The Sunday Leader

Top Officials Attempt To Clear Illegal Vehicle Assembly Plant

The Court of Appeal judgement -CA/Writ/446/2014 delivered exactly one year ago

by Nirmala Kannangara  Top government official had attempted to stop the police from raiding the vehicles assembling plant at Minuwangoda Vehicles Lanka had got 62 vehicles assembled, which led to a colossal loss of revenue amounting to billions of rupees to the national coffers Justice S. Sriskandarajah had said that the petitioner is not entitled [...]

Match Fixing Embroils SLC

K. Mathivanan

by  Nirmala Kannangara Some officials at Sri Lanka Cricket have been accused of aiding and abetting match fixing in domestic cricket Some SLC officials want to bring their clubs on top of the list, domestic cricket is slowly getting plagued with match fixing Independent committee has been appointed to investigate whether there was match fixing [...]

Large Scale Illegal Gem Mining In Matale

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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

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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 [...]

SLMC Rift Deepens

Rauff Hakeem and Basheer Segu

by Ifham Nizam High Command removes Party Chairman Basheer Segu Dawood launches scathing attack Frequent clashes in the party The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) will continue to have more problems of a serious nature unless Party Leader Rauff Hakeem puts an end to acts that favour some who were keen on building their financial [...]

Blind Eye To Panama Housing Issue

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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 [...]

Doubts On Creating Special Court And Special Prosecutor’s Unit

A UNHRC session

by Dr. Isabelle Lassée Governments have sometimes admitted their willingness to set up truth commissions in an attempt to avoid trials When governments have no genuine intention to initiate prosecutions for atrocity crimes but nonetheless establish a truth commission, the latter may be used to create institutional obstacles to accountability In Sri Lanka too, many [...]

Plot To Assassinate Sumanthiran Hatched In France

Sumanthiran

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  Security forces are constantly vigilant to ensure the safety of the nation The Global Tamil Forum unreservedly condemned the attempt to harm Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his Government had a proper plan to ensure that they would not resume violence The plot to assassinate Tamil National Alliance (TNA) [...]

CEB Needs To Pay Consumers Rs. 10.4 Billion For 2014

PUCSL gazette notification providing power to the regulatory body

by  Ifham Nizam Electricity consumers are entitled to receive interest for the security deposits under Section 28 of Electricity Act No.20 of 2009 CEB had failed to pay the interest from 2009 and had not disclosed any data with regard to the interest payment to the consumer  CEB has about Rs. 10.4 billion, according to [...]

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