Terrorism Of GMOA And Its Hypocrisy

by A. B. Sosa The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) in recent times has been dictating to the democratically elected government to nationalize the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) on the premise that those graduating from it on completion of a five-year Medical Degree course lack clinical and forensic experience. They also [...]

Unemployed Graduates Left On The Streets

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The issue of unemployed graduates still continues unresolved and to date the graduates have no other alternative than to protest. The current good governance regime has taken some measures to provide employment for the unemployed graduates. However, when inquired by The Sunday Leader we discovered that there is no sustainable plan in [...]

SAITM Under Attack Despite Solution

by Ifham Nizam The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) came under attack last week despite the government reaching a solution on the issue. The Management of SAITM said on Friday they will be co-operating with the policy decisions presented by the government and the suggestions made by President Maithripala Sirisena. Primarily among [...]

Govt. Silent As BBS Continues Its Holy War

by Ifham Nizam  The Government has come under fire for remaining silent as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) last week continued its own version of a ‘holy war’  ridiculing Muslims and even the chief prelates. Muslims expressed concerns over the manner in which BBS General Secretary, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was making open [...]

Rathupaswala: Weapons Examined

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Investigations related to the Rathupaswala incident are forging ahead and the weapons that were used for the shooting are being examined. Accordingly, the area in which the victim Ravishan Perera was shot, during a protest demanding clean drinking water, is being searched for any trace of bullet casings. The CID conducted a four-hour [...]

While Ministries Argue Who Pays The Taxes

Construction Of The Operating Theatre Suspended by Nirmala Kannangara Astonishing revelations have now come to light how the final stage of civil constructions of the proposed operating theater complex at the Homagama Base Hospital had come to a complete standstill for the past several months due to the Health Ministry’s failure to waive off the [...]

India To Play A Crucial Role In Energy Sector

by Ifham Nizam With growing energy needs here in Sri Lanka, India will play a crucial role especially when it comes to 10,000MW demand within the next two decades, energy experts said. The Sunday Leader reliably learns Power and Renewable Energy Ministry had discussions with number of Indian companies, spelling out country’s growing demand. Ministry [...]

Community Dogs At Risk

Activists claim dogs killed  Government reiterates “No Kill” policy by Amavasya Sirisena Moves to capture stray dogs in the metropolis area have drawn strong reactions even as the government says it will follow a “no kill” policy. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Veterinarian Dr. Chamith Nanayakkara, a member of the Alliance for Protecting Community Dogs [...]

Move To Safeguard Political Colleagues

Wildlife Minister’s letter to Cabinet Secretary requesting the cabinet sub-committee report to be tabled at the cabinet meeting in order to give elephants for religious activities and Cabinet Sub-Committee recommendation to ‘solve’ the legal issues faced by the elephant traffickers by Nirmala Kannangara Speculation is rife as to why the Cabinet of Ministers granted permission [...]

May Day Call And After

by N. Sathiya Moorthy For a third year in a row since he lost the presidency in the January 2015 elections, Mahinda Rajapaksa-centric Joint Opposition has brought in more people to their ‘May Day’ rally this year than their political rivals. Whether or not this will provide the much-needed impetus for Rajapaksa to defeat the [...]

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