The Sunday Leader

From ‘Cold War’ to ‘cash war’?

By N Sathiya Moorthy   Not many politicians in Third World nations, including Sri Lanka, are known to do a lot of research or maintain archival information that they can draw from at the proverbial drop of the hat, to attack adversaries ahead of elections, or in Parliament or outside. In Sri Lanka, their numbers [...]

Rangana Herath ponders calling it quits

Rangana Herath, the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner, has said the Test series in England could be his last. Herath, who at 40 is the last active men’s international cricketer who played in the 1990s, told BBC Sinhala that he was considering retiring from all formats in November after the three-Test series. “Maybe my final series will be [...]

Rotary Colombo West Installation

Outgoing President Rotarian Chamath Kulasinghe installed Rotarian Rohina Macan Markar as the 58th President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West at the Grand Installation and Dinner Dance event held at the Ballroom, Hilton Residences, Colombo. Rotarian Dr. M. Ramasubbu received the Award for the Most Valuable Project of the Year. Rotarian Satyajith Seneviratne was [...]

Beer served to media at Galle match despite earlier policy

By Samantha Hewabandula in Galle Beer was served today inside the media enclosure at the Galle cricket stadium during the cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa despite earlier efforts to discourage promoting beer or any form of liquor. Earlier the Sri Lanka Cricket board had ensured that at cricket matches played in Sri [...]

Sri Lanka under fire over move to implement death penalty

Human rights groups have raised concerns over Sri Lanka’s decision to implement the death penalty. Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the death penalty and preserve its longstanding positive record on shunning this cruel and irreversible punishment, Amnesty International said today. President Maithripala Srisena is pressing ahead with plans to execute 19 [...]

If things not going the right way Sri Lanka can advise Maldives – Dunya Maumoon

By Easwaran Rutnam   Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, speaks exclusively to the Colombo Gazette on the current state of affairs in the Maldives, the relationship between the Maldives and Sri Lanka and China’s role in the Maldives and calls for unity to address [...]

India has eyes on Sri Lanka’s growing economic ties with China

India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka’s growing economic ties with China. India is to adopt a broad, three-pronged approach to deal with China’s increasing engagement in the South Asian and Indian Ocean neighbourhood — track Beijing’s activities carefully; pursue its own projects and commitments; and educate and advise neighbours on the consequences [...]

Sri Lanka hopes India will take stake in airport with no flights

Sri Lanka has already sold China a port that gets almost no ships. The island nation now wants India to take control of an airport with no scheduled flights. The nation first tried to offer China the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in the southern district of Hambantota, but is now in talks with India, Prime Minister Ranil [...]

Now, Wiggy In The Box

By N Sathiya Moorthy   Through a least-publicised interim order with constitutional consequences otherwise, the Court of Appeal has stayed Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran’s unilateral removal of Fisheries and Transport Minister P Deniswaran in August last year. According to available media reports, the Bench comprising Justices Kumudini Wickramasinghe and Janaka de Silva [...]

Who should rule Delhi?

This Tuesday, India’ Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment on who should rule Delhi – the capital of democratic India. Whether the selected (bureaucrats by the Centre) or the elected (by the people Delhi). This issue had started dominating well after the stunning victory scored by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Khejriwal – [...]

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