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Sri Lanka state fails in the core business: administration of justice
Date : May - 14

The bench headed by the Chief Justice ruled on the tax exemption in July: “The tax relief granted to JKH was not permissible under the existing Regulations and JKH got an amendment tailor made for its purpose and secured the tax exemption” (CS/FR 209/2007, pp. 60-61). Yet, the respondents in the case that came up for argument in November, including the then BOI Chairman Dhammika Perera, the BOI Chairman when the tax exemption was granted Arjuna Mahendran, and former Commissioner General of Inlan

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The Dam Street Mystery: Will the decapitated head serve justice to the crime?
Date : Mar - 10

Criminology experts believe that in recent times, social media has become one of the direct contributors to such violent crimes. However, no conclusion could be drawn as yet until the dead woman’s decapitated head is found and postmortem examination is completed.

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka
Date : Mar - 02

According to the Cyber Crimes Division (CCD) attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), criminals are using advanced technologies like encryption to stay ahead of the police. Offenders cover their tracks with the help of virtual private networks, which conceal their locations. They publish these posts on the dark web, which is inaccessible to conventional browsers.

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Mass Media & Freedom of Expression
Date : Jan - 22

How do we manage communications in a cyber empowered society?

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Covid-19 burials: Hear the scientists and professionals
Date : Dec - 26

Unlike water and food-borne bacterial illnesses, such as Typhoid and Cholera, which could be carried in stools, Covid-19 is a virus which would not be present in dead cells, so that when the patient is dead the virus also dies. To overcome the remote possibility of contamination, he has suggested to bury the dead in an impermeable wrapping, Prof. Peiris also mentions that the viral load of a dead or dying person is very low, and therefore the possible transmission, too, is very insignificant.

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Creating Sustainable Wealth
Date : Dec - 21

Today, national economies are measured based on their trade. Therefore, what is not traded does not make it to the national income. This was succinctly captured by Nobel winning economist, Economist Paul Samuelson, who joked that if a man marries his maid, GDP falls. A man pays a salary to a maid, but if they marry, then the maid becomes his wife, and no salary is paid. It is not an old-fashioned gender stereotyping, but a harsh criticism of the nature of GDP. It does not see the real value of

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Victoria, hold your water!
Date : Dec - 12

Nothing. But, in the last three months, areas around the Victoria dam in Digana, there have been at least 6 minor tremors. A tremor is the technical term to classify a small earthquake. The first of them was reported on 29th of August, 2020 at 20.32 and it was felt by people living in Haragama, Milapitiya, Anuragama and Kiual-Linda areas of the right bank of the Mahaweli River as well as and dwellers at Ambakote, Aluthwatte and Kengalla areas of the left bank of the river. Around the world, an e

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Prison riots, human rights and impunity
Date : Dec - 05

Prisons have existed in our country for many centuries. But the modern-day prison system has been introduced by the British. Department of prisons was established in 1844 by an ordinance (Act no 18 of 1844). The prisons are established to keep persons who are waiting to go on trial, or for execution or exile, or until a fine or a debt is paid. They are called remand prisoners. Occasionally, individuals who posed a particular threat to the state might be deprived of their liberty for a long perio

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UNHRC Sessions In March 2021: Duty To Ensure Accountability & Justice
Date : Dec - 01

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s speech on 18th November 2019 at the Ruwanwelisaya Buddhist Temple in Anuradapura has sealed the fate of Tamils lock, stock and barrel without any room for reconciliation, accountability and justice, As he stated, he has reinforced his power and position as a President by his Sinhala Buddhist people to serve the interests of the Sinhala Buddhists as a Sinhala Buddhist President while deserting and allowing the Tamils and Muslims to live as citizens outside the mains

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Budgeting with a Results-based Management Approach
Date : Nov - 28

If anything is desired about the resource strained budgets in Sri Lanka is prudence and direction. It is said that if you do not know where you are going, any road will take you there. This lack of direction is what Results-Based development Management (RBM)is supposed to avoid. It is about choosing a direction and destination first, deciding on the route and intermediary stops required to get there, checking progress against a map and making course adjustments as required in order to achieve th

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