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‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

The feature article published in yesterday’s (19) ‘Silumina’ titeld ‘Who...

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

Petroleum minister, attorney Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, has been paid...

Sapugaskanda to be sold to China to find money for presidential polls!

Sapugaskanda to be sold to China to find money for presidential polls!

The government has decided to handover the crude oil refining...

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Malaka Silva weds in Iran!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:51
Malaka Silva weds in Iran!

Malaka Silva, the son of public relations minister Mervyn Silva, got married at Isfahan city in Iran last weekend. The bride was his long time girlfriend, Iranian national Urfa.

Those who value justice appreciate judges Abrew!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:48
Those who value justice appreciate judges Abrew!

The Supreme Court  on 20 th Oct. issued notice on the respondents in the fundamental rights petition filed by W.A. Kanthilatha, who was brutally assaulted at the main bus...

CaFFE and CHR condemn the brutal attack on university students

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 01:51
CaFFE and CHR condemn the brutal attack on university students

Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) and Center for Human Rights and Research (CHR) strongly condemn the brutal attack on university students near the Parliamentary Complex yesterday (21).

Ed Miliband hosts Diwali reception

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:04
Ed Miliband hosts Diwali reception

On 20 the Labour Party hosted a Diwali reception with Labour Leader Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP at the Conrad Hotel in St James’s Park.

Rs. 10 m from Basil to each provincial Councillor!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 03:01
Rs. 10 m from Basil to each provincial Councillor!

Economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa, who is in charge of the propaganda campaign at the upcoming presidential election, summoned provincial Councillors countrywide to Temple Trees recently.

Ranil’s election campaign handed over to Maharaja’s company!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 02:59
Ranil’s election campaign handed over to Maharaja’s company!

A project to promote the image of UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at the upcoming presidential election has been handed over to Air Supply Productions, an advertising firm affiliated to Sirasa...

Another round of death threats for journalists in Sri Lanka workshops

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:12
Another round of death threats for journalists in Sri Lanka workshops

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in condemning death threats issued to some of...

Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives launches its new website

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:01
Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives launches its new website

Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives a path breaking initiative in the discourse of torture prevention wishes to inform our readers of the launching of its new website. The website...

Mahinda’s highways bring him endless commissions

Lanka News Web on Monday, 20 October 2014 02:54
Mahinda’s highways bring him endless commissions

Pictures show part of the Hiyare road near Hiyare Maha Vidyalaya that was washed away due to the minor flooding that followed the incessant rains last night (18).

So-called ‘’ Patriotic Force’’ Who Made Death Threats to Journalists

Lanka News Web on Monday, 20 October 2014 01:03
So-called ‘’ Patriotic Force’’ Who Made Death Threats to Journalists

The Free Media Movement (FMM) condemns the death threats made to journalists and civil society organisationwho conduct journalism trainings by an unknown group calling themselves ‘ Patriotic Force that...

Features

Is it a crime to call the President an Ekadhipathiya - ඒකාධිපතියා (Authoritarian ruler)? - Basil Fernando

On the 19th October 2014 BBC Sinhala Service broadcast, the United National Party Member...

Are we poisoning our children with Fonterra produce - Pearl Thevanayagam

Are we poisoning our children with Fonterra produce -  Pearl Thevanayagam

This is serious and begs the question that the future of our children whose parents...

The Kobeningrad

The Kobeningrad

I was reading news past few weeks and more and more drawn to the...

B’s teaching methods - Malinda Seneviratne

B’s teaching methods - Malinda Seneviratne

"It is no secret that for all their holier-than-thou rhetoric those who run student councils...

Memories of Yal Deviand Mahinda’s munificence to the North - Pearl Thevanayagam

Memories of Yal Deviand Mahinda’s munificence to the North - Pearl Thevanayagam

Let us be honest and face it. President MahindaRajapaksawon the hearts of Tamils in the...

The Constitution as a cause for the violence and bloodshed - Basil Fernando

The Constitution as a cause for the violence and bloodshed - Basil Fernando

As the possibility of an election has become a “hot topic” of the day, with...

Slow train through Jaffna

Slow train through Jaffna

RAIL services between the south of Sri Lanka and its battle-scarred northern peninsula resumed on...

Presidential elections before Pope’s visit: Mahinda’sthird term is in dispute - Pearl Thevanayagam

Presidential elections before Pope’s visit: Mahinda’sthird term is in dispute - Pearl Thevanayagam

The executive presidency hangs over like the sword of Democles and President MahindaRajapaksa is seeking...

Basil Fernando’s “A Confession of a Lawyer” (Book review) - Laksiri Fernando

Basil Fernando’s “A Confession of a Lawyer” (Book review) -  Laksiri Fernando

“Autobiography is about change; it narrates a series of transformations. This is an expectation...

The curse of the 18th amendment and why it has got to go - Pearl Thevanayagam

The curse of the 18th amendment and why it has got to go - Pearl Thevanayagam

President MahindaRajapaksa claims he is the common presidential candidate and the people are behind...

Business & Economy

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder

Fonterra Cooperative Group has confirmed Sri Lankan health officials...

 Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quater of 2014

Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quater of 2014

Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8...

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...

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

Photographer René Burri, Who Photographed Che has died at 81

Photographer René Burri, Who Photographed Che has died at 81

World-renowned Swiss photographer René Burri, known among others for his...

Poetry reading and discussion with Professor. K G Sankarapillai

Poetry reading and discussion with Professor. K G Sankarapillai

Professor K. G. Sankarapillai is one of the best known...

Sports

Kevin Pietersen exclusive interview: The truth about England's bullying culture

Kevin Pietersen exclusive interview: The truth about England's bullying culture

'Horrendous’ bullying inside England ’s cricket team is among...

Ambassadors' cricket cut tournament washington

Ambassadors' cricket cut tournament washington

The Embassies of Cricket playing nations located in Washington DC...

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...

Global & Regional

India's Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalitha

India's Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalitha

India's Supreme Court has granted bail to the imprisoned former...

Hong Kong :Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse

Hong Kong :Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse

The Asian Human Rights Commission expressed shock and sadness at...

Kim's absence fuels health rumours

Kim's absence fuels health rumours

Speculation about the health of North Korean leader Kim...

Nobel winner Malala's day at school

Nobel winner Malala's day at school

  Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who rose to world acclaim after...

Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse - UN

Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse - UN

High level visits to affected countries and Ghana to highlight...

Kurdish hunger strikers stage protests seeking support against Isis jihadis

Kurdish hunger strikers stage protests seeking support against Isis jihadis

  Kurds near Downing Street demand heavy weapons and antitank missiles...

UK Stands By Its Position On Sri Lanka – British High Commissioner

UK Stands By Its Position On Sri Lanka – British High Commissioner

The British Government has taken a very active role on...

‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

The feature article published in yesterday’s (19) ‘Silumina’ titeld ‘Who...

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