19th February 2015

Draw Examples From The UK Code Of Conduct

19th February 2015 // 0 Comments

Good Governance activist Chandra Jayaratne has written to Minister Karu Jayasuriya, requesting him to review the recently adopted Code of Conduct in the UK with necessary changes, when drafting the Code of Conduct for the local Ministers in a way that it would fit the local context. Jayaratne has asked Jayasuriya in his capacity as the Minister of Democratic Governance to ensure that examples are drawn by the UK Code of Conduct, for the Ministerial Code and the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, which is due to be introduced and implemented under the 100-day program. In his letter, Jayarathne has quoted the foreword of the Ministerial code in UK written by British PM David Cameron noting that his words closely resonate […]

The biggest test of the government, will be on the issue of devolution of power to the Sri Lankan Tamils

19th February 2015 // 0 Comments

President Maithripala Sirisena is always seen clad in the Sinhalese sarong and a long white shirt. A new addition to his wardrobe is a saffron jacket, which his supporters liken to the sleeveless jacket popularised by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, however, loves to dress in suave business suits while courting the global power elite. Their language of choice differs, too. Ranil prefers English, while Sirisena is known for sticking to Sinhalese. Such differences apart, the two leaders are trying to steer Sri Lanka to a stable political landscape, after ousting Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential elections in January. The balancing game between Wickremesinghe and Sirisena is bringing in new protagonists. Sandra Pereira, secretary to Wickremesinghe, is fast emerging as a […]