Filed under Judiciary

Election slogans and honouring War Heroes

With the Presidential Election campaign hitting the streets in earnest and the political temperature rising by the hour, no doubt, there is bound to be a lot of hot air being released by all the candidates in their bid to attract voters. However caution is in order lest things get out of hand and the … Continue reading

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Death threats and Justice

The death threats made against two well-known pro-democracy activists who challenged the Sri Lankan citizenship of Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, if true, should be deplored by all right thinking citizens of this country. According to news reports, soon after the Appeal Court verdict that dismissed their petition against Rajapaksa, petitioners Gamini Viyangoda and Prof. Chandragupta … Continue reading

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Voters and not the judges should decide the President

Daily Mirror Anwar Ibrahim; the Iranian clerical junta is vetting, and disqualifying election candidates, Vladimir Putin is locking up his presidential rivals and J.R. Jayawardene held a referendum instead of a general election When ad- hoc constitutional and legislative measures were used to erode free competition in the 80s, it created conditions that led to … Continue reading

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On ‘an independent judiciary’ when it is ‘convenient’

Sunday Times As leading lights of the United National Party (UNP) hastily scrambled to disassociate themselves from the petition challenging the legality of the dual citizenship certificate issued to Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) presidential hopeful Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, summarily rejected by the Court of Appeal this Friday, a curious contradiction arose from the Rajapaksa ranks. Suddenly, SLPP … Continue reading

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Pujitha, Kattankudy and Judicial System

Cop or thug? (Original Title) Island Editorial IGP Pujith Jayasundera, currently on compulsory leave, was arrested, yesterday, for having manhandled a lift operator at the Police Headquarters, in 2017. One may wonder why on earth the police took so long to take action against the police chief for that incident in spite of the availability … Continue reading

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