CID Grills Navy On Missing

By Easwaran Rutnam The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned a navy officer yesterday over allegations that the Navy was involved in the disappearance of several people. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that in 2010 the CID had launched investigations into complaints received over the disappearance of some youth and their parents between 2007 [...]

Probe Beyond September

The domestic investigation into some of the allegations over the war will go beyond September and only the structure and laws will be in place before that, Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera said. Perera said that it will be difficult to complete the legal process before the September session of the UN Human Rights Council [...]

TNA, UN Discuss War Probe

By Easwaran Rutnam The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had talks yesterday with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, on several issues, including on the proposed domestic investigation on the war in Sri Lanka. TNA Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said that the TNA informed the top UN official that they had no faith in a domestic [...]

FMM Silent

The Free Media Movement (FMM) said that it did not consider the statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe during a public rally in Kurunegala recently, against several media organizations and newspapers, as a threat. The convener of the FMM Sunil Jayasekera said that there was an issue with certain media organizations as they were [...]

Diesel From Storage Sold Illegally

By Indika Sri Aravinda Nearly 20 tons of diesel from the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) oil bank had been sold to a private company at Rs. 7 per litre. The Human Resource manager of the JCT oil bank (which provides fuel to the ships that call at the Colombo harbor), Milton Marasinghe stated that the [...]

New Party To Back MR

By Indika Sri Aravinda A group of Parliamentarians, who fear that they will not receive nominations for the upcoming General Elections by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) or the UPFA, are planning on forming a separate political party to contest the elections, political sources revealed.  It has also been revealed that the political leaders [...]

Gnanasara Thero May Contest Polls

By Indika Sri Aravinda Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero says he is considering entering politics and may contest the General elections expected to be held after April. The BBS monk said that he has been asked several times to enter politics. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero said that he is taking the request [...]

New Army Chief Assures Security

Newly appointed Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, on Friday, assured that national security will not be compromised at any cost. Speaking to reporters in Kandy, the Army Commander said that even in the north the army will maintain tight security. “I will give the highest priority to National Security. The army [...]

Mr Spock Dies At 83

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles. His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning. Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director. However, he was best known [...]

Police To Question Sajin, Mahindananda Again

The police said that former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena and former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage will be questioned again by the CID under the money laundering Act. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that Gunawardena and Aluthgamage were already questioned last week. The Sunday Leader attempted to contact Gunawardena for a comment but he could not be [...]

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