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Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya Faces Allegations Of Corruption

The residence of one of the principals and Buddhika Pathirana  MP protesting in Matara

by Ashanthi Warrunasuriya Several corrupt activities have been noted at Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya and St. Thomas College, Matara Sources claim that the Principal has taken bribes from parents to admit children into the school On one occasion, the Principal had ordered some teachers to cut the hair of several students and avoided disciplinary action due [...]

Controversy On Appointment Of High Court Judge

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by Nirmala Kannangara Judicial Services Association is of the view that appointing a High Court Judge from the Unofficial Bar is a violation of the Constitution According to sources, although the Chief Justice had given his concurrence on the appointment it had been made on ‘request’  Executive Director CaFFE, Attorney-at-law Keerthi Tennakoon says it is [...]

Rape Of Crown Land Continues nabated

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by Ifham Nizam  More than 3,000 acres of pristine forest have been lost to illegal forest clearing Clearing a declared forest reserve is illegal The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests (IDF) To date more than 3,000 acres of pristine forest have been lost to illegal forest clearing for settlements and [...]

Anoma Accused Of Violating Good Governance Policies

Anoma Fonseka

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Anoma Fonseka has been accused of violating the very policy the government promised to protect Anoma Fonseka has been accused of violating a circular issued by the Finance Ministry Mrs. Fonseka is also facing allegations over her involvement in the Senehasa children’s home The government of good governance came to power with [...]

Ongoing Battle Between Trustees And WAKF Board

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Muslim Affairs Minister intervenes Minister appoints special teams to look into the current issues The WAKF board can appoint trustees and the Director of MRCA cannot refuse to release appointment orders by Ifham Nizam Despite number of allegations level against the Sri Lanka WAKF Tribunal (SLWT), especially by the trustees of popular mosques with shrines, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

Fresh Call For Justice At Lasantha’s Memorial

Lasantha’s memorial held last Sunday

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Eight years have passed since veteran journalist and the founding editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge was assassinated in broad daylight. The assassins were able to carry out their task and pass through the heavily guarded security check points in the Dehiwala area without facing any obstacles. Following the 2015 Presidential election [...]

Welikada Prison Riots: Fresh Push For Justice

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by Third Eye HRCSL records statement from a journalist The report on Welikada prison riot was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last year The United National Party accused security forces of murdering in ‘cold blood’ at least 11 of the 27 inmates A fresh push for justice has been made over the Welikada [...]

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