Tagged with Sri Lanka

A letter to my homeland

By Sabene Gomes (Daily FT) Sri Lanka, I was a mere baby when I left you. Being so young back then has meant that I have no memories of the time where you were a permanent feature of my life.  I moved to another nation only two years into my existence but leaving you has … Continue reading

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Law and the lowest of the low

Island Editorial The lowest of the low in politics, engaged in a ruthless power struggle, have become a major headache for the public and the judiciary. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) was looking into 12 petitions against the dissolution of Parliament at the time of writing. It is heartening that both sides … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s democracy in peril

By Professor S W R de A Samarasinghe (Island) President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Sri Lanka’s parliament on November 9, 2018. Media reports suggest that he disregarded the opinion of the Attorney General who had pointed that it was a violation of the Constitution. This event is organically connected to the sacking of Prime Minister Ranil … Continue reading

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My3 has left the people in the lurch

President Made His Own Government Ungovernable; We, The People Are The Biggest Losers! (Colombo Telegraph, Original Title) By Hema Senanayake (Colombo Telegraph) Hema Senanayake Now, the forecasted GDP growth is less than 4% which is well below the expectation. The country is in a severe debt crisis which led to an unstable domestic currency, the rupee. What … Continue reading

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UNHRC: Sri Lanka – Yes; Yemen – No

Sunday Times Editorial The sword of Damocles continues to hang over Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Despite the main co-sponsor of Resolution 30/1 pulling out of the Council on grounds of “political bias” against Israel, other Western countries, notably Britain and Germany have weighed in to continue with the … Continue reading

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