The Sunday Leader

A Violation Of The Constitution?

Move to appoint SF through the UNP’s national list to Parliament By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The move to appoint Democratic Party Leader, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to Parliament to fill the vacancy created by the demise of Lands Minister M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana, is a violation of the Constitution as deemed by legal [...]

Two Baby Elephants Seized From Weliweriya Temple

by Ifham Nizam Under the instructions of the Attorney General’s Department and Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Department of Wildlife Conservation on Friday evening seized two baby elephants from a Temple in Naranwala, Weliweriya. Investigations revealed that the baby elephants were given by the Venerable Kolonnawa Sumanagala Thero and Nirad Roshan alias ‘Ali Roshan’, both [...]

AG Advice Sought To Arrest Uduwe Thero

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is yet to receive instructions from the Attorney General (AG) to arrest the Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero for having in his possession elephants without valid documents. The CID was conducting the investigations on this matter and the case has been called several times and the files [...]

Zeid, Sushma, Wang Have Talks With Govt.

By Easwaran Rutnam The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi were in town yesterday and had separate talks with the government. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived yesterday and was met by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at the airport and [...]

Basil, Namal Next In Line

by Dilhan Wimalka Former minister Basil Rajapaksa and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa are next in line to be arrested from the Rajapaksa family following the recent arrest of Yoshitha Rajapaksa. Both Basil Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa are expected to be arrested over the alleged misuse of public funds. The internal air travel fare of former minister [...]

Mobile Phone Found In Yoshitha’s Possession

by Shalika Wimalasena A mobile phone was found in the possession of  Yoshitha Rajapaksa at the Welikada Remand Prison. The mobile phone fell from his pocket when he was returning to his cell after he met his father, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the remand prison. However, prison sources said that no action was taken [...]

Prisoners On Death Row To Get Life Imprisonment

Following a set of recommendations made by a committee appointed to look into the death sentence issued on several convicts, it has been decided to convert the death sentence imposed on 34 of those convicts into life imprisonment. President Maithripala Sirisena had taken the decision after considering the reports on the 34 convicts submitted by [...]

Cooray To Be New NP Governor

Former Parliamentarian Reginald Cooray is expected to be appointed as the new Governor of the Northern Province. He will replace H. M. G. S. Palihakkara who has reportedly conveyed to the government about his willingness to leave the post as his term has already ended.  

SLC CEO Faces Allegations

by Nirmala Kannangara The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Ashley de Silva is accused of suppressing its employees to his whims and fancies, SLC inside sources revealed. According to the sources, employees who are on contract basis are treated in a different way when renewing their contract by the CEO. The [...]

AG Blocks Legal Action Against Army Chief In Eknaligoda Case

By Shalika Wimalasena The Attorney General’s office has instructed the CID to refrain from taking legal action against the Army Commander Lieutenant General A. W. J. C. De Silva on allegations of failing to assist in the investigations into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. The CID had recently sought the advice of the AG [...]

Photo Gallery

Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes

Switch to our mobile site