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Nissanka and Palitha ordered to appear in court

Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and Major General (Retd) Palitha Fernando have been ordered to appear in court next month. The Colombo High Court has issued notice on Senadhipathi and Fernando to appear in court on September 19 over a bribery case. (Colombo Gazette)

Sajin Vass appears before FCID

Former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena appeared before the Financial Crimes Investigations Department (FCID) today to make a statement. Gunawardena was asked to appear before the FCID to record a statement related to Mihin Lanka Airlines.

Trump’s official in charge of South Asia to visit Sri Lanka

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells is to visit Sri Lanka this week. US President Donald Trump’s official will travel to Dhaka, Islamabad, and Colombo from August 28-September 2. She will meet with Government officials, business leaders, and civil society [...]

Russia and Sri Lanka hold talks on defence cooperation

Russian and Sri Lanka held talks on defence cooperation on the sidelines of an international military and technical forum in Moscow. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne attended the opening ceremony of ‘Army-2017 Expo’ held from 22nd to 27th (August) at the Patriot Expocenter in Moscow, Russia. During his visit to the exposition [...]

The Sunday Leader not published this week

The Sunday Leader newspaper was not published this week (Sunday August 27th – 2017) owing to unavoidable circumstances. Any inconvenience caused to our loyal readers is much regretted.

China and India to attend military exercise in Sri Lanka

China and India are to attend a joint military exercise in Sri Lanka next month, the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) reported quoting the Sri Lankan military as saying. The joint annual Field Training Exercise (FTX), ‘Exercise – Cormorant Strike VIII – 2017’ organized by the Sri Lankan army will see the participation of 2675 army, [...]

UNP backbenchers urge President to expedite probe on corruption

United National Party (UNP) backbenchers have urged President Maithripala Sirisena to expedite investigations on corruption. The UNP backbenchers met the President for talks at the Presidential Secretariat. At least 40 UNP backbenchers met the President and discussed key issues. Among the issues discussed was the action being taken on those accused of corruption. The UNP [...]

Defence Secretary says Sri Lanka interested in Russian arms

Defense Ministry Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne says Sri Lanka is interested in Russian ships and arms. He told the Sputnik news agency in Russia that the ‘Army-2017’ international forum being held in Russia will expand international cooperation. According to Waidyaratne, the Sri Lankan delegation arrived at the forum to see what was available in Russia in [...]

UNHRC to be urged to push Sri Lanka to show progress

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is to be urged to push Sri Lanka to show progress on several key issues. Amnesty International has submitted a document to the UNHRC ahead of its next session in Geneva in September. In the document, the UNHRC has been urged to call on the Sri Lankan authorities to [...]

SAITM distances itself from association headed by Gemunu

The SAITM campus in Malabe  distanced itself from statements being made by the Parents Association headed by Gemunu Wijeratne. “We wish to inform the Sri Lankan public, that the self-acclaimed SAITM Parents Association headed by Mr. Gemunu Wijeratne has no relation nor is it the official association of parents for SAITM,” SAITM said in a [...]

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