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Anarchy, here we come!

Island Editorial People dislike governments and politicians. In advanced democracies the public asks for less government because meddlesome politicians make people’s lives miserable. We, the inhabitants of this land like no other, are apparently without a government at present. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared in Parliament, yesterday, for everyone to hear, that the Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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What next?

Island Editorial The Supreme Court has issued an interim order suspending the dissolution of Parliament till Dec. 07. This is not what President Maithripala Sirisena and his allies bargained for. His rivals have declared victory prematurely. People are agog with curiosity; thankfully they remain calm and quiet. The sooner this dispute is brought to an … Continue reading

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Law and the lowest of the low

Island Editorial The lowest of the low in politics, engaged in a ruthless power struggle, have become a major headache for the public and the judiciary. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) was looking into 12 petitions against the dissolution of Parliament at the time of writing. It is heartening that both sides … Continue reading

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SL is now in untested waters

From the frying pan into the fire (Sunday Island Editorial Original Title) The president of this so-called Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has thrown the country from the frying pan into the fire. It is now abundantly clear, if clarity was indeed needed, that when Maithripala Sirisena decided on October 25 that then Prime … Continue reading

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The ‘puppet’ flounders on centre stage

Gnana Moonesinghe ” O tempora! O mores! O what times (are these) what morals…..” The drama unfolds, the plot thickens, critical analysis of the ‘drama’ is rampant everywhere. The comments from the objective commentators refer to the process of ditching a living, breathing PM, constitutionally appointed by the self-same President who has deemed it necessary … Continue reading

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