Attempt To Halt Corruption Probes On Rajapaksa Regime

Sri Lankans love to gossip. From the village kopikade (coffee shop by the road) to office canteens, Colombo’s more exclusive water holes and the sitting rooms of Colombo 7 and now the plusher residential suburbs, what do we do: Gossip. Don’t blame imperialists, neocolonialists and the whole disgusting tribe into the conversation. Gossiping is a [...]

A Twist Of Fate?

Deaths In Kotahena by Ashanthi Warunasuriya We can never be certain of what would happen next. It only takes a second to get changed the life’s course. So philosophers say that life is a dewdrop on a leaf because we can never guess how it ends. The lives of Vasudeva Shiwa Kumar and his children [...]

UN Chief’s Visit To Give Reconciliation A Boost

by Easwaran Rutnam The visit this week of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Sri Lanka, the most high-profile visit by a foreign delegate since this Government took office, is expected to add much needed impetus to the reconciliation process. Ban-ki moon is to arrive in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on his first official tour to the [...]

A Year Of Political Rights And Economic Wrongs

By Tisaranee Gunasekara One year after winning the parliamentary election of August 2015, the government is on track politically. One year after winning the parliamentary election of August 2015, the government is straying economically. In the year gone by, Sri Lanka has moved towards greater democratisation and reconciliation. The pace may not be to everyone’s [...]

Differences Have Been Overcome – Anoma Gamage

by Thushari Nathaniel Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Anoma Gamage believes that the unity government has succeeded in overcoming their differences and benefiting the people greatly during the past year. In an interview with The Sunday Leader she said that in her ministry, corruption has been controlled, and they are working according to a [...]

Major Financial Institution On The Verge Of Collapse

A major financial institution is on the verge of collapse owing to the failure by the Central Bank to closely supervise its operations. The financial institution, which operates with an island-wide network, was earlier under the Ceylinco Group but is now managed by the Central Bank. Well informed sources said that poor management of the [...]

Today The Whole World Trusts Us – S. B. Dissanayake

By Thushari Nathaniel The unity government led by President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe was given power on August 17, 2015. According to Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare S. B. Dissanayake, the government has made massive strides to restore democracy, empower people and also to provide social welfare facilities. In an interview with The [...]

More To Step Down

More Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Joint Opposition members are to resign from their SLFP organizer posts. Joint Opposition sources said that eleven SLFP organizers in the Joint Opposition are to resign from their posts over the next few weeks. Among those expected to resign are Parliamentarians Ranjith de Zoysa, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Kumara Welgama. [...]

Issues Faced By Tamils Not Fully Addressed – S. Thavarajah

by Thushari Nathaniel S. Thavarajah, leader of the opposition in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) and EPDP member, is of the view that the unity government has achieved some mileage in steering the country on the right track, but it is totally inadequate. Speaking to The Sunday Leader he said the Tamil people’s issues are [...]

JO To Hold Alternative SLFP Anniversary

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Joint Opposition (JO) members are to hold an alternative SLFP anniversary next month. SLFP Joint Opposition member Ranjith de Zoysa told The Sunday Leader that a proposal was made to hold an alternative SLFP anniversary event to that being organized by SLFP members in the government. He said the proposal to hold [...]

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