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Wadduwa Party Tragedy a Mystery

Grim Reaper waltzing the youth around (Island Editorial’s original title) A person who vacuously courts danger and poses a grave risk to himself and others alike, in the process, is popularly likened to a monkey with a straight razor. But monkeys are far more intelligent than some humans. We, therefore, refrain from using that analogy … Continue reading

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Military and Politics: A Scene worth watching

by Jayadeva Uyangoda – Sunday Observer The relationship between Sri Lanka’s military politics is a topic that gets occasional media attention. However, there is hardly any serious scholarly work on the subject, despite the fact that maintaining a framework of balance in civil-military relations during and after the civil war has surely been a major … Continue reading

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Blank cheques for paid advocacy

Sunday Times Editorial The recent ‘mea culpa’ by British MP Ian Paisley for not disclosing to the House of Commons that he and his family accepted a ‘freebie’ holiday in Sri Lanka, and the punishment meted out to him by the Standards Committee of that country’s Parliament seem to have excited some local MPs. He … Continue reading

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Corruption behind bars – Drug Business Meeting inside the prison!

By Indunil Usgoda Arachchi and Maneshka Borham  Sunday Observer Sri Lanka’s prisons system is rotten to the core and breeding grounds for corruption and crime, according to top cops battling drugs and organised crime: It was the recent discovery of several mobile phones and SIM cards in the Prison ward housing Arjun Aloysius, remanded over … Continue reading

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2015 Promises and Truths

PROMISE OF 2015 AND TRUTHS THEREAFTER (Sunday Observer’s Original Title)  by Sarath de Alwis “When words lose their meaning and their capacity to bind those who use them, neither democracy nor the rule of law can long survive.” ― Jurisprudence scholar Austin Sarat This essay is about the exposure in the New York Times and … Continue reading

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