[ Sunday Leader ] - [ Jul 30, 2012 2:17:00 GMT ]
A magistrate is not a displaced Tamil, a Sinhala worker or a university student; a magistrate is not even a journalist or a Samurdhi official. A magistrate is a far more august personage; the representative of an institution which is an indispensable pillar of any functioning democracy. But neither magistrates nor the judiciary are safe in a country with a power-elite habituated into trampling underfoot anyone or anything standing in its marauding way. [ full story
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