The Sunday Leader

Tamil Nadu Checkmated?  

If Colombo’s political manoeuvrings in the past week are to be an indicator, it looks like it has successfully checkmated Tamil Nadu. With the visits of two global economic giants, Japanese Premier, Shinzo Abe, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping, proving an opener to Sri Lanka’s current tryst with the Western world, one could say the [...]

They Who Fund The UN Call The Tune

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the 69th Sessions of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, stressed the need for the United Nations to gain the confidence of the international community as a whole, to establish its credibility and pointed out that one of the essential requirements for this purpose was ‘consistency of standards across the board without [...]

‘We Were The Real Winners’ – Samantha Vidyarathna

JVP Uva Provincial Council Chief Ministerial candidate Samantha Vidyarathna said that the Government failed to ‘fool’ the people in Uva unlike in other provinces and received a red signal from the government servants. “Although many incentives were given to the people, the Government still failed to get the majority they wanted. People are wiser and [...]

Land Grabs Galore In Uva

By Nirmala Kannangara Rampant land grabbing in Uva by the ruling party politicians was one of the key reasons why the government faced a setback at the recently held Provincial Council election, says the voters. “National and provincial UPFA politicians in the Uva Province are accused of acquiring and distributing state lands as if they [...]

Govt Rides On India, Polls Backing

By Easwaran Rutnam Tamil Nadu made a lot of noise on Sri Lanka ahead of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but it seemed Sri Lanka had the last laugh. Last week was a crucial week for Sri Lanka both at the UNGA and the UNHRC. A day after [...]

Jaya Guilty, Out as CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was yesterday found guilty in a disproportionate assets case which has resulted in her losing her post as Chief Minister and being sentenced to jail. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was yesterday found guilty in disproportionate assets case which has resulted in her losing her post as Chief [...]

‘It Was Personal’ – Tissa Attanayake

While the United National Party (UNP) seemed to have reconciled prior to the Uva Provincial Council election, sources say there appears to be the emergence of an internal conflict, consequent to the General Secretary of the UNP, , resigning from the Leadership Council of the party. In an interview with The Sunday Leader, Attanayake spoke [...]

Sisira Uyana Creates Unexpected Climes

By Waruni Karunarathne Four residents in 34 Watta stand alone Houses in 34 Watta in Wanathamulla were demolished recently except the four houses of the residents who filed a writ application against the demolition in the court of Appeal. According to the government, these people have been offered flats in the adjoining new high rise [...]

Govt .Hails Verdict On Jaya

By Waruni Karunarathne The Government hailed the court ruling against the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa after she was found guilty and arrested on corruption charges. Ties between Sri Lanka and South India have been strained over the years, particularly on a long standing conflict between fishermen of both countries, fueled in recent times [...]

Lanka Gets Indian Boost

India last week made a bold and strong statement supporting Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and raising objections to the investigation on the war by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Indian delegation to the UNHRC also took note of Sri Lanka’s engagement with UN human [...]

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