EU Keeps Close Watch On CTA Post GSP

by Easwaran Rutnam With the granting of GSP plus to Sri Lanka the European Union (EU) is keeping a close watch on the new Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) which will replace the highly controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). The EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Tung-Laï Margue said that the EU has [...]

Terrorism Of GMOA And Its Hypocrisy

by A. B. Sosa The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) in recent times has been dictating to the democratically elected government to nationalize the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) on the premise that those graduating from it on completion of a five-year Medical Degree course lack clinical and forensic experience. They also [...]

Unemployed Graduates Left On The Streets

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The issue of unemployed graduates still continues unresolved and to date the graduates have no other alternative than to protest. The current good governance regime has taken some measures to provide employment for the unemployed graduates. However, when inquired by The Sunday Leader we discovered that there is no sustainable plan in [...]

SAITM Under Attack Despite Solution

by Ifham Nizam The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) came under attack last week despite the government reaching a solution on the issue. The Management of SAITM said on Friday they will be co-operating with the policy decisions presented by the government and the suggestions made by President Maithripala Sirisena. Primarily among [...]

Govt. Silent As BBS Continues Its Holy War

by Ifham Nizam  The Government has come under fire for remaining silent as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) last week continued its own version of a ‘holy war’  ridiculing Muslims and even the chief prelates. Muslims expressed concerns over the manner in which BBS General Secretary, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was making open [...]

Rathupaswala: Weapons Examined

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Investigations related to the Rathupaswala incident are forging ahead and the weapons that were used for the shooting are being examined. Accordingly, the area in which the victim Ravishan Perera was shot, during a protest demanding clean drinking water, is being searched for any trace of bullet casings. The CID conducted a four-hour [...]

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, [...]

While Ministries Argue Who Pays The Taxes

Construction Of The Operating Theatre Suspended by Nirmala Kannangara Astonishing revelations have now come to light how the final stage of civil constructions of the proposed operating theater complex at the Homagama Base Hospital had come to a complete standstill for the past several months due to the Health Ministry’s failure to waive off the [...]

India To Play A Crucial Role In Energy Sector

by Ifham Nizam With growing energy needs here in Sri Lanka, India will play a crucial role especially when it comes to 10,000MW demand within the next two decades, energy experts said. The Sunday Leader reliably learns Power and Renewable Energy Ministry had discussions with number of Indian companies, spelling out country’s growing demand. Ministry [...]

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 [...]

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