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Transparency International Begins Corruption Investigation Against Sri Lanka Chapter

Transparency International Begins Corruption Investigation Against Sri Lanka Chapter

A formal complaint filed from the membership of the Sri Lanka chapter of Transparency International (TISL) regarding serious irregularities and allegations of financial mismanagement within TISL has been referred by the Board of Ethics of TI-Head Office, Berlin to the Chair of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International (TI) for ‘necessary action as […]

A Misguided Proposal To Avoid A Referendum?

By Laksiri Fernando – If we preach democracy, we should practice it. That should be our utmost attempt. If someone fails in those attempts, that may be excused under certain circumstances, primarily on the basis that those would be corrected in the future. Otherwise one should gracefully retire from politics or public life. We are […]

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Dealing With State Involvement Requires Joint UNP-SLFP Solution

By Jehan Perera – The reality that Sri Lanka is a country in transition was brought to the fore once again when the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms presented its final report to the government. Task Force members expected their report to be presented to President Maithripala Sirisena in view of its importance. They […]

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Yahapālanaya Year 3

By Dayan Jayatilleka – As it enters Year 3, the Yahapalana government’s crisis-management option seems to be a return to the worst follies of Mrs. Bandaranaike and JR Jayewardene. It is planning to restore the Criminal Justice Commission, frame the Rajapaksas (including Gotabhaya) and remove their civic rights. This is combination of a Felixian instrument, […]

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Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder Investigation: IGP Awaits Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Approval To Interrogate Gota And Fonseka

Amidst loads of criticism for postponing the Local Government Elections for citing different reasons, the Yahapalanaya government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are both delaying in providing authority to question the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaka and current Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka over the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha […]

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When A Central Bank Governor Speaks Like A Governor

By W.A Wijewardena – When a Governor speaks frankly, the market responds positively When a Governor of a central bank speaks like a Governor, he is sure to receive two types of response. His candid speech will build private citizens’ confidence in central bank actions which in turn helps the Government in power to attain […]

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Tribute To Justice Weeramantry: An Eminent Jurist & A Visionary Par Excellence

By Lukman Harees – Justice C. G. Weeramantry is no more. One of the world’s eminent jurists Sri Lanka has ever produced and a larger-than- life visionary of our time; he ended his eventful sojourn on earth few days ago at the ripe age of 90 in Colombo. Justice Weeramantry was a name that belongs […]

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The Fissures That Lie Beneath

By Uditha Devapriya – Last Friday (December 6), a group of people calling themselves the National Joint Committee (“Jathika Ekabaddha Kamituwa”) met at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute for the launch of Manohara de Silva’s book, Bedumwaadeenge Upaya Marga Ha Vivastha Sanshodana (“The Methods of the Separatists and Constitutional Amendments”). Manohara is a lawyer, a seasoned academic […]

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Justice Weeramantry: A Rare Human Being

By Mass L. Usuf – He was no ordinary lawyer. He was no ordinary judge. He was no ordinary academician. He was no ordinary thinker. He was no ordinary author. He was no ordinary human rights advocate. He was no ordinary environmentalist and this list of extra ordinaries can continue. He was a rare human […]

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