thesundayleader.lk 24 05 2014 Modi’s First Hurdle Over Sri Lanka “India’s prime Minister elect Narendra Modi faced his first political hurdle over Sri Lanka” India’s Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi faced his first political hurdle overSri Lanka. It began with his decision to inviteSri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other heads of state of the SAARC region for the Indian Prime Minister’s swearing in ceremony which will take place on Monday. As the news of the invitations broke out, Tamil Nadu political parties declared war on Narendra Modi expressing their…
dailymirror.lk 26th april 2014  Third abortive Diaspora-backed attempt to revive the LTTE “Mazhai Nindraalum Thooral Nitkavillai”is a saying in Tamil meaning Though the rain has ceased the drizzle is not over. In similar vein, the recent attempt by tiger elements to revive the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has been foiled by the security apparatus but mopping-up efforts in the country continue. The deaths of Theiveegan, Appan and Gobi in the Northern jungles have virtually ended the LTTE revival project in Sri Lanka but security sleuths are actively engaged…
thesundayleader.lk 24 04 2014   Administrative Failure In The North NPC driving or being driven towards failure of administrative machinery? By Austin Fernando As Secretaries we have worked with Ministers with different attitudes, behaviour, outlooks etc., and had different opinions. But, I have not heard of any Secretary challenging his Minister in Courts on fundamental rights (FRs), like a brave Chief Secretary (CS) who has done so recently. I have no access to the case brief, so this writing has no relevance to the case. Nevertheless, media reports indicate the…
dailymirror.lk TUESDAY, 04 MARCH 2014 10:08  by C V Vivvekananthan Attorney at law Is 13th Amendment INDIGENOUS? The political analysts in Sri Lanka advance a theory that our 1978 Constitution has homegrown roots from our own soil and not imported from any other country. Some of them are so proud to claim that the entire fabric of the Constitution is adumbrated with the principle of constitutional autochthony. It is strongly aired in the media that 13th Amendment to the Constitution is not autochthony. Even the Opinion Poll of the public…
thesundayleader.lk 23 02 2014 By Jehan Perera  Govt. Needs To Act On Northern Chief Minister’s Recommendations It is clear that something has gone seriously wrong with governance in Sri Lanka. This is seen in the disempowerment of people at all levels of society. Those at the community level find that they cannot get their needs met in their interactions with the government bureaucracy. At the provincial level, the authorities find that they are powerless in the face of the central government. Now at the national level too, the government leadership…