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Towards A ‘Some People’s Constitution By Some People For All People – The Idiots »

by Gamini Weerakoon A consultation for drafting a new ‘Constitution by Some People for Some People’ was on in the Chambers of senior lawyer and veteran politician of many parties,…

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No, The Ends Do NOT Always Justify The Means »

by Emil van der Poorten Except that it would have provoked the editor’s red pencil, I’d have ended the title of this piece with ‘… particularly when they (those means)…

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Migration Causes Emotional Shifts In British Referendum »

by Gamini Weerakoon Migration is today a source of social and political destabilization in the United States, Middle East and Europe – including Britain. Last week, the country which was…

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Working With An NGO To Improve The Lives Of Women »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Born and bred in Colombo, Velauthan Jeyachithra studied in Sinhala medium at the St. Clair’s girl school in Wellawatta. Since childhood, Jeyachithra was brought up by her…

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Of Next Season And Rajapaksa’s Move To CH »

WITH the A division inter-club rugby league season yet some months away, it may seem too soon to turn thoughts to the next competition. Not quite. Although the kick-off is…

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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…

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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…

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VAT Will Not Be Increased Further: Ravi »

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says there will not be a further increase on the VAT. Traders in Galle last week…

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No US Visa For Minister Fonseka »

The United States has again rejected a visa for Minister Sarath Fonseka, sources close to Fonseka told The Sunday Leader.…

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Probe Into Death Of Top Cop Reopened »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The investigation into the death of former senior DIG Leo Perera has been re-opened after suspicions arose…

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Politico Involved In Illegal Tree Felling »

A leading politician is said to be involved in an illegal tree felling trade in Ratnapura, Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha…

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Single Body To Fight Corruption Proposed »

The government has been urged to create a single body which fights fraud and corruption instead of multiple units, Janatha…

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TNA Makes Push For Foreign Participation »

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to make a push for foreign participation in the domestic accountability process. Jaffna District…

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Two Key Army Officers To Appear In Court »

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Lasantha Wickrematunge murder probe by Nirmala Kannangara Director Military Intelligence, Sri Lanka Army, Brigadier Suresh Sallay and a representative from the Commando Regiment are to appear before Mt. Lavinia Magistrate and Additional District Judge Mohommad Sahabdeen on July 12 as per the court order delivered…

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Cancer Drug Causing A World Of Pain »

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by Camelia Nathaniel Controversy continues over the cancer drug ‘pegaspargase’ with doctors refusing to prescribe it and oncologists saying that most likely the drug will be kept at the hospital until it expires, so that nobody is held responsible for it. The Chinese drug is…

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Navy Rocks The Boat As Avant Garde Cries Foul »

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Conflicting state of affairs brings to question the authority of the MoD over the tri forces by Camelia Nathaniel In a statement given to the Galle Magistrate’s Court with regard to the ship MV Avant Garde that was taken into naval custody on October 6,…

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Continuing To Protect Thieves? »

Auditor General’s Department

Suppressing the Audit Act by Nirmala Kannangara The failure to bring in the Audit Act which gives powers to the Auditor General to recover state money looted by errant politicians and government officers is a clear indication of how the Good Governance administration is trying…

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How Gamage And His Pal Made A Mockery Of The Law »

The court journal that shows how Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne has written that he allows the accused to pay the bail charges the following day!

by Nirmala Kannangara In a new twist of events it has now come to light how controversial Gangodawila Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne allowed former Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage who is caught up in the midst of controversy, to deposit cash bail the following day without…

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Policy Rates: Is It Driven By A Divine Power? »

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by Mahesh Senanayake Policy rates is not something that the common folk would consider as  a topic in  their day to day life , especially in a country where there are many things to worry about as the sun does its daily chores quite unaffected…

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Monetary Policy Tightening Imperative To Curb Excessive Credit Growth »

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by Prof. Sirimevan Colombage In view of the inflationary pressures and high import demand that arose from the easy money policy, the Central Bank began to adopt a tight monetary policy early this year. While it has helped to mitigate demand pressures to a certain…

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Eastern CM And Post-Conflict Sri Lanka »

An answer to a response by  Dinesh D. Dodamgoda This is an answer to Rear Admiral (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekera’s response published in The Sunday Leader on June 12, 2006 to my article that appeared in the same newspaper on June 5, 2016 under the above…

