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CID Wants To Grill 12 Intelligence Officers

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) wants to record statements from 12 intelligence officers over the murder of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge. CID sources told The Sunday Leader that the relevant officials have been informed that the 12 intelligence officers need to be questioned to take the investigations forward. However CID sources [...]

Second Grade Treatment For Maligawatte

  by Ifham Nizam Some 400 families living in nearly 300 housing units at the Colombo Municipal Council flats in Maligawatte for more than five decades are facing severe difficulties due to second grade treatment by the Municipal authorities. The Sunday Leader discovered that construction in almost all nine blocks was in a dilapidated state. [...]

Jayamanne’s Fingerprints Not Found On Lasantha’s Car

by Nirmala Kannangara With the revelations that the finger prints taken from the retired Warrant Officer (1) Illandarige Jayamanne, who is said to have hung himself in Kegalle on October 14, not tallying with the finger prints obtained from the vehicle in which the Founding Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge was travelling at [...]

SLC Denies Boycotting Charity Walk

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board has denied claims it boycotted a charity walk held in support of a new cancer unit for the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital. It was reported in The Sunday Leader newspaper last week that SLC had refused to formally support the charity walk in which former top cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene [...]

Kajan And Sulakshan: Motorcycle Diaries

by Senel Wanniarachchi Last Thursday, two young students of the Arts Faculty of the University of Jaffna — 23 year old Kajan and 24 year old Sulakshan were shot by the police at a roadblock in Kankesanthurai, Jaffna. There are various narratives being shared on the sequence of events that led to the shooting: everything [...]

A Mayor With An Enviable Record

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya ”We must create a patriotic generation. I invite all our mothers to join this noble cause.” Kanthi Kodikara made this request to all women in Sri Lanka as a mother and a leader; she wants all women to contribute to a bright future for the country. She is normal and pleasant. However, [...]

Former Madras Judge To Support TGTE Move

Former Judge of the High Court of Madras, K. P. Sivasubramaniam is to file a communication with the UN Human Rights Committee that the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is a violation of freedom of speech and conscience guaranteed in Articles 18 and 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. [...]

Suspicion On Death Of Youth At Wimal’s Home

Suspicions have been raised over the death of a youth at the residence of MP Wimal Weerawansa, a former minister. Lahiru Janith, a friend of Weerawansa’s son, was found dead in the house recently. While an investigation over the death is underway, the friends of the victim have taken to social media raising suspicions over [...]

Lankan National Holding Indian Passport Held In Madurai

A Sri Lankan national was arrested in Madurai on Thursday while he was trying to fly to Sri Lanka on an Indian passport, which had secured by producing forged documents. Police said the Sri Lankan national, Sreedhaya, 38, came to India in 2008 after his parents died. His sister, Kamalavathi, was working in a rubber [...]

Wanted:A Democratic Opposition

Sri Lanka was on the brink of political instability last week following the incident that took place at a Jaffna security check-point at dead of night where two Tamil university students met with their deaths. The disaster potential to the country was immense when considering the three decade long conflict of the security forces with [...]

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