CMC, UDA Responsible For Building Collapse

Legal Action Likely Against Officials by Amavasya Sirisena In the realm of the collapsing of a five storied building under construction at Wellawatte, housing a reception hall last week, the quality, standards and safety assurances of several other buildings constructed along the canal reserve has become a major subject of discussion. Minister of Disaster Management, [...]

Five Years On: Still No Justice For Wasim

by Nirmala Kannangara It is five years since the national rugby player and Captain of the Havelock Sports Club Wasim Thajudeen’s life was snatched away by a killer squad alleged to be following a dispute with a son of a VVIP. Thajudeen’s charred body was found in his car near Shalika Hall, Narahenpita on May [...]

RTI Request To Police Falls On Deaf Ears

by Nirmala Kannangara The Right to Information (RTI) Act doesn’t seems to be in operation with the Secretary Ministry of Law and Order, and in the offices of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) and Special Investigation Unit (SIU) as they have failed [...]

Dirty Deeds Surface In Meethotamulla

Text and pictures by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   The Meethotamulla residents who lost their houses are facing many issues in obtaining alternative housing from the government Some of the residents had agreed to the housing provided by the government, others were reluctant to accept them There are allegations that some residents had fraudulently produced several tax [...]

Top School Stumps Fair Play

Accused of fielding ineligible player in prestige battle St Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya stands accused of using an ineligible player in their 43rd traditional limited over encounter with arch rivals St. Joseph’s College It is also learnt that this player had represented SPC in their under 19, First XI matches against Dharmarajah College and St. Sebastian’s College [...]

Meethotamulla Weeps, Blame Game Continues

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya in Meethotamulla The main question on everyone’s mind is who is responsible for this tragedy Since 2011 protests have been staged for the removal of this garbage dump Some residents are of the view that the garbage dump collapsed due to some liquid that was sprayed on the mountain or dirt by the [...]

Army Accused Of Turning Blind Eye On Haiti Rape

by Easwaran Rutnam  Military Says Accused Soldiers Dealt With The Army came under fire last week over its alleged failure to deal with the soldiers accused of rape in Haiti. However the military insisted that all those accused and found guilty have been dealt with, including the contingent commander. The Associated Press, in a detailed [...]

LLTL Board Dissolved On Allegations Of Tender Irregularities

by Nirmala Kannangara  Board of Directors of Lanka Logistics and Technologies Limited had been dissolved on Thursday afternoon on the directives of the Minister of Defence President Maithripala Sirisena During President Sirisena’s recent visit to Russia, they have raised concern as to how SLA had allowed Ukranians to refurbish the BTR 80 APC which were [...]

Pathetic End To Weerawansa’s Second ‘Show’

by Nirmala Kannangara There is no law as such to give bail to a fraudster just because his daughter will be sitting for the O/L examination He may have thought that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will come with a glass of king coconut water If he really wanted to go on [...]

High Tech Medical Equipment Idle At CP Hospitals

Medical Staff Not Trained To Operate Them by Nirmala Kannangara All hospitals in the country need these modern medical equipment with high technology but what is the use of them if the hospitals do not have the trained staff to operate these equipment When there is no proper building to start an ETU, no specialized [...]

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