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Gorgeous And Gifted

by Michelle Alles Justina Zauraite is from Lithuania, but now lives in Colombo and has established a successful career as a model. Her sassy sense of humour makes for a great conversation as we found out when she joined us for a chat. Read on… Q: What was your relationship like with fashion when you [...]

Beggars Making A Buck

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The problem of beggars has always been the most discussed topic in the society. In Sri Lanka, over the past few years, there was an increase of beggars. Although the numbers had gone down for some time, once again beggars have started to appear in large numbers, especially in urban areas and [...]

Chinese Say No To Almost Expired Weapons And Ammunition?

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya and Camelia Nathaniel A Chinese weapons and ammunition supplier has refused to take back weapons and ammunition which have almost lost its shelf life as they had not been stored in proper conditions.Sources told The Sunday Leader that the Chinese had inspected some of the arms and ammunition which are about to [...]

Can The Vulgar, Brawling ‘Gentlemen’ Be Halted?

Regular vulgar, rowdy, outbursts of disgusting abuse breaking out into brawls have been witnessed in our holy of holies on the Diyawanna Lake for quite some time. After such occurrences the prude, elitists and editorialists far removed from the scene call for various remedies to be implemented immediately, to stop the rot. Ironically, ‘the honourable [...]

Government Under Pressure On Human Rights Issue

Delegation led by Mangala to brief UNHRC members at side event by Easwaran Rutnam The government is under pressure as the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Tamil Diaspora demanded last week that the government agree to have foreign judges in the domestic accountability process. A side event at the UN Human Rights Council building [...]

Yahapalana Amidst His Master’s Voice

by Wimalanath Weerarathne During his visit to Japan, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told The Japan Times newspaper that he would cut his own throat if it was proved that he robbed even a rupee from the public fund. However, the stolen money will not return to the country even if the ex-president cut his [...]

Country Progressing In The Right Direction – Ajith P. Perera

By  Ifham Nizam The country is progressing and it is in the right direction. The government will be able to fulfill all its promises as pledged. In an interview with The Sunday Leader, the United National Party (UNP) Kalutara District Parliamentarian and Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ajith P. Perera, who is a [...]

Difference Of Opinion In Bid To Form New Party

by Janaka Balalla Attempts by the joint opposition to form a new political alliance are facing rocky ground with difference of opinion arising among some of the members.Sources revealed that difference of opinion has arisen primarily between joint opposition members and former provincial council members supportive of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The new political alliance [...]

Right To Information Bill Will Ensure Good Governance – Manusha Nanayakara

By  Ifham Nizam It is sad to say it was the politicians who kept on delaying the Right to Information Bill. While certain sections kept on spreading rumours that it would affect the freedom of the journalists, as a journalist I could assure it would certainly benefit us, says Manusha Nanayakara, United Peoples Freedom Alliance [...]

President Turns Down Request To Contest

President Maithripala Sirisena has turned down a request from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to contest for another term in office at the next Presidential election. SLFP spokesman Dilan Perera told The Sunday Leader that the President was urged to seek re-election when the SLFP met last week with the President. Sources said that [...]

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