The Sunday Leader

Ballot Vs. Bullet And The DS Formula

The address of Sri Lanka’s Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, Rajavarothyam Sampanthan, to a conference on Counter Terrorism held in New Delhi, is of significance not only for its contents but also for the spirit in which it was delivered and the sincere expression of a desire [...]

Weerasekera And Tamil Diaspora Go Head To Head

A member of the TGTE laughs while Sarath Weerasekera delivers a speech at the UNHRC

by Easwaran Rutnam Former head of the Civil Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara and the Tamil diaspora went head to head in Geneva last week Earlier, at a side event, the TGTE called for the arrest of Weerasekara An investigation was later launched into alleged intimidation of members of Sri Lankan civil society in [...]

Shaddick Exposes Gammanpila


by Nirmala Kannangara Brian Shaddick giving astonishing evidence in High Court No: 5 claimed Gammanpila defrauded him to the tune of over Rs. 119 million using a fraudulent power of attorney Shaddick said that if not for the change of government in 2015, this massive fraud would have not been exposed  As the business with [...]

Politics Broke Up My Marriage – Geetha Kumarasinghe


I was elected by a popular vote. If anyone challenges my election that means it is a challenge made to the people’s sovereignty I would like to emphasise once again that I am only a citizen of Sri Lanka. This is a court case that has been filed against me in a baseless manner There [...]

Sellamma Returns Home After Army Occupation


The police have identified several students of Mahanama College Colombo who misbehaved at a girl’s school during the ‘big match’ season The students had also assaulted a person inside the school premises Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam ordered a full report on the incident We first met 83 year old grandmother Sellamma when she was [...]

Women’s Groups Outraged By Statement On Muslim Marriage

Rizvi Mufthi

WAN is a collective of eight women’s organizations working in the North and East. ACJU’s extreme and rigid position has also radicalized Muslim youth, making them believe that the MMDA reflects Sharia law and therefore cannot be touched WAN calls on the government to intervene and lay down non-negotiable conditions for reform, such as setting [...]

Elephant Found Nailed


An injured elephant was saved by rescuers after it was found lying in a pool of mud with a nail hammered into its leg in Sri Lanka. The animal was comforted by villagers in Kottukachchiya, Sri Lanka, after they found it lying helplessly near a jungle. The heartwarming footage shows scores of locals plying the [...]

Politicos And Medicos Are Servants Of The People

The recent rumpus in parliament about senior parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena defying orders of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and being suspended from attending sessions of parliament and a section of the medical profession not observing normal procedures following an order made by courts and contesting it in covert ways have focused public attention on their impact [...]

No One Is Scared Of Rajapaksa Now – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam


The government wants to standardise the education system in the country. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that it is better to set up high quality private universities in Sri Lanka as that would save foreign exchange for the country and will also generate new opportunities. Kariyawasam said the government has plans to implement several [...]

Secret Navy Team Behind White Van Ransom Abductions

Former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda who lodged the complaint against Sampath Munasinghe, Furthur ‘B’ report submitted to Fort Magistrate  and Director CID, Senior DIG Amarasinghe’s letter instructing to commence investigations as per the Defence Secretary’s Secretary’s instruction

by Nirmala Kannangara Complaint initially received from former Navy Commander Gota and Hendawitharana ordered full investigations Navy still shielding suspects from CID Victims’ NICs, passports and wallets were in Navy custody The Criminal Investigation Department in an astonishing revelation informed the Fort Magistrate last week that the investigation into the abduction of 11 youths in [...]

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