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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...

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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Sri Lankans swindled in the Seychelles

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:39
Sri Lankans swindled in the Seychelles

Many Sri Lankans have reportedly been swindled in the Seychelles by two persons namely Robert Piksa and Marco L Francis of Seychelles.

An open letter urging the president to enact a “Recovery of Proceeds of Crime Act”

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:33
An open letter urging the president to enact a “Recovery of Proceeds of Crime Act”

Dear Mr. President and Leaders of Political Parties, The citizens and civil society are most grateful to Reverend Athureliye Rathana Thero, for leading the ‘Pivithuru Hetak’ (For a Just ...

Commonwealth head urges Sri Lanka to ease military role in north

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:23
Commonwealth head urges Sri Lanka to ease military role in north

The head of the Commonwealth group of nations has urged Sri Lanka to decrease the military's heavy role in civil administration in the country's former conflict zone, in order to...

Turning against Nonis

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 30 October 2014 01:39
Turning against Nonis

  So much has been written about Chris Nonis and the New York affaire included. What has not been said is how bad he was in judging personalities.

JHU MP to join the opposition

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 30 October 2014 01:32
JHU MP to join the opposition

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Chairman, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero says he will join the opposition and form an alternative political force if the government fails to take measures to implement...

CEB TUs question if sub standard coal affected Norochcholai

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 30 October 2014 01:30
CEB TUs question if sub standard coal affected Norochcholai

Trade unions affiliated to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have questioned if the substandard coal imports had resulted in some of the breakdowns in the Norochcholai coal power plant.

Come to Lanka without fear, I’ll take care of safety - Gota tells Nonis

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 02:08
Come to Lanka without fear, I’ll take care of safety - Gota tells Nonis

At the last weekend, former Sri Lankan high commissioner in the UK Dr. Chris Nonis told BBC Sandeshaya that Sajin Vaas had threatened him that he would be beaten up...

Buddhist organizations decide Mahinda should remain as president!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 01:59
Buddhist organizations decide Mahinda should remain as president!

Representatives of around 50 leading Buddhist organizations in the country met at Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya in Colombo 03 today (28) and decided to support incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next...

Increase executive Powers - Kamal Suraweera

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 01:56
Increase executive Powers - Kamal Suraweera

The powers vested with the Executive Presidency need to be increased, as the President is not able to take independent decisions due to the conditions envisaged in the present...

AHRC calls for assistance for families affected by massive landslide in Haldummulla

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 01:10
AHRC calls for assistance for families affected by massive landslide in Haldummulla

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is shocked and saddened by a tragic landslide, which, according to reports, has caused the disappearance of more than 300 residents in the...

Features

Coal issue - Facts

Coal issue - Facts

The Indian Coal Supplier who is ACCUSEDOF creating a loss for CEB is – Taurian...

Mango and fish ban: EU lauding itoverSouth Asia - Pearl Thevanayagam

Mango and fish ban: EU lauding itoverSouth Asia - Pearl Thevanayagam

First the European Union banned Indian mangoes early this year citing infestation and now Sri...

The Dirty Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize - Peter Baofu, Ph.D. - Pravda

The Dirty Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize -  Peter Baofu, Ph.D. - Pravda

The award of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s...

Unlawful and unconstitutional alienation of land

Unlawful and unconstitutional alienation of land

MP. M.A. Sumanthiran diliverd a speech on the land alienation bill in parliament on 20...

So will the Executive stop treating the Judiciary as a lesser power? - Basil Fernando

So will the Executive stop treating the Judiciary as a lesser power? -  Basil Fernando

It must have been somebody’s idea that judicial independence in Sri Lanka must be destroyed....

The Karu Candidacy project : Is it a viable option? - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

The Karu Candidacy project : Is it a viable option? - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

Do you watch ‘Boston Legal’? We do, by which I mean my wife Sanja...

Rethinking strategy: Some reflections on political structures and accountability - JS Tissainayagam

Rethinking strategy: Some reflections on political structures and accountability - JS Tissainayagam

It gives me great pleasure to speak to you today as part of this distinguished...

Our politicians would make Machiavelli a minor miscreant - Pearl Thevanayagam

Our politicians would make Machiavelli a minor miscreant - Pearl Thevanayagam

Minister Dr Mervyn Silva is off my list for the time being and now...

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

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 of...

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...

Business & Economy

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

Washington DC, October 28: Senior officials of the Governments...

Central Bank clarifies new legislation on sale of land to foreigners

Central Bank clarifies new legislation on sale of land to foreigners

Following Parliament passing new legislation on sale of land to...

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...

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

Trojan women makes impact on Jaffna audiences - R. Krishnakumar in Jaffna

Trojan women makes impact on Jaffna audiences - R. Krishnakumar in Jaffna

English translation of a Tamil review Nobody wins a war. But...

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

Comment on 100th anniversary of Victoria Cross awarded to a Indian soldier - Dan Jarvis

Comment on 100th anniversary of Victoria Cross awarded to a Indian soldier - Dan Jarvis

Dan Jarvis MP, Labour’s lead on the First World War...

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse...

Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns violence in Ottawa

Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns violence in Ottawa

The Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns today's violence in Ottawa...

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...

No Acceptable Need For Large Sums On Defence – Ravi Karunanayake

No Acceptable Need For Large Sums On Defence – Ravi Karunanayake

While the people are happy at the government’s decision to...

Coal issue - Facts

Coal issue - Facts

The Indian Coal Supplier who is ACCUSEDOF creating a loss...

‘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...

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