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Former Fonseka Aide To Be Grilled ?

A former secretary of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is to be questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the 2009 murder of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge. A former member of the Army Intelligence Unit and a former intelligence chief are also to be questioned over the assassination. Once information [...]

First Address The Burning And Most Urgent Issues In The Country – Vijitha Herath

By Camelia Nathaniel JVP Propaganda Secretary and MP Vijitha Herath said that the government not to try to cover up the burning problems faced by the people through the new constitution adding that the main reason for the problems that have cropped up in the country was not the constitution.In an interview with The Sunday [...]

CID To Arrest 5-6 Suspects Over Thajudeen Case

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to arrest between 5-6 suspects in connection to the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. The Colombo Additional Magistrate had last week ordered the CID to arrest the suspects linked to the murder.CID sources told The Sunday Leader hat between 5-6 suspects have been identified as being the [...]

Sri Lankan Politicos Are Squeaky Clean!

by Gamini Weerakoon Believe it or not, post-Independence Sri Lankan politicians have a squeaky clean record – at least on paper! We cannot recall a single politician who hit the headlines with a financial or sex scandal in the past 68 years. Nor have any of them been brought before courts and convicted for offences [...]

Learning Vallibel Lessons The Hard Way

By Nirmala Kannangara The Department of Forest Conservation has come under severe criticism for approving a mini hydropower project within the Dellawa Forest Reserve in the Neluwa Divisional Secretariat in the Galle District which is expected to have a disastrous impact on the ecology. Approval for this project had been granted in 2014 and questions [...]

Within A Unitary Constitution Power Sharing Is Not Possible – Suresh Premachandran

By Camelia Nathaniel Many of the promises given to the people especially the Tamil community have been broken by the government, charged former TNA MP Suresh Premachandran. He said the two main parties in the national government, don’t share the same vision and therefore there is conflict, which has affected everyone. In an interview with [...]

Case To Be Filed Against MR On ITN Deal

Legal action is to be filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and at least five others over the alleged non-payment of dues to state owned Independent Television Network for election propaganda aired during the last Presidential election campaign. Legal action is to be filed based on the inquiries conducted by the Presidential Commission on large [...]

Another MR1 Stooge Waiting In Line?

by Emil van der Poorten Recently there has been a rumour floating around and published on at least one website that one of the chief apologists of the Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR1) regime is to be appointed as a ‘media advisor’ to Sri Lanka’s current President. Further investigation suggested that this was simply speculation.  The very [...]

How Assange Exposed A Double Standard In The UK’s Stance On The Maldives

by Ali Arif Maldives MP There is an old English saying used when someone tries to force another to do something they themselves refuse to do – “do as I say, not as I do”. It seems that nowadays it is no-longer just a saying – but a central principle of British foreign policy making. A [...]

Attempt To Mislead Court And Obtain Bail

An attempt is being made to mislead the Kaduwela Magistrate and obtain bail for the suspects arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. The attempt is to be made by some members of the former government allied to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and some journalists close to Rajapaksa, sources at the Criminal [...]

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