The Sunday Leader

An Axe On Democracy

The UN Panel Is Presumptious — Human Rights Comm. Chief By Raisa Wickrematunge The UN Advisory Panel report has certainly caused its share of buzz. While opining that there could be some meat to the war crimes allegations, the report also claimed there was a lack of “comprehensive accountability.” In particular, the UN pointed at [...]

LLRC Silent On UN Panel’s Claim That It Is Flawed

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) remains non committal about references made to it being “deeply flawed” in the report by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka. The LLRC has maintained its silence while commencing work on the first draft of its final [...]

Suppression Of The 17th Amendment: Cause Of Current Chaos

By Mandana Ismail – Abeywickrema The introduction of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution in place of the 17th Amendment has legitimised impunity by the government and resulted in the politicising of the public service in the country. The passing of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution in 2001 was considered a significant step towards [...]

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