Sri Lanka Is A Rice Eating Nation

The hike in the price of bread by Rs. 4 per loaf is likely to be accepted by most consumers as an inevitable inflationary rise but not so by an extremely hyper active ‘Joint Opposition’ which may see this as even an international conspiracy by anti-Sri Lankan forces against the Sri Lankan people.  Remember Chandrika [...]

President Orders Probe On Foreign Trips Of Six Ministers

President Maithripala Sirisena has called for an investigation into the foreign trips of at least six ministers, sources said. According to sources at the Presidential Secretariat, the six ministers are alleged to have misappropriated public funds while travelling overseas. The President has taken the decision to investigate the issue after receiving information that these ministers [...]

Outrage As President Insists No Foreign Judges

by Easwaran Rutnam A public statement made last weekend by President Maithripala Sirisena that he will not agree to inviting foreign judges to get involved in the accountability process related to the war, has drawn sharp criticism. The criticism stems from the fact that the need to have foreign judges is part of the Resolution [...]

The Significance Of Easter

by Camelia Nathaniel Many of us today are quite unaware of what Easter actually means, as the true meaning of Easter has been lost. Today Easter, just like Christmas, has become rather commercialised, but we must bear in mind that Easter  is not about cute little fluffy chickens, nor does it have anything to do with [...]

SLFP – A Party Sans A Policy?

by Wimalanath Weeraratne Recently a journalist inquired from Minister Susil Premajayantha as to why the Sri Lanka Freedom Front (SLFP) is safeguarding a United National Party (UNP) government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. His answer was “Why don’t we take it as if the UNP leadership, and Prime Minister is helping a President from [...]

We As A Country Are Poor In Every Aspect – Prof. Desmond Mallikarachchi

by Ashanthi Warunasuirya Prof. Desmond Mallikarachchi, who always yearns and acts for achieving good governance, joined The Sunday Leader this week expressing his views on the issues we raised to him on the present government. He said that all Sri Lankan governments never have a viable economic policy for the country. “We as a country [...]

President Should Give Security Responsibilities To Gotabaya – Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

by Camelia Nathaniel Veteran diplomat Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, when asked about the underworld activities that have raised its head again, said that one thing that must be said about the Rajapaksa administration is that under the former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa there was relentless, one might even say ruthless rooting out the gangs and [...]

SLFP Members Begin To Defect

by Ranjith Gunawardena A large number of senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members have decided to leave the party after being dejected at the division in the party. SLFP member and former minister Felix Perera said that if the party is to rebuilt, President Maithripala Sirisena, former Presidents Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chandrika Kumaratunga must [...]

Govt. Has To Minimize Corruption And Improve Economy – Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya

by Ashanthi Warunasuirya Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya says we are all ignorant and only by realising the truth we will be able to get away from ignorance. Head of the Faculty of Sinhala Language, University of Colombo, made his views known to The Sunday Leader. He expounded t he real situation that the country faces today in [...]

Uduwe Dhammaloka Goes To CID Over Sobitha Thero’s Death

The Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero made a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday on the death of the Convener of the National Movement for a Just Society, the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero. Dhammaloka Thero had alleged that there is evidence to prove that the death of the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero was [...]

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