The Sunday Leader

Overstaffed And Under-Interested

By Raisa Wickrematunge Two weeks ago, The Sunday Leader exclusively reported on the draft copy of the COPE report. Containing profits and losses made by state institutions for the year 2011, there was little there to surprise, although COPE was surprisingly forthright with its recommendations to turn the massive losses faced by some institutions around. [...]

Building National Unity á la JVP

A stepping stone towards building national unity By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema - Picture by Saman Kariyawasam The continuous debate on the national question and attempts to find solutions to the issue throughout the past three decades has failed to build national unity in the country. The JVP that has refrained from participating in various attempts by successive [...]

White Elephant Projects To ‘Give Away’ Pachyderms

By Nirmala Kannangara The Department of Wild Life Conservation’s (DWLC) decision to transfer elephant calves from the Ritigala Elephant Transit Home to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has come under severe criticism by nature lovers. Disregarding the DWLC veterinary surgeons’ continuous appeals to transfer the elephant calves to Udawalawa Transit Home but not to Pinnawala knowing [...]

750 Kilometres, 39 Days Ruvan Ranatunga

By Raisa Wickrematunge Ruvan Ranatunga spent 14 years in the Army. Since then, he’s been in and out of various organizations, often as a Project Manager, overseeing the quarrying and transport of boulders to the breakwater in the new Fishery Harbour, for instance. He’s also participated in a community behavior change programme with USAID, providing [...]

COPE Happy With All-Round Improvements – D. E. W. Gunasekera

By Camelia Nathaniel The Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Senior Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera in an interview with The Sunday Leader spoke enthusiastically about the improvements by institutions with regard to the submission of annual reports, development of corporate plans and action plans. “In the first report there were issues with regard to [...]

Rajapaksa Govt Trying To Win Battles While War Looms

Pillay’s impending visit pushes MR govt into action SLFP seniors displeased with Jayasekara’s defection – Wendell L. Willkie President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week was back at his usual game in the local political arena – that is to create instability within the opposition ranks. These antics the Rajapaksa administration believes would help sustain its power in [...]

Futsal Makes Disappointing Debut In Kandy

By Hafiz Marikar Football is an eleven man game played on open air and Fustsal is a  five man game which is played indoors.  There is a separate, rule for fustal, playing surface and goal post. Last week there was a Fustal tournament organized by the FFSL, for  Central Province, in association with the dead [...]

Pillay To Give Report

By Easwaran Rutnam UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is expected to submit a report on her Sri Lanka visit to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva when it meets in September, sources told The Sunday Leader. Pillay will address the Council on its opening day when it meets for its 24th [...]

Sri Lanka ‘Victim’ Of New US Tax Law

Submitting Financial Information Of US Citizens, Green Card Holders By Paneetha Ameresekere Sri Lanka will have to share financial information with US authorities in regard to US citizens, green card holders and such like who have financial accounts here or otherwise run the risk of being blacklisted or penalised if such information is withheld, banking [...]

Overseas players add flair, power to Carlton Super 7’s

Carlton Super 7’s – International League  – Galle The international leg of the Carlton Super 7’s kicked off yesterday at the picturesque grounds in Galle and it was the overseas players of all teams who helped lift the game to another level with their skills and power rugby. All teams were evenly matched and no [...]

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