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Govt. & Opposition Agree on 10-member Constitutional Council

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19 A Debate: M.A. Sumanthiran’s (MP, TNA) Speech

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Transformative 19A Experience: The Emergence of an Equally Parliamentary and Executive President

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Sri Lanka Constitutional Expert Says Largely Satisfied with Reforms

Jayampathy Wickramaratne, a constitutional lawyer who advises the Sri Lankan government, said he was largely satisfied with reforms approved by parliament this week which...

Lawyers Collective: “19thA – A Victory for all Communities”

Stating that the passing of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution marked a major stride for democracy, Lawyers Collective urges all political parties to...

Beyond Uncertainty of Current Politics: Dissolution and Elections is the Option – Jayadeva Uyangoda

Reporting on Sri Lanka’s current political situation can be quite exciting. However, commenting on it is difficult and hazardous. The reason is simple. The...

The 100-Day Question: Will President Sirisena Dissolve Parliament and Call the Rajapaksa Bluff?

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An Earnest Request to the Sri Lankan Parliamentarians- Lional Bopage, AAGGSL

To: All Honourable Members of Parliament. An earnest request to the Sri Lankan Parliamentarians:Support the passage of the proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution As you...

Speaker Has no Right to Summon Bribery Officials – Justice Minister

Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe yesterday said that Speaker had no powers to summon the officials of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or...

Ceylon Chamber Calls on all MPs to Enact Constitutional Amendments

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in a statement yesterday, said it welcomed the recent constitutional reforms process initiated under the leadership of the President...

Second-rate 19A Better Than No 19A – Kumar David

If one were to make a fair and sober evaluation of the Ranil-Sirisena (R&S; the order is intentional) administration, the judgement of history would...

SC Determination on 19th A: Six Paras that Require a Referendum

It was no doubt disappointment for the UNP-dominated Government that provisions the UNP sought to include in the Constitution were dismissed by the Supreme...

“Failure to Bring in 19A Will be a Complete Reversal of People’s Mandate”: Weliamuna

If the present Parliament fails to bring in the 19th Amendment, President Maithripala Sirisena has a duty to dissolve it immediately and seek a...

Fate of 19A in the Balance: President Appoints Electoral Reform Committee

A five-member committee was appointed at the SLFP group meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday to help bring about electoral reforms as the...

19A: A Historic Compromise – Daily Mirror

In this historical new era of a new political culture and good governance, a historic consensus and compromise was reached yesterday in relation to...

The Hundred Days Programme And the Public Interest- Friday Forum

There have been some recent critical comments in public fora on delays in the government’s response to issues of concern raised at the Presidential...

19 A: Counsel Oppose Rigid Control of Private Media During Polls

The state should not rigidly control private media institutions, especially during the time of a poll. All the broadcasting and telecasting stations will deliver...

Amendments Proposed to the Constitution by Devananda EPDP MP

1. to add immediately after Para. 41A. (1) (e) of the Gazetted Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution bill " and out of the five persons appointed...

SC Examines Provisions of 19A: Lawyers Battle Out On Pros And Cons

AG says "contentious" clauses amended' The provisions of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution are not inconsistent with the Constitution or the legal framework, TNA...

Sri Lanka: Constitutional Amendments Formulated – Dr. Jayampathy Wickremaratne

Two important Constitutional Amendments, as promised by the Government as the Common Opposition during its election campaign, are now in the initial stages of...
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