The Public Speaks Out

Pros and cons of a National Govt. By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The most peaceful general election held in this country in recent times ended on August 18. Since the majority of Sri Lankans accepted its mandate, they did not make few complaints against the manner in which the election was held and its results. However, the [...]

The Long Arm Of The Law Inactive?

Radaliyagoda still at large By Nirmala Kannangara The long arm of the law, which easily reaches out to less-privileged, has failed to act against Sudarman Radaliyagoda, the former Deputy General Manager of News and Current Affairs of the Independent Television Network (ITN). However, law enforcement authorities were seen to be very active after the downfall of [...]

Lancaster Denies Gamble Claim

Stuart Lancaster denies England have gambled by selecting Sam Burgess and Henry Slade among an inexperienced centre contingent bound for the World Cup. Two weeks ago Lancaster stated it would be a “big step” to include Burgess and Slade alongside Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph in the final 31-man squad due to their lack of [...]

Regulating Petroleum

New Petroleum Act In The Doldrums  By Santhush Fernando   The new Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Act which is expected to bring in far-reaching changes, is in the limbo with intensifying political hurdles and the Government might not be able to enact the much-needed Act due to division within the administration in the run-up to the [...]

CHARINI A Sri Lankan Brand

By Sadhana Senanayake In the Colombo fashion scene, Charini Suriyage has made a name for herself. Her brand ‘CHARINI’ has become known for its work with local craftsman and for being designed especially for Sri Lankan women. In conversation with Charini, you can see she is extremely passionate about her work. Explaining how she first [...]

Next Step: Identifying Policy Priorities And Preparing For The Challenge

By Hasitha Ayeshmantha With the last week’s The Sunday Leader Economy focusing on the immediate ‘bold reform process’ the country requires  just coming out of a General Election, the focus will then be naturally shifted to the necessary policy changes and the challenges that the  country’s economy currently faces . This time period has been [...]

A Potholed Road Towards A National Govt.

Amendments to be added to UNP-SLFP MoU JVP questions legality of UNP-SLFP MoU UNP-SLFP to make a joint statement The Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wickremesinghe national government is experiencing its initial teething problems. These problems range from the number of members in the next Cabinet to the distribution of portfolios between the United National Party (UNP) and [...]

White Van Abductors To Meet Justice Soon

Long wait of loved ones to come to an end By Hafsa Sabry Reports on investigations carried out into several high profile incidents of murder, disappearance, and other alleged human rights violations during the former regime are expected to be finalised within the next few weeks. Since President Maithripala Sirisena’s victory at the January 8 [...]

US Begins Operation To Defend Sri Lanka

First informal meeting on September 17 By Easwaran Rutnam The United States last week set in motion an operation to seek support for Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva and the process will see heightened diplomatic activity as D-day nears for Sri Lanka at the Council. The US Ambassador to [...]

Mega Police

The forming of a new governing body for Paradise Isla had also seen the formation of several new subjects as well. One such subject is Megapolis Development. Hearing the name for the first time, many were left wondering what it meant. During a recent discussion with a blue type elected to the House by the [...]

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