An Asset To Sri Lanka

The Sunday Leader newspaper inaugurated by eminent journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge is an asset to Sri Lanka. People turn to The Sunday Leader when they want to read critical news and truth. The Sunday Leader followed the tradition introduced by Lasantha under difficult conditions and allowed many people to come into the media sector. Many journalists [...]

Britain Keeps On Mounting Pressure

The British Government is continuing to mount pressure on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka and has released an updated human rights report claiming rights violations had taken place between the months of April to June this year. The report noted that serious communal clashes took  place when violence erupted between Muslims and Sinhala [...]

Proud To Be Associated With

I am glad and proud to be associated with The Sunday Leader as a reader, newsmaker and a politician for standing up for justice. Throughout my career apart from being a politician even as the convener of the Civil Monitoring Commission I remember how Lasantha willfully helped me providing correct advices from 2005 to 2009, during the [...]

GMOA In A Tug Of War Slinging mud at each other

By Nirmala Kannangara Following the revelation of Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) malpractices in The Sunday Leader last week under the caption ‘Tussle for Power Inside GMOA,’ Dr Chandana Dharmaratne clarified the GMOA stance and added that the proscribed members have not misappropriated its membership subscription but accused the alternate group of slinging mud at their former [...]

Aluthgama Peace Returns But Questions Remain

By Megara Tegal While the dust has settled and attempts are being made to restore normalcy in Aluthgama and Beruwela following the violence last month, questions are still being asked and fingers continue to be pointed. Fundamental Rights petitions have now been filed against the authorities following the violence that erupted in Aluthgama and Beruwela [...]

If The Rains Don’t Fall …

Sri Lankans right now may be living in a fools’ paradise. Thousands of us are on tenterhooks watching Sri Lanka play South Africa at the SSC. Next will be the tour of the Pakistan cricket team in a few weeks. Others are willing to crack nuts over the Uva Provincial Council election. Of course there [...]

More Commence Of 20th Anniversary

Maintaining Values Instilled Two Decades Ago Twenty years is a long time, especially for a newspaper that becomes the centre of attraction among the public in times of political turmoil. In Sri Lanka, political turmoil continues right throughout the year and The Sunday Leader has always been in the forefront revealing issues the general public groans [...]

Four Districts: Worst Crisis In 14 Years

A number of districts are facing the worst water crisis in 14 years. According to the Irrigation Department, Ampara, Monaragala, Hambantota and Trincomalee are the worst hit. Although the Senanayaka Samudra in Inginiyagala, Ampara has a capacity of 770,000 acre feet it currently holds on 70,000 acre feet of water. According to residents, Batticaloa district [...]

Solar Powered Parking Metres Installed

Tenaga Car Parks (Pvt) Ltd, the pioneer in parking, traffic management and consultancy services in Sri Lanka, introduced Solar powered parking metres, by the name of CWT Compact, were introduced to the parking industry of Sri Lanka last week. The machines were launched and implemented at Baron Jayathilaka Mawatha Colombo as part of a pilot [...]

‘More Questions Than Answers’ – Suren Surendiran

While the Government feels it has achieved something more by expanding the mandate of the Missing Persons Commission to investigate war crimes and appointing three foreign experts to oversee the probe, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) feels it is not enough. GTF spokesman Suren Surendiran says more questions than answers have surfaced following the Government [...]

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