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International HR Law Experts Refer Sri Lanka To ICC, If It Continues To Act In Bad Faith

International HR Law Experts Refer Sri Lanka To ICC, If It Continues To Act In Bad Faith

Within hours after Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s address to the UN Human Rights Council, a group of well renowned international Law experts have recommended Sri Lanka be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). “If Sri Lanka continues in bad faith and/or fail to take significant steps towards implementing the word and spirit of the […]

Stop Deadlock In Medical Education

By Somapala Gunadheera – The SAITM crisis has brought normal medical education in this country to a standstill. Students studying medicine in the medical faculties have absented themselves from lectures from the beginning of this year, as a protest against the decision to award medical degrees to SAITM products that they claim to be unqualified […]

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සයිටම් ප‍්‍රශ්නය සයිටම් ආයතනයට එහා ගිය ප‍්‍රශ්නයක් වන්නේ මන්ද යත්

රංග ජයසූරිය – ප‍්‍රශ්නයට අදාළ සියලූ පාර්ශ්ව සමග සාකච්ඡා කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව මාලබේ සයිටම් අධ්‍යාපනික ආයතනය පිළිබඳ තීරණයක් ගන්නා බව මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා කියයි. සමහර විට, කළ යුතුව ඇති නිවැරදි දෙය වන්නේ, ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයෙන් වෙනස් තීන්දුවක් නොදෙන්නේ නම්, දැනට අධිකරණයෙන් දී තිබෙන විනිශ්චය කි‍්‍රයාත්මක කිරීමයි. විවේචකයන් සුළු පිරිසකගේ ඝෝෂාවක් සමනය කිරීම සඳහා නීතිය වෙනස් කිරීම හෝ නීතියක් […]

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Muslim Feminists, Anti-Reformists, The MMDA & The Ground Realities

By Sabra Zahid – The anti- reformist sections within the Muslim community, in relation to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), allege that the “Muslim feminists are stirring issues” “asking for all sorts of things”, “making a mountain out of a molehill”, “want to change the Shariah“, and other accusations. They also allege that […]

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Planning For Less Hospitals

By Ranil Senanayake – “I would like to see less hospitals, as a consequence of public health being less compromised.” What an enlightened statement! The President suggested these goals in his speech the other day in a marked contrast to those seeking to sell our well-being and our children’s well being for their greed and […]

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India’s Vicarious Involvement In Sri Lanka’s ‘Tamil Question’ – Merger Of North & East Or Not

By Vishwamithra1984 – “Man is like a rope: both break at a definite strain…the solution is not splicing the rope; it’s lessening the tension.” ~Jack Vance We may need India’s backing in the international arena in time to come. We may need India’s help to persuade the more extreme elements in the Tamil leadership community to […]

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