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TIME Magazine Axes MR

Sunday Leader that acting on instructions, votes for President Rajapaksa were polled a couple of hundred times from a single computer. This...

Sri Lanka financial professional writes to president to stop ‘pension bill’

Apr 23, 2011 (LBO) - A much respected retired Sri Lankan business executive, financial professional, Chandra Jayaratne, has written President Mahinda Rajapaksa to stop...

Female Secretary of Mannar district sexually molested: Minister turns hooligan forcibly removes the suspects from police custody

20.April.2011After the Mannar Headquarters police took into custody three youths as suspects on a complaint made to the police by a female District Secretary...

Members of the UN Expert Panel were bribed – SL minister

The report on Sri Lanka which was submitted by the UN Expert Panel appointed by the General Secretary Ban Ki Moon was prepared under...

Theatre of the absurd that passes for governance in Sri Lanka

Finally, who ever has heard of Rain, the South Korean songster who takes precedence over our great leader in the Time Poll of...

SRI LANKA: Development and law — noon-day darkness in the country

Basil FernandoCan there be development in the modern context without law? This is a relevant question in today’s context where is lot of talk...

Law Without Rule Of Law

The politics of habeas corpus and the marginal role of the Sri Lankan courts under the 1978 constitutionThe protection of the freedoms of individuals...

Mervyn’s secretary, 2 cops, remanded for extortion

Three senior police officers transferredSuspect left minister’s staff on Thursday – Press SecyBy Lal GunasekeraThree top police officials have been transferred with immediate effect...

Can the state law office deny the right to justice?

By Kishali Pinto JayawardeneVery few thinking people in Sri Lanka will assert in all good conscience that the office of the Attorney General has...

Every grandiose noun and flowery adjective in Sinhala will be used to describe the Rajapaksas and their exploits in the “new” Mahavamsa

by Tisaranee Gunasekara"Though everyone bowed down before you,Saying virtue and wisdom lit your way,Striking gold medals in your honour,Glad to have survived another day,Do...

Sri Lanka castigated in US country report on human rights

The 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices issued by the US State Department includes serious violations of human rights in Sri Lanka. It states...

Reveal names of detainees in the North – JVP member’s motion adopted in Eastern PC

A motion presented by the JVP Member Wimal Piyatissa demanding the government to reveal names and places of detention of those persons detained on...

Seine-net beaches in Mullaiththeevu distributed to Sinhala fishermen

Traditional seine-net beaches (Karaivalai-paadu) of Eezham Tamils in the coastal tracts of Mullaiththeevu district are grabbed and distributed among Sinhala fishermen from the south...

Sri Lanka Government and agents continued to be serious human rights violators in 2010 – US State Dept Report

2010 Human Rights Report: Sri LankaBureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor2010 Country Reports on Human Rights PracticesApril 8, 2011Sri Lanka is a constitutional,...

Attorney General ‘cannot withdraw charges’ – Former CJ Sarath Silva

    'If there was no evidence why did the AG file the charges?'The former Chief Justice (CJ) of Sri Lanka has questioned the legality...

Hack Attack!

Dr. P. SaravanamutthuOver the last so many weeks and still continuing, there have been a number of critical reports on the Centre for Policy...

Corruption hinders constructions: Dulles

By Sandun A. JayasekeraMinister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dulles Alahapperuma said it was regrettable and a matter of shame that the development...

UNP to institute legal action against proposed CMCC

Devolution promised for N&E, disenfranchising South – Tissa Attanayakeby Zacki JabbarThe UNP is to institute legal action against a government move to convert five...

SRI LANKA: April 5th events and the 1978 constitution

April 5th has significance to Sri Lanka due to the JVP uprising of 1971. The word uprising has been used for this event by...

AI Urgent action: Law student D.M. Thushara Jayaratne fears for safety after death threats

Urgent Amnesty International Action/ Student fears for safety after deaths threatsA Sri Lankan student who complained that his law school's final exams were being...

Concern over Law College whistle-blower

 The London based human rights watchdog Amnesty International has expressed concern over the lack of proper investigation into the abduction of a whistle blower.DM...

Major changes in election laws

By Sandun A. JayasekeraChanges in legislations are on the cards whereby the Elections Commission would be vested with the authority to fix dates for...

Their Colombo Plan

By Tisaranee Gunasekara“….doing violence to the spirit of thousands of laws without actually running afoul of so much as a city ordinance.”— Kurt Vonnegut...

Lakshman Hulugalle — Convicted, But On The Board Of Com Bank

The appointment of a convicted criminal to the Board of Commercial Bank by the government has raised eye brows among senior bankers in the...

Making barons out of robbers – issues of good governance

"If you remember, when you came into power you said, about opening up the economy, that you saw no harm in letting the robber...

SRI LANKA: Persecuting of NGOS under the pretext of prosecutions

These days there is considerable discussion about investigations into some NGOs in Sri Lanka. The president himself is talking in public about this issue...

AG’s withdrawal of murder charges illegal says lawyer

By Manopriya GunasekaraQuestioning the Attorney General’s withdrawal of murder charges and acquitting the accused in the Nampamunuwa murder case - former MP Chandana Kathriarachchi...
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