Author Archive for New Constitution

SLFP does not support abolishment of Executive Presidency – Mahinda Samarasinghe

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says that there is a conflict within the SLPP regarding the next Presidential candidate. The Minister made these comments at a SLFP Balamandala meeting held in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte yesterday (16). He said that, SLFP does not support the abolition of the Executive Presidency, and that this country needs […]

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Civil society divided over 20 A: Chrishmal: Parliament cannot be empowered at the expense of Prez

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Civil society activists who campaigned for Maithripala Sirisena at the January 2015 presidential election are sharply divided over the JVP proposed 20th Amendment intended to further dilute executive powers and do away with the next presidential election. The 20 Amendment proposes that the parliament elects the next president. Chrishmal Presidential […]

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20A at this point may cause major problems: Wijeyadasa

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today said the presenting of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution on abolishing the executive presidency at a time such as this could pose a major problem. After a visit to the Colombo Arts Gallery, he told the media that if the […]

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අනුරගේ 20 , රට අස්ථාවර කර – බෙදුම්වාදය දිනවන අතරේ හොර පාරෙන් රනිල්ට විධායක බලය පුදන හැටි.. -ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග

Friday, June 8th, 2018

යුතුකම මාධ්‍ය හමුව

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ජවිපෙ රට අනතුරේ දාලා -ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග

Monday, June 4th, 2018

අංජුල මහික වීරරත්න උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ තම ඡන්දදායකයාට අවංක නම් කළ යුත්තේ 20 වන සංශෝධනය හරහා වත්මන් අගමැති සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තවත් ශක්තිවත් කරනවා වෙනුවට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවාහැර නව රජයක් පත්කර ගැනීමට උපකාර කිරීමකැයි යුතුකම” සංවාද කවයේ සභාපති ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග මහතා මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඊයේ (3) පැවසීය. වත්මන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට රටේ ජනපති පත් කිරීම සඳහා කිසිදු ජනවරමක් නොමැති […]

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ජවිපෙ මේ කරන්නේ මහා භයානක විහිළුවක්

Monday, June 4th, 2018

හර්ෂනී අර්සකුලරත්න  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම විධායක ජනාධිපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීම සඳහා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ නාමයෙන් මැදිහත් වන බව පැවැසූ අනුර කුමාර දිසානායකගේ යෝජනාවේ කිසිදු තැනක විධායක ජනාධිපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීමක් සඳහන් නොවන බව ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් නීතිඥ කපිල ගමගේ පවසයි. ඔහු මේ බව පැවැසුවේ ඊයේ (31දා) පිටකෝට්ටේ පිහිටි ජා.නි.පෙ. ප්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමිනි. එහිදී ඔහු මෙසේද […]

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20A: Who is using JVP cat’s paw?

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is a Party that has kept a proud record for decades as a party consistent with its policies, despite political ups and downs. However, the current leadership of the party turned to socialist democratic path after two bitter experiences of armed militancy, apparently adapting the […]

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20th amendment an attempt to cause anarchy – Wijeyadasa

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Higher Education Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that the 20the Amendment to the Constitution proposed by the JVP is an attempt to cause anarchy in the country. The minister made these comments while responding to a question from a journalist in Kandy. Meanwhile he also said that the Presidential Candidate of the ruling […]

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ජනතාවගේ කැමැත්ත පරිදි නායකයකු තෝරා ගැනීමට ඇති අවස්‌ථාව නැති කරන විසිවැනි ව්‍යවස්‌ථා සංශෝධනය ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යය හෑල්ලු කිරීමකි.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

 පූජ්‍ය බෙංගමුවේ නාලක හිමි  දේශප්‍රේමී භික්‌ෂු පෙරමුණේ ලේකම් ජාතික හිමිකම් සංවිධානයේ සභාපති. ජනතාවගේ කැමැත්ත පරිදි නායකයකු තෝරා ගැනීමට ඇති අවස්‌ථාව නැති කරන විසිවැනි ව්‍යවස්‌ථා සංශෝධනය ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යය හෑල්ලු කිරීමකි. කවුරු මොන නීති තර්ක ඉදිරිපත් කළත් අවසානයේ දේශපාලන නායකයන් තෝරා පත්කර ගැනීමේ කාර්යය ඉටුවිය යුත්තේ පවතින ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවට අනුවයි. දැනට එහි ඇති ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවන් ඉවත් කිරීම හෝ […]

