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Pakistan Consolidate After England Collapse

England vs Pakistan Second Test – Dubai In little more than an hour on the third morning, the balance of the second Test, and perhaps with it the series, swung heavily in Pakistan’s favour. England collapsed calamitously, surrendering to panic where once there had been order, disorientated once more in the shifting sands of the [...]

Putting Words Into Action

Moving towards reconciliation by Easwaran Rutnam Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa always maintained that he and his Government at the time had nothing to hide. But when officials and organisations dealing with human rights sought visits to Sri Lanka soon after the war to assess the post war ground situation his answer was a simple NO [...]

AG’s Department Under Fire

Delays in initiating legal action against alleged wrongdoers Yet to act against Abrew by Nirmala Kannangara The Attorney General’s (AG) Department is reportedly facing severe criticism over the alleged delay in initiating legal action against the persons who have been accused of various charges by relevant investigative authorities following the conclusion of investigations that have [...]

Eight Factories Without Licenses

CEA inspection programme in Colombo and Gampaha by Hafsa Sabry An inspection programme conducted by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has found that eight factories in the Colombo and Gampaha Districts function without Environmental Protection Licenses (EPLs) in violation of the national environmental act of the country. The waste water treatment plants in these factories [...]

Fear Grips Kotakethana As Authorities Look On

by Waruni Karunarathne Fear started lingering once again in Kotakethana, Kahawatta when another mother and daughter reportedly had seen recently an unidentified armed man in their backyard which triggered their fear of the traumatic experience of murders in the past in that area. The Police Media Unit reported that around 400 police and Police Special [...]

Govt. Hopes To Adopt New Constitution – Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

A committee has reportedly been appointed under the guidance of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to make recommendations to formulate a new Constitution. In the discussion of formulating a new Constitution, attention has been drawn to electoral reforms and devolution of power. In an interview with The Sunday Leader, government national list parliamentarian of the United [...]

Greed Over Grievance

by Upul Kumarapperuma The Bribery Commission was able to net their biggest catch recently; three senior Custom officers were apprehended while accepting a bribe of Rs. 125 million. According to sources, this is considered to be the biggest detection in the country in terms of prevention of bribery and corruption. Sri Lanka Customs is considered [...]

Clash Over MRIA

By Nirmala Kannangara The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) has now become a cause for a clash between two state authorities – airport and aviation authority and the Paddy Marketing Board. The government decision mooted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to store paddy at the MRIA warehouse has resulted in Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de [...]

Arbitrary Use Of Public Funds At SLRC

FCID to probe by Nirmala Kannangara Following last week’s expose in The Sunday Leader on how the state run Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) had incurred huge losses during the last presidential election for providing advertisements for the Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign, further revelations have now surfaced as to how the corporation funds amounting to several [...]

Seylan edge HNB 28-27 in Thriller to Regain Netball Crown

Sri Lanka Sports.Com Inter Company Netball Championship Seylan Bank regained the prestigious Sri Lanka Netball Challenge Cup Championship when the overcame their arch rivals and the defending champions Hatton National Bank by 28 goals to 27 in a thrilling encounter in the final of the Cup Championship of the Sri Inter Company Netball [...]

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