Jeep Drivers A Law Unto Themselves With Political Patronage

Yala National Park Warden is helpless by Nirmala Kannangara Department of Wildlife Conservation’s failure to take action against errant safari jeep drives at the Yala National Park for blatantly breaking speed limits and taking food for the wild animals to attract them to their vicinity to please the clients had endangered the wildlife. Director General, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Missing Without A Trace

Every year thousands of Sri Lankan women go to the Middle East to work as housemaids in order to provide for the their families. There has always been news of women who are abused, harassed and stoned to death. These stories have become more and more horrifying with each passing second. Recently a story was [...]

Controversy Over LMSL Labour Recruitment?

by Hafsa Sabry The controversial labour recruitments for the Kokilai project by Lanka Mineral Sands Limited (LMSL) functioning under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has allegedly been aided by the political influence of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, and reported as a violation of regulations and circulars released by the Management Service Department (MSD) and the [...]

Discussion Continues On Electoral System For LG Polls

FPTP, PR or a mixed system by Camelia Nathaniel President Maithripala Sirisena recently stated at a SLFP parliamentary group meeting that the local government election would be held under the new Electorate System. However, many opinions have been made on holding the next local government election under a mixed electoral system that includes both Proportional [...]

COPE To Ensure Good Governance

by Hafsa Sabry The issues in implementing the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) on state institutions that function with public funds is still a concern due to the failure of the government to implement the recommendations according to COPE reports. The purpose of the COPE is to analyse the accounts of [...]

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