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Kotte Deputy Mayor To Complain

By Vimukthi Yapa The Deputy Mayor of the Kotte Municipal Council Madura Vithana is to lodge a complaint with the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena over the assault on his private secretary on Friday. Madura Vithana told The Sunday Leader that a man identified as Manju had carried out [...]

Bull “Dose”

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The government has spent Rs. 30 million to import 10 Jersey Bulls this month as part of a program to develop the country’s milk industry. Each bull has cost Rs. 3 million and is expected to produce 8,000 doses of semen in a period of five years to be used for [...]

Krishna Satisfied With Visit To Sri Lanka

By Dinouk Colombage The Indian Ministry of External of Affairs said that Indian Foreign Minister, S. M. Krishna, returned from Sri Lanka highly satisfied with his trip. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, the spokesperson at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Shri Syed Akbaruddin, said that Krishna was highly satisfied with his trip to Sri Lanka. He added that [...]

Govt. To Brief Of Progress In HR And Reconciliation

UNHRC Sessions By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The government is to brief the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the progress made with regard to the human rights concerns and the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva. The sessions are to commence on February 27 and are to continue till March 23. [...]

Senseless Deaths

By Nirmala Kannangara In Kalutara -  Pictures by Asoka Fernando The unfortunate accident in Elamodara where a Suzuki Maruti van caught fire killing four on the spot and sustaining burn injuries to the rest, is said to be due to their own negligence, says the Kalutara North Police. Eleven people including children were traveling in [...]

Galle Prisoner Makes Threats From Cell

An inmate of the Galle prison has made threats and sought ransom from a resident of Karandeniya, the police said. Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that the prisoner had made the threats using a mobile phone and had demanded Rs. 55,000 as ransom. A complaint was lodged over the threats and the police had [...]

Top US Delegation Meets The Army

A high level delegation from the US State Department visited Kilinochchi last week and had talks with the army, the army media unit said. The army said that the delegation had talks with the Commander of the Security Forces Headquarters in Kilinochchi, Major General A. W. J. C. de Silva, with a view to receiving [...]

Prison Superintendent Will Remain

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Superintendent of the Welikada prison will not be replaced despite the protest by prisoners on Tuesday, the Minister in charge of Prisons Chandrasiri Gajadeera said. He told The Sunday Leader that the prisoners were demanding the removal of the superintendent after he nabbed suspects attempting to smuggle drugs into the [...]

Cops Interdicted Over Negligence

By Raisa Wickrematunge Two police officers have been interdicted due to negligence in a suicide case in Piliyandala, the police said. A police sergeant and a police constable received information of a case of theft and housebreaking on Tuesday (24). They eventually apprehended the suspect, identified as Rukshan Danushka (30), in the Dampe area, police [...]

ER Management Keeps Development Costs Low

Exchange rate (ER) management, interest rates and oil prices were among the topics discussed with a banker by this reporter in an interview on Thursday. Saliya Rajakaruna, director/CEO Nations Trust Bank plc (NTB) on the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (CBSL’s) ER management, where, as a result, reportedly CBSL’s foreign exchange reserves have had fallen [...]

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