‘Culprits’ In Weliamuna Report Still Hold Positions

Some SLA Board Members get allowances up to Rs. 4 million by Nirmala Kannangara Chairman and Board of Directors of Sri Lankan Airline’s failure to  take decisions with the concurrence of its subject Minister and working on their own accord has led to the sad situation the national carrier is now facing; it has now [...]

Political Hand Seen Behind Anti-SAITM Protests

by  Ashanthi Warunasuriya Protests continued last week against the SAITM private medical campus in Malabe resulting in public property being damaged. A strike by doctors on the SAITM issue led to hundreds of patients being affected. President Maithripala Sirisena had stated that there is a political hand behind the behaviour of the university students. Meanwhile Health Minister [...]

Probe To Be Expedited On Welikada Prison Riot

by  Ashanthi Warunasuriya Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued orders to expedite the investigations pertaining to the 2012 Welikada Prison riot and called on the appointed committees to forward their reports and those found guilty are to be brought to book. In this regard the Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation Minister D.M. Swaminathan has been entrusted with [...]

National Coffers Lose Billions

Customs Heads ignore President’s directives and ‘help’ spare parts importer by  Nirmala Kannangara Keeping the new Finance Minister in complete darkness, the Director General Customs and the Additional Director General Customs is aiding and abetting a vehicle spare parts importer in an excise duty scam which has resulted in a loss of several billions of [...]

Three Killed, But Brigadier In Turkey For ‘Bravery’

Rathupaswela Shooting Incident by Nirmala Kannangara The Brigadier who has allegedly ordered the contingent of army personnel to fire live bullets to disperse the Rathupaswela peaceful demonstrators had been sent to the Sri Lankan mission in Turkey two months after the incident, as a reward for his ‘bravery’ in aiding and abetting the then administrators, [...]

Harrison To Develop His Own Economy With NLDB Funds!

National Livestock Development Board by Nirmala Kannangara Shocking facts have now emerged how the Chairman and Board of Directors of National Livestock Development Board are aiding and abetting the Rural Economic Development Minister P. Harrison to ‘develop’ his personal economy rather than the rural economy of the country. The board of Directors of National Livestock [...]

Colombo Now A ‘Hard Target’ For Drug Peddlers

by Ifham Nzam Colombo has now become a hard target for drug peddlers and this is evident with the number of arrests made by the police over the past several weeks. There are concerns of political influence in the smuggling of heroin into Colombo but the police insist they have no evidence to back those [...]

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 [...]

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