The Sunday Leader

Former LTTE Member Faces Double Standards?

On the path towards reconciliation By Waruni Karunarathne The nomination application presented by a former LTTE member to contest at the upcoming general election created quite a stir in the political circles last week. The latest issue over the nomination request made by a former LTTE member has taken the limelight since the likes of [...]

Challenges Facing The Next Govt

By Lionel Guruge With President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent move of dissolving parliament, Sri Lanka is now caught up in the excitement of an upcoming Parliamentary election. The weeks leading up to it will be intense; complete with much discussion and fierce competition, and finally a group will emerge victorious, and form a new government. This [...]

Missing Persons’ Families In A Quandary

By Easwaran Rutnam The families of people reported missing in Trincomalee demanded answers last week with some claiming that there was a time the Army could locate even ‘missing ants’ but not missing people. The Presidential Commission on Missing Persons conducted public sittings in Muttur and Trincomalee last week. Secretary to the Commission, H. W. [...]

A Vibrant US-Indo-China Triumvirate Relationship Is Vital

By Ernest Jacobs In the next two decades, the United States of America (US) will be the most predominant global superpower with China being the second power trying to close its gap with the US, and India being the third or the ‘swing’ power. As such the US-Indo-China triumvirate (tripartite) partnership will be the key [...]

Push To Free Tamil Detainees

By Waruni Karunarathne The issue about Tamil political prisoners has remained a question for sometime now. Many Tamil political parties including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have been calling upon the previous government and even the present government to address this issue meaningfully. Speaking in parliament last week TNA Batticaloa District Parliamentarian P. Ariyanenthiran called upon the government [...]

Joe Sim Returns To Sri Lanka

The Singaporean born millionaire businessman, based in Thailand, Joe Sim recently made a return to Sri Lanka – a country he says that has always endeared itself to him. Sim first came to Sri Lanka in the early 1980’s and engaged in the gem trade. He went on to own and operate four casinos in [...]

Higher Education

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2015:  Future Defined Colombo, 24 June 2015:  Our world, country, organisations and business leaders struggle to stay afloat and aligned in the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous nature of today’s global business environment. The need for rapid change swirls around many of us, tipping us this way and that as we [...]

Modi Launches Three Ambitious Schemes For Transforming Urban India

Marking a major initiative for urban development in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing for All. The main objective of the three ambitious schemes launched by the Prime Minister is to develop Indian cities and towns as new [...]

Worldwide Displacement Hits All-Time High

Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people than at any other time to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere, according to a new report from the UN refugee agency. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report: World at War, released on Thursday(June 18), said that worldwide displacement was at the highest level ever [...]

Crawling Back To Normalcy

Text and pictures by Easwaran Rutnam in Jaffna The releasing of land held by the army has been given wide publicity both by the Government and the military in recent times. However, while the process has been welcomed, not everyone is really happy. Some families who have been given their land back have little or [...]

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