Filed under Law and Order

The inherent danger in the Doctrine of Necessity

Sunday Times Editorial The legality or the lack thereof of the ongoing curfew was briefly taken to a Court of Law this week during a bail application on behalf of an actor turned politician turned attention- grabber. The Police was not ready to challenge the defence counsel’s argument that the curfew was illegal and while … Continue reading

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Tryst with death at Angoda

Life in lockdown land -4 Until a vaccine is found, the world can only slow down the spread. That too at considerable cost and with extreme measures – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara We just passed a weekend filled with intoxicating anxiety. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, we learnt of the first death from COVID-19 at the … Continue reading

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Lawyers and delays in the law

Daily FT An unfair trial is no trial at all By Basil Fernando This article is about the manner in which unscrupulous lawyers can manipulate delays in the law to their personal advantage. This type of behaviour is now a permanent feature in Sri Lanka’s legal system. Analysis of the methods used for such manipulation … Continue reading

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Pandemic and Party Politics

Daily FT President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  “…since the order of the world is shaped by death, mightn’t it be better for God if we refuse to believe in Him and struggle with all our might against death, without raising our eyes towards the heaven where He sits in silence?”    – Albert Camus On Tuesday night, … Continue reading

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SOS: Why Not An Alliance Between Sajith’s UNP Faction & JVP?

Colombo Telegraph By Amrit Muttukumaru  Sri Lanka has been in many crossroads and given many opportunities to resolve its outstanding problems where the shattered unity among its diverse population, endemic corruption in almost all sectors, breaching of the rule of law with gay abandon and impunity are top of the list. Every opportunity has been squandered … Continue reading

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