Unemployed Graduates Left On The Streets

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The issue of unemployed graduates still continues unresolved and to date the graduates have no other alternative than to protest. The current good governance regime has taken some measures to provide employment for the unemployed graduates. However, when inquired by The Sunday Leader we discovered that there is no sustainable plan in [...]

SAITM Under Attack Despite Solution

by Ifham Nizam The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) came under attack last week despite the government reaching a solution on the issue. The Management of SAITM said on Friday they will be co-operating with the policy decisions presented by the government and the suggestions made by President Maithripala Sirisena. Primarily among [...]

Govt. Silent As BBS Continues Its Holy War

by Ifham Nizam  The Government has come under fire for remaining silent as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) last week continued its own version of a ‘holy war’  ridiculing Muslims and even the chief prelates. Muslims expressed concerns over the manner in which BBS General Secretary, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was making open [...]

Rathupaswala: Weapons Examined

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Investigations related to the Rathupaswala incident are forging ahead and the weapons that were used for the shooting are being examined. Accordingly, the area in which the victim Ravishan Perera was shot, during a protest demanding clean drinking water, is being searched for any trace of bullet casings. The CID conducted a four-hour [...]

CMC, UDA Responsible For Building Collapse

Legal Action Likely Against Officials by Amavasya Sirisena In the realm of the collapsing of a five storied building under construction at Wellawatte, housing a reception hall last week, the quality, standards and safety assurances of several other buildings constructed along the canal reserve has become a major subject of discussion. Minister of Disaster Management, [...]

India To Play A Crucial Role In Energy Sector

by Ifham Nizam With growing energy needs here in Sri Lanka, India will play a crucial role especially when it comes to 10,000MW demand within the next two decades, energy experts said. The Sunday Leader reliably learns Power and Renewable Energy Ministry had discussions with number of Indian companies, spelling out country’s growing demand. Ministry [...]

Five Years On: Still No Justice For Wasim

by Nirmala Kannangara It is five years since the national rugby player and Captain of the Havelock Sports Club Wasim Thajudeen’s life was snatched away by a killer squad alleged to be following a dispute with a son of a VVIP. Thajudeen’s charred body was found in his car near Shalika Hall, Narahenpita on May [...]

Community Dogs At Risk

Activists claim dogs killed  Government reiterates “No Kill” policy by Amavasya Sirisena Moves to capture stray dogs in the metropolis area have drawn strong reactions even as the government says it will follow a “no kill” policy. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Veterinarian Dr. Chamith Nanayakkara, a member of the Alliance for Protecting Community Dogs [...]

Report Reveals Details On Samyan Muder

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D. M. Swaminathan has given his  approval on continuing the investigations being carried out by the three member committee appointed to investigate into the Kalutara Prison bus attack. In the light of the investigations explored so far, the minister has taken steps to [...]

Govt.Looks For Airline Partners

Following failed bid… Talks with Emirates on the cards by Amavasya Sirisena The government is to negotiate with international airlines to seek a partner for SriLankan Airlines after a top US firm withdrew from talks to purchase a stake in the loss-making state-carrier. Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development, Eran Wickramaratne said that the government will have discussions with [...]

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