The Sunday Leader

MPs To Get A Bigger Pay Pack

The current payment of Rs 500 for their attendance in Parliament will be increased to Rs 2,500 An MP travelling to Parliament is paid an allowance to get 284 liters of fuel per month The actual salary and the facilities seem far better off   by Hafsa Sabry Even though there had been public criticism that [...]

Contamination Of Kelani River Threatens Drinking Water

Pollution may threaten drinking water distribution Research finds chemicals in water by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Kelani River plays a vital role in providing drinking water to the Colombo city. However due to continuous pollution of the river there are fears it would soon not be considered as a source for obtaining water. If the water [...]

“Terrorists” Hijack Public Transport

Strike Ends Following Talks With President Committee to look into grievances of bus owners  President says government ready to listen by  Ifham Nizam - Pictures by Lalith Perera It was termed as a “terrorist” act as thousands were stranded and many more were affected when private bus operators and three-wheel drivers staged a strike in protest over [...]

JAT Living launches ‘96 Residencies’ Pagoda

Following its success with ‘77 on Fourth Residencies’ in Nawala, JAT Holdings, the leader in the furnishing and finishing industry takes on a new venture to redefine vertical living with 96 Residencies in Pagoda under the JAT Living subsidiary with the aim of building homes and residences with exclusivity. JAT Living is poised to usher [...]

Mass Rapes To Mass Protests: Violence Against Women In 2016

From historic convictions to impunity for gang rapes, 2016 has been a year of highs and lows when it comes to efforts to stem violence against women. November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It’s a day to reflect on the pain and resilience of survivors. And it’s a [...]

Ceylinco Life opens New Green Branch In Horana

Ceylinco Life has formally declared open itsnew branch building in Horana, purpose-built to the new eco-friendly model developed by the companyfor branches constructed on company-owned land. The new two-storeybuilding of 5,870 square feet occupies a prime location on the Horana – Panadura Road. It has provision to expand to four storeys, is designed for optimal [...]

Uproar Over Minimum Fine But Move Defended

by Hafsa Sabry A key discussion is to be held tomorrow on the proposed minimum traffic fine of Rs. 2500 as public transport associations raised strong objections to the proposal. The public and the government defended the proposal but private bus operators in some parts of the country staged a strike last week and demanded that the [...]

Sri Lanka To Be Free of All Products That Contain Mercury By 2020?

by Ifham Nizam Under a policy initiative of the government, The Ministry of Health and the Central Environment Authority (CEA) have once again instructed Provincial Councils and all hospitals island- wide, to phase out Mercury thermometers and blood pressure monitors, in keeping with an earlier planned move, a senior medical official said. The official said [...]

Trying To Earn A Living

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Kataragama is a popular destination for both locals and foreigners not only because of its natural beauty, but also because of its religious significance. Hence, there is a large community of traders in Kataragama to cater to the needs of those who come to visit the place. Among them are fruit vendors [...]

Building Megapolises While Rural Sri Lanka Burns

In describing what the Maithripala/Ranil (MR2) lot are doing in the matter of following in the footsteps of the Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR1) mob the title of this piece is in fact an understatement of the larger reality. It seeks to describe in a very abbreviated form the destruction of the Sri Lankan environment as we [...]

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