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Political turmoil could test Sri Lanka’s ties with international community

 LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images:  A Demonstration in Colombo on November 4, 2018. The U.S. and Japan have both paused their respective projects in Sri Lanka amid...

PM Wickremasinghe on Constitutional Reform, Second Chamber, Media Freedom etc.,

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Commonwealth lawyers call for suspention of Sri Lanka form the Commonwealth

Lawyers of the Commonwealth today passed a resolution on Sri Lanka at a special plenary session during the Commonwealth Law Conference in South Africa.The...

Ex-CJ’s passport IMPOUNDED

As reported by the Government mouth peice Celylon Daily News: * To foil flight to escape bribery probe * Used time buying tactics when...

Law Society of England and Wale supports CLA call for suspension of Sri Lanka from Commonwealth

The Law Society of England and Wales today added its voice to those calling for the suspension of Sri Lanka from the Councils of...

Asian jurists seriously alarmed by the rapid collapse of the rule of law in Sri Lanka and the loss of the core values of...

ASIA: A statement by Asian jurists on the impeachment of the Chief Justice and the collapse of rule of law in Sri ...

The JSC headed by Mohan Peiris transferred nearly 100 district judges and magistrates despite pleas..

BASL launches brave struggle against attack on Judiciary - Editorial   Daily MirrorThough the politicisation of the Supreme Court and Judiciary began in 1996 with...

BASL disturbed by unusual transfers of judicial officers ( who opposed the Impeachment)

CJ Mohan Peiris at work The Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has appointed a subcommittee to look into the...

Sri Lanka: Where are the core values? Four violations within a week!

Basil FernandoThe International Bar Association in the executive summary of their report entitled, 'A Crisis of Legitimacy' issued in March 2013 makes...

Attack on the Temple of Justice and on religious freedoms:The combination of the two at present is both a time-bomb waiting to go...

The BASL convocation ( photo - Sunday Times)Shirani Bandaranayake attended the Annual Convocation of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka in Colombo on March...

BASL convocation : De jure Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayaka presides , while Mohan Peiris, the De Facto Chief Justice, was not invited.

Shirani Bandaranayake attended the Annual Convocation of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka in Colombo on March 30, 2013. She was invited as the...

Sri Lanka facing constitutional crisis concludes IBAHRI report

The removal from office in Sri Lanka of Chief Justice Bandaranayake was unlawful, is undermining public confidence in the rule of law, and threatening...

Justice crushed in Sri Lanka – Commonwealth countries risk a human rights nightmare if they capitulate to the Rajapaksa regime.

Illustration: Andrew Dyson.Geoffrey RobertsonThe Commonwealth is sleepwalking towards a human rights disaster, if it goes ahead with November's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in...

Magnitsky Act: All 117 MP’s who Signed Impeachment Motion and the 7 Cabinet Ministers who Convicted Chief Justice Must be Denied Entry into Britain...

It is called a Magnitsky Act, named after Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian whistleblower jailed when he tried to expose corruption and who was killed...

Upul Jayasuriya at the helm of Bar Association: Clear endoesement of BASL stand on Impeachment

Upul Jayasuriya, Attorney-at-Law and senior human rights lawyer, was elected as the new President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, in what lawyers...

Sri Lanka: 2013 and Beyond by Alistair Burt :UK to support proposed resolution .

Visiting Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for South Asia Alistair Burt said yesterday that his country would support the planned procedural resolution by the...

Silent Acceptance of New Chief Justice by the Legal Community Shows the Govt has Succeeded for the Time Being

Sumanasiri LiyanageThere is an unusual and unexpected calmness in Hulftsdorp in the post-impeachment days in spite of the fact that all traditions and conventions...

Mohan Peiris was a political appointee as an advisor to the cabinet of the present government – Head, Bar Association

Political friends?Sri Lanka's legal fraternity takes a stand for judicial independenceLawyers in Sri Lanka have boycotted the inauguration of the government's newly-appointed chief justice.Sri...

Shirani Bandaranayake’s Ruling on Sacred Areas Act and not Divineguma Bill was the Cause of her Impeachment

Faced with this unexpected resistance, the government withdrew the Act in April 2012.Three people were instrumental in impeding the Sacred Areas Act –...

90 per cent of the respondents to BT poll: No fair trial for Shirani B

Lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects and various other professionals this week slammed the impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake in a near unanimous vote saying she was...

Sri Lanka: judges around the world condemn impeachment of Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake | CIJL-ICJ

The Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL)Today, senior judges and eminent jurists from around the world joined together, calling on the...

Sri Lanka lawyers boycott chief justice ceremony

The Bar Association has made clear it does not support the appointment of Mr Peiris (right)  Sri Lanka's main lawyers association...

Sunday 3rd February 2013 ( Day before the independence day) be observed as a Day of Lament – Bishop Dhiloraj Canagasabey

Bishop of Colombo Climate of fear and helplessness- Bishop of Colombo  'The numerous warnings that the Church, other  religious organizations and  civil  society bodies ...

Sri Lanka: Is Delhi Dumb?

I do hope foreign readers will not take it as scare mongering when I say a truly alarming situation may be taking...

GoSL to Navi Pillay: your “Palpably Biased”Statement Could Hurt Engagement Between Sri Lanka and the UN System

''At the outset, I wish to reject categorically the contents of this statement, as it lacks any semblance of objectivity, steeped as it...

Female lawyer supporting ex-CJ strangled

A female lawyer who has supported the impeached chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been strangled by a stranger on the road, Lawyers Collective member...

Govt Show of Force at Hulftsdorp Puts Justice to the Sword

On the Spot Report By Namini Wijedasa and Wasantha Ramanayake The corridors of the Superior Courts building were oddly ...
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