22nd  December 2002, Volume 9, Issue 23

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Focus shifts to constitution making

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti

With the conclusion of the third round of peace talks in Oslo, the government has announced that a new constitution accommodating extensive power sharing within a federal system is needed to complete the exercise, one that would be a radically different instrument to that of the 

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The festive spirit has taken over the country which has savoured the once unthinkable luxury of peace for one full year. Streets have been lit up all over Colombo and Christmas carolling groups have been touring Jaffna by night. After a prolonged period, Santa Claus it seems is bestowing his goodies on the country at last. Quite in tune, this plastic Santa was caught beckoning revellers near the colourfully lit roundabout near St. Bridget’s Convent, Col.  7

Photo by Buddika Weerasinghe


Call for “Independent” Muslim representation

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti  

The eastern based Muslim politicians are demanding the inclusion of  “distinct and independent” Muslim representation at the next round of peace talks if the government intends retaining Ports Development Minister Rauf Hakeem as a permanent member of the government peace negotiating team.  

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The price

of justice

By Frederica Jansz

That Sri Lanka's judiciary is rotten to the core has been bared following a heated controversy that erupted last week between Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva and two district court judges who were also heading the Judicial Services Association of Sri Lanka (JSASL).

A row over the annual general conference of the judiciary has resulted in the Judicial Services Commission being split into two, with one group pledging loyalty to the Chief Justice (CJ) and another, comprising two district judges, filing a fundamental rights application against the CJ.  

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