The Sunday Leader

Super Majority For UPFA

By Nirmala Kannangara The governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won the April 8 general election securing 115 seats while the main opposition United National Front (UNF) was only able to obtain 45 seats according to the Election Department statistics. Meanwhile the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) secured 15 seats from Jaffna, Vanni, Digamadulla and Batticalo [...]

Thousands Of IDPs Prevented From Voting

By Cassandra Mascarenahas Over 30,000 people in the districts of Vavuniya and Mullaitivu were denied their right to vote at the parliamentary elections that were held last week according to TNA member Suresh Premachandran. “This was not a democratic election, there was much confusion amongst the voters in Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu when it came [...]

Anandasangaree’s Eye Sore

by Taboo Subjects ( This blog normally does not reproduce from other sources. This is an exception. In the absence of any other media publicity, a letter by V. Anandasangaree, President, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reproduced below fully with only few format changes, but not content or language [...]

Couples In The Lead, Woods In The Hunt

Fred Couples carded a 6-under-par first round at the US Masters, but Tiger Woods stole the show as he stormed to be within two strokes of the lead on Friday. Woods, the crowd favourite at Augusta National, shot four under the card for a 68 in his eagerly anticipated comeback to the sport after a [...]

English Miss Out On UEFA Semis

By Aaron Jude Weinman Going into the Nou Camp with scores deadlocked at two apiece, Arsenal and Barcelona knew that the chance to play semi-finals beckoned and with the opening goal from Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner within 20 minutes, the Gunners felt they were in a prime position to wrestle away at Barcelona. But all this [...]

Eight Marketing Tips For Freelancers

by Marisa ( 1) Streamline your marketing efforts as best you can. If you have a website, for example, set it up so that your posts go straight through to your Facebook business page, your Twitter account and your LinkedIn account. 2) Dress well and dress appropriately. You never know when you will meet someone [...]

Boost For Motor Sports In Sri Lanka

Top pneumatic tyre maker CEAT Sri Lanka will take pole position in supporting domestic motor racing with its appointment as Main Sponsor of the 2010 Championship of the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR). Announcing the partnership at a news conference in Colombo, the Association said CEAT would be the title sponsor [...]


Now Await A Paradise Island By. R. Wijewardene A golden age is upon us.  Now with a two-thirds majority in parliament there are no limits to the government’s power. There is no treacherous opposition to prevent our glorious leader turning this nation into a paradise of Asia, as envisioned by the perfect national vision that [...]

The Rs. 525 Million Imbroglio

Customs Battles Colombo Dockyard Plc Rs. 216 Million Paid But Unpaid! Treasury And Sri Lanka Navy Dragged Into The Mire By Faraz Shauketaly The Treasury and the Sri Lanka Navy have both been involved in a bitter dispute between one of Sri Lanka’s premier marine builders and Sri Lanka Customs. Colombo Dockyard PLC, a BOI [...]

Sajith Ready For More Responsibility

By Michael Hardy For the fourth general election in a row, Sajith Premadasa won the highest percentage of preferential votes out of all UNP candidates on Thursday. The son of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Sajith won just under 90 percent of UNP votes in the Hambantota Electoral District, significantly better than party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s [...]

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