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Amendment To The Code Of Criminal Procedure Act: HRCSL Sets Out Its Recommendation

Amendment To The Code Of Criminal Procedure Act: HRCSL Sets Out Its Recommendation

The Human Rights Commission has written to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe conveying its concerns about the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013. In the letter the Commission sets out its recommendation to ensure legislative compliance with human rights standards. We publish below the letter in […]

SL Thrills US By Agreeing To Co-Sponsor UNHRC Resolution Again

“The United States is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the resolution,” the U.S. Department of State said today. Issuing a statement today U.S. State Department said: “On Monday, March 13 at the UN Human Rights Council the United States and other members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Core Group […]

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Who Is A Public Intellectual?

By Rohan Samarajiva – Dr Siri Gamage has raised some important questions worthy of broader discussion: . . . especially before Presidential or Parliamentary elections, some university academics affiliated with major political parties appear on stage or in press conferences as ‘intellectuals’. Does the media use this term correctly? Who are the intellectuals? What should be […]

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Probe Against Perpetual Treasuries: Police On Snooze Mode

The Police appear to be on snooze mode despite a formal complaint seeking an investigation into Central Bank’s Primary Dealer Perpetual Treasuries for its alleged involvement in the Treasury Bond scam, committed during the tenure of ex-Governor Arjuna Mahendran, a close associate of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Highly placed sources claimed that a formal complaint […]

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Response To Mahinda Rajapaksa: Shame On You, Mahinda, Shame!!!

By Mangala Samaraweera – On 13 March 2017 the former President of our country, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, issued a media release titled “Constitutional and legal reforms to destroy the nation”. My initial inclination, when confronted with statements as inaccurate, inflammatory and erroneous as those contained in the media release issued by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, is […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Sajeeda Darwes – I studied at Girls High School Kandy and currently I’m a 4th year medical student at SAITM. I passed my G.C.E Ordinary level exam with 10 A’s. I faced my Advanced Level examination in 2011 from Kandy district and I got an A pass for Chemistry and 2 B passes for […]

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