The Sunday Leader

SC In The Dark

By Nirmala Kannangara The fifty-foot chandelier, which adorned the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court, has gone missing since March 2014. It is alleged that this enormously expensive chandelier has been given to the Urban Development Authority (UDA) which was under the then Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, by the former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris. This [...]

CID To File Legal Action Against Senarath

By Nirmala Kannangara Legal action is to be filed against Gamini Senarath, the Chief of Staff of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for alleged money laundering. The CID has already filed the ‘B’ report in the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court against Senarath and has requested the court directions to all [...]

No nominations for Sajin, Duminda and Mervyn?

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it will not give nominations to corrupt politicians to contest the Parliamentary elections this August. SLFP sources told The Sunday Leader that former parliamentarians Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Duminda Silva and Mervyn Silva are among those who are unlikely to be given nominations from the [...]

Clinton’s Emails Reveal IMF Stand On War

By Easwaran Rutnam Emails of former US Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, placed on the public domain last week by the US State Department, have revealed some of the correspondence she had on Sri Lanka in 2009 during the critical stage of the war. In one such email, Clinton was told [...]

MR’s Polls Campaign Team Owes Millions

By Waruni Karunarathne The Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign team has overdue payments for several public institutions for the election campaign carried out during the last Presidential election. Sources from the Sri Lanka Transport Board and the Rupavahini Corperation said that the Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidential election campaign used the services of the state institutions but has failed [...]

JHU To Form New Coalition

By Waruni Karunarathne The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is most likely to form a new coalition if they go ahead and withdraw from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Speaking to The Sunday Leader, JHU Spokesperson Nishantha Warnasignhe said that the JHU has decided to withdraw from the UPFA as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, [...]

President assures he will not reverse January revolution

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday insisted that he will not reverse the silent revolution which took place on January 8 during the Presidential elections. Speaking at the launch of the construction work on the Southern expressway linking Matara and Hambantota, Sirisena said that he takes decisions in a manner to ensure the January 8 revolution is [...]

Increase In Election Violence

By Waruni Karunarathne The election monitoring body CaFFE has received five complaints related to the Parliament elections, since the parliament was dissolved on June 26, midnight. Executive Director of CaFFE Keerthi Tennakoon told The Sunday Leader that these incidents were reported from Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Mahiyangana, Ratnapura and Weligama. Among the incidents reported was a murder [...]

Union To Stage Picketing Against De Abrew

By Waruni Karunarathne The Domestic Workers Union (DWU) is to stage a picketing tomorrow, at the courts complex in Hultsdorf in Colombo calling upon authorities to take legal actions against Supreme Court judge Sarath De Abrew. The DWU announced that the picketing will be held from 11 am to 12 pm on July 6, 2015. [...]

Somawansa Will Not Back The UPFA

Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe says he will not support the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Amarasinghe said that he will look to contest the Parliament election with like-minded groups and not with any of the main political parties. (AW)

Photo Gallery

Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes

Switch to our mobile site