The Sunday Leader

Startling Details Emerge In Keith Noyahr Abduction Probe

RTI application of The Sunday Leader and U.S. State Department document made public via Wikileaks

by Nirmala Kannangara It is said that Noyahr had given very vital information to the CID which led to the arrest of the suspects who are now in custody Based on Noyahr’s statement to the CID, the investigators are now on the verge of arresting the big wigs who were behind the abduction Field Marshall [...]

PGIM Disregards Ministry Instructions

Health Ministry letter to the PGIM requesting to expedite the MD CCM programme

The CoA letter opposing the awarding MD in CCM for Diplomates in CCM and The letter sent to PGIM by President CoA informing that they will be withdrawing training the Diploma holders unless the Specialty Board in CCM is formed under the BoA

by Nirmala Kannangara Despite requests to Director PGIM to expedite the training programme for the Diplomates in CCM, the latter has so far failed to abide by the Ministry instructions  PGIM under severe criticism for preventing  CCM Diplomates sitting the Medical Degree (MD) to qualify as BCCC Specialists According CCM Diploma holders, there are fears [...]

Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya Faces Allegations Of Corruption

The residence of one of the principals and Buddhika Pathirana  MP protesting in Matara

by Ashanthi Warrunasuriya Several corrupt activities have been noted at Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya and St. Thomas College, Matara Sources claim that the Principal has taken bribes from parents to admit children into the school On one occasion, the Principal had ordered some teachers to cut the hair of several students and avoided disciplinary action due [...]

Controversy On Appointment Of High Court Judge

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by Nirmala Kannangara Judicial Services Association is of the view that appointing a High Court Judge from the Unofficial Bar is a violation of the Constitution According to sources, although the Chief Justice had given his concurrence on the appointment it had been made on ‘request’  Executive Director CaFFE, Attorney-at-law Keerthi Tennakoon says it is [...]

Rape Of Crown Land Continues nabated

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by Ifham Nizam  More than 3,000 acres of pristine forest have been lost to illegal forest clearing Clearing a declared forest reserve is illegal The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests (IDF) To date more than 3,000 acres of pristine forest have been lost to illegal forest clearing for settlements and [...]

Renewable Energy Sources In The Country A Necessity

Keerthi and Ravindra

by Ifham Nizam  Mini hydro plants may have a negative impact for the surrounding biodiversity, particularly the fauna and flora Sri Lanka dreams of becoming an energy self-sufficient nation Shallow reservoirs are not unlike paddy fields which are known to contribute substantially to methane emissions, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide  [...]

Conflict Between Caste And Human Dignity

A crowded street in New Delhi, India

by Basil Fernando To deny dignity to a human being is also to deny him equal status with others India developed a unique master-servant relationship known as the caste system The deep impact of caste-based psychological habits also impacts nation-building The idea that human beings have an inherent dignity by the very fact of them [...]

Katukurunda Tragedy: Regulations Clearly Violated

Fr. Lawrence Ramanayake is in the picture

by  Ifham Nizam The boat capsized in the seas off Katukurunda while participating in a boat parade  A special service was held on Wednesday  The boat was among 19 that took part in a religious festival Phillip Neri Church, Katukurunda is in the process of assisting especially children and other members of the victims who lost [...]

More Questions Than Answers On SAITM

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), GMOA’s proposals presented to President Maithripala Sirisena in order to ensure patients’ rights  and The joint statement by the Deans of the Medical Faculties that says graduates from all private medial faculties should be required to pass a licensing examination

Questions have also been raised as to the examination criteria for SATIM degree holders, government medical students and foreign university students The Health Minister should validate technical decisions of the SLMC and act according to Medical Ordinance The Minister of Higher Education should request the ‘Compliance Certificate’ of the SLMC  by Nirmala Kannangara With the [...]

Anoma Accused Of Violating Good Governance Policies

Anoma Fonseka

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Anoma Fonseka has been accused of violating the very policy the government promised to protect Anoma Fonseka has been accused of violating a circular issued by the Finance Ministry Mrs. Fonseka is also facing allegations over her involvement in the Senehasa children’s home The government of good governance came to power with [...]

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