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Medical negligence: Patient ends up with damaged kidney

Medical negligence at a private hospital located just outside Colombo has resulted in a young woman ending up with major complications, including a damaged kidney. The family of the 20 year old woman has accused the private hospital of failing in their duties resulting in their daughter having to suffer and the family having to [...]

Douglas accused of illegally occupying property

By our Jaffna correspondent   The people of Jaffna fondly remember going to Sridhar Cinema from the 1970s to the early 1990s. It is located close to the railway crossing on Stanley Road. The majestic building was built by Chelliah Sabaratnam Ratnasabapathy and his wife Mrs. Maheswari Ratnasabapathy around 1974. It became a landmark in [...]

Concerns raised over the future of Jaffna College

Concerns have been raised over the future of Jaffna College as the failure on the part of the Board of Directors to introduce key reforms in the governance and administration of the school has begun to cripple the everyday life of the College. The school alumni have said that they are disappointed that the Board [...]

Tourism takes a hit

* Sri Lanka faces new travel advise after assault on tourists * Dutch tourists yet to complain to the embassy * Nuwara Eliya sees drop in visitors by Easwaran Rutnam in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya The tourism sector has taken a hit in Sri Lanka following a combination of events, including the recent violence in [...]

Meethotamulla re-emerges as a danger zone

By Ashanthi Warnasuriya   The Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed one year ago killing 33 people. Tragedy struck as the residents of Meethotamulla were preparing to boil milk and welcome the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Today the residents of Meethotamulla are still haunted by the memories of the disaster and instead of celebrating the [...]

National parks take a hit

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   National parks in Sri Lanka have seen a decrease in the number of foreign visitors, officials said. The Yala National Park and the Horton Plains National Park are among those affected. The Horogolla, Lunugamwehera, Angammedilla, Maduru Oya, Lahugala, Hikkaduwa, and Kalawewa National Parks have also shown a decrease in the number [...]

Emil Ranjan, Rangajeeva to be grilled on witness statements

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   Commissioner of Prisons in charge of rehabilitation, Emil Ranjan Lamahewa and Inspector of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), Neomal Rangajeeva are to be grilled over witness statements made accusing them of being involved in the killing of 27 inmates of the Welikada prison in 2012. Eyewitnesses had revealed earlier, as was reported in [...]

Money talks for prisoners #967 and #968

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya They were accused of being involved in a major Treasury bond scam but putting them behind bars did not stop them from using the money they had to bribe officers at the Welikada prison to obtain the best facilities for a short while. Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius and Chief Executive Officer Kasun [...]

Minister, businessman behind land filling at Muthurajawela

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   A powerful Minister and a top businessman in Colombo have been linked to the land filling at the Muthurajawela wetland sanctuary. President Maithripala Sirisena had recently ordered a crackdown on damage caused to the environment in the Muthurajawela wetland sanctuary. The Sunday Leader learns that the businessman had been involved in filling part [...]

Web based businesses suffer from social media blackout

By Easwaran Rutnam   Web based businesses operating from Sri Lanka took a major hit following the recent social media blackout. The Sunday Leader learns that several small businesses operating on Facebook and well as others who depend on traffic via Facebook suffered financially. The Government imposed a temporary ban on access to popular social media websites [...]

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