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Cleanse sitting Parliament? DEW whistling in the dark

Island Editorial Former Minister DEW Gunasekera, general secretary of the Communist Party of Ceylon made a fervent appeal published in yesterday’s issue of The Island for “cleansing” of the country’s incumbent parliament to restore public confidence in it. Few will disagree that our Parliament where rowdy behavior is not uncommon, and some of whose members … Continue reading

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GOTABAYA VS FCID : THE CASE OF FOUR RECUSALS

  By a special correspondent (Sunday Observer)   In 1992, gunmen shot and killed a Colombian judge who was investigating a charge of murder conspiracy against the fugitive drug lord Pablo Escobar. The victim, the Associated Press reported at the time, was 38 year old Miriam Rocio Velez, one of Colombia’s faceless judges whose identities … Continue reading

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Justice must prevail, even above the law

Sunday Observer Editorial A two-judge bench has recommended to the Chief Justice that the Supreme Court should proceed with a case against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, accused of the crime of Contempt of Court over an alleged statement he made at a press conference. When the matter was taken up on June 4, the Attorney … Continue reading

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Indictment on the Judiciary by Suganthika Fernando

Daily Mirror The critical comments made by the Attorney-at-Law Suganthika Fernando on the conduct of a judicial officer and the happenings at Marawila Magistrate’s Court should prompt us to take a realistic and dispassionate look at the whole judicial process of this country. Her allegations which are of serious nature would have tremendous negative impact … Continue reading

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Homagama judgment: Vinaya must prevail

Sunday Observer Editorial   Last week, judicial history was made when the Homagama Magistrate found a high profile Buddhist monk, long associated in the public eye with inter-ethnic social tensions, guilty of criminal threats and intimidation. The monk, the Venerable Galagoda-Aththé Gnanasara Thera, General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, was found guilty of criminal … Continue reading

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