The Sunday Leader not published this week

The Sunday Leader newspaper was not published this week. We regret any inconvenience caused

President confronts protesters in Jaffna

President Maithripala Sirisena confronted protesters in Jaffna who were demanding that Tamil political prisoners be released. The protesters staged a black flag protest along the street used by the President’s convoy during his visit to Jaffna. Tamil National Alliance members M. K. Sivajilingam and Suresh Premachandran were among those who took part in the protest. [...]

Finance minister tells WB, Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog economy

Sri Lanka, under the unity Government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, is poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability. Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangla Samaraweera told the Vice President of the World Bank Ms. Annette Dixon that the Sri Lankan Unity Government has been [...]

Pope notes Sri Lanka striving for reconciliation and healing

Pope Francis met on Friday with members of an organizing committee for the journey that he made to Sri Lanka back in January 2015, Radio Vatican reported. Welcoming the group, the pope said his own visit to Sri Lanka was a moment of “special grace” at  a time when the nation was “striving for reconciliation [...]

PM warns officials over delay to provide relief to flood victims

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned officials over the delay to provide relief to flood and landslide victims in Galle, Matara and Ratnapura. The Prime Minister said that he wants a deadline set for the relief items to be provided. He said that if the relevant authorities are unable to meet the deadline then he will speak [...]

Mahinda holds talks with former Japanese Prime Minister

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had talks with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in Tokyo. Rajapaksa’s office said that the talks were based on the current developments in Sri Lanka as well relations between both countries. Both sides also discussed regional and international issues. Rajapaksa was in Japan with a delegation from the joint opposition.

Maithri Gunaratne’s new political party to contest next polls

Former United National Party (UNP) member Maithri Gunaratne announced that his new political party, the United National Freedom Front, will contest the next elections. Gunaratne said that the party will begin recruiting members and prepare to face the election. He told reporters today that his new political party will look to be the third force [...]

The Sunday Leader not published this week

The Sunday Leader newspaper was not published this week (Sunday September 11 – 2017) owing to unavoidable circumstances. Any inconvenience caused to our loyal readers is much regretted.

Concerns over threat to Nasheed by Maldivian envoy to Sri Lanka

International legal counsel representing former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed are concerned about a threat made by the Maldivian ambassador-designate to Colombo to detain their client in Sri Lanka and forcibly return him to the Maldives, the Maldivian Democratic Party led by Nasheed said, according to a news report on Colombo Gazette. The ambassador-designate, Mohamed Hussain [...]

Gazette signed to operationalise Office on Missing Persons

President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, has signed the Gazette notification to operationalize the Office on Missing Persons, the Colombo Gazette reported. The Office on Missing Persons Act No. 14 of 2016 and amended by Act No. 9 of 2017 comes into implementation and operation with effect from [...]

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