The Sunday Leader

No Regrets Despite Many Concerns – Champika

by Camelia Nathaniel The General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and Minister of Megapolis, Patali Champika Ranawaka, looking back after a year of pledging his support to the Maithri – Ranil government, says he never regretted his decision to leave the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). “The society has not changed and we [...]

Mega Cultivations Continue To Gorge Wildlife Sanctuaries

by Hafsa Sabry Despite all authorities in the country being  kept informed of the alleged rape of the crown land, several of Sri Lanka’s flagship national parks and highly sensitive conservation areas including the Wilpattu National Park in the North Western Province and Lunugamvehera National Park in the Southern Province, are allegedly being pillaged and [...]

Govt. Urged To Set Up Proper Framework

Move to replace fertilizer subsidy with cash by Ifham Nizam Farmer organisations and leading environmentalists while admiring the initiative taken by Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) parliamentarian Ven. Athureliya Rathna Thero to call for the provision of a cash fertiliser subsidy to farmers, stressed that there should be a framework on how money would be disbursed [...]

MP Tables Report In Parliament

Allegations of sexual abuses and frauds by Ashanthi Warunasuriya During recent times, the Bribery Commission received a large number of files on allegations of frauds and corruptions from every corner of the country. In addition to them, the Sri Lanka Army is also carrying out an internal investigation into alleged incidents of sexual bribes and [...]

Discussions Continue On Colombo Port City

by Hafsa Sabry The Cabinet of Ministers, it is learnt, is split over the currently stalled controversial Chinese funded Colombo Port City project. While the Cabinet has decided to extend the period of the agreement of the project, a final decision on giving the go ahead for the project is yet to be done. More [...]

Manufacturers Defend Use Of Asbestos Sheets

by Hafsa Sabry The President’s announcement on the plan to ban the import of asbestos made the companies to respond and conduct awareness programmes for the general public to understand the details about fiber and the safety of manufacturing it in the country. President Maithripala Sirisena had also stated that taking into the consideration the [...]

A Forgotten Realm

by Pushpa Weerasekera The Raddolugama Housing Scheme Project was an initiative of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa, which was commenced in the year 1982. The housing scheme encompasses an area of 122 acres and provides shelter for 2022 selected middle class families from the state sector. The project was initiated on October 26 1982. Click Here [...]

Political Prisoner Issue Threatens To Get Ugly

by Easwaran Rutnam Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian R. Sampanthan said last week that some Political prisoners will be released in stages beginning tomorrow but not all are happy. The Tamil political prisoners says they were given an assurance a majority of them, who have not been charged for serious crimes, will [...]

Kelani River Under Threat Again ?

By Hafsa Sabry It is now not an easy task to obtain approval to set up a chemical factory in the close proximity to the Kelani River that could cause water pollution. However, a large complex building, for the manufacture of boxes for packaging, is allegedly being constructed in the Kaduwela area. This new factory [...]

New Sample Testing For Fertilizer Stocks

CIC fertilizer stock prompts new mechanism The recent dispute of a leading private fertiliser company’s stock containing a high amount of cadmium about 23.5mg in a kilogram of fertiliser has triggered a change in the whole sample testing system of fertiliser stocks in the country by the Ministry of Agriculture. The new mechanism is aimed [...]

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