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Foreigners Serving In NGOs Subject To Intelligence Clearance

Posted in PRESS RELEASE by ustamil on September 7, 2010

Sri Lanka Brief No 56– 07 Tuesday September 2010
President defends 18th Amendment

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday he would continue to contest at elections till the opposition fielded a stronger candidate.

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

18th amendment /News
‘T.N.A cannot support the 18th Amendment as presently constituted’

The present amendment seeks to remove the Constitutional Council, legalise all appointments made in breach of the seventeenth amendment to the constitution, and restore the status quo ante as it existed prior to the enactment of the seventeenth amendment.

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

18th amendment /Statement
18th amendment is submission to autocracy, says Mano Ganesan

18th amendment aims at reversing all what this country gained during the last decades against the politicization of the state services. It tends to handover total power to the proposed ‘term limit-less’ executive presidency by removing all the hard-earned constitutional checks and balances.

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

18th amendment /News
Civil Rights Movement Statement on 18th Amendmentt

A President’s immunity is not for life. A powerful deterrent on a President committing an offence while in power is the knowledge that, once his or her terms ends, which end will be at a time in the foreseeable future, liability under the normal law of the land will resume. http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/civil_rights_movement_statemen.html

18th amendment /Critique
Foreigners Serving In NGOs Subject To Intelligence Clearance

The government currently hands over details of foreign nationals entering the country to serve in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to the state intelligence units for clearance. The move is initiated as part of the government’s move to monitor the functions of NGOs operating in the country.

http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/foreigners-serving-in-ngos-subject-to-intelligence-clearance-ngos-under-scrutiny/

NGO rights/police state/

News

Microsoft Word – SLB daily update No 56- 07 Tuesday September 2010.pdf

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