Monthly Archives: November 2012


Impeachment: Rule of Law and Independence of the Judiciary

The Preamble to the 1978 Constitution sets out the Mandate given by the Sovereign People to assure to all peoples FREEDOM, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS and THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY, as the intangible heritage that guarantees the dignity and well being of succeeding generations of the Peoples of Sri Lanka. Significantly “Justice” and […]

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By Elmore Perera, Attorney-at-Law | Published on November 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Sri Lanka’s government has shown it can dispose of obstacles to its path without delay

Passing judgement
The process of impeaching Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has commenced in earnest. The Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate and pass judgment on her has been appointed with a 7-4 government majority and consists of very senior government and opposition members. It has been very prompt in serving the charges against her. The Chief Justice […]

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By Dr. Jehan Perera | Published on November 19, 2012 at 3:43 am

Sri Lanka’s potentials for a dynamic economy

Stéphanie Magalage participated in the French-Sri Lankan Diaspora Youth Workshop “Post-War Reconciliation Dialogue for a Sustainable Peace”, which took place in Paris, on October 27th, 2012, as a panelist on the theme “Towards an effective and sustainable economic development”. The event was organized by What’s Next!, an independent forum comprising of post-graduates and young professionals of […]

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By Staff Correspondent | Published on November 19, 2012 at 3:22 am

Sri Lanka stock market flooded with LTTE blood money – Mangala

“As I said on the floor of this house last week, during the adjournment debate on KP Pathmanathan there are reasonable grounds to believe that part of the black money which has flooded into the stock market in Colombo as well as some of the FDI in Colombo is LTTE blood money. In fact, it […]

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By Mangala Samaraweera | Published on November 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

UN has a second chance to right wrongs on Sri Lanka

Getting away with murder
THERE is little doubt that in 2009 the government of Sri Lanka pulled off one of the nastiest episodes of mass killing since the Rwandan genocide – and got away with it. Tens of thousands of civilians were massacred, with barely a trickle of Syria-like imagery emerging from the battle zone.
In a […]

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By Gordon Weiss | Published on November 18, 2012 at 7:45 am

Autonomy within unitary structure paradoxical – Peter Schalk

(Tamilnet)
Sri Lanka’s ambassador in France, Dayan Jayatilleke, calling for “autonomy within a unitary structure,” at a seminar in Paris earlier this month was a political-populist statement, responded Professor Emeritus Peter Schalk, who participated the seminar arranged by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). A unitary structure excludes autonomy. A social scientist would not have […]

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By | Published on November 18, 2012 at 4:28 am

After the guns fell silent…

“We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from.” – Jose Marti
Remember the day
Remember the day, May 18, 2009? The […]

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By Vishnuguptha | Published on November 18, 2012 at 4:09 am

It’s Not Mahinda vs Shirani; It’s the Rajapaksas vs the Rest

“For the Rajapaksas and for the rest of us, the impeachment is the Rubicon. Once this is crossed, there will be no turning back, and barring a miracle, Lankans will have to become resigned to a seemingly endless Rajapaksa future. Realistically the options before us will be reduced to servitude, death/imprisonment or exile. Vellupillai Pirapaharan did […]

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By Tisaranee Gunasekara | Published on November 18, 2012 at 3:38 am

Cameron urged to boycott 2013 Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka

An influential group of MPs has urged David Cameron to boycott a Commonwealth summit in
Sri Lanka over human rights abuses.
The Foreign Affairs Committee said the decision to hold the Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo next year was “wrong”.
The call came in a report on the future of the Commonwealth, which delivered a wider warning […]

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By Staff Correspondent | Published on November 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

Read the full Internal Review Panel Report

 
 

Interestingly please note that on P11 a sentence is blacked out. But they haven’t erased the underlying data. So by using copy and paste you can extract and read the redacted sentence

” several USG participants and the RC did not stand by the casualty numbers, saying that the data were ‘not verified’. Participants in the meeting questioned […]

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By | Published on November 15, 2012 at 2:19 am


Issues

justice

Impeachment: Rule of Law and Independence of the Judiciary

The Preamble to the 1978 Constitution sets out the Mandate given by the Sovereign People to assure to all peoples FREEDOM, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN ...

Issues

Sri Lanka’s government has shown it can dispose of obstacles to its path without delay

Passing judgement The process of impeaching Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has commenced in earnest. The Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate and pass judgment on her has ...

Opinion

Sri Lanka’s potentials for a dynamic economy

Stéphanie Magalage participated in the French-Sri Lankan Diaspora Youth Workshop “Post-War Reconciliation Dialogue for a Sustainable Peace”, which took place in Paris, on October 27th, ...

Issues

Sri Lanka stock market flooded with LTTE blood money – Mangala

“As I said on the floor of this house last week, during the adjournment debate on KP Pathmanathan there are reasonable grounds to believe that ...

Human Rights

UN has a second chance to right wrongs on Sri Lanka

Getting away with murder THERE is little doubt that in 2009 the government of Sri Lanka pulled off one of the nastiest episodes of mass killing ...

Issues

Dayan

Autonomy within unitary structure paradoxical – Peter Schalk

(Tamilnet) Sri Lanka’s ambassador in France, Dayan Jayatilleke, calling for “autonomy within a unitary structure,” at a seminar in Paris earlier this month was a political-populist ...

Issues

The body of slain Tiger supremo Pirapaharan carried in triumph by Sri Lankan troops.

After the guns fell silent…

“We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created ...

Issues

Mahinda Rajapaksa with First last Shiranthi and son Namal with current CJ. (File photo)

It’s Not Mahinda vs Shirani; It’s the Rajapaksas vs the Rest

“For the Rajapaksas and for the rest of us, the impeachment is the Rubicon. Once this is crossed, there will be no turning back, and ...

News

David Cameron

Cameron urged to boycott 2013 Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka

An influential group of MPs has urged David Cameron to boycott a Commonwealth summit in David Cameron Sri Lanka over human rights abuses. The Foreign Affairs Committee said ...

Report

Charles Petrie who headed the Internal Review Panel with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. File photo

Read the full Internal Review Panel Report

  Charles Petrie who headed the Internal Review Panel with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. File photo   Interestingly please note that on P11 a sentence is ...