The Sunday Leader

Fears Of Split In World Cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an urgent investigation after Essel Group, the company behind the now-defunct Indian Cricket League, began registering companies with names that appear to be rival national cricket boards, raising fears of a future split in world cricket. The mysterious registration of companies in Australia and other Test countries by [...]

Eight Ex Ministers To Be Arrested

By Indika Sri Aravinda Eight former Ministers will be arrested over the next two weeks over alleged involvement in bribery and corruption. Sources said that the former Ministers are among 25 people, including members of parliament, expected to be arrested during this period. Preliminary investigations into some members of the former government have now been [...]

Mahinda Will Not Meet Maithri

By Camelia Nathaniel Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had postponed a meeting he was to have with President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, has now decided not to meet the President even at a later date. Sources close to former President Rajapaksa told The Sunday Leader that the former president had said that the atmosphere was not conducive for [...]

NEC Agrees To 20-A

The National Executive Council (NEC) has backed presenting the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in Parliament very soon, the leader of the New Left Front Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne said. Accordingly, the proposal of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to introduce a new electoral system was also discussed at the meeting. “The concerns raised by [...]

Probe On Railway Project

The government is to launch a separate investigation into a project worth USD 149 million, which was carried out by the previous government to construct a railway track from Palai to Kankesanthurai. Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Transport Dr Lalithasiri Gunaruwan says a separate committee will be appointed to investigate the project. He added [...]

New Authority On Drugs

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne says his ministry plans to install a separate authority to stipulate the prices of drugs. He said that since drugs are being sold at prices about four times the stipulated price, the new authority will ensure prices are not illegally increased. Malpractices in drug importation will be investigated and the new [...]

Mother And 3 Children Drown

A mother and her three children drowned in the Hambantota seas just off the old Tangalle Road yesterday, the police media unit said. The police said that the children are aged 2, 6 and 10. Three bodies were initially recovered while a search operation was launched for the fourth victim.

CB Bond Issue Call For Independent Probe

The JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has called for an impartial investigation into the controversial Central Bank bond issue, saying that Sri Lanka’s leftist party JVP is not satisfied with bond investigation outcome Addressing a media briefing on Thursday, the JVP leader criticized Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for not appointing an independent team for the [...]

Root’s Unbeaten Ton Puts England In Control

England vs West Indies Second Test – Grenada Joe Root struck a masterful unbeaten century as England took a 74-run lead on day three of the second Test against West Indies. Root played with freedom and intent on his way to 117 not out, the key contribution in a stumps score of 373 for six [...]

Commission Did Not Get Any Details

The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate complaints regarding missing persons noted that the commission through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, had requested information on names of persons who may have sought refuge in foreign countries, but such information had not been disclosed by foreign governments citing privacy laws. The Commission added that the interim report [...]

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