The Sunday Leader
Columns serendipitiy-new

Journalists, Activist Journalists And Politicians »

  by Gamini Weerakoon The status of the media hit a new low worldwide quite recently when ‘the world’s most powerful media’ backed the wrong candidate against the winner, Donald…

12:45 am / No Comment / Read More »
by Emil van der Poorten

Election-Related Violence »

Part way through the election, I had some of my village contacts complaining that thuggery had extended to boulders and logs being rolled on main roads, preventing sick people, irrespective…

12:41 am / No Comment / Read More »
Dilanth

Racism, Much Talked About Topic Again! »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Racism has once again become one of the much talked about topic in the society. It’s most recent Act was unveiled with the aggressive conduct of several…

12:38 am / 3 Comments / Read More »
Dinesh Gunawardena

Stop This ‘Coup Talk’ Nonsense! »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy The man who kicked off the ‘coup row’ is none other than former Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, head of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP), identified with Sinhala-Buddhist…

12:33 am / 7 Comments / Read More »
by Gamini Weerakoon

Beginning Of The End Of The Second Cold War? »

A press release revealed mutual desire of both Trump and Putin to put aside the acrimonious relations that developed between the two countries Next year Russia and the United States…

12:33 am / No Comment / Read More »
Samat-on-Sunday

This Was Havies-CR Of Old »

THERE’s reason for debate here: was this more a case of CR&FC losing it than Havelock SC winning? After all, the CR infringement that originated the game-defining try came at…

12:25 am / 3 Comments / Read More »
News

UN Maintains Status Quo On War Probe »

By Easwaran Rutnam The United Nations is maintaining its status quo on Sri Lanka with regard to the investigations on…

12:59 am / 9 Comments / Read More »

Fidel Castro Dies At 90 »

news-1

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for…

12:56 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Signature Campaign Among MPs Against COPE »

A signature campaign had been launched among members of Parliament seeking support to abolish the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).…

12:50 am / 3 Comments / Read More »

Prabhakaran Posters In Jaffna »

Posters of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran were erected in Jaffna to mark his birthday which fell yesterday. Reporters in…

12:49 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Pardon Sought For Suspects In Remand »

President Maithripala Sirisena was yesterday urged to consider a Presidential pardon for suspects who are in remand prison for over…

12:48 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

MR Asserts China Visit Not To Topple Govt. »

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his visit to China was not to gather support to topple the government. Rajapaksa…

12:45 am / 5 Comments / Read More »

RAW Alerts Intelligence On ISIS Recruits »

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya India’s intelligence agency, RAW, has informed intelligence officials in Sri Lanka of ISIS recruits moving between Sri…

12:43 am / 3 Comments / Read More »

Devolution Of Powers Considered Under Unitary State »

Devolution of powers to the provinces will be considered under a unitary state, the Government said. Deputy Minister of Power…

12:40 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

CEB Trade Union Threatens To Protest »

By Ifham Nizam The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union (CEBEU) has warned Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya that…

12:40 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Editor's Pick

Investigators Helpless Over Alles’ Deal »

Tiran Alles and Mahinda Rajapaksa

 ‘All are equal but some are more equal than others’ by Nirmala Kannangara The former parliamentarian’s influence extends beyond the three powerful Rajapaksa brothers who visited him in remand prison. Although the RADA funds had been disbursed for the Jaya Lanka housing project, not a…

12:52 am / 6 Comments / Read More »

Revenue Vs. Expenditure »

8

Budget 2017  by Wiraj Silva One of the main hurdles for accelerating growth has been the lack of fiscal discipline which was exhibited candidly during the numerous budgets under the Rajapaksa regime  The government anticipates to bring in Rs. 140 billion of new revenue in 2016…

12:51 am / No Comment / Read More »

Court Order On Coal Deal Disrespected »

Norochcholai Coal Power Plant

by Nirmala Kannangara When the LCC could procure coal for a much lesser price through spot tenders, what was the reason for them to go ahead with an agreement which the Supreme Court and the PAB wanted to cancel? If the AG’s Department can supersede…

12:50 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Major Power Crises In The Offing »

16--

by Ifham Nizam  In 2018/19, we are going to face major power crises If we are to construct power plants more than the required number , poor customers have to pay for these unwanted investments The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is preparing the much debated…

12:45 am / No Comment / Read More »

Private Hospital Accused Of Medical Negligence »

A hospital ward

by Hafsa Sabry Most private hospitals charge a huge sum of money for treatment and nursing care, but at times provide zero facilities in return  A patient, who had to  undergo  a minor surgery at a leading private hospital, ended up suffering from kidney and…