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Joint Opposition decides to oppose 20th Amendment

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana The Joint Opposition (JO) decided to oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which has been proposed by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), MP Udaya Gammanpila said. The decision was taken during the JO party leaders’ meeting held this evening under the leadership of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter’s official […]

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JO decides to oppose 20A

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror The hierarchy of the joint opposition unanimously decided yesterday to oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution proposed by the JVP to abolish the Executive Presidency, an official said. These discussions took place when they met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Initially, there were differences of opinion. However, they reached a […]

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The unp establishment’s and the opposition’s choices

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Dr. Dayan jayatilleka Courtesy The Island There are two reform proposals on the agenda, both of which are likely to be rejected and rightly so. The two proposals are the JVP’s 20th amendment and the government’s draft constitution. There are many reasons that rejection is likely. One is timing. The mass mood is for change, but […]

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‘විසිවැනි සංශෝධනය කෙටුම්පත් කර ඇත්තේ වැස්සකටවත් නීතී විද්‍යාලයකට ගොඩ නොවුණ කෙනෙක්‘ – ගම්මන්පිල

Monday, May 28th, 2018

විනීතා එම් ගමගේ උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප විසි වන සංශෝධනය කෙටුම්පත් කර ඇත්තේ වැස්සකටවත් නීති විද්‍යාලයකට ගොඩ නොවුණු කෙනෙක් විසින් යැයි බිය නැතිව කිව හැකියැයි  පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයෙ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා ප‍්‍රකාශ කළේය.  එකී කෙටුම්පත අඩුපාඩු පිරි එකක් බවත් තමන් හඳුනා ගත් අඩුපාඩු 9ක් තිබු බවත් කී ගම්මන්පිල මහතා එය පොඩි එකාගේ ලියුම වගේ යැයි […]

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Gammanpila challenges Anura for public debate on 20A

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror While claiming that the 20th amendment to the constitution had been drafted in an immature manner and full of mistakes, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila challenged Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara for a public debate to point out the shortcomings of the draft. According […]

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SLFP will not support further cuts in Executive Presidential powers –Isura Devapriya

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will not support any further cuts in the Executive Presidential powers through the 20th Amendment, said the Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya. He stated this yesterday (26), attending a press conference In Colombo. According to him, it was the SLFP which spoke out first for abolishing […]

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Executive Presidency: What the 13A SC Determination really said – Part II

Monday, May 14th, 2018

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island May 14, 2018, 12:00 pm (Continued from yesterday) Of the five separate determinations given by the nine judges of the Supreme Court, the lengthiest was Justice R. S. Wanasundera’s dissenting determination. This is also the determination most often referred to by nationalists who claim that the executive presidency is […]

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Non-starter new constitution,backdoor federalism

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

BY Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island So the Northern Provincial Council and some civil society activists are reportedly gearing up to mourn May 18-19th and the week leading up to it as Genocide Week. May 18/19th marks the days the Long War ended, and Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims stopped dying in large numbers. It is […]

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Executive Presidency: What the 13A SC Determination really said – part I

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island May 13, 2018, 10:11 pm Nationalistic groups in this country believe that the institution of the executive presidency is a sine qua non for the preservation of Sri Lanka’s unitary character in the face of the provincial councils system. This idea largely stems from what is believed to have […]

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The presidential system should not be abolished

Friday, May 4th, 2018

By Neville Ladduwahetty One of the pressing questions before the nation is whether Sri Lanka should be governed under an Executive Presidential system or a Parliamentary system of government. Sri Lanka was governed under a Parliamentary system from independence up to 1977. From 1978 until 2015 Sri Lanka was governed under an Executive Presidential system. […]

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20 අකුලනු.. ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන එපා..- ත්‍රෙනිකායේ නායක හිමිවරුන් සංග ආඥාවක් නිකුත් කරති..

