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Fonseka’s ‘Good Governance’ »

by Easwaran Rutnam While the government is doing all it can to set a good example to society and the Opposition, there are a few thorns among its roses it…

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Solution To The Doctors’ Problem Abolish Royal, Visakha, Ananda … »

by Gamini Weerakoon Should there be more ‘palanaya’ (governance) in Yahapalanaya (good governance) than it exists today? Social activist Salvinia Leddegoda, while discussing current politics, when asked this came back…

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Only In Sri Lanka? »

by Emil van der Poorten The pictures of Chanuka Ratwatte being escorted into custody as a result of being charged with what some publications claim is the biggest single financial…

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Kashmir Crisis Threatens To Wreck SAARC »

by Gamini Weerakoon SAARC’s 19th Summit to be hosted by Pakistan in Islamabad on November 9 is now the target of Indians enraged by the attack on an Indian army…

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BREAKING NEWS: Lasantha’s Body Exhumed »

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COLOMBO, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka on Tuesday exhumed the body of slain newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge to conduct…

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FORMER DIG QUESTIONED »

Lasantha’s Murder by Indika Sri Aravinda The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from former DIG Vass Gunawardena…

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Demo In Jaffna Against Govt. »

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran led a demonstration in Jaffna yesterday against the government. Most shops in the Jaffna…

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Fresh Rift In The SLMC »

by Ranjith Gunawardena A fresh rift has developed in the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), SLMC sources said. The sources…

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Joint Opposition Agrees To New Alliance »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Joint Opposition (JO) has agreed in principle to form a new alliance to work against the…

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FCID Hands Tied On Allegations Against Dela »

by Mahesh Senanayake The highly controversial Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic) continues…

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Regulator Turns Blind Eye To Dubious Scheme »

by Santhush Fernando The Sunday Leader during the past few weeks reported serious and grave lapses in several finance companies.…

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Dehiwala Condo Flouts UDA Regulations »

Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Muncipal Council

by Hafsa Sabry The Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council (DMMC) is alleged to have granted approval for the construction of a condominium in Atapattu Road, Dehiwala  violating the Urban Development Authority (UDA) regulations on how and where a seven stories apartment should be permitted. According…

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Chinese Company Gets Tender Bypassing Procedure »

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by Nirmala Kannangara The credibility of the ‘Good Governance’ administration that pledged to act on those who are involved in bribery or corruption is now fast diminishing as the government has failed to take action against those who are involved in corrupt activities. It is…

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Norochcholai Coal Issue Taken Lightly By CEB »

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by Ifham Nizam The first coal fired power plant in Norochcholai, now in operation for nearly five years since its completion has been under much controversy in terms of operational deficiencies and environmental concerns, despite the fact that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is taking…

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Environment Raped As Sand-Mining Continues »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuirya It was revealed at numerous times that illegal sand mining is being carried out on a massive scale in the Samanthurai area in Gal Oya. The villagers in Samanthurai first revealed this to us, but only after going on an observation tour…

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Panama Community Continue To Suffer Even Under Good Governance »

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By Ifham Nizam reporting from Panama Pictures by Lalith Perera Families from five marginalised villages in the Eastern Part of Sri Lanka expressed their grave concern over the conduct of the `Good Governance’, claiming that the government made them a range of promises just to…

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New Laws Sought To Protect Elephants At Peraheras »

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by Hafsa Sabry The recent fatal attack on a woman by an elephant in a Peraheras in Ratnapura grabbed the attention of the media and animal rights activists and has opened the debate as to whether elephants must be used for such events as the…

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Outrage As School Tells Mothers How To Dress »

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by Hafsa Sabry A poster displayed outside the school gate of what women should wear when entering the school premises has caused a heated argument among the female parents and the public. Adding to that there were posts in the social media condemning the move…

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Avoiding Superstitious Cures, Defeating Dictatorial Solutions »

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by Tisaranee Gunasekara Sri Lanka, despite her soaring developmental ambitions, spends less than 1% of her national budget on research and development, an anomaly which was highlighted at the recently concluded symposium, Science and Technology for Society Sri Lanka 2016. Addressing the gathering, Prof. Ajith…

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Sirisena The Diplomat »

Diplomacy has not been the forte of President Maithripala Sirisena who is essentially of a rural background and is still a humble politician expressing his…

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Files Taken Over By Mount-Lavinia Magistrate »

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Lasantha’s murder case by Nirmala Kannangara The entire files pertaining to the murder of the Founding Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge had…

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Army Sticks To Its Guns On Palaly Land »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya in Jaffna The military has refused to release parts of land in Palaly which is being used for security purposes, despite a demand…

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Be Patient And Bear Up The Hardships – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam »

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by Thushari Nathaniel Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam claims that many reforms have been brought in to the education sector, and people will see…

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We Have Now Become Labourers Of The West – Dullas Alahapperuma »

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by Thushari Nathaniel United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian and member of the Joint Opposition Dullas Alahapperuma said the cohabitation government is ruling the country by…

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Double Jeopardy »

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Construction Project Mooted At Double Cost On Hold –  Part II by Wiraj Silva The Sunday Leader exclusively reported last week how the government is…

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Wayamba Chief Minister Fails To Carry Out President’s Orders »

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by Nirmala Kannangara Chief Minister North Western Provincial Council’s questionable failure to heed the directives of Environment Minister President Maithripala Sirisena to remove Saman Senanayake…

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Scrapping Coal Power Is It A Must? »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuirya The subject of coal power plants has been widely discussed in public. The much anticipated Norochcholai coal power plant was not able…

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First Time Investigation Of Political Rogues »

It is strange but true that not one politician who has held political office has ever been prosecuted in our courts for being involved in…

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Spotlight Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Muncipal Council

Dehiwala Condo Flouts UDA Regulations

by Hafsa Sabry The Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council (DMMC) is alleged to have granted approval for the construction of a condominium in Atapattu Road, Dehiwala  violating the Urban Development Authority (UDA) regulations on how and…

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Avoiding Superstitious Cures, Defeating Dictatorial Solutions

by Tisaranee Gunasekara Sri Lanka, despite her soaring developmental ambitions, spends less than 1% of her national budget on research and development, an anomaly which was highlighted at the recently concluded symposium, Science and Technology for…

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Files Taken Over By Mount-Lavinia Magistrate

Lasantha’s murder case by Nirmala Kannangara The entire files pertaining to the murder of the Founding Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge had been taken over by the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate to be kept…

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Be Patient And Bear Up The Hardships – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

by Thushari Nathaniel Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam claims that many reforms have been brought in to the education sector, and people will see the effects of these changes in the near future. In an…

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REVIEW War damaged houses in the North

Hope Amidst Ardship

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya in Jaffna Pictures by Lalith Perera The burning heat of the sun falls on Keerimalai, a town in Jaffna once part of a fierce battle between the LTTE and the military. The intensity…

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Water Security

Sri Lanka Needs Rs 350B Investments In Water Sector By 2020 by Santhush Fernando in Kandy Sri Lanka needs a staggering Rs 350 billion of investments in the water sector by 2020, if the country is…

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Australia Ease To Series Win As Lanka Suffer Familiar Collapse

Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women – 3rd ODI Australia Women capitalised on another batting implosion from Sri Lanka Women to march to a nine-wicket win in the third ODI in Colombo, taking a 3-0 lead…

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