12:40 am / 8 Comments / Read More »

Wigneswaran Looks For A Clean Image »

Tamil People’s Council rally in Jaffna on September 24

TPC wants to construct an open dialogue between the people of the North and of the South. Concealing the truths will only serve to sow more seeds of discord and distrust between communities, and hamper any hope of a permanent solution. Our objective was to…

12:36 am / 4 Comments / Read More »

A Constitution Which Assures The Right To Live »

20

by Hafsa Sabry The process to draft a new Constitution saw considerable progress being made last weekend with the presentation of six reports to Parliament The sub-committee on Fundamental Rights headed by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has emphasised in its report on the need for the…

12:35 am / No Comment / Read More »

Media Under Fire Again »

C. Dodawatte and Karunasena Paranawithana

by Ifham Nizam Despite assurance, successive governments had put enormous pressure on editors and media institutions The 2016 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters without Borders ranked Sri Lanka at 141 out of 180 countries, with a score of 44.9% The PCCSL works on the…

12:34 am / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Mass Rapes To Mass Protests: Violence Against Women In 2016 »

24-1

From historic convictions to impunity for gang rapes, 2016 has been a year of highs and lows when it comes to efforts to stem violence…

10:20 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »

Ravi Curbs The Licence To Kill »

The decision of Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake to hike fines for seven traffic offences, although it is not much of a revenue collection move, is…

12:59 am / No Comment / Read More »

Will The Good Times Come To Sri Lankans? »

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

Do parliamentarians live up to the people’s expectations?   They do that for want of political power – including all the benefits they could get…

12:55 am / 3 Comments / Read More »

Claims Of Military Coup, False »

18

- Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana UNP MP and National Youth Front Chairman, Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana is of the view that the youth in the country stand to…

12:52 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Move To Privatise State Institutions »

19

– Wasantha Samarasinghe The Voice Against Corruption movement says the government has no plan to rebuild the economy.Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) member and Voice Against…

12:51 am / No Comment / Read More »

Jumbo Leap Over Courts To Swindle Baby Elephants »

17

by Hafsa Sabry  The elephants were initially taken into custody from the owners who were prosecuted for having the elephants with no proper permits Whatever…

12:30 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Battle For Higher Wages Continues In Plantation Sector »

4

by Hafsa Sabry The battle for higher wages is continuing in the plantation sector as some plantation companies have failed to comply with a recent…

12:20 am / No Comment / Read More »

HRCSL Needs More Teeth »

Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa

by Hafsa Sabry The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has been found wanting as some of its recommendations are not taken seriously. Sri…

12:19 am / No Comment / Read More »
Expose Norochcholai Coal Power Plant

Court Order On Coal Deal Disrespected

by Nirmala Kannangara When the LCC could procure coal for a much lesser price through spot tenders, what was the reason for them to go ahead with an agreement which the Supreme Court and the PAB…

12:50 am / Read More »
Features 4

Battle For Higher Wages Continues In Plantation Sector

by Hafsa Sabry The battle for higher wages is continuing in the plantation sector as some plantation companies have failed to comply with a recent agreement. Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) leader Arumugam Thondaman said that some…

12:20 am / Read More »
Focus 16--

Major Power Crises In The Offing

by Ifham Nizam  In 2018/19, we are going to face major power crises If we are to construct power plants more than the required number , poor customers have to pay for these unwanted investments The…

12:45 am / Read More »
Interviews 18

Claims Of Military Coup, False

- Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana UNP MP and National Youth Front Chairman, Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana is of the view that the youth in the country stand to benefit from the government’s efforts the most. “The youth have been…

12:52 am / Read More »
REVIEW 1

Looking Into The Welfare Of Beggars

by  Ifham Nizam Although Sri Lanka has managed to achieve the target of halving the incidence of poverty around seven years before last year, 2015, thanks to the Millennium Development Goal initiative, the income share of…

12:30 am / Read More »
Business Trevor Jayetilekes

Debt Solution

Genuine Exploration For Crude Oil Could Save Sri Lanka Sri Lanka needs to have be serious in oil exploration and only a fully-fledged petroleum sector could liberate the Indian Ocean Island economy from its current debt…

12:50 am / Read More »
Weekend Leader 1

Weekend Leader Cover

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PAGE…

12:30 am / Read More »
Sports Kiwis-Pg28-2nd lead-RECAST-PIX

Southee’s All Round Effort Keeps Kiwis Ahead

New Zealand vs Pakistan Second Test – Hamilton An impressive all-round performance from Tim Southee helped New Zealand take control of the second Test against Pakistan at the end of day two in Hamilton. After hitting…

12:54 am / Read More »
Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes