The Sunday Leader

Sri Lanka under fire over move to implement death penalty

Human rights groups have raised concerns over Sri Lanka’s decision to implement the death penalty. Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the death penalty and preserve its longstanding positive record on shunning this cruel and irreversible punishment, Amnesty International said today. President Maithripala Srisena is pressing ahead with plans to execute 19 [...]

If things not going the right way Sri Lanka can advise Maldives – Dunya Maumoon

By Easwaran Rutnam   Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, speaks exclusively to the Colombo Gazette on the current state of affairs in the Maldives, the relationship between the Maldives and Sri Lanka and China’s role in the Maldives and calls for unity to address [...]

India has eyes on Sri Lanka’s growing economic ties with China

India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka’s growing economic ties with China. India is to adopt a broad, three-pronged approach to deal with China’s increasing engagement in the South Asian and Indian Ocean neighbourhood — track Beijing’s activities carefully; pursue its own projects and commitments; and educate and advise neighbours on the consequences [...]

Sri Lanka hopes India will take stake in airport with no flights

Sri Lanka has already sold China a port that gets almost no ships. The island nation now wants India to take control of an airport with no scheduled flights. The nation first tried to offer China the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in the southern district of Hambantota, but is now in talks with India, Prime Minister Ranil [...]

Now, Wiggy In The Box

By N Sathiya Moorthy   Through a least-publicised interim order with constitutional consequences otherwise, the Court of Appeal has stayed Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran’s unilateral removal of Fisheries and Transport Minister P Deniswaran in August last year. According to available media reports, the Bench comprising Justices Kumudini Wickramasinghe and Janaka de Silva [...]

Who should rule Delhi?

This Tuesday, India’ Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment on who should rule Delhi – the capital of democratic India. Whether the selected (bureaucrats by the Centre) or the elected (by the people Delhi). This issue had started dominating well after the stunning victory scored by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Khejriwal – [...]

MR’s office accuses Obama of funding Sirisena to come to power

The office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused the Obama administration in the US of spending hundreds of millions of Dollars to bring into power President Maithripala Sirisena and his Government. Rohan Welivita, Media Secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that former US Secretary of State John Kerry had in 2016 admitted to helping the current Government [...]

SIM cards, mobile phones found in prison ward of Arjun Aloysius

Mobile SIM cards and mobile phones have been found in the prison ward of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius. The Attorney General’s Department informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court that five SIM cards and three mobile phones were found in the ward. According to the Attorney General’s Department, one mobile phone was found under the mattress used [...]

MR insists no rift with brothers as top three get on one stage

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today insisted that there was no rift between him and his brothers as the three top Rajapaksas got on one stage. Rajapaksa was speaking at an event held at the headquarters of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) which was attended by former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa. [...]

Former cricketers and administrators write to Sports Minister

By Samantha Hewabandula A group of former Sri Lankan cricketers and administrators have written to Sports Minister Faizer Mustapha raising concerns over the state of cricket in Sri Lanka. In the letter the former Sri Lankan cricketers and administrators have also noted that former cricket board President Thilanga Sumathipala had failed to revive the game and instead [...]

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