The Sunday Leader

Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End?

by N. Sathiya Moorthy President Sirisena is very clear on this matter and has more than once said there will be no foreign judges in the local judicial mechanism Sri Lanka’s Constitution or the Criminal Procedure Code do not provide for the establishment of a judicial mechanism with foreign judges Manouri Muttetuwegama, veteran attorney-at-law, endorsed [...]

China’s ‘White Paper’ And Sri Lanka

by  Easwaran Rutnam The white paper on policies  is related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation China has been an active development partner to Sri Lanka China says it is committed to promoting peace and stability in this region A white paper issued last week by China virtually puts Sri Lanka on notice on why Sri Lanka [...]

Fresh Call For Justice At Lasantha’s Memorial

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Eight years have passed since veteran journalist and the founding editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge was assassinated in broad daylight. The assassins were able to carry out their task and pass through the heavily guarded security check points in the Dehiwala area without facing any obstacles. Following the 2015 Presidential election [...]

Police Department Violates Tender Procedures

After signing agreement with supplier by Nirmala Kannangara Sri Lanka Police cancelled the tender unilaterally after coming into an agreement Sri Lanka Police purchased the same from a Chinese company without calling tenders After fulfilling Sri Lanka Police requirements local agents entered into an agreement with them on September 2, 2011 Astonishing revelations shows as [...]

BOI Behind The Volkswagen Drama

by Nirmala Kannangara After the Volkswagen Company in Germany claimed that they have not invested in an vehicle assembly plant in Sri Lanka nor have any intention to do so even in future, it had now come to limelight as to how the Board of Investments (BOI) not only duped the President and Prime Minister [...]

Addressing The Issue Of Unemployment

32,000 unemployed graduates in the country No visible progress has been made in bringing down unemployment Protests of unemployed graduates are a common sight  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The rise of unemployment in the country has been a widely discussed topic in recent times. While bringing down the unemployment figures has also been a popular slogan [...]

A ‘Royal’ Fraud For Grade-1 Admissions

by Roshani Nathaniel Ministry of Education suspends admissions to Grade one Of the applications received around 20 had given false addresses Of these false addresses, one of them was the address of a former President The Ministry of Education has decided to suspend grade one admissions to Royal College Colombo for the new academic year [...]

Welikada Prison Riots: Fresh Push For Justice

by Third Eye HRCSL records statement from a journalist The report on Welikada prison riot was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last year The United National Party accused security forces of murdering in ‘cold blood’ at least 11 of the 27 inmates A fresh push for justice has been made over the Welikada [...]

Time To Scrap Mini Hydro Power Plants

by Ifham Nizam The negative impacts  of mini hydro plants is huge Sri Lanka has 183 mini hydro projects Political interference is a major challenge for a proper environmental decision making process. Environmentalists warn that it is high time that the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry scrap mini hydro power plants in the country. The negative impacts  [...]

H’tota Port Issue: Controversy Continues!

by  Ashanthi Warunasuriya Protests in Hambantota continue  Finance Minister says the problem of unemployment among the youth will be solved when industrial zones are constructed Discussions on the future of Hambantota Port and industrial zone still underway by the authorities The government’s recent decision to lease out the Hambantota Harbour over to a Chinese company [...]

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