The Sunday Leader

Sellamma Returns Home After Army Occupation


The police have identified several students of Mahanama College Colombo who misbehaved at a girl’s school during the ‘big match’ season The students had also assaulted a person inside the school premises Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam ordered a full report on the incident We first met 83 year old grandmother Sellamma when she was [...]

People Mourn Victims Of London Terror Attack


A police officer stands guard at Scotland Yard, headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police in London, Britain, on March 23, 2017.     - (Xinhua/Han Yan)     Experts On Terrorism Stress Need for ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ After London Attack LONDON, March 23 (Xinhua) — The re-opening of London’s famous Westminster Bridge less than 24 hours after Britain’s bad [...]

Closer China-U.S. Collaboration Boon For World

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had a very important telephone conversation They pledged to push China-U.S. relationship to greater heights Some U.S. politicians have accused China of stealing jobs from the United States  BEIJING, (Xinhua) — The world is watching closely whether China and the United States are able to open a new chapter [...]

British Gov’t Reveals Tax Rises For Strong Economy

Philip Hammond

The British economy is expected to grow 2 percent this year Public borrowing will be 16.4 billion pounds lower than expected The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR), expects the economy to be the same size in 2021 as before LONDON, (Xinhua) — British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Wednesday unveiled his spring budget, raising taxes [...]

SAITM Defends Quality Of Education Despite Protests


(SAITM) has defended the quality of education at the campus The Private Medical College Parents’ Society says not to jeopardise the future of students The Parents’ Society has also submitted a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena requesting a meeting  The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) has defended the quality of education at [...]

The Widely Debated Land Grabbing At Wilpattu


by  Ifham Nizam Renowned ecologist cum ornithologist Prof. Sarath Kotagama, stressed that if anybody tells him that there is a problem within the Wilpattu National Park, he is willing to take the challenge and fight for it and do something. However, if this is happening outside, it is a different story. Expressing his candid views  [...]

Govt. Accused Of Failing To Curtail Police Abuses


The government has been accused of not meeting its pledge to curtail police abuses Human Rights Watch said security sector reform was one of 25 undertakings by Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council resolution Sri Lankans routinely face torture and other ill-treatment by the police The government has been accused of not meeting its [...]

Thonda’s Bulls Travel In Luxury While His People Suffer

Jallikattu bull fighting and Senthil Thondaman clinching the top award

Uva Province Minister for Highways, Senthil Thondaman is taking his bulls around in air-conditioned comfort Bulls are taken special care in every village because they are engaged in a number of  religious activities The Bull Taming Pongal event dates back to the Tamil Classic Period (400-100 BC) by Ifham Nizam While the estate workers continue [...]

Indian Woman Seeks Ban On Porn Websites


NEW DELHI, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — An Indian woman has approached the country’s Supreme Court and sought an immediate ban on all pornographic websites, claiming that her husband has become a porn addict as a result of which her family life has been ruined. “My husband has become an addict of porn and spends alot [...]

Rice Farmers Vow To Fight Chinese Investors


by Amantha Perera Chinese investors are eyeing fertile plains There are fears that local farmland will be swallowed by a proposed 15,000-acre investment zone No decision had yet been made on which land might be acquired These days, Vimalabudhi Thero, head monk at the Beragama village Buddhist temple, is consumed more by worldly concerns than [...]

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