Saturday, 18th April 2015

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  • Immediately implementable and suitable electoral reforms
There is the very high probability that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution would face a favourable response in the immediate future, after having given due consideration to the verdict of the Supreme Court, the constructive views of all politicians, and the concerned public, which express the expectations and the pulse of the adult citizens of Sri Lanka . Quite rightly the revision of the Electoral System is expected to be tabled along with the 19th Amendment. While indicating the basic considerations for three different options being mooted, since time is an immediate constraint, along...
  • Another red light ahead for Rajapaksa
When the Sri Lankan President’s motorcade encounters a red light now on the streets of the capital, Colombo, it does something unthinkable just months ago. It stops and waits for a green signal. The convoy itself is much smaller than it once was, down to three or four cars and two motorcycles from the as many as 16 cars and numerous outriders that sped through this port city until the man at the center of the procession, the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa encountered an unexpected red light on Jan. 8, says Nikhil Kumar, the South Asia Bureau Chief of TIME, in his interview with President...
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