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

 lanka C news බෙදුම්වාදී උවමනාවන් ඉටු කරමින් විධායක ජනාධිපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීම සදහා ගෙන එන 20 වන ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය වහා නවත්වන්නැයි ජාතික නියෝජිත මහ සග සමුළුව කියා සිටිති. කොළමදී පැවැත්වූ මෙම සග සමුළුව සදහා නිකායන් නියෝජනය කරමින් ඉහලම නායක හිමිවරුන් සහභාගී වී සිටියහ. අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මේ බෝම්බය ගෙන ආවත් පුපුරුවා හරින්නේ දෙමල සන්ධානයේ උවමනාව […]

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Defending the state from Anura Kumara’s anarchist attack on the executive 20A instead of T-56

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island April 27, 2018, 9:03 pm It is bad enough that the Yahapalana 2015 ‘regime change’ project planted Mr. Sampanthan as a settler in the post of Opposition Leader, a post in which he continues to be a squatter, demanding ‘internal self-determination’ and the full implementation of the Geneva resolution. […]

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THE DEBATE ON A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR SRI LANKA (PART 2)

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

BY Edward Theophilus In 1971, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike efficiently acted to control JVP actions showing lessons learned from 1958 emergency.  With these excellent experiences in the past, Mr. JR Jayewardene and the UNP government strongly believed that the constitution introduced in 1972 must be reformed introducing a new constitution, which establishes an Executive Presidency in […]

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THE DEBATE ON A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR SRI LANKA (PART 1)

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

BY Edward Theophilus Sri Lanka has been relegated to a sharp debate on the constitutional reforms since the political independence in 1948 as the constitution, which was given to the country by the Solebury Commission in 1947 was subject to many criticisms in regard to various matters. The constitution established to the country was not […]

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The support for abolishing the Executive Presidency is a ‘Fool’s Errand’

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Ranjith Soysa MEDIA RELEASE SPUR (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) – 22 April 2018 The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR) joins other nationalist organisations, professionals and patriotic politicians in strongly condemning the proposal to abolish the Executive Presidential System in Sri Lanka. The territorial […]

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13 අහෝසි නොකොට විධායක ජනපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීම කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් ‌!

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

  රියර් අද්මිරාල්  සරත් වීරසේකර අපේ රටට නිදහස ලබා ගැනීමට ප්‍රථමයෙන් පවා බෙදුම්වාදී දෙමළ දේශපාලනඥයන් රටේ දෙමළ රාජ්‍යයක්‌ පිහිටුවීමට ගත් ප්‍රයත්නයක්‌ අප දකිමු. මැලේසියාවේ බහුතර මැලේ ජාතීන් 52% ක්‌ පමණි. ඉතිරිය චීන සහ දෙමළ ජාතිකයන් ය. ඒ රටේ භූමි පුත්‍ර සංකල්පය මගින් සියලු දේට ප්‍රමුඛස්‌ථානය සහ සියලු වරප්‍රසාද පළමුවෙන් හිමිවන්නේ රටේ භූමි පුත්‍රයන් සේ සැලකෙන මැලේ […]

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The Interim Report of the Constitutional Steering Committee of Sri Lanka:  A Brief Analysis, Part 2

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-Law In this installment, I turn to the recommendation by the Interim Report (‘IR’) that the ‘Principle of Subsidiarity’ should guide centre-periphery relations in Sri Lanka.  Chapter Two of the IR is titled, ‘Principles of Devolution,’ and Section One of that chapter is titled, ‘Principle of Subsidiarity to Apply.’  This is the section […]

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The Interim Report of the Constitutional Steering Committee of Sri Lanka:  A Brief Analysis, Part 1

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-Law [Author’s note:  A portion of the present paper was presented at a side-event during the recently concluded 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva] On 9th March 2016, the Parliament of Sri Lanka converted itself by resolution[1] into a Constitutional Assembly in order to draft a new Constitution […]

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PREVENT FEDERATION OF SRI LANKA – OPPOSE NEW SRI LANKAN CONSTITUTIONAL PROPOSALS!

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka Incorporated under Associations Incorporation Act 1981(QLD) Why is it so important to oppose the proposed new constitution? Please do not look at this issue through blue, green or red glasses. This goes beyond political affiliations. The future of our land of birth is at stake. […]

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Lanka at 70: Political circus interrupts the country’s constitutional odyssey

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Rajan Philips Courtesy The Island February 3, 2018, 7:11 pm As the country marks the seventieth anniversary of independence, its principal political leaders are out-clowning one another and turning the whole political system into a circus of clowns. There is no other charitable way to describe what the President, the Prime Minister and the former President […]

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Dangerous Provisions in Proposed SL Constitution

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Mahinda Gunasekera  Please watch the video sent in attachment to ascertain the high degree of federalism envisaged by the proposed new constitution for Sri Lanka giving more powers to the peripheral units which are not obtained even in Federal Republic of Germany. Please share this with your contacts and impress on them the need to […]

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