Police officers protect the office of the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board W.B. Ganegala following a tense situation which arose between the staff and the management.
Ganegala was held hostage by the staff and had to be freed by the Police.
Picture by Indika Sri Aravina

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UNP plays down statement by MS of taking over economy »


The United National Party (UNP) played down a statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena that he has taken over directing the national economy from this year. Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said that he spoke to the President and…

January 21, 2018 - 06:53 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Tense situation in Kataragama after Police kill motorcyclist »


A tense situation arose in Kataragama after the Police shot dead a motorcyclist who ignored orders and failed to stop. Area residents who were outraged over the shooting attacked the Kataragama police station. The policeman who opened fire was later arrested, the Police said. (Colombo…

January 21, 2018 - 06:42 / No Comment / Read More »

Pillayan’s TMVP contests LG polls in bid to regain lost ground »


By Easwaran Rutnam The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) led by Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias Pillayan, is contesting the Local Government (LG) elections in a bid to regain lost ground in the political arena. TMVP spokesman Azath Maulana told The Sunday Leader the TMVP will be…

January 21, 2018 - 00:10 / No Comment / Read More »

President says he has decided to take over economy from UNP »


President Maithripala Sirisena says he has decided to take over the economy from the United National Party (UNP). The President said that the handling of the national economy was in the hands of the UNP over the past two years. However he says from this…

January 20, 2018 - 21:14 / 8 Comments / Read More »

SLFP to probe claims Uva CM forced principal to kneel »


The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it will investigate claims that the Chief Minister of the Uva Province Chamara Sampath Dassanayake had forced a principal from a school in Badulla to kneel before him. Meanwhile the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has also launched…

January 20, 2018 - 21:13 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Now video of CBK dancing and singing goes viral »


First it was a video of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe dancing and now a video of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga dancing at a function has gone viral on social media. The video shows Kumaratunga dancing with a group of people and also singing parts of the…

January 20, 2018 - 20:10 / 7 Comments / Read More »

Banner against sexism replaces controversial hoarding »


A banner against sexism has been placed at the site in Rajagiriya where a hoarding created a lot of controversy. The banner reading “No more space for sexism” has been put up following the removal of the offensive advertisement. “Ha ha look at this! #SriLanka women’s…

January 20, 2018 - 15:55 / No Comment / Read More »

Brother and sister found hacked to death in Galle »


A man and his sister were found hacked to death in the Galle area, the Police said. The Police said that a 75 year old man and his 65 year old sister were found dead in Hapugala. Investigations have been launched. (Colombo Gazette)…

January 20, 2018 - 12:00 / No Comment / Read More »

Parts of an LTTE submarine found in Mullaitivu »

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Parts of an LTTE submarine have been found in Mullivaikal in Mullaitivu, our reporter in the area said. Two parts of an LTTE submarine were recovered in the area by the security forces. The security forces believe that while the submarine had been manufactured by the LTTE…

January 20, 2018 - 11:39 / 1 Comment / Read More »

US Government shuts down as Senate fails to pass new budget »


The US Government began a federal shutdown on Saturday after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget. Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until 16 February did not receive the required 60 votes. It is the first shutdown…

January 20, 2018 - 11:21 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Udayanga insists property in Sri Lanka legally purchased »


Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga insists property owned by him in Sri Lanka had been legally purchased. The Fort Magistrate had on Friday issued an order against the sale or transfer of any land belonging to Weeratunga. In a media statement on…

January 20, 2018 - 09:37 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Nepal, Sri Lanka discuss working together during natural disasters »


The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Nepal Army, General Rajendra Chhetri, who is on a goodwill visit, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official Residence in Colombo, on Friday. During this meeting views were exchanged on reinforcement of cooperation between…

January 19, 2018 - 14:54 / No Comment / Read More »

Fitness center says hoarding was to promote obesity-free Sri Lanka »


A fitness center behind a hoarding in Rajagiriya which drew controversy said that the hoarding was to promote an obesity-free Sri Lanka. Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva had said on Thursday he had called for the removal of…

January 19, 2018 - 14:34 / No Comment / Read More »

Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka surrenders to court »


Former Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva surrendered to court on Friday after an arrest warrant was issued on him. The arrest warrant was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate on Thursday after Malaka Silva failed to appear in court over a case. The case involves an…

January 19, 2018 - 14:16 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Order issued against sale or transfer of Udayanga’s property »


The Fort Magistrate has issued an order against the sale or transfer of any land belonging to Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga. A warrant was issued on Udayanga Weeratunga last year over ongoing investigations into the controversial MiG deal. Udayanga Weeratunga claims…

January 19, 2018 - 11:20 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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The role of the yahapalana opposition »


By Mahinda Rajapaksa There is a yahapalana government as well as a yahapalana opposition in this country. After the August 2015 parliamentary election, the UNP…

January 21, 2018 - 18:55 / No Comment / Read More »

China confident its relationship with Sri Lanka will grow stronger »


The Chinese Government today said that it is confident that the friendship with Sri Lanka will grow stronger. Cheng Xueyuan, the Ambassador-designate of the People’s…

January 21, 2018 - 14:59 / No Comment / Read More »

Mount Lavinia Police, TID exposed in Lasantha murder probe »


The underhand activities of the Mount Lavinia Police and the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) at the time the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed,…

January 21, 2018 - 00:47 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Army cannot interfere in our matters – C.V. Wigneswaran »


By Taylor Dibbert C.V. Wigneswaran is the chief minister of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka and a member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).…

January 21, 2018 - 00:20 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Child’s brutal killing shocks Jaffna »

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The brutal killing of a three year old girl shocked residents of Vannarpannai in Jaffna last Friday. The young girl was stabbed to death by…

January 21, 2018 - 00:20 / No Comment / Read More »

Overplaying Israel »

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By Vidyadharan MP Last week in India, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s got presumably one of his warmest welcomes ever received in a foreign country.…

January 21, 2018 - 00:10 / 1 Comment / Read More »

The Indian Ocean does not need an Indian Cold War »


By Trevor  Jayetileke A Cold War in the Indian Ocean will not be in the best interests of any country in the Indian Ocean and  this …

January 21, 2018 - 00:05 / No Comment / Read More »
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