The Sunday Leader

Giving Up Celebrations To Win Demands

by Camelia Nathaniel As the country celebrated the dawn of yet another Sinhala and Tamil New Year last week with milk being boiled at auspicious times, several groups of individuals spent the day on the streets struggling to win their demands from the rulers. Manpower workers attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), who have [...]

Blue-Water Navy, Without A Name!

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Ahead of his much talked-about China visit, post facto in particular, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had mentioned a larger Indian Ocean role for the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) to protect global sea-routes. In Beijing later, he was quoted as hailing his hosts’ ‘dialogue-based’ approach to resolving the ‘South China Sea issue’, [...]

Education Ministry Considers Regulating International Schools

by Hafsa Sabry The Ministry of Education is going to bring in an Act to regulate international schools in the country. The decision has been taken because the Ministry has received many complaints about many international schools that they do not provide education for their students properly. These international schools follow London syllabuses that do [...]

Constitutional Council On The Spotlight

by Camelia Nathaniel Since the recent controversy that surrounds the appointment of the Attorney General, many have been questioning as to why there is no public disclosure of the guidelines and criteria under which individuals are appointed to key offices and to constitutional commissions under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. These bodies include the [...]

Lankans Still On The Lam

Over 125 Lankans in Interpol Red List by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Red notices have been issued against 129 Sri Lankans by the International Police (INTERPOL) for cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy,  tampering with  passports, criminal breach of trust, terrorism and drug dealing, the INTERPOL websites states. Meanwhile, it is also revealed that the Sri Lankan Police are [...]

A Clear Indictment On Sri Lanka Police

752 complaints against the police in three months by Camelia Nathaniel The National Police Commission (NPC) has so far received 752 complaints against the police from October 21, 2015 to date. According to the secretary of the NPC, N. Ariyadasa Cooray, as and when they receive these complaints the NPC calls for a report from [...]

Karadiyana: Largest Garbage Dumping Site In South Asia

by Hafsa Sabry Protests against and resistances to reckless garbage dumping in the country seem to be gathering momentum with the environmentalists organising new movements and committees to express concern over the issue. Many garbage disposal issues in the Western Province have been evident during the previous government and the waste management system of the [...]

Reform, Rights And Good Governance

by Hafsa Sabry It could be a wrong time of the season to launch a book, but a timely book launch for the experts, policymakers and politicians as well as the general public to educate themselves as the government look forward to bring a change in the country that would be purely democratized and that [...]

‘Cyber – Sex Crimes’ On The Increase

by Rose Wanigasooriya In this modern age of technology there has been an increase in the amount of ‘cyber-crimes’ being committed .One of the main crime’s that occur on the web is ‘cyber- sex crimes.’ Cyber sex often uses web-cams. This enables the other participant to physically view the victim. Cyber-sex crime has posed a [...]

Sinharaja in Danger

by Hafsa Sabry Alleged illegal construction of mini hydro power plants projects in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka, has caused many environmental damages to the world heritage. Sinharaja is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The [...]

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