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Following our exposé a few weeks ago titled ‘How Civil Aviation May Have Landed Itself In Big Trouble’where the Director General Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) was accused of not taking action against Mihin Lanka for violating international flight regulations which compromised international safety standards, new details have now come to light that he (Director General) had allegedly authorised an illegal wet lease aircraft to run an international cargo operation from Sri Lanka […]
Crip of justice is tightening further around Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa for breach of naval laws in addition to civilian laws, The Sunday Leader learns. A special committee report, compiled under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Navy Commander reveals that the Navy should intervene in bringing justice to other Navy officers who had been deprived of their fundamental rights during the recruitment of Yoshitha Rajapaksa to the Navy. Meanwhile Kaduwela Acting Magistrate […]
May Day is traditionally the day of workers. But today it has become a day of politicians and their parties who exploit this important day to propagate narrow political ideologies. The Sunday Leader talked to several leaders of main labour unions to ascertain their views on the exploitation of May Day by politicians for their own advantage.
Sri Lanka Cricket’s doctors have confirmed a “substantial injury” to Lasith Malinga’s left knee, after the bowler was ruled out of both the World T20 and the ongoing IPL. The SLC medical team has not advised surgery, but said the injury requires rest and periodic reassessment. For now, it appears that the bone bruise will rule Malinga out of the forthcoming tour of England, at least. The limited-overs leg of Sri Lanka’s tour of England […]
The joint opposition has decided to request financial aid from supporters overseas for rallies they hope to hold island wide against the government. National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa and Kalutara District joint opposition MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena had visited Japan on March 20 to collect funds, sources revealed. However sources said that even though they had expected a rousing welcome and a high volume of donation to their cause, when they had visited a […]
The Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero made a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday on the death of the Convener of the National Movement for a Just Society, the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero. Dhammaloka Thero had alleged that there is evidence to prove that the death of the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero was due to foul play.
Weerasangilige Wimal Weerawansa who mouths slogans and gives breast-beating displays of patriotism from political platforms despite his involvement in large-scale corruption and undercover activities, has once again been exposed as a corrupt politician. This time around, details have emerged of how he allegedly hired a fleet of 40 luxury vehicles spending millions of rupees of taxpayers’ hard-earned money, to have relatives and friends travel in luxury.
A large number of senior SLFP members have decided to leave the party after being dejected at the division in the party. SLFP member and former minister Felix Perera said that if the party is to rebuilt, President Maithripala Sirisena, former Presidents Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chandrika Kumaratunga must take steps to unite the party by reaching a compromise. He said what happens now is they raise