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“Present Economic Conditions Are Sustainable” – Ajith Nivaard Cabraal

Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivaard Cabraal maintains that the high level of investment has supported higher growth activities, and led to the realization of benign macro-fundamentals.  ‘Those outcomes, in turn, have enabled our inflation levels to remain low and the low interest rate environment to continue.  In that background, it is our view [...]

What Is The Govt’s Economic Policy?

While many have been criticising the government for the economic path it has taken leading country into debt, some have pointed out that the UNP should take part of the blame for the certain economic decisions taken during the UNP government. UNP MP Harsha De Silva told The Sunday Leader that the UNP take credit for the economic decisions [...]

Ramposha’s Visit Only For Discussions – Wimal Weerawansa

The National Freedom Front (NFF) is opposing any kind of foreign mediation on the national issue. However, the NFF did not consider the visit of the Deputy President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa as’ interference’ as the government has assured them that the visit is confined to mere discussions. Despite the claims of the government, Cyril [...]

“We Are Only Sharing South Africa’s Experiences” – Neomal Perera

Certain groups within the government including the National Freedom Front (NFF) are strongly opposing South African mediation in Sri Lanka. However, the government carried out a closed door meeting with the South African Special Envoy Cyril Ramaphosa during his recent visit to Sri Lanka and the content of the discussions was not revealed to the [...]

TNA Willing To Cooperate With South Africa – Suresh Premachandran

The TNA claimed that foreign delegates including the South African special envoy Cyril Ramaphosa who visited Sri Lanka recently have met the TNA to discuss the Tamil national issue which shows that internationally the TNA is recognised as the representative of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran told The Sunday Leader [...]

‘Let’s Resolve Our Problems Internally’

Many have observed that the domestic process of investigating alleged human rights violation of the country is rather sporadic; it lacks accountability and has made no progress. Meantime, some have been blaming the United National Party (UNP) for not managing the situation in 1983 during the UNP regime paving way for big scale human rights [...]

‘What Evidence?!’

Monitoring MP for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sajin de Vass Gunawardena in a comprehensive interview with The Sunday Leader reiterates that the government will ‘not permit countries with vested interest’ to pursue their agenda’s in Sri Lanka, maintaining that the UN Probe was a ‘totally arbitrary process designed and implemented for the benefit of the LTTE [...]

Funeral Crowd Throngs East Jerusalem

Thousands of mourners have carried the body of a murdered Palestinian teenager through East Jerusalem amid tight security ahead of his funeral. Mohammad Abu Khdair’s family believe he was killed in revenge for the murders of three young Israelis in June. Police have not yet established a motive. His funeral is to take place near [...]

‘What Have We Done?’

The BBS and the Rev. Gnanasara Thero have been the focus of many issues in the recent past over the Aluthgama incident. Many have criticised the monk for his aggressive nature and have called for his arrest and the banning of the organisation after the incident. In an interview with The Sunday Leader the Rev. [...]

‘All Are Welcome In Democracy’

Calls to ban hate speech intensified recently following the incidents in Aluthgama.   National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara has called for the introduction of laws against hate speech. Speaking to The Sunday Leader last week, the Minister also called for the arrest of the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Venerable Galabodaatte Gnanasara [...]

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