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Lasantha’s Eighth Death Anniversary To Be Marked With Graveside Memorial Service

The eighth death anniversary of The Sunday Leader Founder Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge, which falls on 8 January (Sunday), will be marked with a service at his graveside. Family, friends, former colleagues and others, including those from political and diplomatic circles, will gather at Borella Kanatte at 9 a.m. to mark the anniversary and remember Lasantha. […]

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Volkswagen Falls Off Yahapālanaya, As Maithri And Ranil Hoodwink Public

Fibs, miscommunication and the blame game were the highlights this week, as the Yahapalanaya government under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe fell flat on its face after it was exposed how they attempted to deceive millions of people over a vehicle assembly plant in Kuliyapitiya, which the government claimed was built with […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Over 300 Flight Attendants To Storm In Flight Services Due Corruption At Crew Scheduling

A group of 300 plus Flight Attendants of SriLankan Airlines are scheduled to congregate at the premises of their In Flight Services office in Katunayake today, in protest of their flight schedule rosters being manipulated, plus to put an end to the notorious corruption enforced by the airline’s Crew Scheduling Department. Members of the Flight […]

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I’m Not A Backstabber, I’ll Wait Till Ranil Returns To Topple The Government: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Hinting at his friend turned foe, Maithripala Sirisena, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he was not a backstabber and hence Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe can go to Switzerland without worrying about his government toppling. “He can go and come, because whatever will happen will happen only when he (Ranil) is here, because I am […]

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16 Bank Accounts Of Udayanga Weeratunga To Be Frozen Due To MiG Fraud

Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered for the immediate freezing of 16 bank accountants in local banks that belong to Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga. The order was issued after the FCID requested Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne to issue the order. The FCID is currently investigating a financial fraud case against Weeratunga, who […]

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North-East Police Solicit Bribes From Perpetrators And Act With Prejudice Against Abused Women – Report

Law enforcement establishment in Sri Lanka have openly acted with prejudice against sexually abused women in the North and East, by even going to the extent of telling a victim to marry the man who raped her, while the continuing culture of impunity has intensified sexual abuse against women and children in the North and […]

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SriLankan Airlines: CEO Capt. Ratwatte Bungles PIA Wet Lease Deal And Now Wants To Fly As A Pilot

After Bungling the Pakistan International Airlines wet lease deal which cost the debt ridden national carrier SriLankan Airlines a further whopping sum of over US $ 15.9 million, the airline’s CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte‘s new year resolution for 2017 now is to go back to flying an aircraft as a pilot. The self-proclaiming CEO Ratwatte […]

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Post-War Sri Lanka’s Use Of Landmines Creates Serious Questions

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi has recently made statements to the media regarding the use of landmines in the protection of military camps in post-war Sri Lanka. In a related statement, he also said that there is no link between reconciliation and Sri Lanka’s acceding to humanitarian disarmament conventions such as the Mine Ban Treaty. The Government […]

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Ranil Gives Mahinda One Week To Topple The Government

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has thrown an open challenge to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, giving him one week to topple the Yahapalanaya Government. “I will be going to Switzerland for one week, so, Mahinda has a week to bring down the government,” Wickremesinghe told reporters today. His comments come in the wake of a statement […]

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Joint Opposition Urges Sirsena To Review Hambantota Port Deal

The Joint Opposition today urged President Maithripala Sirisena to delay the signing of any agreement in connection with the lease of the Hambantota Port citing severe misgivings with regard to the deal. In a letter addressed to Sirisena today, the Joint Opposition MPs warned of grave national and financial consequences to the country owing to […]

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