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Let my country awake

Daily FT Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason … Continue reading

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“Unnecessary judicial interventions are harmful to democracy’ -GR

On the President, Judges and encounters of a curious kind (Original Title: Sunday Times) When Sri Lanka’s President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa reportedly articulates that, ‘unnecessary judicial interventions are harmful to democracy’ (The Island, February 21st, 2020), one is intrigued. A praxis of bizarre happenings Pray, what would a Presidential definition of ‘unnecessary’ be, it might be … Continue reading

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Restorative justice: Can it pave the way forward?

Daily Mirror A little over a decade ago, Sri Lanka ended a bloody civil war and yet, questions on the country’s approach to justice remain unanswered. As a result, there is a continuing cycle of hate, anger and pain. There is a dire need for change in the nation. Restorative justice – which centres on … Continue reading

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The laws delays and judicial reform

DR UPATISSA PETHIYAGODA (Island) The fact that our legal apparatus is in need of radical reform, is universally accepted. I was astonished to read recently, that in a case of a murder committed in 1999, the accused was sentenced in 2019! This was in a criminal case. The situation In respect of civil suits is … Continue reading

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