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Students To March On Police Headquarters Today

The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) has organized a protest march and a sathyagraha outside the Police Headquarters today (28) against the alleged police brutality on university students. Speaking to The Sunday Leader IUSF Convener Udul Premaratne said the protest march would commence from the Viharamahadevi Park in the afternoon and proceed towards the Police [...]

GL And Basil Visit Japan

The visit by External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa to Japan from July 26-30 is expected to help further enhance the strong and friendly relations between the two countries. Peiris and Rajapaksa have met with the Japanese Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Seiji Maehara and Former Prime [...]

APRC Report Unacknowledged

UNP MP R. Yogarajan and SLMC Deputy Secretary General Nizam Kariapper, recently compiled a report on proposals made by the All Party Representatives Committee (APRC), in hope that the President would use it to form the basis of a new constitution. Kariapper, told the Sunday Leader that he believes a similar report, compiled by the [...]

Man Sets Himself Ablaze Calling For UNP Reforms

A man set himself a blaze opposite the head office of the UNP, Sirikotha, this evening. The man reportedly in his late 50s is currently being treated at the Kalubowila Hospital for severe burn injuries. According to the information department the victim, one Rienzie Algama, was reportedly demanding that the proposals submitted by the UNP [...]

Bus Strike Called Off

The Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) today (26) evening decided to postpone a strike planned to at midnight. PBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne said the Association decided to postpone the strike after they held discussions with Western Province Transport Minister Upali Kodikara. Wijeratne said the Minister had agreed at the meeting to reduce charges of route [...]

Western Province Private Bus Operators To Stop Running Buses From Midnight Today

UPDATE: This strike has been called off following talks with the Transport Minister The Private Bus Operators Association (PBOA) has decided to keep their buses off the road from midnight today (26). The move is to protest against the Western Province Transport Authority’s decision to increase the charges of route licenses and other charges. PBOA [...]

Police Arrest Six Uni Students While Pasting Posters

Police have arrested six university students while they were putting up posters calling for the arrest of police officials involved in the death of Ruhunu university student Susantha Aruna Bandara. Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) Convener Udul Premaratne said these students were arrested last night in Nugegoda while they were putting up these posters and [...]

JVP: Police Making Contradicting Statements

The JVP today rejected claims made by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the death of a student from the Ruhuna University last Thursday (22) night due to severe head injuries received last month was due to the actions of a student union member of the JVP. JVP politburo member and DNA parliamentarian Anura [...]

South Indian Actor Warned Against Visiting Sri Lanka

A popular South Indian Tamil actor has lodged a complaint with the Indian police about the alleged threats received by him warning against his intended visit to Sri Lanka. The India media today reported that South Indian Tamil actor Karunas has lodged a complaint stating that he had received threats from cadres claiming to be [...]

Tracking The Tigers’ Trajectory

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka The Tiger Vanquished: LTTE’s Story By M.R. Narayan Swamy There are books that are a ‘must read‘, and others that are a ‘cracking good read’. MR Narayan Swamy’s latest book on Sri Lanka, The Tiger Vanquished: LTTE’s Story (Sage Publications, 2010), is both. It is an objective, balanced, reliable and fairly [...]

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