Billions Busted On RDA Office

By Nirmala Kannangara The former regime under Mahinda Rajapaksa had spent over 2.4 billion (Rs. 2,488,538,628.06) to construct a luxurious head office complex for the Road Development Authority (RDA) in Pelawatte. The RDA comes under the purview of the Highways Ministry and Mahinda Rajapaksa was the subject minister until the fall of his regime on [...]

TNA Seeks Self-determination For Tamils

By Easwaran Rutnam in Jaffna The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which was part of the Indo-Lanka Accord, is flawed as power is concentrated at the Center and its agent, the Governor. In its election manifesto released in Jaffna yesterday, the TNA said that the Tamil people are entitled to [...]

UNP To Present New Constitution – Ranil

The United National Party will pursue repealing the present 1978 Second Republican Constitution and replace it with a new constitution ensuring a consociational political model, Party Leader and United National Front for Good Governance Prime Ministerial Candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe, said in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Leader. “We will introduce a brand new Constitution, [...]

Enjoining Order Against Gymkhana Club AGM

By Nirmala Kannangara An enjoining order has been obtained to prevent the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Gymkhana Club of Colombo from taking place. Gymkhana Club Secretary, Prashantha Wimalasena, when contacted by The Sunday Leader, said that he had to get an injunction order to prevent the AGM from being held on Wednesday, July [...]

Cabraal Used Official Credit Card

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal had used his official credit card to pay for his accommodation at the Marriott in London and for a dinner he had hosted for the Commonwealth Games Federation during the attempt to secure the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota. It has been revealed that [...]

Probe On Lasantha Murder Not Halted

The police insisted that investigations into the murder of The Sunday Leader founding Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge have not been suspended. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said the investigation into the assassination on January 8, 2009 is being carried out based on the preliminary investigative reports. Former minister Mervyn Silva had also handed over documents [...]

UK Diplomats Advised Against Using Helitours

By Easwaran Rutnam  British diplomats have been advised against using Helitours after it was revealed that the domestic passenger airline was operating with an expired air safety certificate. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that staff at the British High Commission in Sri Lanka has been advised not to use the airline Helitours due [...]

UPFA Manifesto On Tuesday

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will release its election manifesto on Tuesday in Colombo. The UPFA election manifesto will assure several relief measures to the public under a UPFA led government.   Meanwhile, former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the UPFA election manifesto proposes to provide many benefits specifically for [...]

Fishermen Against Conditions From Indians

By Anuradha Fonseka Local fishermen say they will not agree to any conditions from Indian fishermen to resume talks on the fishing issue. The Convener of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Herman Kumara said that during the last round of talks held on the issue, the Indians had wanted to catch fish in Sri Lankan [...]

JVP Stands By Statement On Prasanna

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says they will never shy away from branding anyone who engages in corruption. JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath said the JVP stands by the statement made against Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga accusing him of being involved in corruption. Herath was responding to a statement made by Ranatunga that [...]

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