The Sunday Leader

Lasantha Was Stabbed Thrice Using A Sharp Instrument

Lasantha Wickrematunge, Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

by Nirmala Kannangara  The latest JMO report has exposed that Wickrematunge had been stabbed thrice on the right side of his head with a sharp instrument  0Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had supervised all security and intelligence operations in and around Colombo from the Ministry of Defence through a separate chain of command Maj. Gen. Hendawitharana refuted the [...]

Red Faced Chathura Hits Back

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  Chathura Senaratne becomes the laughing stock of social media Senaratne had claimed that he had done politics with  Vijaya Kumaranatunga The MP will continue to focus on his goals which  has nothing to do with politics Young Parliamentarian Chathura Senaratne has been on the wrong side of social media these days. He [...]

Disabled Soldiers Demand An Urgent Solution

Major Ajith Prasanna

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Veterans further warn that if the government fails to provide a lasting solution for their problems, they are even willing to take their own lives The association further states that they would be compelled to go for an island wide protest if the first citizen of the country denies an audience with [...]

Push For Action On Top Brass Despite Arrest Of Soldiers

Venerable Theripaha Siridhamma Thero, Suresh Perera and Chinthaka Perera

Justice for Rathupaswala by Ashanthi Warunasuriya There was clear evidence to point fingers at some officers in the Army over the incident yet the former government did not take any action The Church staff was warned against supporting the protesters, with one nun being held at gunpoint The arrest of three soldiers on Friday in [...]

Minuwangoda Land Excavation Racket Causes Environmental Issues

Edward Gunasekara,  Ruwan Ranathunga
 and Prasanna Ranathunga

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya When police officers claim that they could even lose their lives if they visit these areas, it can be imagined how the ordinary citizens could feel about their security It has become evident how these racketeers are misusing these permits for housing construction to conduct large scale soil mining An earth excavation [...]

Questions Raised On Cabinet Decision

Hambantota Port

by Nirmala Kannangara It is questionable as to how the cabinet approval was given in the absence of the President The country will benefit if China Harbour invests with the Hambantota Port Minister Champika Ranawaka had brought to the notice of the cabinet that there is no way the port can be leased out Questions [...]

Police Identify Several Students Over Mahanama Big Match Shame

Students of Mahanama Collge misbehaving at a girl’s school

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The police have identified several students of Mahanama College Colombo who misbehaved at a girl’s school during the ‘big match’ season. Police spokesman Priyashantha Jayakody said that a report was presented to the school identifying the students who had misbehaved. The students had also assaulted a person inside the school premises. Education [...]

SLC Indirectly Ignores Court Ruling

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by  Nirmala Kannangara Although the inter-club tournament had been suspended following the court ruling, the same clubs representing the same players are now playing at the hurriedly organised inter- district limited over tournament Kandy district team has only Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) players and no representation from the Kandy District According to the sources, it [...]

Swift Action Led To Peaceful End To Hijacking

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The vessel ‘Aris 13’ that was hijacked by pirates was released along with the eight Sri Lankan crew without payment of a ransom Piracy has diminished since 2012, largely due to mitigating efforts at sea by international naval forces Piracy off Somalia’s coast used to cost the world’s shipping industry billions of [...]

HRCSL Writes To PM, Raises Concerns On Proposed Amendment

Ranil Wickremesinghe

HRCSL has written to PM regarding its concern about the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure Situation would have been ideal if the government consulted the HRCSL in formulating legislation on this matter thereby enabling the commission to fulfil its mandate  The government must guarantee the right of all persons deprived of liberty [...]

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