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Govt. has accepted ICJ’s jurisdiction over Sri Lanka

by SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA   At the on-going September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...

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Unbecoming of a Field Marshal – GSLF

The Global Sri Lanka Forum (GSLF) has flayed Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka for his allegations against former Army Commander General Jagath Jayasuriya. The following is the full text of the statement issued by Ranjith Soysa on behalf of the GSLF: “The statement of the Minister Sarath Fonseka...

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‘New constitution a must’: A reply to Friday Forum

By Sugath Samarasinghe   This is a response to the letter to the Editor published in the Opinion page of The Island of August 22, 2017 titled New constitution a must .   I do not agree with the opening statement of the Friday Forum which states:   “The peoples’...