The Sunday Leader

FCID To File Further ‘B’ Reports In Courts Against The Renegade Wimal

by Nirmala Kannangara Houses given for his and his wife’s siblings from Kahathuduwa and Mattegoda Housing Schemes Family’s sole asset was a four perch land in Pahala Biyanwila, Kadawatha at the time he entered parliament in 2000 Vehicles had been hired from people known to Weerawansa but was never used for SEC work The Financial [...]

Good Governance Rattled By Rathana’s Exit

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Athuraliye Rathana Thero played a key role in bringing the current government to power Spearheads a broad social movement to influence the government on national issues The government of Good Governance has been rattled by the exit of the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, a key member of the team behind pushing for [...]

Rice Shortage Expected In July

Importance of apprising the public Thousands affected No rains till March by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Thousands have been affected by the drought in most parts of the country and according to the department of meteorology some relief can be expected only in March. Among the worst affected areas are the North and the North Central provinces. [...]

Yahapalanaya Lapses Cause Instablility

by Hilmy Ahamed When elections come, it is the winning wagon they board It was a fatal miscalculation that sent him home to Medamulana in Weeraketiya in January 2015 In the coming months, Sri Lanka is predicted to face the worst ever drought since 1948   Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List [...]

NWSDB ‘Forced’ To Pay Employees Higher Bonus

by Ifham Nizam Employees of the NWSDB demand an annual bonus and productivity payment   Ministry of Finance had approved the payment of bonuses  Sri Lanka is heading towards possible water scarcity The employees of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) have demanded an annual bonus and productivity payment of Rs. 37,500 which is [...]

Government Is Following The Path Of The Previous Regime

by Nirmala Kannangara The disclosed criteria shall not be modified or additional criteria shall not be introduced during evaluation Despite the SC order, the cabinet of ministers had taken a decision to allow SSOE to supply coal until April 30, 2017 When Liberty Commodities defrauded, LCC got them suspended and went for arbitration The good governance [...]

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Garment Industry

by  Ashanthi Warunasuriya  The European Commission proposed that Sri Lanka be given GSP Plus Regaining GSP Plus from the EU will be a big step for the new government  The EU is Sri Lanka’s biggest export market The garment industry is excited over the prospects of Sri Lanka regaining the GSP Plus trade concession this year. When [...]

Kandy On Alert For H1N1

by Ifham Nizam H1N1 could raise its ugly head anytime due to the prevailing weather pattern in the country Pregnant mothers and children are at high risk Authorities introduced several emergency measures to prevent a further spread of the infectious virus Medical experts have warned that Influenza H1N1 could raise its ugly head anytime due [...]

SLFEB Funds Swindled By Ex-Minister

by Nirmala Kannangara Thalatha says audit report in hands of FCID Dilan Perera yet to be questioned on allegations Rs. 247.612 million of funds for migrant workers misused The credibility of the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) is fast diminishing due to their alleged failure to conduct investigations against those who are aligned with the [...]

Govt. Needs To Campaign Harder For Reconciliation

by National Peace Council  Some government members have publicly criticised the report The challenge for the govt. will be to take the recommendations of the Task Force and implement them Lasting peace can be achieved only if all communities are brought on board There is growing scepticism both locally and internationally about the government’s commitment [...]

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