The Sunday Leader

Lasantha’s family disappointed at state of progress on probe

The family of slain journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga today expressed disappointment at the state of the progress on the investigations into his murder. Lasantha Wickremetunga’s brother Lal Wickremetunga, in a statement read out by his daughter Minal, at the graveside of Lasantha Wickremetunga, said that  nine years after his death justice has not been served. Nine years have [...]

A cry for justice nine years after Lasantha’s murder

By Easwaran Rutnam Monday January 8th marks nine years since the murder of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickremetunga. Speaking at an event last month, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the media never questioned him on the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunga. Tomorrow, January 8th, the Prime Minister and his Government will most certainly be questioned why even [...]

First Autopsy Report On Lasantha Murder Issued To Mislead Probe

by Nirmala Kannangara  It has now proved that the first autopsy report of the Founding Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Manilal Wickrematunge had been issued to mislead investigations, similar to that of former Havelock Sports Club Captain Wasim Thajudeen. On Thursday, August 10 the second postmortem report of Wickrematunge was produced before the [...]

AG Officials Involved In Legal Swindles

Bid to release former Navy Spokesman under youth abduction charges… by Nirmala Kannangara Damning evidence has now come to the fore as to how two senior officers at the Attorney General’s Department had attempted to favour former Navy Spokesman D. K. P. Dassanayake, who is under arrest in youth abduction, when his bail application was [...]

Three Killed, But Brigadier In Turkey For ‘Bravery’

Rathupaswela Shooting Incident by Nirmala Kannangara The Brigadier who has allegedly ordered the contingent of army personnel to fire live bullets to disperse the Rathupaswela peaceful demonstrators had been sent to the Sri Lankan mission in Turkey two months after the incident, as a reward for his ‘bravery’ in aiding and abetting the then administrators, [...]

They Wanted To Silence Lasantha – Sonali Samarasinghe

The widespread belief in the politically-motivated killings of journalists in Sri Lanka is predicated on a deadly irony: the hidden hand has always been visible, but the fingerprints have gone missing. The two most widely publicized killings relate to IPS UN Bureau Chief in Colombo, Richard de Zoysa, 30, in February 1990, and the Editor-in-Chief [...]

Order In Noyahr Case Reversed

The Colombo High Court on Friday ordered that the six suspects enlarged on bail last month in the Keith Noyahr assault case be immediately re-remanded, reversing a decision by Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Lochana Weerasinghe one week earlier on March 30 to enlarge the suspects on bail. The order, issued on Friday by Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyatillake, [...]

The Keith Noyahr Saga: A Synopsis

by Ranjith Jayasundera  Wijesuriya dispatched a team of Dialog investigators and Engineers led by Premasiri Fernando, who were able to use tower triangulation and other techniques to pinpoint Noyahr’s phone in Dompe Detectives have also recovered the white van used by the death squad. It was owned by a Dompe native named D.U. Indrajith, and [...]

Pathetic End To Weerawansa’s Second ‘Show’

by Nirmala Kannangara There is no law as such to give bail to a fraudster just because his daughter will be sitting for the O/L examination He may have thought that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will come with a glass of king coconut water If he really wanted to go on [...]

Country Needs Radical Change – Tilvin Silva

The only reason these two parties got together was the incapability of either party to form a government by themselves Since the Yahapalana government is not doing what they have promised, the people must come forward to change both the government and the system at once Let alone the war in the north, even issues [...]

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