The Sunday Leader

Election Propaganda Material To Be Removed By March 1

The Police have said that election related posters, banners and cutouts put up for the forthcoming local government elections have to be removed by Tuesday (1). Head of the Police Election Secretariat, Senior DIG Gamini Navaratne has told the media today that police stations island wide have been asked to ensure that all election related [...]

RW: UNP Has To Save SWRD’s Statue

The UNP has said the government that blamed the UNP of selling national assets has valuable land space to a luxury hotel chain. Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing a public rally in the Gampaha District has said the Galle Face beach front including the land where the statue of the late Prime Minister [...]

Too Hot To Handle – Boi Chief Bowing Out?

By Faraz Shauketaly Hot on the heels of the furore over revelations that Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) is to receive a Rs 393 million tax refund of monies already paid to the Inland Revenue, deep unhappiness over the restructuring of the BOI and the slow progress that Sri Lanka’s premier investment agency is making [...]

Is It Time For Percy To Retire?

By Dinouk Colombage The memories of the 1996 win in the final of the World Cup is being re-etched into our memories. Scenes of jubilation on the part of the players are once again fresh in our minds, and on the side is the famous duo Percy Abeysekera and Lionel Nawaragodagedera. These two were the [...]

Neil’s ‘Nostalgia’ In A Book

NEIL Wijeratne, the master of historical anecdotes, launched, Tuesday,  Batting On A Matting Wicket, his third sports book in English. The 200 pages on cricket of yore bristle with anecdotes, best left unrevealed here lest it subtracts any pleasure from what really is a heartwarming read. The author himself might’ve related an anecdote or two [...]

The Health Benefits Of Yoghurt

By Dr. Harold Gunatillake – Health Writer If an apple a day will keep you away from the doctor, what will you say about yoghurt, being so much more beneficial to living a healthier lifestyle? Its benefits have been cited for centuries, but its popularity as a health food has never been stressed. Yoghurt benefits [...]


Tradition, means the passing of a custom or belief from generation to generation. This does not necessarily mean all traditions are great, to be proud of or even worthy. Some are bound to a time frame and as humankind evolves they are best forgotten. Thereby, common sense makes such traditions obsolete. Any tradition that brings [...]

Bodhi Ranasinghe Leaves The Arena

By Faraz Shauketaly Bodhi Ranasinghe, 57, the de-facto aide-de-camp to the United National Party, passed away in his sleep early on Thursday, leaving his family, friends and the UNP membership shocked at his early demise. Bodhi who had met up with his classmates from the school by the sea – S.Thomas’ College – on Thursday [...]

Pakistan surprises co-hosts Sri Lanka

By Dinouk Colombage Co-hosts Sri Lanka took on potential world champions Pakistan at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Prior to the game the media believed that this encounter would prove to be one of the tighter games, and they were not mistaken. Winning the toss and choosing the bat first the Pakistan openers got [...]

“Hair Dressers And Beauticians Will Always Be Employed”

A Beautician with over three decades of teaching experience says the vocation is as rewarding as law, engineering or medicine. By Ranee Mohamed There is no likelihood that any young woman or man who has ventured out into the beauty industry will go without being rewarded. “The beauty industry today is as prestigious and rewarding, [...]

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