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Sublime Sangakkara, late wickets put Lanka firmly in control

Sri LankavsPakistan– First Test atGalle  By Dion Michael   A sublime innings from Kumar Sangakkara and a flurry of Pakistani wickets leftSri Lankafirmly in the driving seat at the end of an absorbing second day in the first test inGalle. Sangakkara was left stranded on 199 – one run short of his 9th double century [...]

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GL’s Promises To Clinton Revealed

LLRC Implementation A two page plan that was presented to US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton five weeks ago by External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris details short, medium and long term measures to be adopted by the government to implement recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The document with the heading [...]

Political Patronage For Armed Goon Squads?

Hambantota is claimed to be an ‘emerging hub’ of various sorts – shipping, aviation, tourism, industrialisation, cultural and international sports of various kinds. An unfortunate feature appears to be that in recent years it is emerging to be an epicentre of domestic political crime. A harbinger to this regrettable development was on the eve of [...]

The Medamulana-Doctrine And A Brave New Sri Lanka

“They fancy themselves to be gods and that the World was made for their Sakes”. Erasmus (Family Discourse – Colloquies I) By Tisaranee Gunasekara Ten men on five motorbikes, armed with T56 rifles, descend on a legal political gathering. They shoot into the crowd, killing two and injuring several. For the next 15-20 minutes, they [...]

Cancer Hospital Receives Much Needed Drug After ‘Sunday Leader’ Exposé

By Maryam Azwer The recent shortage of Neupogen, a vital drug for cancer patients, has now been resolved. Director, Medical Services Division (MSD) of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe says stocks of Neupogen were delivered to the National Cancer Institute, Maharagama, on Thursday. The stocks are expected to be sufficient for about a [...]

ICC Senior Official In News ‘Fixing’ Scandal

By  Faraz Shauketaly Upeka Nell, the Tournament Director of the ICC for the T-20 world cup to be held in Sri Lanka in September this year has been caught  blatently trying to ‘fix’ a news story in  The Sunday Leader on the controversy surrounding the US $ 12 million promotional campaign. The Sunday Leader contacted [...]

Suspect Not A BMICH Employee

By Nirmala Kannangara The management of the BMICH has said that the suspect who was arrested for raping an underage girl on the BMICH premises is not an employee of the BMICH. The suspect who raped the school girl on June 9 was further remanded till June 25 by the Fort Magistrate last week, the [...]

Kashyapa’s ‘Warriors’ Threatened At Sigiriya

By Maryam Azwer Reports of ‘wasp attacks’ on visitors to the Sigiriya rock fortress have been a matter of increasing concern. Recently, Wildlife Minister S. M. Chandrasena announced that the hives located within Sigiriya will not be removed, although wildlife officials will introduce alternate methods to protect visitors. In truth, what have been mistaken for [...]

Police Take U-Turn On Wickramasinghe’s House Robbery

By Indika Sri Aravinda The police last week did a u-turn on the robbery of foreign currency worth over Rs. 4 million from the house of SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe. Despite the police initially saying that among the items stolen from his home two weeks ago was foreign currency to the value of over [...]

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