The Sunday Leader

Funds flowed to CSN from Seychelles

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Funds had flowed into the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) from accounts in Seychelles, Government sources said based on ongoing investigations. A company had been formed in Seychelles to transfer the funds to CSN when former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was President. Investigations have also revealed that funds had been transferred to the company [...]

AG Swamped With Over 8000 Files

The Attorney General’s Department is said to be swamped with over 8,000 files which have yet to be looked into. Sources at the AG’s Department told The Sunday Leader that apart from some 38 files on the former government, there are 8,000 files related to other cases which need to be looked into. The AG’s [...]

Key Information Surfaces In Thajuden Murder

by Kasun Pussewela Key information is beginning to surface over the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen following the arrest of former senior DIG Anura Senanayake. CID sources said that vital information has been unearthed, which links the former DIG to the murder of the rugby player. Sources also revealed that prior to his [...]

Flight Attendants Threaten Industrial Action

by Nirmala Kannangara The Flight Attendants Union of SriLankan Airlines is to resort to industrial action in the days to come in the event the airline management fails to accept their legitimacy, SriLankan Airline sources told The Sunday Leader. The present Flight Attendance Union (FAU), which took over office unanimously last year, had been deprived [...]

Wijenayake Report Ready On Tuesday

by Camelia Nathaniel The committee tasked with gathering public suggestions for a new constitution says its report will be handed over to the Prime Minister on Tuesday, May 31. The committee was originally scheduled to hand over its report on May 27, but according to the Chairman of the committee, Lal Wijenayake, the translation work [...]

New Directives Issued When Arresting Under PTA

by Easwaran Rutnam The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued directives to be followed by designated officials arresting persons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). The directives are being issued to ensure the fundamental rights of persons arrested or detained are respected and protected, and such persons are treated humanely. The [...]

JVP To Protest This Week

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to stage a protest against the government this week. General Secretary of the JVP, Tilvin Silva criticized the government’s decision to impose taxes on the people which he said was unfair. The government had increased the unit rate tax on motor cars and three wheelers from midnight on Thursday. [...]

PUCSL Comes Down Hard On CEB

by Ifham Nizam Power Sector Regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), had come down hard on the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) for its delay in submitting to the Commission the Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (LTGEP) 2015-2034 for its approval, reliable sources said. The Sunday Leader reliably learns that with Prime Minister [...]

Landslide Threat Remains As Heavy Rains Continue

by Ifham Nizam The Meteorology Department forecasts that scattered showers mostly with thunder and lightning would take place in most parts of the country next week. Accordingly, heavy showers are expected between Monday and Friday. Meanwhile, the National Building Research Bureau (NBRO) says that strong weather conditions are expected to continue till tomorrow (Monday). An [...]

Concerns Raised Over ‘Ava’ Gang

The Minister of Prison Reforms Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M. Swaminathan, met IGP Pujith Jayasundara and discussed concerns over the activities of criminal gangs in Jaffna. At the meeting, concerns were raised about the violent crimes reported from Jaffna including the incidents reported to have been carried out by ‘Ava’ criminal gang. The [...]

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