The Sunday Leader

Modi Warns Sri Lanka

BJP To Push For Power Devolution India’s BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has issued a veiled threat to Sri Lanka during speeches made over the past few days at election rallies in Tamil Nadu, indicating he will be tough with Sri Lanka if he wins the ongoing Indian elections. Modi has said that with [...]

Lanka Maintains Stand On Resolution

By Easwaran Rutnam The Government says it will maintain its position on the US resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council recently. The resolution had called for an international independent investigation in Sri Lanka into human rights abuses alleged to have taken place between 2002 and 2009. Government sources said that, while a formal [...]

Charges Against KP Amended

The charges under which an INTERPOL warrant was issued for the arrest of Kumaran Pathmanathan, better known as KP, have been amended. As of late last year, the INTERPOL website said that KP was wanted by India over crimes, terrorism and the use of weapons and explosives. Most recently, the charges have been amended and [...]

UNP Complains To IPU

By Indika Sri Aravinda The main opposition United National Party (UNP) has lodged a complaint with the Inter-Parliament Union (IPU) in Geneva over the attack on a group of UNP MPs at Hambantota last week. The chief opposition organiser and acting opposition leader John Amaratunge, commenting on the attack, said that UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe [...]

CCD Continues Probe On BBS

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) is continuing its investigations into the complaint lodged against the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and has recorded a statement in this regard. The CCD is looking into concerns raised in the complaint that disrepute and harm was brought to Islam and the Holy Quran by the General Secretary of the [...]

Wanathamulla Residents Raise Concerns

By Camelia Nathaniel Residents of Wanathamulla and Bakery junction in Narahenpita claimed that they are being harassed by military personnel attached to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, threatening them with eviction in spite of a Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (HRCSL) ruling against the forced eviction of these people. The Wanathamulla protection group [...]

Lanka Awaits Info On Kidney Racket

By Waruni Karunarathne The police have not received any information about the alleged kidney racket said to be taking place in Sri Lanka. Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told The Sunday Leader that the police have not received any complaints or information about a kidney racket in Sri Lanka. He said that, while several journalists had made [...]

BBC Correspondent Refused Visa Extension

The BBC correspondent in Colombo has been refused a one year visa extension and he has been asked to leave the country. Sources said that the visa of Charles Haviland, who has been in Sri Lanka since April 2009, expired this month and he had sought a one year extension through the External Affairs Ministry. [...]

Police Obtain Gobi’s Telephone Call Records

The police have obtained the telephone call records of former LTTE member Gobi and the two others who were shot dead during a confrontation with the Army recently. “We have obtained the telephone call records and further investigations are underway,” Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. Ajith Rohana said that, once the details of [...]

Police Rule Out Murder In Jaffna Death

The police have ruled out murder in the death of the girl whose body was found in a well in Visvamadu recently and insisted it was due to drowning. The deceased Jeron Consoleeta was a twenty one year old resident of Adappan Street in Gurunagar and her body was found floating inside a well near [...]

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