Prof. Samarasekera To ‘Spill The Beans’ On Thajudeen’s Murder

by Nirmala Kannangara The controversial former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer, Prof. Ananda Samarasekera, who is under interrogation by the Criminal Investigation Department, is expected to spill the beans which can be anticipated as a new twist in Wasim Thajudeen’s murder case, defence sources are of the view. Following the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informing [...]

Another Eyewitness Speaks Out On The Welikada Prison Riot

by Ashanthi Warunasuirya As the authorities continue investigations into the Welikada prison massacre, more eyewitnesses have come forward to reveal information about the incident. Hewadalugodage Sahan Sri, an eyewitness to the incident who has since fled the country, spoke to The Sunday Leader on what he saw. He had been arrested in 2007 under the [...]

Ministry Reimburses Fuel Bill To NLDB

After The Sunday Leader Exposure… by Nirmala Kannangara Following our expose on how the Chairman and Board of Directors of National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) unlawfully settled Rural Economic Development Minister P. Harrison’s fuel bill to the tune of Rs. 1.059 million, it had now come to the fore how the latter’s office had paid [...]

Pensions Dept. That Demeans The Pensioner

by Ranjith Gunawardena The wife and children maintenance fees which was initiated during the colonial era as a show of gratitude to foreigners who worked in this country on contract, was later passed as the Pensions Act through the Constitutional Board. The Pensions Department was established as the sole authorised institution that pays this pension, [...]

Shiranthi Squanders Rs. 25 Million In Five Days

From tax payers’ hard-earned money… by Nirmala Kannangara Although the extravagant expenses made by the Rajapaksa family during their time was not a secret, it had now come to light how former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa had spent a staggering amount of tax payers’ hard-earned money to stay in Paris for four nights just prior [...]

TNA’s Relationship With Government On The Rocks

by our Jaffna correspondent The relationship between the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the government is on the rocks with Tamils in the North losing faith in the administration. The TNA has said enough is enough and the international community must now intervene to address the issues faced by the Tamils in the North. The [...]

CID Sees Links To Jeep And Thajudeen Murder

by Nirmala Kannangara Despite concrete evidence the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is now in possession about the Defender Jeep Sri Lanka Red Cross Society handed over to Shiranthi Rajapaksa for the use of Siriliya Saviya Foundation work, it is suspicious as to why the former First Lady and her son pretends not to know its [...]

NPC Hands Tied, Cannot Act On IGP

by  Indika Sri Aravinda The National Police Commission (NPC) will not act against IGP Pujith Jayasundara over a recent incident, as it is legally unable to. NPC Secretary Ariyadasa Cooray said that the NPC can investigate and take action only on the Police service but not the IGP. The NPC was responding to a question [...]

Prison Overcrowding Spills Over, Inmate Assaulted

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Prison overcrowding has been a long standing issue which is yet to be resolved and has now led to an inmate being assaulted. The 22 year old inmate was assaulted after he raised the overcrowding issue with the authorities, The Sunday Leader learns. The inmate had complained that he was in an [...]

No Drugs At Parliament Pharmacy

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Expensive drugs prescribed for Parliamentarians are not available at the Parliament pharmacy,” said Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. It is reported that there is no medicines at the Parliament pharmacy that caters to the medical needs of Parliamentarians. According to most of the parliamentarians, there is no medication at the Parliament pharmacy. [...]

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