The Sunday Leader

Dozens Of Men Describe Rape, Torture In Sri Lanka

One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a “torture [...]

SriLankan Airlines Scared To Reveal Information

by Nirmala Kannangara Questions have been raised as to why SriLankan Airlines is scared to reveal information sought under the Right to Information Act, by the Airline Pilots’ Guild of Sri Lanka. By letter dated June 29, 2017 the Airline Pilots’ Guild requested the Information Officer of  SriLankan Airlines to provide information pertaining to the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Corruption Continues Despite Yahapalanaya

Investor now in good books with Minister Malik Samarawickrema by Nirmala Kannangara The good governance administration that came into power promising to wipe off bribery and corruption in order to provide relief to the people, continues to give relief to the ‘able’ but not to the poor masses. Startling revelations have now come to light [...]

AG Officials Involved In Legal Swindles

Bid to release former Navy Spokesman under youth abduction charges… by Nirmala Kannangara Damning evidence has now come to the fore as to how two senior officers at the Attorney General’s Department had attempted to favour former Navy Spokesman D. K. P. Dassanayake, who is under arrest in youth abduction, when his bail application was [...]

Controversy Surrounds Apartment Complex

by Nirmala Kannangara The alleged frauds involving apartment constructions are reaching higher levels where there are instances how certain developers not only deceive the government departments but also the clients at large. One such company, HRL Homes Lanka Private Limited, a duly incorporated limited liability company, has been accused of failing to execute the issuing [...]


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