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Soil excavation racket continues in Minuwangoda »

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya A soil excavation racket is continuing in Minuwangoda in collaboration with underworld members and regional politicians. Area residents and others revealed that the racket involves ransom, bribes…

April 8, 2018 - 00:15 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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The Sunday Leader will not be published on Sunday April 15 »


The Sunday Leader newspaper will not be published on Sunday April 15 owing to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays…

April 14, 2018 - 17:00 / No Comment / Read More »

Breaking News

IMF reaches staff-level agreement on fourth review with Sri Lanka »


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached a staff-level agreement with the Sri Lankan authorities on the fourth review under an economic reform program supported by a three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement. All the end-December quantitative performance criteria under the program were met, as the authorities…

April 20, 2018 - 23:39 / No Comment / Read More »

Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii found dead in Oman »


Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed. Avicii, who performed in Sri Lanka in 2011, was found dead in Muscat, Oman. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known…

April 20, 2018 - 23:15 / No Comment / Read More »

Female bank employee in Gampaha arrested over fraud »


A female employed of a bank in Gampaha has been arrested over her alleged involvement in fraud amounting to Rs 20 million. She was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Kegalle. The female employee of the bank was arrested following a complaint lodged…

April 20, 2018 - 18:02 / No Comment / Read More »

Illegal restaurants and pubs along Mirissa beach to be removed »


Illegal restaurants and pubs along the Mirissa beach will be removed from next month, the Coast Conservation Department said. Officials said that demolishing the illegal structures will begin on May 8 in Mirissa and continue along other areas as well. The move follows the recent incident…

April 20, 2018 - 15:31 / No Comment / Read More »

Manager of Horana rubber factory remanded till April 25th »


The Manager of the rubber factory in Horana where five people were killed, has been remanded till April 25th. Five people were killed and several others sustained injuries following an explosion at the rubber factory in Horana. The Manager of the rubber factory was arrested following the accident.…

April 20, 2018 - 15:20 / No Comment / Read More »

UN to support Sri Lanka’s vision of resilient recovery from Disasters »


The United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government’s vision of resilient recovery from Disasters, to help Sri Lanka build back better in times of a disaster. Exactly…

April 20, 2018 - 15:12 / No Comment / Read More »

Interpol Red Notice issued on former CB chief Arjuna Mahendran »


An Interpol Red Notice has been issued on former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran. Mahendran is wanted in Sri Lanka to be questioned over the Central Bank treasury bond scam. The alleged scam took place when Mahendran was the Governor of the Central Bank. Mahendran is believed to be…

April 20, 2018 - 12:55 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Two underworld gang members arrested by STF in Thotalanga »


Two underworld gang members have been arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF) in Thotalanga. The Police said that the two underworld gang members were linked to several organised crimes in the country. (Colombo Gazette)…

April 20, 2018 - 10:48 / No Comment / Read More »

All hotels in Mirissa told must register with the SLTDA »


All hotels operating in Mirissa have been told they must register with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka said. Ratnayaka held a meeting in Kamburugamuwa with the Police, relevant officials and hotel operators on Thursday…

April 19, 2018 - 23:25 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Pro-LTTE supporters protest against Sirisena’s London visit »


LTTE supporters staged a protest in London on Thursday against the ongoing visit to the UK by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said that it initiated a campaign titled “#GoBackMY3″ to protest against the President’s visit to London to attend the…

April 19, 2018 - 23:16 / No Comment / Read More »

Public and Bank holiday set for May 1st cancelled »


The Public and Bank holiday set for May 1st has been cancelled, the Government information department said. The Government said that May 7th will be the alternative holiday to May 1st as all May Day events have been shifted to May 7th this year. President…

April 19, 2018 - 15:58 / No Comment / Read More »

Iranian Parliament Speaker says must increase trade with Sri Lanka »


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the time has come to increase trade relations with Sri Lanka. At a banquet held in his honour at Iran’s embassy in Colombo, Ali Larijani also urged the Iranian embassies in foreign countries to contribute to the economic relations of…

