The Sunday Leader

Govt. Mulls International Fighter Jet Tender

by Wiraj Silva In a bid to purchase eight state-of-the-art fighter jets for Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), the Cabinet of Ministers last week opted for international competitive bidding (ICB) ensuring both transparency and best possible financing method for the government, The Sunday Leader learns. “The Cabinet gave green light to SLAF to go ahead with [...]

President To Summon SLFP Committees After May Day

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to summon all executive bodies of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) within one week after the conclusion of May Day, The Sunday Leader learns. It is reliably learnt that the SLFP Central Committee as well as the Executive Committee will be summoned by the President after the May Day. [...]

Request Not To Summon H’tota UNP District Committee

by Ranjith Gunawardena United National Party (UNP) General Secretary, Minister Kabir Hashim has received a request not to summon the party’s district committee in the Hambantota District, sources in Sirikotha said. Sources have told The Sunday Leader’s sister newspaper Irudina that UNP Deputy Leader, Minister Sajith Premadasa has requested Hashim not to summon the UNP [...]

The Sunday Leader Bags Investigative Journalist Award

Nirmala Kannangara, Features Editor and Investigative Journalist of The Sunday Leader Newspaper, received the 2015 Inquirer Award for the Best Investigative Journalist in print media by the Thompson Foundation last evening at the Jubilee Hall, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. Supported by the British High Commission in Sri Lanka with the collaboration of Sri Lanka College of Journalism [...]

Noose Tightening Further Around Yoshitha?

by Amavasya Sirisena Crip of justice is tightening further around Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa for breach of naval laws in addition to civilian laws, The Sunday Leader learns. A special committee report, compiled under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Navy Commander reveals that the Navy should intervene in bringing justice to other [...]

Report On State Sector Heads Shirking Duties

by Dileesha Abeysundera President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have received a report on officials in the state sector who have failed to carry out their duties as well as implement the government’s policies. The President and Prime Minister, it is reliably learnt, have decided to act against the officials who have been [...]

Green For Lanka, Yellow For Thailand

EU Fish Imports: by  Dinesh Isuru in Trincomalee With the Sri Lankan fisheries exports ban to European Union being lifted the country would be moving towards aquaculture instead of traditional fishing, Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage and Highways and Investment Promotion Minister Kabir Hashim announced recently in Trincomalee. “We are a middle income country and now [...]

Ragging Curtails State University Standards

by Amavasya Sirisena Sri Lankan state universities are unable to reach international standards as long as university violence prevails, de-motivating both the first year students as well as the lecturers,” stated Dr. Rangika Halwatura, President, Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA). He stressed that the politicization of the universities is the major issue related to [...]

MR Camp Weakens Further

The Mahinda Rajapaksa camp within the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is expected to weaken further with Basil Rajapaksa, who is pointed out as the main factor which led to Rajapaksa’s defeat in 2015, hastening the split with holding a separate May Day rally today. In the latest development, an enjoining order has been issued [...]

MR Lackey DIG To Spill The Beans?

Wasim Thajudeen Murder Case: By Nirmala Kannangara Following the arrest of the former OIC, Narahenpita Police Crime Branch, for concealing evidence related to the death of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, former DIG Anura Senanayake has reportedly agreed to expose the details. Former OIC, IP Sumith Champika Perera, was arrested on Tuesday April 19, [...]

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