There are two schools of thought here: natural law and legal positivism. Those who profess natural law argue that the link between law and morality is incontrovertible and inextricable.  In other words, the relationship is not contingent.  by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne       The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to...
The fact is that the Jawaharlal Nehru not only kept silent but also virtually recognized the occupation of Tibet by China. If he would not combat China on the Tibetan issue, he could have atleast refrained from providing recognition for China’s occupation of Tibet. by N.S.Venkataraman ( January 20, 2018, Chennai,...
Mahinda Rajapaksa impeached the CJ who didn’t give the decision he wanted. Maithripala Sirisena accepted the Supreme Court’s ruling with as much good grace as possible. The difference between the two reactions is neither technical nor negligible. by Tisaranee Gunasekara “The travails of the mountains lie behind us. Before us lie the...
Sri Lanka we all know will not be alone in tackling injustice and the demands of its common citizens. Everything does take time to make an effective impact on the perceptions of the “samaniya janathawa” by Victor Cherubim ( December 10, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) A person who dreams big...
Exclusive The cost of a ship intended to be bought from Russia > three ships in an open market by Nilantha Ilangamuwa ( September 3, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) A rancid and whiffy deal after deal; nothing small but all of them are multi million worth commission which are directly filling...
The idea of human rights has been around for millennia. The Declaration broke new ground by proclaiming a set of ‘universal human rights’, rights which all of us are entitled to as human beings. by Nelum Deepika Udagama ( December 10, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “All human beings are born...
With sound policymaking, effective leadership, and enough foresight, however can meet and defeat the challenges as well as the many more to come in the New Year 2018. by Anwar A. Khan ( December 31, 2017, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) If we are human beings, we probably use the beginning of...
Tibet has been grievously wronged and as yet, even after several decades, there is no sign that Tibet will regain it’s old glory and become an independent country, for the Tibetans to live with their cherished values. by N.S.Venkataraman ( January 7, 2018, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) I am not a...
The polarized politics of the Middle East further erodes the possibility of resolving the conflict. In 2002, the Saudis proposed a peace plan: If Israel made peace with the Palestinians, the Arab states would normalize relations with it. by James L. Gelvin ( January 8, 2018, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) It’s...
“WE ARE like dogs in the street, while your men occupy our homes,” read one of the banners strung up by Tamil protesters, mostly women in saris and ragged children. They had been camping for more than a month in a jumble of makeshift tents on a baking, dusty...
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