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UNP challenges Govt. to abolish 13-A using two thirds majority

The UNP yesterday challenged the government to use its two thirds majority in parliament and amend or abolish the 13th Amendment without threatening to...

It now appears that the Government intends to include BOTH its proposed changes to the 13A, in the 19th amendment

Government signals left and turns right on 13A   Since the government last week named its list of nominees to the Parliamentary Select...

Presidential Commission of Inquiry to begin sittings within next fortnight

Still a mystery: The Matale mass grave unearthed last yearBASL, JVP voice concern over transfer of Matale Magistrate who was hearing the caseThe Presidential...

TNA, SLMC map counter measures, as govt moves to curtail powers of PCs

UPFA constituent, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are in the process of building a common front to...

13 A: Presidet’s maneuverability is being tested and his options are becoming fewer

Vishnuguptha“Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist? O’Brien: Of course he exists. Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me? O’Brien: You do not exist. ” ―...

SLMC chellenges President to remove them form the Govt over 13 A

Up to President to remove us – Hasan Ali  The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), one of the constituent parties of the United People's...

Pillaiyan vows to protect 13A l will join with TNA if necessary

Former Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) and Presidential Adviser on Eastern Provincial Affairs, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias Pillaiyan, said his Party, the...

13 A: India’s decisive response to oppose any dilution of the 13 A is morally necessary and politically imperative

N.SumanthiranThe Government of Sri Lanka recently revealed its agenda to further restrict minority freedoms and autonomy in the country. It seeks to: (1) repeal...

President gives in to Saffron army Ravana Balaya

President Rajapaksa Promises Sinhala Ravaya That New Legislation to Ban Killing of Cows Will be Introduced in Two MonthsDharisha BastiansLast Wednesday, police officials paid...

CAPCS demands abolishing of PCs ahead of Northern poll

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven Galagodatte Gnanasara thera addressing yesterday’s press conference. Also in the picture are Ven Hadigalle Wimalasara Thera,...

Ruling coalition partner MEP wants 13 A repealed.

Devolution of political and land powers to district units would be a viable option instead of the Provincial Council system, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna...

SLFP decides; wants to retain 13A with amendments .

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) making its stance on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution for the first time, today said that it...

MR says APRC will be basis for PSC ;( But its chairperson left out ).

Dr. Vitharana Left outThe President during a meeting with the leaders of the leftist parties yesterday , had said the basis of the Parliamentary...

South Indian activist deported for conducting a workshop for widows in Jaffna

No tourist visas for NGO activistsA Non-Governmental Organization headquartered in Colombo, is under investigation for inviting South Indian women activists for projects in the...

Human Rights Commission to amend its Act in order to file contempt of court cases

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is to submit a draft of amendments to the Human Rights Commission Act before cabinet to...

Like all half cooked and warmed up food, 13A seems to have finished its shelf life

Nine Lives of Sri Lanka’s Thirteenth Constituional AmendmentCol R HariharanIndian Ministry of External Affairs took the unusual step of issuing a strong press statement...

Southern and Sabaragamuwa PCs adopt amendments to 13A

Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provincial Councils have approved the Government proposal to amend the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.The amendments approved relate to doing away...

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ‘bright ideas’: self censorship instead of imposed ethics

Kath NobleMahinda Rajapaksa has had another bright idea. A few weeks ago, he got one of his hangers-on in the ‘public service’ to float...

Pillaiyan joins pro-13A camp

Former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province and Adviser to the President on Eastern Affairs, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias Pillaiyan, said the 13th...

Presiding judge of the judicial inquiry into the Matale mass grave suddenly transferd

Matale mass grave Crisis in the Judiciary?  A major judicial crisis is brewing, consequent to the sudden transfer of the Magistrate for Matale, Chathurika...

The Politics of the 13th Amendment and Election to the Northern Provincial Council: The Stakes Involved – perspective form the Left

Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe: The constitutional assault on the 13A is the follow up to the military conquest and occupation and political subjugation of the...

Is India party to Sri Lanka’s refusal of power to the Tamils? Only India’s deeds, not words, can answer this critical question.

Sri Lanka doesn’t want to accept the cultural and ethnical identity of the North and the East: Reuters ...

Minister Mervyn Behind Kelaniya Crimes

Minister and a crime bossNirmala KannangaraFollowing revelations on how former DIG Vass Gunawardena extorted money from the Parliamentary Affairs Secretary to Minister Mervyn Silva...

Sri Lanka still a failed state: Rank 28, behind Nepal and Bangladesh

Sri Lanka’s ranking among failed states has deteriorated, based on the findings published in the annual Foreign Policy and Fund of Peace report.The report...

UK deeply disappointed about lack of legal action on Tangalle murder

The UK expressed its deep disappointment at the fact that trial proceedings have not yet commenced on the murder of British citizen Khuram Shaikh...

SLMC peeved at being excluded from PSC

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is infuriated over the government's failure to appoint one of its nominees to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC),...

Fishermen alarmed by Chinese vessels under Lankan flag

Fishermen’s organisations and boat owners in Kerala are wringing their hands over Sri Lankan government’s recent decision to let more than a dozen Chinese...

Military ordered government offcials not ot attend a seminar organised by Mannar Civil Society

The Mannar Citizens Committee (MCC) is one  of the long standing civil bodies in the district of Mannar  in Northern Sri Lanka, consisting of...

13 A:Tthe media communiqué by inida was pretty much plain talking

A bit of arm twisting by India may be good for Colombo  Two weeks back, during a Cabinet meeting, as some of his Cabinet...
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