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‘One Shot’ Fires At The Government

By Nirmala Kannangara Actor-turned-politician Ranjan Ramanayake accused the government of masterminding his recent arrest and claimed that he wouldn’t have undergone such a traumatic situation had he supported the government on the controversial 18th Amendment. Speaking to The Sunday Leader  after he was bailed out by the Kandy court, Ramanayake said that he had to [...]

Sunday Times Editor Violates “Capri” Rules

Sneaking In And Out Like A Thief In The Night Recently The Sunday Times in particular ran prominent stories about the alleged “unsavoury” happenings at the ‘Capri’ a popular social club at Kollupitiya, Colombo 3. At one point even racial abuse was being thrown at each other. While this is essentially an internal matter for [...]

UNP MP Arrested

UNP’s Ratnapura District parliamentarian and actor Ranjan Ramanayaka has been arrested by the police in Kandy today (14). Ramanayaka was arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in committing a financial fraud amounting to a million rupees. Central Province DIG Pujith Jayasundera has told the media that Ramanayaka had allegedly committed a fraud amounting [...]

Mervyn Refuses To Give Details Of Lasantha’s Killers

By Nirmala Kannangara Following Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva’s statement to a private TV channel on Wednesday, October 6 that he has evidence as to who killed the Founder Editor in Chief of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge, we got in touch with him. But Silva refused to meet The Sunday Leader and release the “evidence” [...]

CBK Denies Requesting For A Pardon For Vijaya

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge today (8) denied the statement made by Housing and Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa that she had requested for a pardon from President J.R. Jayewardene on behalf of her husband Vijaya Kumaratunge, when he was jailed in the 1980s. Kumaratunge told The Sunday Leader that the statement is an absolute lie. [...]

Monks And Trade Unions For SF

Monks and trade unions have now come forward to protest calling for the release of former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka. Buddhist monks led by Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero announced their decision to hold an Adhistana Pooja at the Mahamaluwa of the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy seeking Fonseka’s release. The pooja is to [...]

New Movement To Fight For SF And Protect Democracy

A new movement, The People’s Movement for Democracy, was launched today (3) to campaign for former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka’s release and to safeguard democracy in the country. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Convener of the Movement, DNA MP Vijitha Herath said the People’s Movement for Democracy was formed for all progressive [...]

Private Sector Business Leaders On Joy Ride To New York

Government spends millions on country’s richest businessmen By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The jumbo Sri Lankan delegation – an estimated 110 — that traveled to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, included ten top businessmen from the country’s private sector – who were part of the Presidential delegation, all at public expense. For the [...]

UNP’s Pro-Reforms Group Takes A Step Back

The UNP’s pro-reforms group led by Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa after breathing fire for the past several weeks has now decided to turn off the heat until the party convention in November. The intermediary in the discussions between the UNP leadership and the pro-reforms group, UNP MP Kabir Hashim said that although the pro-reforms group was [...]

Anoma To Fight For SF’s Release (Photos)

Former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka’s wife, Anoma Fonseka, today (30) said the verdict, instead of discouraging her has strengthened her to resolve to fight for her husband’s freedom. She called on the people and the true war heroes in the three armed forces to rally against the court martial verdict that has [...]

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