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“Govt. Responsible For Implications On Country Following Impeachment” – Gomin

There is more imbalance than balance under the current system Senior lawyer Gomin Dayasri says that the procedure presently in force would not grant the Chief Justice a fair trial in the probe on the impeachment motion against her. He noted that the judiciary alone could not maintain the balance of power unless the legislature [...]

WELIKADA: Justice Denied ?

By Faraz Shauketaly The mother of Wijaya Rohana alias ‘Gundu’ believes the death of her son in Welikada prison recently was not accidental. M. Siriyawathi says that her son called her from a mobile telephone at around 8 p.m. and told her about what was going on inside Colombo’s prison complex. ‘Gundu’ had told her [...]

Lou Ching Wong On Creativity & Common Sense

By Raisa Wickrematunge Pictures by Pavithra Jovan de Mello Lou Ching Wong was always one of the best artists in his batch at Royal College. ‘If there was something creative to be done, I would always be summoned. Even at a small age, I would come up with creative ideas,’ Lou Ching reminisces.   click [...]

Opposition Warns Of Deeper Rift

By Niranjala Ariyawansha The opposition has warned of a deeper rift developing between the judiciary and legislature after parliament had last week ignored a request by the Supreme Court to postpone the impeachment hearing on Chief Justice Shirani Banadaranayake. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that when the late Anura Bandaranayake was the Speaker of [...]

GoSL Suppresses Borrowing Costs

When banks are offering interest rates of between 14-15% on three months deposits, it beats the living daylights how the weighted average yield (WAY) of the 91 day (three months) Treasury (T) Bill crawled up by a mere seven basis points (bps) to 10.74% at Wednesday’s T Bill auction, a market source told this newspaper. [...]

Project 2 Electtronika Goes Live

Sri Lanka’s first all electronic techno/house band launch Project 2 Electtronika Sri Lanka’s first all electronic techno/house band that specializes in the genres of trance, electro, dub step, house and electronic body music (EBM) to name a few. The artistes that make up Electtronika are synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers and synth bass, with the combination [...]

DOUGLAS DEVANANDA’S Budget Speech And The Tamil National Alliance

By Prof S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole Minister Douglas Devananda’s speech on the budget on the 17th was a defence of the government’s record in the North and an anti-TNA diatribe. His claims are worth an internal TNA review for its own edification. The pacifist S. J. V. Chelvanayagam’s Federal Party is the senior partner in [...]

Taurian Iro Held On To Funds For 4 Months

USD 8.8 million coal exchanged for poor quality By Faraz Shauketaly A disastrous piece of strategy ostensibly designed to save Lanka Coal and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) from a potential loss running into several millions of dollars, has now boomeranged causing the Lanka Coal Company and the CEB to resort to completely unheard of [...]

NEGOMBO Of Fish, Forts And Catamarans

By Raisa Wickrematunge Pictures by Pavithra Jovan De Mello Just one and a half hours away from Colombo, Negombo is a popular weekend getaway town for tourists and locals alike. A fishing town, it has stretches of sandy beach (sadly, a little polluted in some spots). It is also known as ‘Little Rome,’ so-called partly [...]

I Have Not Been Approached – Peiris

Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris says he has not been approached for the post of Chief Justice in the event the current Chief Justice is removed. Responding to a question posed by The Sunday Leader, Peiris said he has never given thought to seeking to be appointed as the Chief Justice. There were reports in [...]

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