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CONSTITUTIONAL COUP

CONSTITUTIONAL COUP

  • Culture of democracy important in Sri Lanka –  Commonwealth Secretary-General Read more >

    Culture of democracy important in Sri Lanka – Commonwealth Secretary-General

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s spokesperson today issued the following Statement on the unfolding political situation in Sri Lanka. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today noted the decision by President Sirisena to reconvene Parliament on 14 November 2018. Secretary-General Scotland emphasised the importance of the role of Parliament as provided for under the constitution and expressed hope that […]

  • When We Marched (30 October 2018) – Subha W. Read more >

    When We Marched (30 October 2018) – Subha W.

    Image (c)Human Rights Watch 2016.  There is a constitutional coup in Sri Lanka. There is much more about it at Groundviews, but you can start here if you like. Today, we marched in the thousands in the country’s capital and commercial centre, Colombo. This is a response to things I am reading on social media this evening. (EDITS made […]

  • Lankan perspective: Prez Sirisena’s constitutional coup Read more >

    Lankan perspective: Prez Sirisena’s constitutional coup

    President Maithripala Sirisena in a dramatic move on October 26 installed former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister, in place of his coalition partner Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the United National Party (UNP). Evidently, political expediency prompted the president to ignore the inconvenient fact that it was the support of Wickremesinghe and the […]

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