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Dirty Deeds Surface In Meethotamulla

Text and pictures by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   The Meethotamulla residents who lost their houses are facing many issues in obtaining alternative housing from the government Some of the residents had agreed to the housing provided by the government, others were reluctant to accept them There are allegations that some residents had fraudulently produced several tax [...]

Top School Stumps Fair Play

Accused of fielding ineligible player in prestige battle St Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya stands accused of using an ineligible player in their 43rd traditional limited over encounter with arch rivals St. Joseph’s College It is also learnt that this player had represented SPC in their under 19, First XI matches against Dharmarajah College and St. Sebastian’s College [...]

The Garbage Slide In Colombo

This has taken several forms one of which has been laying the entire blame on the current regime for the calamity, its causes and its exponential growth  All they didn’t do was forward Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s name to the Vatican for a canonisation candidacy for cleaning up the streets of Colombo Simply to take the waste [...]

May Day: Workers Still Fighting For Their Rights

Pictures and text by Ashanthi Warunasuriya While there have been many who have fought for the rights of labourers in this country, we hear of pioneers in the struggle for the rights of labourers as well. ‘May Day’ is celebrated on May 1 as a result of these struggles and people take to the streets on this [...]

Tea Production Plummets Drastically

The members of the Tea Exporters Association are concerned over the current status of Sri Lanka Tea Industry as tea production is on a declining trend in the last few years due to many issues. According to Sri Lanka Tea Board statistics tea production has declined by 36 million kg or 11% last year compared [...]

TFA Economically Viable For Sri Lanka

By Amavasya Sirisena The importance of implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in Sri Lanka to remedy the ongoing issues related to export trade and bring much economic benefit to the country was pin-pointed  by the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) Chairman, Keerthi Gunawardane told The Sunday Leader. Further speaking in this regard, he [...]

Self-inflicted And More

by N. Sathiya Moorthy  Lord Justice Sales has ruled that the 35-year-old Sri Lankan, identified only as ‘SV’, probably consented to the torture in as part of a ruse called ‘self-infliction by proxy’ or SIBP According to his submissions, the man had ‘felt intense pain from the first burn’ before falling unconscious while receiving other [...]

CB Report Notes Structural Challenges

by Amavasya Sirisena Considering the possible rise in demand driven inflationary pressures, the Central Bank says it continued to tighten monetary policy and monetary conditions throughout the year Unfavourable weather conditions and sluggish global economic recovery caused the economy to grow at a slower rate of 4.4 per cent in 2016 Core inflation, which measures [...]

Uthappa and Gambhir Demolish Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata

IPL 2017  Robin Uthappa started on Friday just from where he had left on Wednesday against Rising Pune Supergiant. Only, last day it was the crowd in Pune who had their money’s worth and on Friday it was his home crowd at the Eden Gardens. He cut, he pulled, he drove and he flicked. Uthappa [...]

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