Tagged with justice

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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Justice and the Police must withstand ethno-politics

Sunday Observer Editorial   In combating terrorism, the state’s security agencies and specialist counter-insurgency units tenaciously hold on to ‘suspects’ rather than risk letting loose potential combatants to possibly wreak havoc. In this country, wracked as we have been by successive insurgencies, every community and many neighbourhoods have experienced detention of their people under Emergency Regulations … Continue reading

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Justice, between the Powerful and the Powerless

BY JAYADEVA UYANGODA (Sunday Observer)   The controversy over whether the former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda would be arrested captured public attention last week. The saga has left the citizen concerned about the independence of the judiciary, and its responsibility to protect powerless and helpless citizens when their rights are repeatedly violated. It also … Continue reading

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Justice and people

Island BY Fr. Augustine Fernando, Diocese of Badulla In a democracy each one of the people is recognized as equal to any other in human dignity and therefore has equal honour and respect as citizens. One person could, through reason or reasonable attraction, persuade another to be of the same mind with him; if it is … 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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