The Sunday Leader

Arrest Made in Lasantha’s Murder Case

Brigadier Udaya Nannayakkara the government spokesperon on military matters, confirmed that Brigadier Duminda Keppetiwalana was arrested by the CID yesterday. However Udaya Nannayakkara was unable to confirm the exact charges against Brigadier Keppetiwalana. He was unable to say whether the arrest was in connection with the enquiry on the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge. Defeated Presidential [...]


Mr Tiran Alles has contacted The Sunday Leader and stated that he, contrary to what has been stated in our column ‘Inside Politics’ today, had no officially appointed role to co-ordinate appointments for Sarath Fonseka. We are happy to accept this version and state that our copy was based on our own experience of contacting [...]

India Relieved MR Has Returned

Wants Devolution Package Fast Tracked By Munza Mushtaq India has heaved a sigh of relief over the re-election of President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a second term in office, sources said. A very happy Indian government led by its Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh and Indian President Pratibha Patil were among the first to telephone and congratulate [...]

Poor Sarath Fonseka

by Baila Man ( Honestly, there was nothing shocking about Fonseka’s loss in the 2010 presidential elections. Ask a nationalist if Sarath Fonseka was any more instrumental in the defeat of the Tigers than Brigadier Shavendra Silva, and the answer is more than likely going to be “no”. The Commander of the 58th division (formerly [...]

Banks Make Killing On Credit Cards

Banks are making a killing on credit card lending, where the interest charged may be as high as 40%, whilst interest paid on deposits being marginal in comparison. With commercial banks offering savers interest rates varying from between a mere 1.50-12.50% on their deposits, according to Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (C.B.S.L.’s) latest data compilation [...]

Sri Lanka Under 19 Does Well

Milk For Me, Too! The Sri Lanka Under 19 team went out of reckoning at the semi final stage when they went down to a strong Australian side. As I said in an earlier column the lads have had great exposure at international level, though some may consider it crammed in. Several players came through [...]

SF Fans! Stop Acting Like Clowns And Respect Democracy…

by Voice In Colombo ( It was so hard for we Sri Lankans to believe that we lost the cricket world cup final 2007 to Australia. It was shocking! We whole heartedly backed up our boys, and we were damn confident that our guys deserved the cup and we must crush the Aussies. But then? [...]

Access To Foreign Capital

A company to promote locally listed firms among overseas fund managers in order to access foreign capital will kick off in Colombo in March. This company which will be affiliated to a Toronto based company engaged in similar operations will be headed by the C.E.O. of a top broking house in Colombo. The target audience [...]

South Asian Games Kick Off

By Hishan Welmilla in Dhaka The11th South Asian Games, known as the Olympics of South Asia, started on January 29, at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the prestigious 12-day sports meet of the region  at a  gala ceremony. Some 1800 athletes and 700 officials are expected to take [...]

Lanka Newspaper Sealed By Cid

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The CID yesterday sealed the Lanka newspaper office in Delkanda, Nugegoda after receiving a court order. The newspaper office according to an editorial member of Lanka was sealed around 2.30 p.m. He told The Sunday Leader that the CID after visiting the newspaper office about three times earlier in the morning [...]

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