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Democracy and politics – A review

Daily News Part I The Oxford dictionary defines democracy as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. American political scientist Larry Diamond says democracy consists of four elements – a political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair … Continue reading

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Unless the global is sensitive to the local …..

Running on borrowed time, all pain no gain (Island Opinion Page) It will be hard to find any other country among modern nations where the politicians treat citizens with condescension. Partly they deserve such treatment for they elect them time after time knowing very well their DNA makeup and then cry foul when they do … Continue reading

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“Everybody in the country knows I am not a lawyer” – Maithripala

Impeachment or censure; a moral imperative (Original Title, Daily FT) President Maithripala Sirisena delivered a belligerent broadside to the UNF hierarchy after the unenthusiastic reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” – Bill Clinton “Everybody in the country knows I am not a lawyer” – Maithripala … Continue reading

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UNF should make good on their accusations

By Mass Usuf (Ceylon Today) “Every person shall be presumed innocent until he is proved guilty,” states Article 13(5) of the Constitution. This presumption of innocence enshrined in Chapter III, under fundamental rights, is a legal principle traditionally expressed by the Latin maxim ei incumbit probatio qui dicit non qui negat (the burden of proof … Continue reading

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Back to square one

Island Editorial  So we are back to square one after seven weeks of unprincipled politicking by a man elected with massive hopes and great expectation in 2015. Ranil Wickremesinghe will be back as prime minister this morning despite Maithripala Sirisena’s best efforts to keep him out of that office. What the months that are left … Continue reading

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