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Does West Want To Prise Russia And Iran Apart?

Russia Overlord of Syria: The war commenced six years ago when Syrians – particularly youth – staged an Arab Spring in the hope of throwing out Bashar-al-Assad Putin appears to be the overlord of Syria drawing up plans for its future Meanwhile, millions of hapless Syrians freezing in the snows are longing for peace  UN [...]

Startling Details Emerge In Keith Noyahr Abduction Probe

by Nirmala Kannangara It is said that Noyahr had given very vital information to the CID which led to the arrest of the suspects who are now in custody Based on Noyahr’s statement to the CID, the investigators are now on the verge of arresting the big wigs who were behind the abduction Field Marshall [...]

PGIM Disregards Ministry Instructions

by Nirmala Kannangara Despite requests to Director PGIM to expedite the training programme for the Diplomates in CCM, the latter has so far failed to abide by the Ministry instructions  PGIM under severe criticism for preventing  CCM Diplomates sitting the Medical Degree (MD) to qualify as BCCC Specialists According CCM Diploma holders, there are fears [...]

Corporate Crooks

Good Governance Crusader Urges Crackdown On Crony, Corrupt Capitalism by Wiraj Silva One of Sri Lanka’s leading corporate governance activists – K. C. Vignarajah urged the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) to immediately ensure that corporate corruption and crony capitalism are eradicated from the private sector in general and public quoted companies in [...]

UK’s Labour Party To Extend Support For Lankan Tamils

Britain’s Labour Party is to reaffirm its strongest possible support for the Tamil people at a Parliamentary event next week. Leading figures from the UK Labour Party, including party leader, Jeremy Corbyn MP, the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, and the Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry MP – will be attending a Tamils for Labour [...]

Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya Faces Allegations Of Corruption

by Ashanthi Warrunasuriya Several corrupt activities have been noted at Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya and St. Thomas College, Matara Sources claim that the Principal has taken bribes from parents to admit children into the school On one occasion, the Principal had ordered some teachers to cut the hair of several students and avoided disciplinary action due [...]

Controversy On Appointment Of High Court Judge

by Nirmala Kannangara Judicial Services Association is of the view that appointing a High Court Judge from the Unofficial Bar is a violation of the Constitution According to sources, although the Chief Justice had given his concurrence on the appointment it had been made on ‘request’  Executive Director CaFFE, Attorney-at-law Keerthi Tennakoon says it is [...]

Smith, O’Keefe Give ASmith, O’Keefe Star As Aussies Crush India In Three Daysussies Total Control of Test

Australia vs India First Test – Pune It was a tale of the two Steves as Australia reminded India of their might in the longest format of the game as the ‘underdogs’ crushed in-form hosts India by 333 runs, inside just three days in the first Test of the four-match series in Pune. Spinner Steve [...]

Debt Payback To Reach Rs 2T Between 2019-22

To Peak Touching US$ 3,913M In 2025 by Amila Ekanayake Sri Lanka’s debt repayment is to peak to a staggering US$ 13,795 million or passing the two trillion Rupee mark to reach approximately Rs  2,069,250 million within the four year  window between 2019- 2022. According to FinMin statistics foreign debt servicing schedule shows clustering during [...]

Season End Comes All Too Soon

THE 2016-17 rugby season draws to a close today; and whilst you might want to mull over ways on how to spend the empty weekend-evenings ahead, it is understandable if you’re overcome by a feeling that, as far this season is concerned, the plate, metaphorically, has been taken away with the meal yet unfinished. To [...]

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