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No One Can Point Fingers At The Military – Fonseka

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka claims he is a happy man who does not take any issue to heart, but despite his positive attitude he is disgruntled that the corruption committed by the previous government is still not investigated and those responsible punished. He says the Rajapaksa’s are wolves in sheep skin, but they will never [...]

Terrorism Of GMOA And Its Hypocrisy

by A. B. Sosa The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) in recent times has been dictating to the democratically elected government to nationalize the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) on the premise that those graduating from it on completion of a five-year Medical Degree course lack clinical and forensic experience. They also [...]

Lankans Hoping for Flat Tracks, Improved Death Bowling

Champions Trophy Lanka may have often hankered for spin on foreign pitches, and the island may still the home of low-scoring one dayers, but this time around, they would love some nice, flat batting tracks at the Champions Trophy, if English groundstaff don’t mind. That, at least, is the view of coach Graham Ford, who, [...]

Unemployed Graduates Left On The Streets

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The issue of unemployed graduates still continues unresolved and to date the graduates have no other alternative than to protest. The current good governance regime has taken some measures to provide employment for the unemployed graduates. However, when inquired by The Sunday Leader we discovered that there is no sustainable plan in [...]

Rights Group Warns MR Return Must Not Be Ruled Out

A leading international human rights group today warned that leaders in both the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party should not discount a Mahinda Rajapaksa return. The International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a report that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must reach workable compromises on key issues including [...]

SAITM Under Attack Despite Solution

by Ifham Nizam The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) came under attack last week despite the government reaching a solution on the issue. The Management of SAITM said on Friday they will be co-operating with the policy decisions presented by the government and the suggestions made by President Maithripala Sirisena. Primarily among [...]

Govt. Silent As BBS Continues Its Holy War

by Ifham Nizam  The Government has come under fire for remaining silent as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) last week continued its own version of a ‘holy war’  ridiculing Muslims and even the chief prelates. Muslims expressed concerns over the manner in which BBS General Secretary, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was making open [...]

Report Claims Men, Boys Face Rape In Custody In Sri Lanka

A new report has claimed that despite the end of the war in 2009, men and boys faced rape while in custody. Interviews conducted by All Survivors Project with lawyers, human rights defenders, medical professionals and others reveal significant confusion around the issue and a tendency to conflate sexual violence against men and boys with [...]

Rathupaswala: Weapons Examined

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Investigations related to the Rathupaswala incident are forging ahead and the weapons that were used for the shooting are being examined. Accordingly, the area in which the victim Ravishan Perera was shot, during a protest demanding clean drinking water, is being searched for any trace of bullet casings. The CID conducted a four-hour [...]

Nepal President, Chandrika Discuss Women’s Rights

Former President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga paid a courtesy call on Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Hotel Hilton in Colombo last week. In the meeting, President Bhandari expressed her confidence that her visit will further strengthen the age-old friendly bilateral relations between the two countries, taking them to a new height. [...]

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