The Sunday Leader

Fresh Call For Justice At Lasantha’s Memorial

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Eight years have passed since veteran journalist and the founding editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge was assassinated in broad daylight. The assassins were able to carry out their task and pass through the heavily guarded security check points in the Dehiwala area without facing any obstacles. Following the 2015 Presidential election [...]

Police Department Violates Tender Procedures

After signing agreement with supplier by Nirmala Kannangara Sri Lanka Police cancelled the tender unilaterally after coming into an agreement Sri Lanka Police purchased the same from a Chinese company without calling tenders After fulfilling Sri Lanka Police requirements local agents entered into an agreement with them on September 2, 2011 Astonishing revelations shows as [...]

BOI Behind The Volkswagen Drama

by Nirmala Kannangara After the Volkswagen Company in Germany claimed that they have not invested in an vehicle assembly plant in Sri Lanka nor have any intention to do so even in future, it had now come to limelight as to how the Board of Investments (BOI) not only duped the President and Prime Minister [...]

Addressing The Issue Of Unemployment

32,000 unemployed graduates in the country No visible progress has been made in bringing down unemployment Protests of unemployed graduates are a common sight  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The rise of unemployment in the country has been a widely discussed topic in recent times. While bringing down the unemployment figures has also been a popular slogan [...]

A ‘Royal’ Fraud For Grade-1 Admissions

by Roshani Nathaniel Ministry of Education suspends admissions to Grade one Of the applications received around 20 had given false addresses Of these false addresses, one of them was the address of a former President The Ministry of Education has decided to suspend grade one admissions to Royal College Colombo for the new academic year [...]

Welikada Prison Riots: Fresh Push For Justice

by Third Eye HRCSL records statement from a journalist The report on Welikada prison riot was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last year The United National Party accused security forces of murdering in ‘cold blood’ at least 11 of the 27 inmates A fresh push for justice has been made over the Welikada [...]

A Home Of Their Own

by Dilisha Abeysundara People in the North reiterate need for adequate housing facilities Over 150,000 northerners are in need of immediate housing Authorities failed to provide housing for the people even after almost a decade since the war ended The people in the North have been suffering for the past thirty years with war right [...]

My Friend, Mahinda

Today marks the 8th death anniversary of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge. Recently two telephone conversations between Wickrematunge and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa were leaked. The following are chronological extracts of editorials throughout the history of The Sunday Leader, wherein Wickrematunge personally addressed Rajapaksa.   May 3, 1997 When amidst the [...]

Two Years Of Good Governance: A Mixed Bag

by  Roshani Nathaniel Civil Organisations are displeased with the government Matters with regard to corruption are the biggest hindrance to good governance The main election slogan of the Unity Government was the promise of eradicating corruption Civil Organisations in the country played a pivotal role in bringing the Good Governance regime to power. However, two [...]

Billion Rupee Sand Mining Scam At Wahalkada

by Nirmala Kannangara GSMB was fully geared to issue sand mining licences for the highest bidders at the open auction Minister Soyza had ignored all directives and had taken the ‘job’ into his own hand Underworld gangs are moving in the sites to protect their respective politicians’ interests The involvement of certain cabinet ministers in large scale [...]

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