The Sunday Leader

The Ass and Sri Lanka’s Flippant and Useless Rules

By Faraz Shauketaly For over thirty years – most everything in Sri Lanka was blamed on the ‘war’. If you were polite it was the ‘security situation’. People late for appointments always had an excuse, ‘the checkpoints’, the Army took so long to check my ID and the Police took even longer at the next [...]

Hashish, An Actress And Two British Nationals

By Maryam Azwer Two British youth have been apprehended for attempting to smuggle banned drugs into the country, amidst media hype that has also resulted in actress Angela Seneviratne losing her job at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Colombo. The case first came to light a week ago, when British national Brutton Saul and [...]

Jayatilleka Meets MR And GL Following Controversy

By Dinouk Colombage Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, who returned to Sri Lanka last week for consultation with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Minister of External Affairs, G.L. Peiris. Dr. Jayatilleka told The Sunday Leader that he had “a cordial and wide-ranging conversation with the President and the Minister.” The ambassador rubbished [...]

Pillayan To Decide Only After Discussion

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan says that any decision to dissolve the Eastern Provincial Council prematurely this year would have to be done after discussing with him. Chandrakanthan said that any authoritative member in the government has not yet informed him of moves to prematurely dissolve the provincial [...]

Sri Lanka’s Political Violence Results in Travel Advisory By Dinouk Colombage Sri Lanka continues to be at the receiving end of travel advisories due to the growing political violence in the country. Australia, a country which has close ties with Sri Lanka, continues to enforce a travel advisory on Sri Lanka. According to their department [...]

Reconstruction Of A-9 Proceeding As Scheduled

The government says 50 percent of the renovation and reconstruction of the 321 kilometer Kandy-Jaffna A9 road has been completed. This is the longest road in Sri Lanka which runs through seven districts. The road between Vavuniya and Omanthei was not developed for a long period of time due to terrorist threat. According to the [...]

Prasanna Silva To Return This Week

By Dinouk Colombage Military attaché to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, Major General Prasanna Silva, is expected to return to the country this week. Sarath Dissanayake, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, told The Sunday Leader that Silva will be leaving London this week and return to Sri Lanka. His return will [...]

SLFP To Go For A Massive Re-Organization

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The SLFP is to go for a massive re-organization of the party from next month with the aim of fortifying the party’s rank and file. SLFP, which is the key coalition partner of the governing UPFA, has decided to carry out a re-organization of the party following continuous requests by party [...]

Researchers Find New Use For Onions

Studies carried out by doctors and scientists have found that onions have a miraculous quality of attracting bacteria and viruses. Researchers have proved that placing an unpeeled onion on a dish in a room could prevent people contracting flu as the onion absorbs the bacteria. A woman suffering from pneumonia has been found to have [...]

Army, Police Probe Pallai Deaths

By Raisa Wickrematunge The police and army are still investigating the deaths of two children in the Pallai area, the second such incident in two months. The two children, aged four and seven, were laid to rest by their grieving parents on Thursday  military spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya said. The two children were killed after a [...]

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