The arrest and interdiction of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Western Province (North), Vaas Gunewardena came as a surprise to many. The offences he has been charged with are even more shocking and lead to an erosion in the confidence and integrity of the police force.
The 13th Amendment has its champions. It also has detractors who point out its illegality, Indian hegemonic moves on Sri Lanka, irrelevance to the matters it sought to address, for pandering to expansionist communal myth-making and for ‘not being enough’.
On May 21 the opposition political parties and trade unions organised a joint protest against the electricity tariff hike claiming that it was unfair and a major blow on the majority poor. The government tried its best to control trade union action. However, according to media reports the first electricity bill received
Mahinda is conducting a difficult battle for anti-devolution because he has already made a commitment both locally and internationally to implement the 13th Amendment and to go even beyond it while also giving an assurance to implement the LLRC recommendations.
The shocking news of the ruling UPFA’s North-Western Provincial Council member forcing a female teacher to kneel before him and her students has set off crisis in the education sector, and is being seen as another sign that the rule of law is breaking down totally.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has repeatedly pointed out the consistent and continuing failure of the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its promises to the people of Sri Lanka. The proposed amendment to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution – currently the only concession to any form of devolution in Sri Lanka
The following is an excerpt from the speech delivered by Upul Jayasuriya, President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka at the ceremonial sitting to welcome the newly appointed Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Malini Gunaratne
The political opposition in Sri Lanka seems freshly energised if recent events are anything to go by. The UNP has formed some form of a broader opposition coalition through the “Viroda Vipakshaya” and released a draft constitution as a discussion document for public and civil society debate
Speaking at the ceremonial sitting held to welcome the newly-appointed Court of Appeal Judge, Malini Gunaratna last Friday, the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Upul Jayasuirya urged an end to the practice of offering privileged positions to judges after retirement.
At the outset, I want to make what I consider is an important distinction in terms of the situation we are in. The distinction is between a post–war situation and a post-conflict one. Whilst we are in a post-war situation- the guns having fallen silent following the military defeat of the LTTE
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