Tagged with Parliament

Who is the villain and who is the venerated?

Full of Sound and Fury (Original Title) Island By Capt Elmo Jayawardena (elmojay1@gmail.com) The times are changing on a daily basis. Come 26th October the event took the whole country first by shock, then by surprise and then by anger and now after almost a month and a half, we have come into a melancholy … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka will do well without politicians

Daily FT By Our Special Political Correspondent It is now nearly one week since Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government was forced to stand down by Court. The interim order issued by the Court of Appeal prevented purported Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government from functioning in office. President Maithripala Sirisena likened the decision to a … Continue reading

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THE PARLIAMENT HAS SPOKEN

By Mass L. Usuf  With the swearing in of the Member of Parliament Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister on 26th October 2018, President Sirisena literally placed the whole nation in harm’s way. Thank God, sanity prevailed and what would otherwise had been a blood bath was averted.   The Brussels based International Crisis Group (ICG) had this report filed. … Continue reading

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Roughnecks in roughhouse

Island Editorial  There has been much opposition to the executive president’s legal immunity. But MPs enjoy impunity as regards serious offences committed inside Parliament. They seem to believe that they can get away with blatant violations of the law in the House, where they apparently think the writ of the state does not run. It … Continue reading

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What next?

Island Editorial The Supreme Court has issued an interim order suspending the dissolution of Parliament till Dec. 07. This is not what President Maithripala Sirisena and his allies bargained for. His rivals have declared victory prematurely. People are agog with curiosity; thankfully they remain calm and quiet. The sooner this dispute is brought to an … Continue reading

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