The Sunday Leader

ICEU And UNP Complain To HRC

The Inter Company Employees’ Union (ICEU) and the UNP today handed petitions to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) on the clash between the police and employees of the Katunayake free trade zone (FTZ). A clash between the police and FTZ workers protesting against the private sector pension bill resulted in the death of one worker. [...]

Schools Closed In Kinniya

Several schools in the Trincomalee District were shut down today due to a protest launched by the teachers in the Kinniya area. The teachers’ protest resulted in the closure of 26 schools in Kinniya zonal education division. The teachers have launched a protest and boycotted work today demanding that the police arrest a Kinniya local [...]

CFFP Calls For Proper Details On Political Detainees

The Campaign for Freedom for Political Prisoners (CFPP), which has been organized under the We Are Sri Lankans (WESL) organization, has said the government must be accountable for arrests made during the period of the war. Member of the CFPP, Chameera Koswatte has told the media that a political crisis was brewing in the country [...]

Govt.-TNA Discussion Today

Government and TNA representatives are to hold discussions on power devolution today with the government expected to hand in its recommendations for a political solution. The government at the last discussion with the TNA agreed to hand in its recommendations to the political solution in writing. TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran has said that the TNA [...]

Canadian Govt. To Assist SL’s National Languages Policy

The Canadian government has said it would support Sri Lanka to implement the National Languages Policy. Canadian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Bruce Levy has said Canada would give its experiences to implement bilingualism in Sri Lanka. Levy had made this comment after signing a MoU between Sri Lanka and Canada for a US$ 5.6 [...]

No Indian Pressure Says MR

President Mahinda Rajapksa today said that the Indian government has not placed any pressure on the Sri Lankan government on implementing the 13th Amendment. Rajapaksa made this statement at a meeting with media heads at Temple Trees this morning when questioned about the matters discussed with the three members Indian government delegation that recently visited [...]

MR: Ready To Accept Any Solution Proposed By Parliament

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that he would accept any political solution to the ethnic issue presented by parliament. Rajapaksa addressing a meeting of media heads at Temple Trees this morning dismissed claims that the proposal to appoint a parliamentary select committee (PSC) to decide on a political solution to the ethnic issue was yet [...]

UNP Blames Business Mafia For Diseases

The UNP has today blamed a mafia in the country’s business sector for the spreading of dengue and the kidney diseases in the North Central Province and adjoining areas. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a press conference alleged that the company’s importing pesticides to the country have allowed the mosquitoes to breed and have [...]

CAA Earns Millions Through Raids

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has said that over 800 raids on errant traders have earned the Authority over Rs. 34 million. CAA Chairman Rumy Marzook has told the media that the Authority has conducted about 800 raids to date with fines totaling to Rs. 5,653,900. He has said that the CAA has collected Rs. [...]

Prabha Calls For Indian Intervention

UNP MP who defected to the government, Prabha Ganeshan has written to Indian Premier Manmohan Singh to intervene and address the aspirations of the Tamils of Indian origin. Ganeshan has stated that the Tamil of Indian origin faced the risk of being sidelined in the process of finding a solution to the ethnic issue. He [...]

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