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About ameenizzadeen

journalist and global justice activist

Lanka on judicial cliffhanger: A lesson from Pakistan

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s constitutional coup or crisis, as the case may be, has an eerie similarity to a constitutional coup that took place in Pakistan in 1953 – and the evolution of that country’s judiciary – from servility … Continue reading

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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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May God save Islam from anti-democracy rulers!

In the Middle East, democracy should be what an oasis is to a desert. But the irony is while Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, who is turning out to be the chief suspect in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, holds … Continue reading

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Khashoggi killing: We can’t worship God and money

The United States and Britain killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq and faced no punishment. China has sent one million of its Uyghur population to forced ‘brainwashing’ camps and dismisses with contempt worldwide criticism. Saudi Arabia massacres … Continue reading

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