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Government Jumps The Gun On Colombo Port City

Maithripala Sirisena, who ascended to Presidency on January 09, took part in his first Independence Day ceremony last week as the Executive President of Sri Lanka. The Independence Day ceremony this year showed a remarkable difference from the ceremonies that were held under President Rajapaksa’s government. The Independence Day state ceremonies, under former President Rajapaksa, [...]

In-flight Duty Free Sales On SriLankan Handed Over On A Platter To Personal Favourite

Phoenix Duty Free Services Awarded Contract Bypassing Tender Procedure Nishantha Wickremesinghe, Chairman SriLankan Airlines admitted that he personally chose a company handling airline in-flight duty free sales to be contracted from April this year to manage and handle duty free in-flight sales on all SriLankan flights. He did so blatantly violating necessary tender procedure given [...]

SriLankan Airlines Chairman In A Convoluted Web

In a blatant disregard of the laws of this country Chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines Nishantha Wickremesinghe admitted to The Sunday Leader that his son Shehan Michael Wickremesinghe violated Sri Lanka Customs regulations when he brought with him foreign exchange to the equivalent of Rs. 3.1 million in April this year and did not declare [...]

Racing Sensation Denied Anticipatory Bail

Japanese Millionaire alleges Dilantha owes USD 320,000 for Lamborghini Dilantha Malagamuwa must Surrender to Court on return from Malaysia “String of Legal Battles” blocks Dilantha from ‘Driving Off’ By Faraz Shauketaly Sri Lanka’s lone motor car racing star Dilantha Malagamuwa was refused anticipatory bail by a Colombo Court and asked to surrender to Court on [...]

Housemaid Who Returned From Jordan Warded At Eye Hospital

By Ranee Mohamed – Photo by Lalith Perera The Madam would make her fists into balls and hit out at my eyes every time she considered my work to be slow. The pain was unbearable,” said Nadarajah Rajeshawary (27). Rajeshwary, a resident of Lewalawatte, Wanduraba, is  now receiving treatment at Ward No. 10 of the [...]

Maids From Sri Lanka — Broken In The Middle East

By Ranee Mohamed They are maids in Sri Lanka, but when they return from the Middle East they are broken women. There seems to be nothing that can bring happiness to the life of Lahanda Purage Ariyawathie (49) as she suffers from the nails within her and the excruciating pain from the cuts that have [...]

Exclusive: Plot To Kill The Editor Of The Sunday Leader

(October 7, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) At a secret meeting of senior officials of the Sri Lankan intelligence service attached to the Defence Ministry held in Colombo, a plan has been hatched to assassinate the Chief Editor of The Sunday Leader, Frederica Jansz, the Sri Lanka Guardian learns. According to the information provided to the [...]

Vaporising Gen. Fonseka; Asphyxiating Democracy

“No one can terrorise a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.” Edward R Murrow on Sen McCarthy (See It Now) By Tisaranee Gunasekara The government is not the state; the Rajapakses are not the nation. Equating one with the other is false and contrary to democratic norms. Condoning, with words or with silence, [...]

Stripped Of His Stars

General Sarath Fonseka By Frederica Jansz The first Court Martial has found (Rtd) General Sarath Fonseka guilty of political activity and sentenced him to a dishonorable discharge. The ruling has to be approved by President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. This comes after an often-delayed trial which finally [...]

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