The Sunday Leader

Government Likely To Get Two More Years

Wigneswaran at a meeting with EU and UN envoys

UNHRC to be told to monitor progress by Easwaran Rutnam The government is likely to get another two more years to show progress on the accountability issue The TNA is split on the UNHRC giving the Government more time to address the accountability issue Britain is to sponsor a new resolution on Sri Lanka at [...]

Colombo University’s Chair Of Surgery Becomes A Game Of Musical Chairs

Competent Authority of the Colombo Univerity’s letter to both Prof. Samarasekera and Prof. Wijeyaratne confirming the error in the selection

There were only two applicants both merit Professors at the time, Nandadeva Samarasekera and Mandika Wijeyaratne The selection panel did not have a single surgeon to select the Chair of Surgery Regretfully, for Professor Wijeyaratne, the Supreme Court held that his petition was time barred and dismissed it  by a Special Correspondent A different game [...]

Justice Denied To Survivors Of The Kumarapuram Massacre Of ‘96


by Marisa de Silva Villagers recount heart-breaking tales of horror, pain and loss 20 year old case remains unresolved Families of the oppressed seek justice  Shoot me but, please don’t kill my children,” pleaded Kanthappoody Kamaladevi with her arms outstretched over her head, just before she was shot dead outside her home in Kumarapuram, Killiveddy, [...]

Estate Workers Demand Change


by Ranjith Gunawardena Plantation workers request the government to initiate procedures for direct mail service Despite prohibitions, child labour still continues Estate workers seek solutions for discrimintaion, racism and many other issues In the 19th century, the plantation sector in Sri Lanka was set up by the colonial rulers to meet the export market. Initially, [...]

Delay To Establish OMP Raises Hard Questions

A group demanding a credible investigation on missing persons

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya On 23rd August 2016, Parliament adopted the Act to establish an Office on Missing Person (OMP)  Although the OMP Act was rushed through the government appears to have lost interest to actually set it up now The proposal to establish a separate institution to investigate disappearances was first discussed in 2015 The [...]

Failed Attempt To Whitewash AG And Private Placements Of Government Securities

Auditor General  Gamini Wijesinghe

by  Hector Appuhamy - Member of Parliament An article published by Wijewardena in Daily FT Monday January 30, 2017 titled “In Defense of the Auditor General: The Govt. should not blind its third eye” reveals that Wijewardena being an interested retired employee of the Central Bank has now started a failing battle to whitewash the Auditor [...]

Large Scale Illegal Gem Mining In Matale


by Janaka Wijegunatillake  Some people have also begun to excavate land in forest reserves in the area in search for gems Paying just Rs. 225,000 for a consignment of gem rich earth worth millions of rupees has become a blessing for these criminals This illegal gem mining that is being carried out with the help [...]

Roadblocks Slowdown Fight Against Road Accidents


by  Ifham Nizam The number of drunk drivers is increasing due to various reasons Traffic congestion on the streets of Colombo is getting worse by the day According to statistics a large number of Sri Lankans spend more time on the roads Poor rewards schemes for traffic constables is one of the major reasons for [...]

Blind Eye To Panama Housing Issue


by Janaka Wijegunatilake Residents cry out for a proper solution Steps yet to be taken to address the housing issue Government needs to keep the promises they made The housing issue in Panama continues to be a talking topic. Residents in the area say no steps have been taken to resolve the issue despite repeated [...]

New Indian Avatar Pleads For Chinese Understanding Of Her Sovereignty

by Rajeewa Jayaweera The second edition, with participants from 69 countries was held from January 17 to 19 in Delhi and the theme was “The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multi-Polarity” India too needs to be sensitive to the sovereignty of other nations, especially Sri Lanka and other neighboring countries Indian fishing trawlers are poaching in [...]

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