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Probe on Namal’s Companies

“Gowers Corporate Services Pvt Ltd has recorded an earning of Rs. 81 million in the 2013/2014 financial year” by Mandana Ismail  Abeywickrema The police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) has last week raided a company operated by former First Son and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa as part of a probe being carried [...]

BoC Deprives The Nation?

by Nirmala Kannangara Controversy surrounds  how the Bank of Ceylon has deprived the nation of a staggering Rs. 55 million by writing off part of a loan obtained by millionaire businessman Dhammika Perera, who is a close ally of Kurunegala District Parliamentarian, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Chairman and Board of Directors of Bank of Ceylon has written [...]

AG Yet To Act On SC Judge

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has concluded the investigation carried out into the conduct of Supreme Court judge, Sarath de Abrew and the file has been handed over to the Attorney General’s Department, The Sunday Leader learns. Sources at the Attorney General’s Department told The Sunday Leader that the CID has alleged that de Abrew [...]

Raviraj Murderer In Custody

The murderer of Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj has been taken into custody along with another individual allegedly connected with the 2006 assassination of the Tamil politician. The Sunday Leader learns that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has taken into custody the individual who had allegedly assassinated Raviraj as well as the [...]

Political Will The Key Says Mano

by Waruni Karunarathne National dialogue failed not due to lack of mechanisms but due to lack of political will, says Minister of National Dialogue Mano Ganesan. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Minster Ganesan said the Department of Official Languages was established as early as 1956 and the Official Languages Commission came to a operation in [...]

Karuna Ready To Face Inquiry

Former minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman denied allegations directed at him by the recent report released by the office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Amongst many serious nature of crimes, the report highlighted extensive recruitment and use of children in armed conflict by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and [...]

New Deal To Increase Wages For Estate Sector

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Government hopes to sign a new agreement with the estate sector to increase their daily wages, Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations W.D.J. Seneviratne said. He said that under the new agreement, the daily wages for the estate workers will be increased to Rs. 770. The Minister recalled that in [...]

First ASP Recipient Of IAWP Scholarship

By Ifham Nizam Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Deemathi Periyapperuma became the first Sri Lankan recipient of the prestigious IAWP International Scholarship. More than 700 delegates from over 30 countries from around the world attended Cardiff for this training conference to hear from over 70 speakers on the three topics – International Policing, the best [...]

UN Resolution Not A Threat To Lanka – JHU

by Waruni Karunarathne The Jathika Hela Urumuya (JHU) says the recent UN resolution on Sri Lanka supported by America does not threaten the sovereignty of the country as claimed by some political parties. Media Spokesperson of the JHU Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe told The Sunday Leader that the JHU will not let any force to overpower [...]

IUSF Awaits Ministers’ Response

The request of the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) asking for a discussion with the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Education has been ignored. The Convener of the IUSF Lahiru Chathuranga Weerasinghe told The Sunday Leader that the IUSF wrote to the Ministers of Education and the Higher Education and sent copies [...]

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