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New Champs Haviesadd icing on their cake with smashing 22-13 win over Navy

Dialog A Division Inter Club Rugby Newly crowned champions for 2012 the Havelocks SC  ended their 2012  season in style beating their closest rivals to the throne – the Navy SC 22-13 to add the icing on their celebration cake in their Dialog A Division inter club encounter at Welisara on Saturday. Havelocks scored their [...]

Murder Most Foul

By Nirmala Kannangara Prashan Kumaraswamy- the son who is the main suspect of the Kumaraswamy family who were found murdered in an annexe in Wellawatte was arrested on Friday. An officer from the Police Media Unit said that Kumaraswamy was arrested while traveling in a bus from Fort to Kurunegala. “He was handed over to [...]

Great Is Our Sin

By Faraz Shauketaly   The laws of nature takes its toll but most can come to terms with that. It is but an act of God. What most cannot suffer gladly is when institutions cause them great pain of mind. Take for instance this island nation. Can you name one institution that is doing its [...]

Schoolboy Nets Bowler Scripts Fairytale Career Rise

By Dion Michael An unknown schoolboy bowler is now making waves in Sri Lanka with a fairytale career rise after impressing Sri Lanka’s skipper Mahela Jayawardena in a practice nets session a few months ago. Akhila Dhananjaya Perera (18) – a schoolboy from Mahanama School in Panadura – was one of a battery of spinners [...]

The President Pressured Me To Go – Tilak

By Frederica Jansz Tilak Karunaratne, the former Chairman for the Securities and Exchange Commission says that President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Finance brought pressure on him to resign from his post as chairman SEC. Excerpts of the interview: FJ: Your predecessor Indrani Sugathadasa was forced out despite being a senior highly regarded public [...]

FUTA Will Courageously Defend The Rights Of The People

By Dr. Mahim Mendis The members of the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) appeal to the people to express solidarity with their national level trade union struggle demanding for 6% of the GDP on education since we need to protect state education and also collectively provide vital checks and balances to the process of [...]

President Asked Me To Quit Says Tilak Karunaratne

For the first time since announcing his resignation as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tilak Karunaratne has named the person who pressurised him to resign. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Leader Karunaratne  said he was ‘pressured’ by the Minister of Finance, which portfolio is held by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to resign [...]

Efforts Towards Reconciliation Process Not Met With Urgency

By Dinouk Colombage With his three-year term in Sri Lanka coming to an end Canada’s High Commissioner, Bruce Levy, spoke about the country’s process of reconciliation and whether he felt enough was being done. Excerpts from the interview: Q: What is your opinion of Sri Lanka’s post war progress during your time here? Bruce Levy: [...]

SLMC Facing A Split Amidst Eastern Polls

LLRC Action Plan comes under fire Indian concerns rise on the economic front The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is facing a split following party Chairman Basheer Segu Dawood’s decision to resign from his deputy ministerial portfolio in the government. Dawood handed in his resignation on Thursday saying he needed to focus on the party’s [...]

Z-Score Crisis Leaves Students On Path To Nowhere

By Dinouk Colombage The past eight months has been a time of uncertainty and disillusionment for Akushla Senasinghe. Her advancement to university has been stalled by the infamous Z-score blunder. While the authorities’ attempts at resolving the issue are continually delayed, the students have been left to fend for themselves. She sat her A/Level exam [...]

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