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Cabraal Used Official Credit Card

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal had used his official credit card to pay for his accommodation at the Marriott in London and for a dinner he had hosted for the Commonwealth Games Federation during the attempt to secure the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota. It has been revealed that [...]

Probe On Lasantha Murder Not Halted

The police insisted that investigations into the murder of The Sunday Leader founding Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge have not been suspended. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said the investigation into the assassination on January 8, 2009 is being carried out based on the preliminary investigative reports. Former minister Mervyn Silva had also handed over documents [...]

UK Diplomats Advised Against Using Helitours

By Easwaran Rutnam  British diplomats have been advised against using Helitours after it was revealed that the domestic passenger airline was operating with an expired air safety certificate. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that staff at the British High Commission in Sri Lanka has been advised not to use the airline Helitours due [...]

UPFA Manifesto On Tuesday

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will release its election manifesto on Tuesday in Colombo. The UPFA election manifesto will assure several relief measures to the public under a UPFA led government.   Meanwhile, former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the UPFA election manifesto proposes to provide many benefits specifically for [...]

The office of the minister at the luxurious head office complex for the Road Development Authority (RDA) in Pelawatte

Fishermen Against Conditions From Indians

By Anuradha Fonseka Local fishermen say they will not agree to any conditions from Indian fishermen to resume talks on the fishing issue. The Convener of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Herman Kumara said that during the last round of talks held on the issue, the Indians had wanted to catch fish in Sri Lankan [...]

JVP Stands By Statement On Prasanna

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says they will never shy away from branding anyone who engages in corruption. JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath said the JVP stands by the statement made against Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga accusing him of being involved in corruption. Herath was responding to a statement made by Ranatunga that [...]

Consolidate Progressive Changes, Says GTF

A leading Tamil Diaspora group has urged the Tamil community and all citizens of Sri Lanka to consolidate the recent progressive changes in the country. The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) said that it strongly urges the Tamil people and all citizens of Sri Lanka to do their historic duty at the upcoming Parliamentary elections by [...]

Journalism Awards For Excellence 2014 This Week

A record 250 entries were received this year under the annual Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme jointly organized by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI), showing a growing acceptance among the wider spectrum of print journalists of what has become the most prestigious media awards event in [...]

Development: For The People Or Ego Of Leaders

A noticeable feature of the parliamentary election campaign is that aspirants to office are speaking mostly about the past – their past and of what they had done – not about the future for which they have to pledge themselves to. Voters are bored with politicians telling them about their ‘wonderful past’ which is all [...]

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