A highly successful lawyer was once asked why he was not interested in becoming a judge. He had laughed saying, ‘I would rather talk a load of rubbish all day than listen to a load of rubbish’ that Judges have to listen to. That’s their job. And one of the things they have to listen to day in and day out throughout their careers is the oath taken by witnesses to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Whatever else they may have forgotten, this they must remember. It is hard to believe that a Supreme Court Judge could forget this basic element of judicial process, even if he or she knows that those who thus swear don’t always tell the truth.
The allocation of parliamentary seats in the Badulla district has been reduced from 9 to 8 while the 6 seats in the Jaffna district has been increased to 7 based on the 2016 electoral register, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.
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President Maithripala Sirisena said today he was unable to protect those who are found guilty of acts that are not connected to the national security and those who are guilty of killing media persons or sportsmen.
March 29, 2017, 12:00 pm
Sri Lanka is full of heroes. These days we hear about different kind of ‘heroes’ They are known as ‘big match heroes’ First of all, I don’t understand why these matches are known as BIG matches. I do not see anything big about these cricket matches. It is just that two school play a cricket match, they call themselves traditional rivals or whatever and create a hype. Everyone seems to look forward to that match which becomes a big match even the quality of cricket may be below expectations and it may not be real cricket. These big matches have side shows too. Once upon a time these side shows or parades were limited only to few Colombo schools and then it did spread like a disease to out stations schools and they took it to another level , a dangerously low level with unruly behaviour. We have seen ‘hero’ school boys who force themselves in to girls schools and harass teachers and others during the not so big match season. Fortunately for them and unfortunately for the masses its reported in the media and it goes viral. What is the big thing about some students from Mahanama crashing in to Museaus College and screaming ‘Mahanama, Mahanama”
March 29, 2017, 8:43 pm
Floral tributes to the victims of the Mar 22 terror attack are seen on Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament in central London on Mar 26, 2017 – AFP
March 29, 2017, 11:03 pm
By Akitha Perera
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said he would not divide the country, but only devolve power, while retainin its unitary status.
NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa whose condition deteriorated following a hunger strike he commenced seven days ago being taken to the National Hospital, Colombo yesterday. Pic by Kamal Bogoda