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A Golden Opportunity To Reach Lasting Peace For The Country M. A. Sumanthiran

by Camelia Nathaniel The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) demanded the devolution of powers in the new Constitution to resolve the ethnic issues. TNA parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran said this is a golden opportunity for the country to reach lasting peace and prevent any recurrence of division in the future. He said the country is at [...]

Neighbour Takes Prasanna To Task

by Camelia Nathaniel A neighbour residing next to the Former Western Province Chief Minister/UPFA MP Prasanna Ranatunga, Ranjeevi De Silva, complains about being inconvenienced and harassed by the actions of the MP, who she claims is using his powers to intimidate and push his way around the neighborhood. Ranjeevi had even on prior occasions complained [...]

Can Sirisena-Ranil Combine Save Jumbos?

by Gamini Weerakoon Three hundred and fifty nine African tusks blood ivory  estimated at Rs 368 million were smashed to dust in a special machine on Galle Face Green  on Thursday after religious observances, in the presence of Cabinet Minister Gamini Jayawickreme Perera. Sadhu! Sadhu ! would be the devout cry of lovers around the [...]

Govt. Should Not Have Any Role In Religion K. D. Lalkantha

by Camelia Nathaniel Neither President Maithripala Sirisena nor Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is capable of a producing a Constitution that is favourable to the people of the country charged the JVP Politburo member and head of the National Trade Union Center (NTUC), K. D. Lalkantha. He said the reason is that in order to hold [...]

A Defence Of War Crimes And War Criminals?

by Emil van der Poorten The fact that the hounds from hell are baying for the blood of South African Yasmin Sooka should surprise no one given the fact that this same bunch accused two other South Africans with similar credentials, the late Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu, of being “Tiger collaborators!” It is [...]

Investments Expected To Come Pouring In!

Finance Minister expects high returns from World Economic Forum by Hasitha Ayeshmantha Investments will not start flowing in but pouring in the near future’, stated the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake highlighting the outcome for Sri Lanka at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum 2016. Speaking to The Sunday Leader the Minister of Finance [...]

There Is Less Consensus On Power Sharing Mano Ganesan

by Camelia Nathaniel Minister of National Dialogue Mano Ganesan says there can’t be exclusiveness for anybody in any area of the country, private living and right to movement are guaranteed under the constitution. “The Sinhalese and Muslims who lived in the north must get back to their places of origins and nobody should prevent it,” [...]

Bridge The Gap Between Ethnic Inequity

Equity In School Admission: by Hafsa Sabry and Ashanthi Warunasuriya Education, especially in national schools, has led to differential access to education based on race. There are about 15 such national schools in the city of Colombo alone. Student intakes to these religiously categorized schools have systematically limited, creating numerous issues. There are Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, [...]

Gearing To Face The UNHRC

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The discussion on Sri Lanka’s human rights violations has once again gathered momentum. The main concern is the process proposed by the international community in rectifying the alleged atrocities that were committed in the country during the past decade. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) previously set out a time frame [...]

Navy Awaits Directives From MOD On Yoshitha

by Easwaran Rutnam The Navy says it is still waiting for directives from the Ministry of Defence on the action to be taken on Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Navy spokesman Akram Alavi told The Sunday Leader that the report based on the investigations conducted by the Navy on Yoshitha [...]

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