First Autopsy Report On Lasantha Murder Issued To Mislead Probe

by Nirmala Kannangara  It has now proved that the first autopsy report of the Founding Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Manilal Wickrematunge had been issued to mislead investigations, similar to that of former Havelock Sports Club Captain Wasim Thajudeen. On Thursday, August 10 the second postmortem report of Wickrematunge was produced before the [...]

MR, SLFP JO Members To Take SLPP Membership

by Indika Sri Aravinda Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliament members of the Joint Opposition (JO) have decided to join the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Chairman, former Foreign Minister Professor G. L. Peiris told The Sunday Leader that 22 SLFP parliament members have so far [...]

UNF Considers Split From Coalition

The United National Front (UNF) led by the United National Party (UNP) is considering forming its own government after December 31, sources said. Well informed sources said that the UNF is unhappy with the recent actions of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which have been fueled by the joint opposition. Sources said that Prime [...]

New Regulations By Sathosa To Clear Sugar

Sathosa is to follow new regulations when clearing sugar imported into the country following the recent discovery of cocaine in a container with sugar. Lanka Sathosa Chairman T. M. K. B. Tennakoon told The Sunday Leader that the new regulations will be introduced in order to prevent cocaine being smuggled into the market. Recently a [...]

Govt. To Be Taken To Court On Polls

Legal action is to be filed against the government over the delay to hold the Local Government (LG) elections. The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said that it will file the case as it seems the government is intentionally postponing the elections. PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi told The Sunday Leader that [...]

Swaraj Meets Senanayake, Discusses Bilateral Issues

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake had talks in Nepal on the sidelines of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) meeting. According to the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal Wellage Swarnalatha Parera, the meeting was a courtesy meeting but both [...]

GTF Dismayed At Delay To Ensure Accountability

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) yesterday said it was dismayed that more than eight years after the end of war, Sri Lanka has yet to demonstrate that it is genuinely committed to addressing the accountability issues occurred during the brutal armed conflict. Despite twice co-sponsoring UNHRC resolutions calling for comprehensive transitional justice measures, the present [...]

Sri Lanka Urges Diaspora InSwitzerland To Return Home

Sri Lanka urged the Sri Lankan diasporas in Switzerland to return home and contribute to the development of the country.  Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M. Swaminathan noted that there are around 50,000 Sri Lankans in Switzerland. He says the Sri Lankans in Switzerland continue to make a significant contribution [...]

Cop ArrestedAccepting Rs. 10,000 Bribe

 Apoliceman attached to the Horowpathana Police was arrested recently by the Bribery Commission for accepting a Rs. 10,000 bribe. The policeman had accepted the bribe to release some equipment seized by the Police. The Police had seized equipment used to cut trees illegally. The policeman accepted the bribe the release the equipment.

Army Chief Evaluates Mali-Bound Equipment

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army with a view to ensuring quality and standards of all Combat Convoy Equipment (CCE), ready to leave for Mali for UN peacekeeping assignments, carried out an inspection and a prior assessment as stipulated in the United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations (UNDPKO) at the Panagoda Army [...]

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