The Sunday Leader

Ask Not What You Can Do To Win Elections But How To Save The Country

As the year ebbs away it would be more profitable to look to the future than hark back to the glories and disasters of the past. Come April next year Sri Lanka will once again be in the dock at the sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council fighting desperately resolutions moved by the [...]

UNP Leadership Council An Utter Failure

Maithri Gunarathne By Rasika Jayakody UNP Southern Provincial Councilor Maithri Gunarathne, who is strongly critical of the party leadership says the recently concluded conclusion of the United National Party can only be construed as an utter failure. In an interview with The Sunday Leader the provincial councilor says, “The convention has not done anything for [...]

Fishing In Troubled Waters

The UNP is still struggling to finalize a Chief Ministerial Candidate for the Western Provincial Council election where it expects to pose a strong challenge to the government. Last week was a politically uneventful week for the government with many members of the Cabinet abroad after the vote following the third reading of the Budget, [...]

Connect With Diaspora

Hemas Boss’ Message To Govt. The state and the private sector need to engage Sri Lanka’s diaspora numbering some one to two million to reverse the brain drain, a corporate manager addressing a seminar in Colombo on Monday (December 23) said. Husein Esufally, Chairman/CEO Hemas Holdings plc, a diversified company, said that they are interested [...]

In Whose Homes Are The Solutions Grown?

By N. Sathiya Moorthy In his response to the budget debate in Parliament as Finance Minister, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited the TNA to work with the government for a ‘home-grown solution’ to the ethnic issue. As was to be expected, the TNA leadership, meeting in Vavuniya only days later, rejected the earlier government call [...]

Hameedia’s Gift For Indigent

It was a special moment in the lives of 100 needy children from St. Anthony’s School Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala Tamil MV and Dehiwala Methodist School. They never expected Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews, accompanied by his wife Heshani and Fouzul Hameed to walk into their school and gift them with schoolbags, shoes, water bottles, [...]

Scrapping Grade 5 Scholarship Examination Pros And Cons

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena recently declared that the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination would probably be cancelled from 2016 as a result of the 1000 secondary school development project which would, according to him, lessen the need to get into a popular school. The pressure given to students due to the high competition of the examination [...]

HSBC Banker In New Role

Banker Dimantha Seneviratne will take over as Pan Asia Bank CEO from March 1, 2014. Present Director/CEO of the bank, Claude Peiris will be retiring from his services from January 31, 2014. Seneviratne counts more than 23 years of banking experience, of which 15 years are with the HSBC Group. He has held key senior [...]


The year 2013 was eventful in many ways with both controversial and sensitive incidents being reported. While The Sunday Leader highlighted some issues which demanded the attention of the authorities, some of those issues drew either a blank or lukewarm response from the powers that be. We list here a few issues highlighted in The Sunday [...]

UNP In A Strong Position To Be Victorious

Ven. Meetiyagoda Gunarathana Thera, Head of United Bhikku Front By Rasika Jayakody Head of the United Bhikku Front Meetiyagoda Gunarathana Thera is someone who strongly pushed for reforms in the United National Party. His organisation was of the firm belief that leadership council should be the topmost decision making body of the UNP. Today, with [...]

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