The Sunday Leader

Chinese Say No To Almost Expired Weapons And Ammunition?

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya and Camelia Nathaniel A Chinese weapons and ammunition supplier has refused to take back weapons and ammunition which have almost lost its shelf life as they had not been stored in proper conditions.Sources told The Sunday Leader that the Chinese had inspected some of the arms and ammunition which are about to [...]

Difference Of Opinion In Bid To Form New Party

by Janaka Balalla Attempts by the joint opposition to form a new political alliance are facing rocky ground with difference of opinion arising among some of the members.Sources revealed that difference of opinion has arisen primarily between joint opposition members and former provincial council members supportive of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The new political alliance [...]

President Turns Down Request To Contest

President Maithripala Sirisena has turned down a request from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to contest for another term in office at the next Presidential election. SLFP spokesman Dilan Perera told The Sunday Leader that the President was urged to seek re-election when the SLFP met last week with the President. Sources said that [...]

Ravi Discusses Concerns With Auditor General

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake met Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe on Friday and discussed the concerns raised over the Auditor General’s report for 2015. The issue has been a hot topic in Parliament and several government members have also raised concerns over the report.The report is said to have contradicted actual government borrowings.Sources at the Finance [...]

New Constitution Before Next Budget

The government will look to seek Parliament approval for the new Constitution ahead of the presentation of the 2017 budget, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. He had told a group of senior Ministers that he is confident of obtaining a 2/3rd majority in Parliament for the new Constitution. The Prime Minister has said that [...]

Govt. Urged To Hold LG Polls Soon

by Camelia Nathaniel The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has demanded the government to specify a time frame for when the Local Government elections are expected to take place. CMEV convener Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu said that if delimitation in some areas is taking long to be completed, the government could in fact at least [...]

Over 400 Tamils To Join Police

Over 400 Tamils will be joining the Sri Lanka Police after the completion of their training in August this year, the Minister of National Dialogue, Mano Ganeshan told the New Indian Express. Recruitment of Tamil policemen had become urgent after the end of Eelam War IV in 2009 and the coming to power of elected [...]

New Warning On Mosquito Breeding Grounds

by  Ifham Nizam Medical experts warn the public to be cautious about mosquito breeding grounds especially in the areas that were affected by the recent floods as they fear there is a high probability for an increase in the number of patients in the coming months. Ministry of Health and Nutrition’s Epidemiology points out that [...]

CID Seeks Details Of SF’s Security Personnel In Lasantha’s Murder Probe

Magistrate grants CID motion DMI Chief ordered to release details SLT, Mobitel ordered to release data Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema Despite last minute efforts by the hierarchy of the Sri Lanka Army to prevent a motion being presented by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court with regard to the case over [...]

Anura Senanayake To Make A Confession

Former senior DIG Anura Senanayake is to make a confession with regard to the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. Sources revealed that Senanayake is expected to make the confession to the Magistrate when the case is taken up for hearing next. Senanayake, who was arrested on May 23 in connection to the case, [...]

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