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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’...


Petition against the establishment of a separate state

By Neville Ladduwahetty   A petition (SC SPL 03/2014) was filed in the Supreme Court claiming that the “aims” and “objects” of the Illankai Thamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) was to establish a separate state under terms of Article 157A (4) of the Constitution. Since the petition has to be judged...