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Admiral flies amidst barks

Island Editorial The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), on Sunday, had the media believe that Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne would be questioned and arrested, the following day, for having allegedly helped a suspect evade arrest. But the Admiral went overseas, yesterday morning, and no legal action had been taken to prevent him from … 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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Monastic Exceptionalism and International Legalism

By Mass L. Usuf (Direct to TW) Will it be a situation of placing the interest of the country first or that of an individual? This is one of the possible implications to be considered if there is any form of inatervention by the Government in the matter of Gnanasara Thera. The Sri Lankan judiciary … Continue reading

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CALL OF THE GALLOWS

By Aurangi Singh (Sunday Observer) A Government decision to restore the death penalty for drug-related offences has populist appeal, but the moves have outraged rights activists and sparked fears among sections of the legal fraternity about the dangers of reinstituting the practice in a compromised criminal justice system   On June 23, 1976, J.M. Chandradasa became … Continue reading

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