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Will Dr.Shafi ever find justice?

Sunday Observer Editorial In Sri Lanka, the authorities of law and order have a chequered history when it comes to fulfilling their duties in consonance with the Law and the Constitution of the country. The Police have been found wanting many a time in ensuring that crimes are prevented or investigated and prosecuted. The Judiciary … Continue reading

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The strange case of an IGP and a Defence secretary

Sunday Times There is palpable confusion in the air. Is Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujitha Jayasundara, arrested this week along with former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on a range of offences under the Penal Code, including murder and causing death by negligence, still holding the position of head of the police force, … Continue reading

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Birth of Magna Carta and People’s Sovereignty

JUDICIARY UPHOLDS PEOPLE’S SOVEREIGNTY (Original Title) Fr. Augustine Fernando (Diocese of Badulla) The notion of democracy arose initially among the Greeks. This notion got incorporated also to the Senate and the Roman People (Senatus Populus Que Romanus). SPQR is still symbolically extant even today in Rome. Jus gentium, law of the people, came to be … Continue reading

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Playing Political Games While Doing Nothing About Anti- Muslim Bigotry  

By Rajan Philips (Colombo Telegraph) The President is trying to play bait and switch politics. Maithripala Sirisena became president promising to abolish the presidency. He took pride in navigating the passage of the 19th Amendment that was presented as the precursor to abolishment. Now Sirisena is blaming the 19th Amendment as the principal reason for his disastrous presidency. So, he wants … Continue reading

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Lucky crooks

Island Editorial Who says our police are inefficient? An airman has been arrested, in Hingurakkgoda, over a fraud, according to a media report. He used someone else’s credit card to go on a shopping spree only to land himself in trouble. The card owner, upon receiving a massive bill, made a complaint to the police, … Continue reading

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