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Govt Proved The Numbers Has To Prove It Has The Will »

Reconciliation: by N. Sathiya Moorthy By defeating the ‘Joint Opposition’- sponsored no-trust vote against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, 145-51 in the 225-member Parliament, the ruling Maithiri-Ranil duo has proved that they have the numbers. The last time Minister Karunanayake faced a similar threat was in…

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Unbowed And Unafraid For 22 Years And Still Going »

The Sunday Leader is 22 years old today. The 22-year-old saga of this newspaper will no doubt go to make a part of the contemporary history of…

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Heavy Lobbying But Govt. To Get Time Till March »

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by Easwaran Rutnam Some Tamil groups were busy last week lobbying heavily against the Sri Lankan government at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in…

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President, Media And What Not To Do »

Ranil Wickremesinghe visiting Kosgama where a major explosion occurred at the Salawa Army Camp

Why some journalists are complete write-offs by Wimalanath Weerarathne A journalist close to former minister Mervyn Silva had once visited the location of a teledrama…

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Big Attitude Change Will Take Place After RTI Is Enacted – Karunaratne Paranawithana »

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By Camelia Nathaniel Deputy Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Karunaratne Paranawithana said that the media and the people should not expect a free flow…

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RTI Bill Will Restrict Freedom Of Media And People – Keheliya Rambukwella »

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By Camelia Nathaniel Former media spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that while the government is planning on presenting the Right to Information Bill (RTI) next week…

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Every One Will Enjoy The Freedom Of Expression With The RTI Act – John Seneviratne »

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By Ifham Nizam Since it is unclear what type of economic data that the phrase ‘severe harm to Sri Lanka’s economy’ really means, this has…

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We Won’t Allow Changes That Affect The Masses – K. D. Lal Kantha »

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By Ifham Nizam Change is definitely needed when it comes to social class/status but I doubt this bill would deal at that level. It is…

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When AG Steps In On A Jumbo Decision »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuirya The verdict given in favour of former Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage to grant him bail was suspended by Colombo High Court…

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Mannar Mass Grave: CID Wants Tests Done In Florida »

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by Easwaran Rutnam The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has obtained court approval to send samples of the skeletal remains found in the mass grave in…

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EP To Focus On SL Environment »

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CENS submits report on hazardous development project in sri lanka by Hafsa Sabry A report was submitted to the European Parliament (EP), Brussels, Belgium detailing…

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Two Key Army Officers To Appear In Court

Lasantha Wickrematunge murder probe by Nirmala Kannangara Director Military Intelligence, Sri Lanka Army, Brigadier Suresh Sallay and a representative from the Commando Regiment are to appear before Mt. Lavinia Magistrate and Additional District Judge Mohommad Sahabdeen…

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Heavy Lobbying But Govt. To Get Time Till March

by Easwaran Rutnam Some Tamil groups were busy last week lobbying heavily against the Sri Lankan government at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva last week as the Council began meeting for its 32nd session.…

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Opinion Ranil Wickremesinghe visiting Kosgama where a major explosion occurred at the Salawa Army Camp

President, Media And What Not To Do

Why some journalists are complete write-offs by Wimalanath Weerarathne A journalist close to former minister Mervyn Silva had once visited the location of a teledrama in which the former minister was playing a minor role, with…

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Big Attitude Change Will Take Place After RTI Is Enacted – Karunaratne Paranawithana

By Camelia Nathaniel Deputy Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Karunaratne Paranawithana said that the media and the people should not expect a free flow of information the day after the Right to Information bill is…

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Freedom To Be Who We Are

By Camelia Nathaniel “We are productive citizens of this country and we should be allowed the freedom and the respect to be who we are and the state should protect that. The state should have laws…

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Stock Market Gloom

by Wiraj Silva  The great gloom is due to great uncertainty whether the government actions will benefit the people or mafia, inter alia, to stock market mafia action regarding: a) Reduction of Public  Shareholding or Public…

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Skipper Mathews Thrilled With Shanaka’s ‘Dream Debut’

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hailed the One-Day International debut of Dasun Shanaka after his match-winning performance in the first ODI against Ireland at Malahide. Shanaka scored 42 off 19 balls on Thursday and then took…

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