24th August 2018

Sri Lanka’s ex-Chief Justice may have violated constitution

24th August 2018 // 0 Comments

ECONOMYNEXT – Former Chief Justice Sarath Silva may have openly violated constitution by presenting himself as legal counsel for ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa who was questioned by police in connection with the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr. Official sources noted that the police Criminal Investigation Department (CID informed the Mount Lavinia Magistrate that Silva was present as part of the legal team of Rajapaksa when he was questioned at his Wijerama Mawatha home on August 17. Article 110 (3) expressly prohibits retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal from engaging in any form of legal practice. Silva is said to be in breach of this provision when he was present and interjected during Rajapaksa’s questioning. “No person who has held office as […]

Priyanka And I Weren’t Happy About LTTE Chief’s Death: Rahul Gandhi

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“I told my sister Priyanka that I’m not happy,” Rahul Gandhi said on LTTE chief Prabhakaran’s death HAMBURG, GERMANY:  HIGHLIGHTS Rahul Gandhi said he has lost two members of his family to violence I wasn’t happy because I saw myself in his(Prabhakaran’s) children Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber of the LTTE in 1991 Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were not happy after the terror group LTTE’s chief Prabhakaran, who ordered the assassination of his father Rajiv Gandhi, was killed, as they felt “the violence inflicted upon him had impacted others, including his children”. The Congress chief said he has lost two members of his family to violence. “My grandmother (Indira Gandhi) and my […]

Subramanian Swamy met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Medamulana

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India’s ruling BJP party senior member Dr Subramanian Swamy met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Medamulana today. Rajapaksa tweeted saying he was invited by Swamy to speak at an event in New Delhi. “It was a hugely enjoyable trip to South Sri Lanka to meet Fmr SL President Sri Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family. He is a man to be admired for his decisiveness to wipe out LTTE terror and incidentally also soothe India’s hurt feelings due to Rajiv’a assassination by LTTE,” Swamy said. He added that while in Colombo he had a chance meet with former Maldives President Naseed. “He is apprehensive of gross rigging in their forthcoming election. India cannot allow that as a neighbour and also since current usurper President Yamin has humiliated Indians recently. We […]