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18th Amendment – News and Views

English language Articles appeared in media in Sri Lanka and abroad  on  the 18  Amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka

  1. Proposed 18th Amendment To The Sri Lankan Constitution (Full Text) -

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/03/proposed-18th-amendment-to-the-sri-lankan-constitution-full-text/

  2. Full text of Supreme Court judgement on 18th Amendment

    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/10/for-the-record-full-text-of-supreme-court-judgement-on-18th-amendment/

    Positions of Political Parties

  3. President defends 18th Amendment

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/front-page-news/20759-president-defends-18th-amendment-.html

  4. Ranil denies claim

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/6379-ranil-denies-presidents-claim.html

  5. Chandrika Kumaratunga Condemns The 18th Amendment

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/chandrika_kumaratunga_condemns.html#more

  6. 18th amendment is submission to autocracy; The ugly urgency tells all says Mano Ganesan

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/18th_amendment_is_submission_t.html#more

  7. Full Text -‘T.N.A cannot support the Eighteenth Amendment as presently constituted’

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/full_text_position_of_the_tami.html#more

  8. We oppose but support – Vasu (left parties)

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/front-page-news/20752-et-tu-vasu-.html

  9. (Left) Move condemned by section of LSSP
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/6391-move-condemned.html
  10. 18th CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT:”How Can This Bill be Urgent – TNA

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/18th_constitutional_amendmenth.html#more

  11. A govt viewpoint on why the 18th Amendment to the Constitution is necessary

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/a_govt_viewpoint_on_why_the_18.html#more

  12. 18th Constitutional Amendment has twelve objectives – Basil Rajapksha – GOSL

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/18th_constitutional_amendment_1.html

  13. Mahendra Percival Rajapaksa is now the King of Sri Lanka by Mangala Samaraweera

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/mahendra_percival_rajapaksa_is.html

  14. “Priority to win the economic war to eliminate poverty” LSSP statement on the 18th Amendment to the Constitution

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/09/priority-to-win-economic-war-to.html

  15. Editorials
  16. Hail Caesar - 05 Sep 2010 Sunday Times  editorial -  http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100905/Editorial.html
  17. The Death Of A Nation - 05 Sep. 2010 Sunday Leader editorial- http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/the-death-of-a-nation/comment-page-1/#comment-78305
  18. Our futures amended -05 September 2010 Lakbima English Editorial

    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/archvi/lakbimanews_10_09_05/editorial.htm

  19. Where do we go from here - Editorial, The Sunday Times, 12.09.2010

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100912/Editorial.html

  20. Rolling up the electoral map? – Editorial Tha Sunday Island 12.09.2010

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=news-section&page=news-section&code_title=69

  21. WHO TAKES THE RAP? editorial, Lakbima English 12.09.2010

    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/editorial.htm

  22. Now it’s President’s turn to do the rest, Editorial,The Nation, 12/09/2010

    http://www.nation.lk/2010/09/12/edit.htm

  23. Civil society and media
  24. The constitution reforms condemned by academics

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/09/constitution-reforms-condemned-by.html

  25. OPA expresses “deep concern’’ on 18th Amendment

    http://www.lankamagazine.com/2010/09/04/opa-expresses-deep-concern%E2%80%99%E2%80%99-on-18th-amendment

  26. Sri Lanka civil society organizations oppose constitutional changehttp://www.lankabusinessonline.com/fullstory.php?nid=1050917897
  27. Constitutional Dictatorship : Reaping the war dividend By Dr. Kumar David – http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=5924
  28. Anglican Bishop: 18th Amendment will lead to destructive erosion of democracyhttp://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32533
  29. TISL concerned with proposed Amendment -http://www.tisrilanka.org/?p=5989
  30. The constitutional amendment legalizes power of goons – Tilvin Silva – http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6559:the-constitutional-amendment-legalizes-power-of-goons–tilvin-silva&catid=34:lead-news&Itemid=50
  31. A timeline of duplicity: Promises to abolish the Executive Presidencyhttp://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/05/a-timeline-of-duplicity-promises-to-abolish-the-executive-presidency/
  32. Resisting the Loss of Citizenship in Sri Lankahttp://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/06/resisting-the-loss-of-citizenship-in-sri-lanka/#more-4013
  33. The 18th Amendment: Constitutional Reform as the Consolidation of Power . by Dr. P. Saravanamuttu – http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/04/the-18th-amendment-constitutional-reform-as-the-consolidation-of-power/#more-3991
  34. Outrageous process and substance: The proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution - Rohan Edirisnghe http://www.groundviews.org/201
  35. Sri Lanka President says 18th Amendment will dilute some powers of the Executive Presidency -
    http://www.colombopage.com/archive_10B/Sep06_1283788279CH.php0/09/01/outrageous-process-and-substance-the-proposed-18th-amendment-to-the-constitution/#more-3945
  36. The 18th Amendment Destroying Democracy By Manipulation Of The Democratic Process Itself -

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1009/S00068/sri-lanka-the-18th-amendment-destroying-democracy.htm

  37. 18th amendment will lead to a dictatorship – Karu Jayasuriya –

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/18th_amendment_will_lead_to_a.html

