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15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

SLFP general secretary, health minister Maithripala Sirisena opened the floating...

Kick for critics: Another political niece gets DPL post

Kick for critics: Another political niece gets DPL post

  “One more political appointment, this time Cabinet minister, has been...

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

   Owners of two media institutions have exerted pressure on party...

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Without giving security to Upul, Anura gives protection to gangster!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 29 August 2014 05:06
Without giving security to Upul, Anura gives protection to gangster!

Presenting various arguments at the Colombo chief magistrate’s court that Bar Association president Upul Jayasuriya does not need security, senior DIG in charge of Colombo Anura Senanayake has provided protection...

Boniface who takes chairmen for rides now in hot water!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 29 August 2014 05:05
Boniface who takes chairmen for rides now in hot water!

Boniface Silva, deputy general manager of the People’s Bank which knows the woes of the public, is endangering his job due to his machinations that victimize all chairmen appointed to...

One is a lunatic, other is a thief – president!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 28 August 2014 04:54
One is a lunatic, other is a thief – president!

A few days before president Mahinda Rajapaksa left for the US, he had a meeting with heads of the police department, and during that meeting he has asked, IGP N.K....

Wasanthi appointed without cabinet’s knowing!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 28 August 2014 04:51
Wasanthi appointed without cabinet’s knowing!

Wasanthi Manchanayake, who had been appointed by the cabinet to act as the inland revenue commissioner general until such time a qualified person is appointed due to the existing crisis,...

CJ’s position gone to the dog!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 28 August 2014 04:49
CJ’s position gone to the dog!

The picture of the business card posted here was given to a staff reporter of ours by a porter at Fortress Hotel in Galle. He was given it by a...

Protection urged for Sri Lanka war crimes witnesses

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 28 August 2014 02:18
Protection urged for Sri Lanka war crimes witnesses

International rights groups have demanded protection for potential Sri Lankan witnesses at a UN-mandated war crimes investigation into the island's ethnic war which ended five year ago.

‘Sinhala colonisation a great worry for Tamils’

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:32
‘Sinhala colonisation a great worry for Tamils’

The most urgent step necessary in Sri Lanka is to halt the Sinhala colonisation programme being implemented by the government to change the very identity of the traditional Tamil...

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay: 'I am supremely confident that I speak with moral authority'

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:24
U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay: 'I am supremely confident that I speak with moral authority'

  In a world dominated by conflict, Human Rights are usually the first casualty. It is the difficult mandate of United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner to try and protect them. As the...

Buoy broke due to Gota’s folly – Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:45
Buoy broke due to Gota’s folly – Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

The buoy being used to pump oil from tankers arriving in Colombo to the port has broken due to the foolish acts by defence ministry secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, such...

President-Namal in father-son dispute!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:39
President-Namal in father-son dispute!

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his eldest son Namal Rajapaksa have been having a traditional father-son dispute for some time now, say Temple Trees sources.

Features

A strenuous September

A strenuous September

INDIA’S restless prime minister, Narendra Modi, likes to brag that he sleeps for only...

Weliweriya Shooting, Family Bandyism And The Presidential System - Laksiri Fernando

Weliweriya Shooting, Family Bandyism And The Presidential System - Laksiri Fernando

Presidency, of course is the problem! We are all concerned about the day to day...

Echo chamber symphonies

Echo chamber symphonies

With repeated reassurances by side players in the international arena, it is no wonder the...

Fleeing reality and seeking succour in escapism - Pearl Thevanayagam

Fleeing reality and seeking succour in escapism - Pearl Thevanayagam

Escapism is equally the last solace of the common man, religious leaders and royalty when...

The All-Time Worst People in History

The All-Time Worst People in History

List Criteria: Horrible, real (not fictional) people who have committed historical crimes. History judges...

Who does USA defend Israel? - Udaya Gammanpila

Who does USA defend Israel? - Udaya Gammanpila

US government has repeatedly alleged without basis that Sri Lankan forces had killed more than...

