The Sunday Leader

Fresh Call For Justice At Lasantha’s Memorial

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

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 [...]

Manpower Employees Continue Their Struggle

by Kasun Pussawela SLT is currently obtaining various services from private companies. The companies are hired to carry out the task of manpower workers  Secretary of the Telecommunications Ministry had informed the CEO of SLT to make all the manpower workers permanent employees as per the recommendation of the Labour Ministry No victory has ever [...]

Wilpattu Deforestation Takes Religious Twist

by Ifham Nizam In fact, the villages Marichukatti, Karadikkuli, Palakuli and Kondachi are some border villages of Mannar District and located very close to Wilpattu National Park  The Muslim community must be very cautious of the fact that politicians use caste, creed and religion to strengthen not only their businesses but their vote base The [...]

Government Chief Valuer Made To Amend Report

by Nirmala Kannangara  Former Secretary, Sivagnanasothy when contacted said there is nothing wrong to make an ‘appeal’ to the Chief Valuer to amend the rental rate considering the market value When the Chief Accountant and the Accountant were asked to sign the voucher to make the security deposit payment, both had refused to comply “Paying [...]

Ukrainian ‘Controversial Co.’ Selected Again To Supply Army Equipment

by Nirmala Kannangara The selected bidder, the Ukrinmash, is now under investigation It is alleged that Udayanga Weeratunge had obtained commissions from Ukrinmash to offer the tender There wasn’t any urgency to give a short bidding period as this has never happened before Despite of the ongoing investigations by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) against [...]

SLC Bowls Out Key Employees

by Nirmala Kannangara Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has bowled out some of its most capable and professional employees from the cricket administration, paving the way for a disastrous future to the game that brings millions of foreign exchange into the country. It is disheartening to note that the country’s first and second citizens are in [...]

Curbing The Three-Wheeler Menace

by Ifham Nizam The biggest gift India gave to the island nation is the Buddhist philosophy; likewise in my opinion, the bad thing we Sri Lankans have got from India is the three-wheelers,” says Presidential Special Projects Director and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) chief organiser for the Kolonnawa electorate Prasanna Solangaarachchi. Speaking to The [...]

Prison’s Department Bombarded With Allegations

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Prison Superintendent accused of corrupt and irregular conduct  Controversy arose recently following the  recruitment of 350 jail guards  The Minister later appointed a committee to investigate the recruitment The country’s prison system has been bombarded with criticism in recent times due to reports of various irregularities and corrupted activities that are taking [...]

Muslim MPs Up In Arms

Gnanasara Continues To Fire The President had assured that he will address the issue The issue was also part of a heated debate in Parliament by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Several Muslim Members of Parliament have demanded legal action against the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara after he continued to make [...]

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