‘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 [...]

Departments Under Law And Order Ministry Ignore Request Under RTI

by Nirmala Kannangara It is now proved how incompetent the country’s Law and Order Ministry and the institutions that comes under it are, following 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’s (SIU) failed to provide information this [...]

Will TNA Field Wigneswaran As Chief Minister In NPC Polls-2018?

by N. Sathiya Moorthy  All is well that ends well – or, so goes the old adage. For the ruling Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Tamil-majority Northern Province, it could well be just that and nothing more. The current truce between TNA leadership of R Sampanthan and Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran [...]

Media And Christian Organisations Raise Concerns

Justice Minister’s Statement Threatening Lakshan by Ifham Nizam Hundreds of prominent individuals covering various spectrums and more than 30 organisations had come hard on a recent statement by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe threatening to remove an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court. The Sri Lanka Chapter of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA-SL) strongly condemns [...]

Victims Want Perpetrators Punished, Not Compensation

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Renowned journalist Poddala Jayantha has expressed suspicion that the Mahinda Rajapaksa government was behind his abduction and assault. Having left the country after the incident he has requested the CID to take on the investigations regarding his case. Accordingly, the CID has notified him that the investigations will be carried forward on [...]

Urgent Measures Being Taken To Address Food Crisis

The government is on an overdrive in an attempt to address a food security crisis which is expected to arise in the country during the next few months. A government source said that talks are underway with several countries to import rice in order to reduce the impact of the shortage of rice. According to [...]

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 [...]

No Lands For Those Who Deserve It

by Dileesha Abesundara - Pictures Prasad Purnamal The National Land Commission is proposed to be activated and all the country’s land issues will be brought under a national land policy according to a proposal included in the proposed new Constitution. As Sri Lanka is a small island its land mass holds greater value. About 75-80 % [...]

A Conspiracy Theory: Tread With Extreme Caution, Sri Lanka!

by Chrishmal Warnasuriya The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavelli and his celebrated thesis, ‘the Prince’; where his principle line of argument revolves on the attainment of ‘power’ as the means of securing all other political ends. In [...]

70,000 Suspected Dengue Cases

by Ifham Nizam Nearly 70,000 suspected Dengue cases were reported island – wide during the first six months of this year, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry points out. Officials told The Sunday Leader that  despite an ongoing awareness campaign on eradication nearly 42.40 per cent of Dengue cases were reported from the Western [...]

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