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DMI Officer Arrested In Lasantha Murder Probe

by Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Friday (15) night took in to custody Warrant Officer 1, Premananda Udalagama from the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) in connection with the murder of The Sunday Leader founding Editor, Lasantha Wickrematunge. Udalagama, it is learnt, is an aide to head of the DMI, Suresh [...]

Several Secretaries To Be Removed

by Janaka Balalla Secretaries of several Ministries are to be removed over their actions which had put the government in a spot. Among the Secretaries expected to be replaced are the secretaries of the Media Ministry, Education and Cultural Ministries, sources said. Sources revealed that the Education and Cultural Ministry secretaries are to be replaced [...]

Business Bigwigs In Bid To Shut Zoo

by Ifham Nizam A group of highly influential businessmen are attempting to have the Dehiwala  Zoo shut down in order to acquire the prime property. The Movement for the Protection of the National Zoo (MPNZ) claimed that the businessmen have launched a petition campaign claiming animal cruelty at the zoo using doctored or false images. [...]

WPC Accused Of Threatening Rape Victim

A Woman Police Constable (WPC) attached to the Haputale police station has allegedly assaulted a young rape victim who had filed a complaint over her ordeal involving a school bus driver, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) claimed. AHRC said that on the 7th of July when the victim visited the Haputale Police station, a [...]

Mattress And Security For Namal

by Kasun Pussewala Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, who was arrested last week over the alleged misappropriation of funds, has been given a mattress for his cell and special security at the Welikada remand prison. Under normal circumstances an inmate at the Welikada remand prison can have only three visitors a day but Rajapaksa has been allowed [...]

Cop Who Cracked Down On Protests Picked To “Clean-Up” Sathosa

A former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) who was best known for cracking down on protests by students and civil society in the past, has been appointed as a management expert to crackdown on corruption at State owned Sathosa. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said former SSP Premalal Ranagala has been brought in to [...]

Welikada Remand Prison To Be Shifted To Land Near Supreme Court

The Welikada remand prison is to be shifted to land near the Supreme Court complex in Colombo. The prison complex comprises four sections, and the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has made a proposal to acquire the land near the Supreme Court complex belonging to B.C.C. Lanka Company to construct the [...]

Commission Defends Controversial Statement

The Missing Persons’s Commission has defended a statement it made recently with regard to the use of cluster bombs during the war, which created controversy. In a statement issued last week, the Commission drew attention to recent media reports on the controversy surrounding the Press Release by the Chairman of the Commission regarding the allegation [...]

“Must Defeat Thattu Maru Politics”

The political culture of one set of thieves gets replaced with another (thattu maru kramaya) at every election should be trashed if we need to form society anew – People’s Intellectual Assembly (PIA) stressed this week. Rotating the corrupt politicians again and again should not be tolerated any more,” highlighted PIA Joint Secretary Chrishmal Warnasuriya. [...]

Inquiry On How Our Story Appeared On Ceylon Today

An internal inquiry was launched last week after an exclusive article of The  Sunday Leader appeared in the Ceylon Today newspaper the very same day. Contents of the article on the Sri Lanka Cricket board titled “A Need To Scrutinise Cricket Board Transactions” appeared on the Ceylon Today newspaper the very day it appeared on The Sunday Leader. [...]

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