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Brathwaite Takes Six To Leave Test Delicately Poised

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Second Test – P Sara Stadium West Indies had a surprise bowling hero as Kraigg Brathwaite grabbed a career best six-wicket haul to trigger a dramatic batting collapse of hosts Sri Lanka and leave the Second and final test delicately poised after the third day’s play at the P. Sara [...]

‘The Department’ Under Siege – The Future Of The Attorney General

by Saliya Pieris The last few months have seen an unprecedented attack on the integrity and reputation of ‘the Attorney General’s Department’. Yuvanjana Jawaharlal Wanasundera Wijayatilake PC, one of the most non-controversial persons to hold the office of Attorney General, and his Department is under siege, notwithstanding the fact that he was in the aftermath [...]

APC: Not Only Talk But Solutions Too

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided on a very democratic process to decide on a mechanism to implement the contentious UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution. The government would consider opinions of all political parties in this regard, he told representatives of 21 political parties in parliament as well as some representatives of those parties not [...]

Scapegoats For Big Fish To Escape!

An insight into Wele Suda and Piyawansha in the light of Lasantha’s killing by Wimalanath Weerarathne I am not guilty!” Those were the last words of one of Sri Lanka’s drug kingpins – Don Samantha Kumara alias ‘Wele Suda’, after the High Court Judge handed over the death sentence.  One can safely assume that what he [...]

Maris Stella clinch Championship after Thrilling Shoot-out

11th Zahira Super 16 Soccer 7’s Maris Stella College, Negombo edged Royal College, Colombo 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out after their final clash ended goalless to clinch the Cup Championship at the 11th Zahira Super 16 Soccer 7’s which concluded last Saturday at the Zahira College grounds. In the penalty shootout Maris Stella’s two Sri [...]

Govt. Not Taken Decision On UNHRC Resolution – Thilak Janaka Marapona

Several opposition members in parliament last week called for a referendum to decide on the judiciary mechanism proposed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution.  Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms Thilak Janaka Marapona said the government has not yet taken a firm decision as to how they would implement the UN resolution [...]

UNHRC Resolution Should Be Fully Implemented – M.A. Sumanthiran

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has reassured their support for the government to implement the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution in full with honesty and credibility. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said the TNA is ready to play their part in implementing the UNHRC resolution in full. As they see [...]

Abolition Of Executive Presidency Must Come First – Vijitha Herath

The opposition, which includes several constituent parties of the United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), has been rallying against the proposed UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) mechanism to investigate alleged war crimes in the country. Even though the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has expressed views against the proposed involvement [...]

Stage Set For National Govt.’s First Budget

by Hasitha Ayeshmantha With the Appropriation Bill for 2016 being approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, the Presentation or the first reading of the Budget came to a conclusion last Friday. At a recent press conference in Colombo Cabinet Spokesperson Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the Parliamentary Programme for the Budget 2016 which was approved [...]

SLTPB Following Former Regime?

Board calling for disciplinary action immediately dissolved by Nirmala Kannangara Despite pledges of not following the same path as the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration, the incumbent government is currently being accused of failing to take action against persons facing allegations of corruption and the misuse of public funds. Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunge has come under [...]

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