The Sunday Leader

Addressing The Issue Of Unemployment

32,000 unemployed graduates in the country No visible progress has been made in bringing down unemployment Protests of unemployed graduates are a common sight  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The rise of unemployment in the country has been a widely discussed topic in recent times. While bringing down the unemployment figures has also been a popular slogan [...]

A ‘Royal’ Fraud For Grade-1 Admissions

by Roshani Nathaniel Ministry of Education suspends admissions to Grade one Of the applications received around 20 had given false addresses Of these false addresses, one of them was the address of a former President The Ministry of Education has decided to suspend grade one admissions to Royal College Colombo for the new academic year [...]

Time To Scrap Mini Hydro Power Plants

by Ifham Nizam The negative impacts  of mini hydro plants is huge Sri Lanka has 183 mini hydro projects Political interference is a major challenge for a proper environmental decision making process. Environmentalists warn that it is high time that the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry scrap mini hydro power plants in the country. The negative impacts  [...]

H’tota Port Issue: Controversy Continues!

by  Ashanthi Warunasuriya Protests in Hambantota continue  Finance Minister says the problem of unemployment among the youth will be solved when industrial zones are constructed Discussions on the future of Hambantota Port and industrial zone still underway by the authorities The government’s recent decision to lease out the Hambantota Harbour over to a Chinese company [...]

A Home Of Their Own

by Dilisha Abeysundara People in the North reiterate need for adequate housing facilities Over 150,000 northerners are in need of immediate housing Authorities failed to provide housing for the people even after almost a decade since the war ended The people in the North have been suffering for the past thirty years with war right [...]

My Friend, Mahinda

Today marks the 8th death anniversary of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge. Recently two telephone conversations between Wickrematunge and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa were leaked. The following are chronological extracts of editorials throughout the history of The Sunday Leader, wherein Wickrematunge personally addressed Rajapaksa.   May 3, 1997 When amidst the [...]

Northern Politicos Not Happy

by  Roshani Nathaniel The Tamils in the North played a pivotal role in the change of regime and they expected their burning issues, mainly the resettlement, releasing of political prisoners and reduction of the military presence in the North to be fulfilled. Some election promises have been partially activated but according to the Northern people [...]

Red Notice From Lottery Ticket Sales Agents

On Thursday lottery ticket sales agents decided to temporarily suspend the strike Lottery ticket sales agents have threatened a general strike if no favourable answer is received COPE committee  probes into  allegations related to the Lotteries Board by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Lottery ticket sales agents have warned of more drastic action following a dispute over the [...]

Local Fishermen Want Bottom Trawling To End First

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya On average, Sri Lanka is losing over Rs. 500 million due to poaching by Indian fishermen The Sri Lankan government has confiscated 122 Indian fishing vessels and equipment Local fishermen are demanding that bottom trawling by Indian fishermen should be stopped in order to resolve the fishing dispute. Chairman of the All [...]

CEB To Go Ahead With Much Debated Wind Power Plant in Mannar

by  Ifham Nizam In keeping with the green policies, the government has given the green light to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to go ahead with much debated 375MW Wind Power Plant Complex in Mannar. The Sunday Leader reliably learns that that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given a grant to do a comprehensive feasibility study [...]

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