That ‘political hot potato’ of the CTA

Verbal gymnastics indulged in by Sri Lankan politicians in respect of the draft Counter Terrorism Act (CTA), now before Parliament awaiting amendments from the sectoral oversight committee, are vastly entertaining in truth. The ‘political hot potato’ Unlikely champions of constitutional rights are emerging from the Rajapaksa-led opposition. This week, the de…

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UNP backs out of National Govt bid; President slams CC and Human Rights Council

Simmering tensions between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Constitutional Council (CC) chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya came to the fore this week, in Parliament, while the United National Front (UNF) abruptly put-off its controversial motion to establish a ‘National Government’ with the sole MP representing the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress…

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