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Failure To Prosecute Criminals May Boomerang

The country is going to the dogs’ is a generational cry. Present day generations are much convinced that their generation has lapsed greatly in their performance in comparison to those of their forefathers. At every significant election in recent decades, the cry has been: ‘Throw the rascals out’. But after some time when a new [...]

COPE Will Investigate State Universities – Sunil Handunnetti

The Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) says investigations conducted by them had been done fairly and without any bias. However, the Chairman of the COPE Sunil Handunnetti added that it was a cause for regret that the government has so far failed to take tangible measures to address the issues mentioned in its last report. He also said [...]

Nilanga Dela Back In The Spotlight

Minister Orders Probe  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Minister of Buddha Sasana, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, has ordered a report on allegations raised against the Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Nilanga Dela Bandara. The report was sought following allegations raised that Nilanga Dela Bandara had signed deeds to sell historic land in the [...]

New Legal And Tax System For Port City

by Easwaran Rutnam A new legal and tax system is being drafted by the Prime Minister’s office for the Port City (Financial City) to be enacted once the project is completed. A new company will also be formed to manage the Port City once it is completed, along with  the Colombo Municipal Council while another [...]

The Rohingya In Our Midst: Learning From The Vulnerable

by Bishop Duleep De Chickera A Reflection The Rohingya in our midst brought out the worst in some of us. The aggression of a mob that sought to intimidate and deny these vulnerable humans of compassion and security, shockingly incited by some who carry religious responsibility in the community, will go down as a sad [...]

Provincial Councils May Face Overcrowding

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya There would be small changes to the number of provincial councils, according to the new electoral system. Accordingly the number of members in each Provincial Council (PC) will double. This will create another issue which is that there would not be sufficient space to accommodate all the members. The number of members [...]

Anything But Cricket

Media Ministry To Look At Accreditation by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Media Ministry is to make inquiries into the accreditation of a website journalist who has been accused of harassing a Pakistani journalist in Abu Dhabi. Deputy Minister of Finance and Mass Media Lasantha Alagiyawanna told The Sunday Leader that the Media Ministry will look into [...]

Follow The Law, Not The Mob!

The Presidential Commission investigating the Central Bank Bond scam is distinctive in that it is a commission investigating into allegations that reflect on high ranking politicians of the government itself. Previous presidential commissions were appointed to investigate alleged acts of corruption or violations of the law by political opponents of the government in power. Although the [...]

We Will Continue To Protect National Assets – Prasanna Ranaweera

The joint opposition says it will continue to protest against the selling of government owned assets despite the recent crackdown on a protest in Hambantota. Joint opposition Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranaweera said he would fight against the government’s policy of selling off national assets, even at the expense of his life. Ranaweera, who was recently removed [...]

Duminda Told To Wear Spectacles

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Eye specialists have determined that Duminda Silva should be wearing eye glasses to enable him to see well mainly due to his age, being over 40. This was determined after he was taken to the Colombo Eye Hospital last week. Duminda Silva, a former MP, was taken to the Colombo Eye Hospital [...]

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