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50 Days Of Madness by the executive & MR……

……..Courage Of Speaker & Supreme Court & Calmness By The People: A Tribute To A Stoic Nation By Vishwamithra (Colombo Telegraph) “Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.”  ~ J. B. Gough It was indeed a fascinating period of time. The Executive branch of our government ran amok; it did not understand the fundamentals of democracy, leave … Continue reading

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A triumph for democracy

Daily News Editorial   Yesterday marked a Red Letter Day for democracy in this country of 21 million people where the attempts of dark forces of anarchy to trample on the free will of the people were resoundly defeated, restoring their sovereignty and independence. The people who cherish democracy owe an eternal debt to Prime … Continue reading

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SL’s judiciary is now a reliable arbiter

Judiciary’s Message: Constitution and Democracy First (Original Title: Island) Jayadeva Uyangoda In two judgments delivered in two consecutive days, Sri Lanka’s supreme court has sent out a firm message to the country’s quarrelling political leaders: constitution and democracy first. The judges have also assured Sri Lankan citizens that in their fight to defend Sri Lanka’s … Continue reading

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A richly deserved lesson to Sirisena

A court that stood tall above the political frenzy (Sunday Times) As former President Mahinda Rajapaksa ignominiously retreated following the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal delivering a richly deserved lesson on constitutional propriety to President Maithripala Sirisena, the nation faces sobering questions close to the dawn of a new year. Betrayal of the … Continue reading

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Waiting for Judgment Day

Island Editorial Hopefully the country will hear the determination of the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the dissolution of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena sooner rather than later. The seven judges constituting the bench on Friday concluded hearing the submissions of the various concerned parties including the Attorney General, the law officer of the … Continue reading

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