The Sunday Leader

Major Financial Institution On The Verge Of Collapse

A major financial institution is on the verge of collapse owing to the failure by the Central Bank to closely supervise its operations. The financial institution, which operates with an island-wide network, was earlier under the Ceylinco Group but is now managed by the Central Bank. Well informed sources said that poor management of the [...]

More To Step Down

More Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Joint Opposition members are to resign from their SLFP organizer posts. Joint Opposition sources said that eleven SLFP organizers in the Joint Opposition are to resign from their posts over the next few weeks. Among those expected to resign are Parliamentarians Ranjith de Zoysa, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Kumara Welgama. [...]

JO To Hold Alternative SLFP Anniversary

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Joint Opposition (JO) members are to hold an alternative SLFP anniversary next month. SLFP Joint Opposition member Ranjith de Zoysa told The Sunday Leader that a proposal was made to hold an alternative SLFP anniversary event to that being organized by SLFP members in the government. He said the proposal to hold [...]

Rift In COPE On Bond Issue

Differences of opinion have emerged in the COPE committee over the Treasury Bond issue, sources said. The issue was also raised in Parliament last week by COPE Chairman Sunil Handunnetti and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella. The Committee after a lengthy discussion recently had noted that there is a contradiction of evidence given by [...]

Finance Ministry To Discuss Resignation Issue

The Ministry of Finance is to hold a discussion this week on the resignation of a group of directors in government institutions representing the Treasury. Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. R. H. S. Samarathunga is to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss the issue, Finance Ministry sources said. The directors resigned after they were summoned by the police [...]

Govt. Pays Huge Hospital Bill For Monk

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The government has decided to pay the hospital bill of a prominent monk who was receiving treatment in Singapore. Documents seen by The Sunday Leader showed that the government has decided to pay nearly 250,000 Singapore Dollars to cover the medical expenses in Singapore for the Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya, the Venerable Girambe [...]

Al-Qaeda Attempting To Recruit Sri Lankan Youth?

Al-Qaeda is attempting to recruit youth from Sri Lanka and south India, the Asian Age reported. In a attempt to counter the propaganda drive by Islamic State (IS), Al-Qaeda is now translating its publications and propaganda materials into regional Indian languages such as Tamil and Malayalam. According to reports, the terror group’s media outlet, the Global [...]

President Rejects Allegations Raised In Australian Media

President Maithripala Sirisena last week instructed the Attorney General to look into the allegations raised against the President by the Australian media. The President rejected any involvement in the incident which is said to have taken place when he was the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Services. President Sirisena emphasizes that during his political career, [...]

UN Committee Calls For Legislation Against Hate Speech

A UN Committee on Friday called for comprehensive legislation on hate speech in Sri Lanka fulfilling the requirements which ensure State parties prohibit ideas based on racial superiority and hatred, the incitement to racial hatred, acts of violence against any race or groups of persons of another colour or ethnic origin, and incitement to such [...]

Elephant Attack Death Toll Rises

The death toll from the Karuwalagaswewa elephant attack rose to two last afternoon. One person was earlier killed and several others were injured after a wild elephant attacked a van in Karuwalagaswewa today. The police said that 10 people were injured in the incident and were admitted to hospital. Of the injured a five year old child had [...]

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