  38. A plea to withdraw the Eighteenth Amendment - Rt Revd Duleep de Chickera –

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/a_plea_to_withdraw_the_eightee.html

  39. CPA Statement on the Eighteenth Amendment Bill- http://www.tisrilanka.org/?p=6007
  40. Why removing Presidential term limits is wrong

    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10_09_03_001.html

  41. DOUBLE EDGED ARGUMENT ON TWO TERM LIMIT

    http://www.peace-srilanka.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=292:double-edged-argument-on-two-term-limit&catid=1:latest&Itemid=121

  42. Proposed 18th Amendment is grave threat to democracy and good governance-National Christian Council

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/proposed_18th_amendment_is_gra.html#more

  43. INADVISABLE TO RACE THROUGH WITH ONE SIDED CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES

    http://peace-srilanka.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=293:inadvisable-to-race-through-with-one-sided-constitutional-changes&catid=17:media

  44. Rauff tips the scale to a perpetual presidency via the 18th Amendment

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion1/20241.html

  45. Constitutional reforms over the years

    http://lankagazette.com/topstories/constitutional-reforms-over-the-years/

  46. THE UNHOLY RUSH

    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/special/spe7.htm

  47. Poll Commission’s powers stripped

    http://www.nation.lk/2010/09/05/news2.htm

  48. Oh, what a circus, what a show… by Kishali Pinto Jayawardane

    http://sundaytimes.lk/100905/Columns/focus.html

  49. Presidential rule and good governance

    http://www.nation.lk/2010/09/05/newsfe1.html

  50. THE JUDGMENT OF HISTORY

    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/07/the-judgment-of-history/#more-4022

  51. The Death of Democracy in Sri Lanka

    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/07/the-death-of-democracy-in-sri-lanka/#more-4029

  52. JVP calls on the citizens to oppose Amendment

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/front-page-news/20887.html

  53. A letter from Batticaloa against the 18th Amendment

    http://www.groundviews.org/wp-content/uploads/Letter-Large.jpg

  54. Law students write against 18th Amendment

    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/08/law-students-write-against-18th-amendment/

  55. A senior journalist and rights activist on the 18th Amendment

    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/08/a-senior-journalist-and-rights-activist-on-the-18th-amendment/

  56. BASL urges govt. not to move 18th Amdmt.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/front-image/20897.html

  57. 18th Amendment is a grave threat to Democracy and Good governance. -The National Christian Council

    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_08_011.html

  58. New powers for Sri Lanka President

    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/international_politicssri+lankan+president+rajapakse+given+new+powers/3762952

  59. Sri Lanka Ends Presidential Term Limits
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/world/asia/09srilanka.html
  60. Sri Lanka removes 2-term limit for presidency – AP

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSHzhjNFO118ZH7MMuqP6F_uO_HAD9I3P9GG0

  61. Saving Sri Lanka from a declining political culture

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/09/saving-sri-lanka-from-declining.html

  62. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s new powers are unnecessary and dangerous - The ecomonist

    http://www.economist.com/node/16992141?story_id=16992141

  63. The fatal night that changed the phantom democracy into a complete dictatorship

    http://www.ahrchk.net/statements/mainfile.php/2010statements/2817

  64. US expresses concern over changes to Lankan constitution

    http://www.zeenews.com/news654433.html

  65. Why the world must stop Sri Lanka’s decline – Increasing the presidential term hastens a dictatorship -By Sonali Samarasinghe

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/why_the_world_must_stop_sri_la.html#more

  66. Mahinda’s toadies coddle his grab for power
    Treachery what is Left of thy name – Kumar David

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=6488

  67. Democracy at crossroads

    http://sundaytimes.lk/100912/Columns/political.html

  68. Our death chant for democracy By Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

    http://sundaytimes.lk/100912/Columns/focus.html

  69. 18th Amendment: Legitimizing a culture of “Hondamai Sir?”

    http://sundaytimes.lk/100912/Columns/Lasandak.html

  70. Sometimes, I feel that when institutions die, it’s even worse than people dying - Basil Fernando

    http://www.ahrchk.net/statements/mainfile.php/2010statements/2818

  71. After the 18th Amendment… What?

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/12/after-the-18th-amendment-what/

  72. Marcos-type ‘despotic family regime on way’

    http://www.nation.lk/2010/09/12/inter3.htm

  73. The Rajapaksa juggernaut rolls on

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/the_rajapaksa_juggernaut_rolls.html#more

  74. Ten observations on the 18th Amendment to the Constitution by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/ten_observations_on_the_18th_a.html#more
  75. Protests

  76. Lawyers agitate against ‘Death of Democracy’

    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6640:lawyers-agitate-against-death-of-democracy&catid=34:lead-news&Itemid=50

  77. Photos of candle-light vigil against 18th Amendment

    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/08/photos-of-candle-light-vigil-against-18th-amendment/

  78. Thousands join JVP agitation despite obstacles from police

    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6646:thousands-join-jvp-agitation-despite-obstacles-from-police&catid=34:lead-news&Itemid=50

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