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A tribute to Judge C. G. Weeramantry


Judge Weeramantry is with us no longer. He passed away in the evening of the 5th January. Perhaps, he felt 90th year of his birth, after serving humanity for so long, was the right time to part. But for those of us who knew him closely and dearly and cherished ...

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Hambantota port agrrment harmful for Country – JO


Eight Members of the Joint Opposition have written to President Maithripala Sirisena appealing to him to scuttle the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Framework Agreement signed between the government and the China Merchant Ports Holding Company on the management of the Hambantota port. “As far as we know, no proper valuation ...

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2017 year of toppling the government!


Former  President Mahinda Rajapaksa said here on Thursday, that India is silent over the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government’s unmistakable tilt towards China probably because it has been promised control over Trincomalee and Kankesanthurai harbors and the Palaly airport in the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern provinces to balance China’s control over Hambantota harbor. ...

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Trial by jury not suitable for politically sensitive cases


Trial by jury is not suitable for politically sensitive cases in which the defendants are Security Forces personnel and the victims seeking justice are from a minority community, says the leading Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and Member of Parliament, M.A.Sumanthiran. “Given the consistent pattern of the juries acquitting the accused ...

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2017 September is critical to Unity Government


Minister and SLFP media spokesman Dilan Perera said that SLFP Central Committee (CC) is expected to review the performance of the government in September next year and decide whether to remain further in the unity government or leave if not satisfied. A lot of water had passed under the bridge since ...

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