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04 May 2021
Kelani River is continuously contaminated with various chemicals, feces and carbonic matter
21 Apr 2021
Medium scale rice mill owners complain that many issues have arisen with regard to the purchase of paddy harvest this season.
07 Apr 2021
Commenting on earth tremors in Digana, Anuragama, Alutwatta, Haragama, Talatu Oya, Gurudeniya, Sinharagama, Mailapitiya and Kundasale....
31 Mar 2021
The trustee of the Seenigama Devalaya (shrine) is alleged to have converted to other uses funds in the shrine to the tune of one million rupees.....
17 Mar 2021
Locals from Number 65 Grama Niladhari division in Malawenna in Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat said sand mining activities....
02 Mar 2021
Concerns are raised whether pressure was exerted on Investigation Officers of the Ministry of Education Western Province who were in the process of preparing a report regarding the questionable activities of a principal of a school in Western Province in connection with grade one admissions.
23 Feb 2021
Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha (PS) Chairman Jayasanka Perera was allegedly accused of haphazardly felling 42 trees prior to widening Diyagala – Nallatanniya road without informing any state institute. We reported on this in the Daily Mirror recently.
09 Feb 2021
Folks in Ginigathhena are concerned because a junior politician of the Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha is causing harm to the environment through one of his questionable activities. It is reported that lumps of earth have been removed from a construction site ignoring recommendations by environment authorities; thus causing concerns about possible landslides in the ar
03 Feb 2021
Whilst the world’s coral reef sanctuaries are facing the threat of being destroyed due to rising sea temperatures, local environmental groups.....
27 Jan 2021
Under the 100,000 kilometre road development project based on a concept by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa the relevant institutes received....
05 Jan 2021
Many archaeological sites in the Trincomalee district—some dating back 3000-5000 years—are on the brink of destruction at present. Ironically, this destruction increased after the war concluded in 2009. The Department of Archaeology has discovered many historical sites in the Pulmude area. Residents informed archaeological officers that land grabbing i
22 Dec 2020
The focus on environmental conservation seems to be decreasing in the face of accelerated development projects in Sri Lanka. Development schemes encroaching on elephant habitats especially are far from satisfactory. Most projects have been implemented without prior wildlife study.
The recent death of
19 Nov 2020
The police have done an invaluable service in the frontlines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, foregoing their off-days and staying away from their loved ones while on duty.
10 Nov 2020
Amila Ishan Kankanamge, the Government appointed non-Executive Director to Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd and Independent Television Network Boards, is now exposed to be a scammer. The educational qualifications he has mentioned in h
06 Oct 2020
The anticipated plan to curtail the scope of the Auditor General’s duties and functions through the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution, is aimed at allowing politicians and their cronies to misappropriate state funds to their whims and fancies says the Sri Lanka Audit Service Association.
Before the 19th Amen
01 Aug 2020
With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dhanushka Karunaratne has sent the following response:
31 Jul 2020
Astonishing revelations underscore how Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB), the promoter of Pure Ceylon Tea around the globe, has entrusted global tea promotional activities of the world’s renowned brand to an officer alleged to have been involved in misappropriating SLTB funds a few years ago.
22 Jul 2020
Questions have been raised as to why the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) that was appointed by the President to probe political victimisation of public officers....
25 Jun 2020
As a popular tourist attraction in the country, Mannar boasts of a rich cultural heritage dating back to the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods. Dotted with palmyra trees and a scenic stretch of the Northern coastal belt, it is a popular destination for nature lovers as well.
24 Jun 2020
Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Union of Sri Lanka is to instigate a trade union action within next few days following Ministry of Health’s failure....
11 Mar 2020
Farmers in Rajanganaya Yaya 18 in Anuradhapura District are harbouring high expectations. They feel that all their hardships would soon end with a new aloe vera cultivation project which is expected to commence operations in the near future. But the project seems to be adding fuel to the existing fire with regard to environmental concerns since there is no Environmental Impact
03 Mar 2020
Despite the directives given to all heads of state institutions by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stop unnecessary expenditure in their respective establishments, the move made by the Board of Investments to spend a substantial sum to refurbish two floors has raised the eyebrows of
27 Feb 2020
The 2006 ‘MiG Deal’ is back in the spotlight, with the Financial Crime Investigation Division investigation into the saga has led to Sri Lanka’s first-ever successful extradition request of a suspect, Udayanga Weeratunga....
18 Feb 2020
Residents of Rudra Residencies, Wellawatte claim that they have been deprived of the common facilities that were promised in their sales agreements by the developer. They also claim that the illegal and unconstitutional decisions taken by the Management Committee (MC) has affected the standard apartment owners financially.
24 Jan 2020
China Harbour Engineering Company Limited- the contractual company of the Hambantota Port Project (Phase 1 and 2) has come under fire for allegedly violating conditions stipulated in the duty deferment permits granted.....
06 Sep 2019
Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had upheld the public trust and....
07 Aug 2019
Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma Road Construction and equipment Company and Maga Neguma Planing Company in 2014.
30 Jul 2019
Following our recent expose ‘Deals and Deals Behind Procuring Emergency Power’, facts that have now emerged reveal how another deal had taken place in the power sector unscrupulously.
05 Jul 2019
The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice Ministry....
04 Jul 2019
Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a United States District Court, alleging that he was responsible for ordering and covering up what she termed the “extrajudicial killing” of her
14 May 2021