Keyword: rule of law
The surprise election of opposition politician Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s new president may open the door for "genuine and long-term reconciliation," a Sri Lankan analyst argues.
After nearly a decade of deteriorating democracy and judicial independence under outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a Sri Lankan legal expert argues, it’s time to reestablish individual rights.
Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka."
"I want to change China from a country ruled of man and by man to a country ruled of law and by law," Chinese activist and legislator Wu Qing tells Asia Blog.