheating of people before the final act to balkanize Sri Lanka, murder by a legal pen. Unfortunately, only one MP out of 224, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara (Ampara District), realized this impending danger, and voted against […]

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The US in Sri Lanka: when does ‘Aid’ become espionage?

Friday, December 7th, 2018

LASANDA KURUKULASURIYA Courtesy investigation.net Recent media reports in Sri Lanka reveal that a $13.7 million USAID-funded program for ‘democracy and accountability’ is to be implemented by a private US company alleged to have links to the CIA. This has raised questions regarding the nature of the government’s relationship with the US. Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) is […]

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