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Cash Strapped RTI Commission To Be Flooded With Appeals And Training Requests

Cash Strapped RTI Commission To Be Flooded With Appeals And Training Requests

The Right To Information (RTI) Commission which came into effect early in late December 2016 will soon face a major crisis. Despite the body being seriously cash-strapped, appeals from information requests submitted to Public Authorities will start pouring in by end of this month. Since February 3rd, when the RTI Act was operationalised across the […]

Thomas More’s Advice On War & Peace: Part IX

By Laksiri Fernando –  “There is nothing more inglorious than that glory that is gained by war.” – Thomas More When it comes to conflicts, humans are more brutal than animals, and ‘war’ is the perfect example for this situation. War might become an unavoidable necessity under certain circumstances, but that is not a reason […]

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Appraisal Of Seven Embroilments: Mid-Term Grading Of Sirisena-Ranil Duumvirate

By Kumar David – A review of where this government has arrived at, as we approach its mid-term point, will have to be done in segments. Today I will deal with seven controversial embroilments originating in the first span of the Sirisena-Ranil (S&R) duumvirate. In the order in which they surfaced they are:- Sidelining the […]

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CBK, War Crimes & The Rule Of Law

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – It is reported that President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) has stated that there is no need for a war crimes probe and that the need is for a new constitution. It is a major flipflop for someone who publicly cried at the Justice K. Palakidnar Memorial Oration on 24.07.2011 […]

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