Religious Leaders Behind Theft And Fraud – Ranjan Ramanayake

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, Ranjan Ramanayake said he has never acted in a manner that would tarnish the image of the party or bring discredit to the party. He urged the people to assist the government in taking the country forward towards prosperity, having taken over a country that was [...]

Sri Lanka, China And Hambantota

by N. Sathiya Moorthy  In signing off around 70 per cent of the Hambantota Port holdings to a front company of the Chinese Government, as against the originally proposed 80 per cent, the Maithiri-Ranil leadership has done more than what predecessor President Mahinda Rajapaksa had done in his time. Whatever little might have been left [...]

Corruption Continues Despite Yahapalanaya

Investor now in good books with Minister Malik Samarawickrema by Nirmala Kannangara The good governance administration that came into power promising to wipe off bribery and corruption in order to provide relief to the people, continues to give relief to the ‘able’ but not to the poor masses. Startling revelations have now come to light [...]

On Religion, Intolerance And Economic Prosperity

by Ayesha Zuhair Some moons back, in the course of a conversation with an overseas-based Sri Lankan academic who was then in Colombo on a short vacation, I was struck by a remark he made on what he discerned as the growing religiosity of Sri Lankan society. He was of the opinion that Sri Lankans [...]

AG Officials Involved In Legal Swindles

Bid to release former Navy Spokesman under youth abduction charges… by Nirmala Kannangara Damning evidence has now come to the fore as to how two senior officers at the Attorney General’s Department had attempted to favour former Navy Spokesman D. K. P. Dassanayake, who is under arrest in youth abduction, when his bail application was [...]

Farmers Cry Foul, Threaten More Strikes

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The farming community will to take to the streets once again as no solution has been given to address their concerns, the convenor of the All Ceylon Farmers Federation, Namal Karunaratne said. However, when inquired from subject Ministers P. Harrison and Daya Gamage they said mechanisms for the provision of solutions for [...]

Eateries Threaten Closure As Polythene Ban Nears

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  The government has banned polythene lunch sheets from September 1 and certain demands have been made by the restaurateurs. But in the event these demands are not met, all eateries around the country will be closed from September 1, said the President of the Sri Lanka Canteen Owners Association Asela Sampath. According [...]

Civil Society Puts Govt. On Notice

Demands Action Against MR And Family by Ashanthi Warunasuirya Civil society has warned the Government that they will face the same fate as the former Government if it fails to fulfil its promise to crackdown on powerful members of the former regime over their involvement in corruption and crime. The local civil society backed Maithripala [...]

Kattankudy Mosque Killings In 1990: Reliving Bloodshed And Trauma 27 Years On

by Seyed Alavi Sheriffdeen For the last 27 years, the month of August had descended upon me, bringing with it dark memories of the gruesome images of the Kattankudy Mosque killings that has had a lasting imprint of sorrow and agony on me. This year is no different. On August 3, 1990, 141 worshippers were [...]

Government Battles Norochcholai Crisis

Chinese team arrives to fix problem by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The government is looking to work out a permanent solution to the crisis at the Norochcholai coal power plant as the plant continues to suffer more breakdowns. A Chinese technical team was scheduled to arrive in the country recenly to inspect the plant and rectify some [...]

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