The Sunday Leader

Treasury bond scam report handed over to the President

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Bond Issuance of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday. The Commission’s Chairman Justice K.T. Chitrasiri handed over the report and two other members of the Commission, Justice P S Jayawardene and retired Deputy Auditor [...]

Minister says SLMC is to recognise SAITM medical degree

Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has decided to recognise the medical degree which had been awarded by the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe. He says the students who had obtained medical degrees from SAITM will need to undergo more than five weeks of clinical training. [...]

Security guard at Maradana railway headquarters commits suicide

A security guard at the Maradana railway headquarters committed suicide on Saturday by shooting himself. The 54 year old had shot himself using the weapon he had while on duty.

Wigneswaran accused of fighting for ITAK leadership post

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran has been accused of fighting for the leadership post of the Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK). ITAK Secretary K. Thurairajasingam said that the main rift between Wigneswaran and ITAK is that Wigneswaran has been demanding the post of party leader. Mavai Senathirajah was in 2014 appointed leader of ITAK after R. [...]

Varadaraja Perumal seeks support for his party in the East

Former Chief Minister of the North-East, Varadaraja Perumal is seeking support for his political party at the Local Government Elections (LG) in the East. Perumal said that most political parties which ruled local councils in the North and East in the past had been corrupt. He said that some political parties diverted the funds they [...]

A chat on the future of the media?

President Maithripala Sirisena is seen having a chat with Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera at an event where a code of ethics for web journalists to create a more responsible and ethical web journalism, was presented to the President. The code of ethics was prepared by the Professional Web Journalists’ Association.      

Planters call for improvement of phytosanitary surveillance

The Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) commended the swift and effective action taken by the Ministry of Plantation Industries, the Sri Lanka Tea Board, and all other state and diplomatic officials that played a role in negotiating the lifting of a temporary suspension of Sri Lankan tea imports by the Russian Federation. While the limited [...]

PAFFREL urges IGP to ensure LG polls are free and fair

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL), on Friday, urged Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to take steps to ensure the Local Government (LG) elections is free and fair. PAFFREL met the IGP at the Police Headquarters and had talks with regards to the election. The IGP was also urged to investigate reports of [...]

Pakistan’s PM promises to send 40,000 MT of fertilizer

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has promised to send 40,000 MT of fertilizer to Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena said that the assurance was given by Pakistan on a request made by Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

Code of ethics for web journalists presented to the President

A code of ethics for web journalists to create a more responsible and ethical web journalism, was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena, during a ceremony held in Colombo. The event was organized by the Professional Web Journalists’ Association. The President, expressing his views said that the launch of code of ethics for web journalists is [...]

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