April 19, 2018 - 15:05 / No Comment / Read More »

Five killed, several injured following explosion at Horana factory »


Five people have been killed and several others sustained injuries following an explosion at a rubber factory in Horana on Thursday. The Police said that at least 15 people had been admitted to hospital following the explosion. The Police said that among those killed, one person…

April 19, 2018 - 13:55 / No Comment / Read More »

Lord Naseby notes failure to give true picture on Sri Lanka to Geneva »


Lord Baron Naseby, a member of the British House of Lords, noted that the true picture on Sri Lanka has not been given to Geneva and this has resulted in Sri Lanka facing criticism at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Lord Naseby expressed…

April 19, 2018 - 13:28 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Old Puttalam-Mannar road closed after flooding in Eluwankulama »

The Old Puttalam-Mannar road was closed on Thursday as the Eluwankulama area was flooded, the Disaster Management Centre said. The DMC said that the opening of two spill gates of the Angamuwa Reservoir resulted in the flooding.…

April 19, 2018 - 11:18 / No Comment / Read More »
Editor's Pick

Danu awarded WPDO Peace Ambassador honorary award »


Danu Innasithamby a prominent media personality in Sri Lanka was appointed as a World Peace and Diplomacy Organization (WPDO) Peace Ambassador. He was formally presented…

April 20, 2018 - 08:13 / No Comment / Read More »

RTI reveals Lanka E News blocked on order from President’s office »


In December 2017, Groundviews received a list of 13 websites that had been blocked from 2015 onwards by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), via a Right to Information request.…

April 15, 2018 - 08:45 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Acquiescence to oppression: Caste, the Sangha and theocracy »

Reginald Cooray

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole   We are supposedly living in a secular country, notwithstanding Buddhism being the foremost religion sponsored by the state. And…

April 14, 2018 - 16:16 / 4 Comments / Read More »

UN security report sends damaging message »


By Easwaran Rutnam A UN security assessment report issued on last month’s violence in Kandy has raised concerns after it spoke of clashes between Sinhalese…

April 8, 2018 - 00:20 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Girl finds missing father »


By Easwaran Rutnam   A girl in Singapore has found her father in Sri Lanka after a story appeared on The Sunday Leader and another website saying…

April 8, 2018 - 00:16 / No Comment / Read More »

Soil excavation racket continues in Minuwangoda »


By Ashanthi Warunasuriya A soil excavation racket is continuing in Minuwangoda in collaboration with underworld members and regional politicians. Area residents and others revealed that…

April 8, 2018 - 00:15 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Not just for Ranil, for others too, taste of the pudding is only in the eating… »


By N. Sathiya Moorthy Now that the no-trust vote is behind Parliament and nation, and the victors are savouring their achievement and losers licking the…

April 8, 2018 - 00:15 / No Comment / Read More »

SAITM students stranded; Transfer to KDU yet to be implemented »


By  Ashanthi Warunasuriya The issue over the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) continues to drag resulting in the academic activities of the…

April 8, 2018 - 00:14 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf »


Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families devastated by conflict are being targeted by recruitment agents who…

April 8, 2018 - 00:10 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Once a hostage, Sri Lankan sailor now helps battle Somali pirates »


BOSSASO, SOMALIA (VOA News) - In a classroom overlooking the harbor in the Somali city of Bossaso, Sarath Surasena teaches the basics of boat mechanics. The…

April 8, 2018 - 00:08 / No Comment / Read More »

National Economic Council seeks in China to seek support »

Lalith Samarakoon

A delegation representing the Sri Lanka National Economic Council led by Chief Economist Professor Lalith Samarakoon, visited China at the invitation of the  Landi International Think…

April 8, 2018 - 00:08 / 1 Comment / Read More »

National parks take a hit »


By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   National parks in Sri Lanka have seen a decrease in the number of foreign visitors, officials said. The Yala National Park…

April 8, 2018 - 00:07 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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