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Unjust personal laws foster gender discrimination in Sri Lanka

The discriminating status of women under the personal laws existing in the Sri Lankan legal system has awakened special concern of the CEDAW Committee, which has asked the government to repeal all discriminatory provisions in the personal laws, writes PunsaraAmarasinghe for South Asia Monitor.

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Bilateral trade and economic diplomacy: The future of Indo-Sri Lanka economic initiatives

The emergence of Indian foreign policies (IFPs) such as the Neighbourhood First policy, has provided a pathway to promote economic integration among the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

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Why Constitutional reform is a threat

The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution is considered the first constitutional reform effected under Yahapalanaya Government. Reducing Presidential Immunity to some extent, making President responsible to the Parliament, restricting number of terms a person can be elected

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Walking the talk

A landmark was created in the country's political history concerning the question of tackling corruption, with decisive action emanating from the Head of State that assuredly would see the slaying of the hydra headed monster of bribery, corruption, sleaze and intrigue in the upper echelons of political power, that has been eating into the country's vitals since the dawn of Independence.

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Appoint Commission for Wilpattu

Issues surrounding the Wilpattu National Park encroachment have reached an all-time high with the Auditor General's Department report that was released earlier this month. The matter which went under cryosleep and forced on the ice, like every other subject in the country, saw resurgence, last week, with several events.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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