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  • Powers of President under 19A

    Powers of President under 19A

    By Neville Ladduwahetty
    (Courtesy of The Island)

    According to a media report, the former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking during the adjournment debate on a new Constitution is reported to have stated: ‘this country could not move forward without clearing up …

  • The 20th amendment

    The 20th amendment

    (Courtesy of The Island)

    These clear and distinct provisions illustrate that the sovereignty of the People were to be exercised by separate and distinct organs of government namely, the Legislature and the Executive, both elected by the People. What the …

  • The forthcoming UNGA sessions

    The forthcoming UNGA sessions

    According to media reports President Sirisena is planning to attend the forthcoming 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, where he hopes to use the opportunity presented to amend the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 co-sponsored by the government. General Assembly sessions …

  • A Fresh Aproach To Devolution

    A Fresh Aproach To Devolution

    The Island of August 11, 2018 reports an attempt by State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Wasantha Senanayake, “to overcome (the) devolution impasse”. The main thrust of his approach is to repeal the 13th Amendment and devolve power to District Councils. …