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CIABOC Was Investigating 90 Politicians Before DG Resigned

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) was investigating 90 politicians at the time its Director General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe resigned. Wickramasinghe told The Sunday Leader that no files were closed as claimed by some politicians nor was the Commission politicised. “There are 90 politicians who are being investigated. It does not mean that [...]

SLC Refuses To Back Charity Walk

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has refused to formally support a charity walk in which former top cricketers Kumar Sangakarra and Mahela Jayawardene are participating. The organisers of the Trail walk had sought the support of SLC for the latter stages of the walk but the request has been turned down, The Sunday Leader [...]

Indian Media Group Warns Of Impersonators

The Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) has written to President Maithripala Sirisena warning him of some impersonators who are to attend an event in Colombo. IFWJ claims a batch of some nine to ten persons, pretending to be journalists from India (impersonating as Office-bearers and members of IFWJ), are likely to participate in a [...]

MR’s New Party Shortlists Name

The new political party being formed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has shortlisted a name for the party. Well informed sources said that the party name is to have some form of relevance to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and democracy. Sources said that three names have been shortlisted and the name for the new [...]

Police Shot As Students Did Not Stop

The police had opened fire on the two students in Jaffna on Friday after they failed to stop when ordered by the police. A police source told The Sunday Leader the police in Jaffna had been on alert for a sword gang when the two boys were seen riding a motorbike early Friday morning. The boys had been told to stop [...]

CID Pistol Used In Lasantha’s Murder

The fresh investigation being conducted into the murder of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge has found that a pistol, which belonged to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was used in the crime. Investigations have found that Wickrematunge may have been stabbed with a sharp object and shot dead using a pistol. Sources [...]

CEB Busts Rs. 16 Million For Event

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) had busted Rs. 16 Million for an event held to hand over appointment letters for contract employees and manpower employees. Documents seen by The Sunday Leader showed that the Board had approved Rs. 16 Million for the function held recently. The cost included Rs. 5.9 Million for the stage, decors and video [...]

Large Scale Sand Mining Busted In Kelaniya

The Geological Survey Mines Bureau, together with the police Special Task Force (STF) has busted a large scale illegal sand mining operation in Kelaniya. Acting Director General of the Bureau Sajjana De Silva said that three people were arrested during a raid and 12 boats were seized. Sajjana De Silva also said that there were [...]

Muslims To Protest On Friday

T he Muslim politicians and the organizations in Sri Lanka will be staging a protest on Friday (28) in front of the Dewatagaha Mosque in Town Hall against Sri Lanka’s decision to abstain from voting against Israel on a UNESCO resolution recently. The chairman of the mosque Reyyaz Salley said that Sri Lankan Muslims supported [...]

More Refugees To Return

Another 25 Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving in Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday through Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ 308) from Madurai, the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs said. Ministry Secretary V. Sivagnanasothy said the government of [...]

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