The Sunday leader Editor, Fredrica Jansz has resigned on the 21st morning saying she cannot work under the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Leader Publications, Shakuntala Perera.
Investigations carried out by the special investigations unit of the Customs Department on the use of certain spirits imported by companies to manufacture alcohol have come to a standstill.
Minister Dullas Alahpperuma has come forward to prevent the arrest of a teacher at the Munidasa Kumaratunge Vidyalaya in Dickwella, Matara, who has been accused of showing nude pictures to students, sources from Dickwella said.
Matara District parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya is currently working at opening a modern restaurant and bar.
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has put pressure on several state institutions against sponsoring the Sirasa Superstars programme. Therefore, co-sponsors of the programme, Sri Lanka Telecom and Sri Lanka Insurance have said they cannot sponsor the event.
The President has summoned several ministers to Temple Trees on the 19th and asked them to commence a media campaign against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake in the next few weeks, sources from Temple Trees said.
MP Namal Rajapaksa’s rugby coach and millionaire businessman, Asanga Seneviratne has appointed journalist Shakuntala Perera as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Leader Publications with immediate effect. Seneviratne recently brought over Leader Publications.
The Philippines government has decided to award a peace award to singer Deepika Priyadharshani Peiris, who openly supported President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the military forces to carry out the war.
Agents of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) are actively attempting to recruit Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who have returned to the island nation after the end of the Eelam war, the Tamil Nadu state intelligence has informed the Centre's Intelligence Bureau.
Shelter, toilets, and water are regularly unavailable or restricted access for returnees. The jungle is usually not cleared and they have to do this themselves or pay someone to do this - they often stay on the side of the road until their land is clear.
TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Many of the most recent asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat are from Sri Lanka. Whilst the Federal Opposition claims they're economic refugees and should be sent back, two Sri Lankan journalists tell a different story.
Crude oil attack has been carried out against people present at the protest campaign in Mullaitivu district today.
(The writer is the elder brother of Rehan Wijeratne-Jayawickreme who is at the centre of the controversy regarding the assault on an Army Major outside the JAIC Hilton.)
I am NOT proud of what has occurred
Hundreds of Sri Lankans protested Thursday against a visit by UN officials to discuss human rights issues during the country’s civil war.
A delegation of the Tamil National Alliance met with Mr Hanny Megally, Chief, Asia, Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Branch, Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and his team of officials on 20th September 2012 at the office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Mr Subinay Nandy, who was also present.