Power & Power: – Minister Ranawaka and Rent Seekers - Shiral Lakthilaka

Power & Power: – Minister Ranawaka and Rent Seekers -  Shiral  Lakthilaka

The menace of corruption in the country is one of the serious ailments that we...

Throwing spokes in the wheel

Throwing spokes in the wheel

An impending alliance between the feuding Ranil and Sajith factions may offer hope of unity...

In the Service of Indian Tamils in Tea Plantations in Ceylon

In the Service of Indian Tamils in Tea Plantations in Ceylon

Book Review - Prof. V. Suryanarayan Sharada Nayak, The Raj Agent in Ceylon, 1936-1940 (Published by...

Rape as war weapon: Tamil women stand testimony to rape in asylum cases - Pearl Thevanayagam

Rape as war weapon: Tamil women stand testimony to rape in asylum cases -  Pearl Thevanayagam

It was in 2011 I wrote this article and in the light of the UNHRC...

Business & Economy

Taiwan trouble for James Packer's Macau casino joint venture

Taiwan trouble for James Packer's Macau casino joint venture

Taiwanese prosecutors have charged a subsidiary of James Packer’s...

Touchwood’s bank balance is a paltry Rs. 3,000!

Touchwood’s bank balance is a paltry Rs. 3,000!

The case concerning the winding-up of troubled Touchwood Investments...

LinkdIn pays US$6m over US wage violations

LinkdIn pays US$6m over US wage violations

LinkedIn has paid nearly US$6 million in back wages...

Half a billion rupees ‘leaked’ by CPC

Half a billion rupees ‘leaked’ by CPC

  The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has lost approximately Rs. 583...

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

Although the tragic incident of MH17 now attracts global...

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Yesterday (July 24), Sri Lanka saw the launch of...

Peace Journalism

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

  A poem in honor of the indomitable spirit of fellow...

Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July...

Hate Crime, Racism on the Rise in Southeast Asia

Hate Crime, Racism on the Rise in Southeast Asia

For the ninth year running, Myanmar has ranked as one...

Art

Simin Behbahani

Simin Behbahani

EVEN as a child, she knew how poetry should sound....

The 5 novels shortlisted for Swarna Pusthaka

The 5 novels shortlisted for Swarna Pusthaka

The eighth Swarna Pusthaka award ceremony organized by the...

"Gandhi" Director dies at age 90

"Gandhi" Director dies at age 90

Actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died aged...

Sports

Rory McIlroy battles back at Valhalla to win his fourth major

Rory McIlroy battles back at Valhalla to win his fourth major

World number one Rory McIlroy edged a gripping US...

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England stormed to a resounding victory over India inside...

England level series

England level series

Moeen Ali and James Anderson led England's surge to...

Global & Regional

Eastern promises

Eastern promises

AT THEIR nearest points, India and Indonesia are barely 160...

Police torture two juveniles to extract confession

Police torture two juveniles to extract confession

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that...

Briton with Ebola flown back to UK

Briton with Ebola flown back to UK

A British volunteer nurse who contracted deadly Ebola in Sierra...

Detainees paid pin money to paint, clean and serve food

Detainees paid pin money to paint, clean and serve food

  Detainees at immigration detention centres across the UK are working...

BURMA: UNODC agreement on the rule of law, a step in the right direction

BURMA: UNODC agreement on the rule of law, a step in the right direction

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has...

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

San Francisco Bay Area activists have not allowed a vessel...

China’s Engagement In SL Shouldn’t Be An Issue For India – Dr. Wang Weihua

China’s Engagement In SL Shouldn’t Be An Issue For India – Dr. Wang Weihua

China will definitely pay more attention to the Indian Ocean...

A strenuous September

A strenuous September

INDIA’S restless prime minister, Narendra Modi, likes to brag...

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

SLFP general secretary, health minister Maithripala Sirisena opened the floating...

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