Monthly Archives: November 2018

Mr. President, be a statesman even at this late hour!

By Ameen Izzadeen As Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis deepens, whatever ways-out political analysts may propose, only a principled solution is desirable and should be called for. This is because the health of the country’s democracy depends on a rule-based order, … Continue reading

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Checks and balances: Lanka’s Magna Carta moment

By Ameen Izzadeen On a positive note, the current political crisis in Sri Lanka can be the country’s Magna Carta moment to chart a course to the pinnacle of democracy. The developments since President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26 sacked … Continue reading

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MPs’ defections a betrayal of the voters

By Ameen Izzadeen An elderly gentleman, a United National Party supporter, cast his preference vote for a teledrama actress who contested the 2010 parliamentary elections from the UNP, for he felt she was being unfairly vilified by the then government … Continue reading

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Geopolitical implications of Lanka’s political crisis

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s democratic process, which suffered a devastating blow last Friday, is likely to be on the reverse gear in the coming months and years. The pre-2015 regime seems to be moving hell and earth to re-establish … Continue reading

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