The Sunday Leader

Weerasekera And Tamil Diaspora Go Head To Head

A member of the TGTE laughs while Sarath Weerasekera delivers a speech at the UNHRC

by Easwaran Rutnam Former head of the Civil Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara and the Tamil diaspora went head to head in Geneva last week Earlier, at a side event, the TGTE called for the arrest of Weerasekara An investigation was later launched into alleged intimidation of members of Sri Lankan civil society in [...]

Shaddick Exposes Gammanpila


by Nirmala Kannangara Brian Shaddick giving astonishing evidence in High Court No: 5 claimed Gammanpila defrauded him to the tune of over Rs. 119 million using a fraudulent power of attorney Shaddick said that if not for the change of government in 2015, this massive fraud would have not been exposed  As the business with [...]

Lasantha Was Stabbed Thrice Using A Sharp Instrument

Lasantha Wickrematunge, Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

by Nirmala Kannangara  The latest JMO report has exposed that Wickrematunge had been stabbed thrice on the right side of his head with a sharp instrument  0Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had supervised all security and intelligence operations in and around Colombo from the Ministry of Defence through a separate chain of command Maj. Gen. Hendawitharana refuted the [...]

Red Faced Chathura Hits Back


by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  Chathura Senaratne becomes the laughing stock of social media Senaratne had claimed that he had done politics with  Vijaya Kumaranatunga The MP will continue to focus on his goals which  has nothing to do with politics Young Parliamentarian Chathura Senaratne has been on the wrong side of social media these days. He [...]

Disabled Soldiers Demand An Urgent Solution

Major Ajith Prasanna

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Veterans further warn that if the government fails to provide a lasting solution for their problems, they are even willing to take their own lives The association further states that they would be compelled to go for an island wide protest if the first citizen of the country denies an audience with [...]

Push For Action On Top Brass Despite Arrest Of Soldiers

Venerable Theripaha Siridhamma Thero, Suresh Perera and Chinthaka Perera

Justice for Rathupaswala by Ashanthi Warunasuriya There was clear evidence to point fingers at some officers in the Army over the incident yet the former government did not take any action The Church staff was warned against supporting the protesters, with one nun being held at gunpoint The arrest of three soldiers on Friday in [...]

Trump Takes Time, It’s Not UNHRC Is Giving Sri Lanka More Time

Minister of Defence and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, General Chang Wanquan with President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo and Donald Trump

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Sampanthan needs to be congratulated and thanked for drawing the Tamils away over that distinction in the post-war, post-LTTE era, and thus proving a point It’s becoming increasingly clear that the entire UNHRC process, or the UNHRC-like institutions are the America-led West’s own way to take issues away from the UN [...]

Sellamma Returns Home After Army Occupation


The police have identified several students of Mahanama College Colombo who misbehaved at a girl’s school during the ‘big match’ season The students had also assaulted a person inside the school premises Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam ordered a full report on the incident We first met 83 year old grandmother Sellamma when she was [...]

Minuwangoda Land Excavation Racket Causes Environmental Issues

Edward Gunasekara,  Ruwan Ranathunga
 and Prasanna Ranathunga

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya When police officers claim that they could even lose their lives if they visit these areas, it can be imagined how the ordinary citizens could feel about their security It has become evident how these racketeers are misusing these permits for housing construction to conduct large scale soil mining An earth excavation [...]

Women’s Groups Outraged By Statement On Muslim Marriage

Rizvi Mufthi

WAN is a collective of eight women’s organizations working in the North and East. ACJU’s extreme and rigid position has also radicalized Muslim youth, making them believe that the MMDA reflects Sharia law and therefore cannot be touched WAN calls on the government to intervene and lay down non-negotiable conditions for reform, such as setting [...]

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