23 June 2018
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“I am scared to lose my anti-cultural nature”

upul‘Reading Sannasgala in Colombo' a unique book launch by Upul Shantha Sannasgala, will be held on May 6 at 2.30 p.m. at the 'Tharangani' Hall at the National Film Corporation. To coincide with the book launch the 'Daily News' interviewed Sannasgala on different aspects of his life as a writer, teacher and a political activist.

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I want to come back - Perumal

wartharajahThe controversial former Chief Minister of the United Northeastern Provincial Council, Varatharaja Perumal believes that Sri Lanka needs a Devolution Commission to look into the various aspects of power sharing and ensure the full implementation of the 13 Amendment to the Constitution in spirit and letter.

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I Tried To Control Mervyn - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

gotabaya 19He was considered a powerful Defence Secretary during his term in office but Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says the media portrayed the wrong image about him. In an interview to an independent organization, the video of which was handed over to The Sunday Leader, Rajapaksa said that when he was in office he did everything in good faith. He also said that allegations raised against him, particularly by people like former Minister Mervyn Silva, should not be taken seriously. Read more...

Points of interest in SC decision on 19A - Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

jayampathiExclusive interview with Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, President’s Counsel and member of the Government’s constitution drafting team Read more...

The culprits will be brought to books

wertThe last time we interviewed you was when you resigned as the Chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission. Are you now in a position to tell us what exactly took place that led to your resignation?

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“Failure to bring in 19A will be a complete reversal of people’s mandate”: Weliamuna

weliamunaIf the present Parliament fails to bring in the 19th Amendment, President Maithripala Sirisena has a duty to dissolve it immediately and seek a mandate from the people to elect one which can change the Constitution, noted J.C. Weliamuna, leading human rights lawyer and former Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka.  Read more...

President Maithripala Sirisena assured SLFP support for the 19th Amendment

lakshman kiriellaPlantation Minister Lakshman Kiriella, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, said the country needed a new Parliament to implement the policies of the new President. Also, he said President Maithripala Sirisena assured that he would ensure the support of the SLFP for the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution through Parliament. Excerpts of the interview. Read more...

Witnesses Will Be Protected — Eran Wickramaratne

eran wThere have been many issues pertaining to the contracts that were awarded by the previous regime that has come under scrutiny of the current government. Among these projects are the Chinese projects and there have been many opinions expressed in this regard. The government too has come under severe criticism for their indecision regarding these projects with various ministers expressing various differing statements regarding

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I Am Ready For Any Inquiry – Fonseka

sf fieldmarchelField Marshal Sarath Fonseka says he is ready to face any inquiry into alleged human rights abuses during the war and is prepared to face the inquiry in any country. In an interview with this journalist, Fonseka also spoke on the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremethunga. Read more...

Democracy, too precious to be left in the hands of politicos

oi89076Geoffrey Alagaratnam, President’s Counsel, will take over as President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka when he is inducted to office on Saturday, 28 March at the Cinnamon Grand. Elected uncontested, Read more...

Ranil Not An Inclusive Person – Rajiva Wijesinha

rajew wijeFormer Minister Rajiva Wijesinha who last week crossed over to the opposition following a rift with the Government, accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of failing to take an inclusive approach. He says the UNP must rethink its current position, and as happens in other countries where the Prime Minister cannot perform, think of a change.  In an interview with The Sunday Leader Wijesinha believes that the new government’s failure to think carefully about how the Cabinet was set up is a mark of inefficiency. Read more...

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