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  • Sri Lanka: How not to make a new constitution.

    Sri Lanka: How not to make a new constitution.

    The Constitutional Expert Committee’s report, which was tabled in the Sri Lankan parliament on Friday abolishes the powerful Executive Presidency and replaces it by a Westminster style parliamentary system with a powerful Prime Minister and a ceremonial President. As per the report which can be described as the “draft constitution”, the President will cease to […]

  • Ying and Yan  of the present crisis in Sri Lanka - Sanjana Hattotuwa

    Ying and Yan of the present crisis in Sri Lanka - Sanjana Hattotuwa

    Mahinda Rajapaksa issued two press releases on the 3rd of December. One in Sinhala, the other in English. The press release was in response to the interim stay order issued by the Court of Appeal, basically putting Rajapaksa out of the job he was unconstitutionally appointed into and hasn’t to date demonstrated any capacity to retain, […]

  • Why didn’t they tell Sirisena that? - Dr Nihal Jayawickrama

    Why didn’t they tell Sirisena that? - Dr Nihal Jayawickrama

    The President appears to believe that he still possesses the full executive powers he derived from the Constitution when he was elected to his office in January 2015. Three months later, he sat during a tumultuous session in Parliament and witnessed the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, introduced by the Government of […]

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