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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...

Scathing attacks by Sajin, Kshenuka on Nonis!

Scathing attacks by Sajin, Kshenuka on Nonis!

  The Sajin-Kshenuka couple is going after Dr. Chris Nonis,...

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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...

Boss won’t sack me – Sajin Vaas!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:41
Boss won’t sack me – Sajin Vaas!

The controversial supervising MP of the external affairs ministry Sajin Vaas Gunawardena has told a wealthy Muslim businessman whom he meets frequently, “Don’t you be afraid. The boss will never...

Ministry secretaries tasked with election campaigning!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:38
Ministry secretaries tasked with election campaigning!

Basil Rajapaksa has given ministry secretaries the task of ensuring that public servants take part in the presidential election campaign of Mahinda Rajapaksa. That measure has been taken in view...

EAM blunders again, misquotes court

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:37
EAM blunders again, misquotes court

The External Affairs Ministry (EAM) evidently needs a crash course in the European justice system.  A media statement issued on Thursday said the Government of Sri Lanka had “noted with...

Over 15 000 people without national identity cards in Trinco

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:07
Over 15 000 people without national identity cards in Trinco

It was revealed that there are over 15 157 eligible voters without national identity cards in Trincomalee district during a meeting between Trincomalee District Secretary, Divisional Secretaries, Head of the...

Fonterra bribes editors!

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 18 October 2014 08:10
Fonterra bribes editors!

Fonterra, the importer of the ‘Anchor’ brand milk powder, which has become controversial once again, took 10 editors of leading newspapers on a trip to New Zealand on the night...

UPFA catholic ministers, MPs are concerned!

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 18 October 2014 08:09
UPFA catholic ministers, MPs are concerned!

Deputy minister of fisheries Sarath Gunaratne said at a dinner for SLFP electoral organizers at Temple Trees on October 16 that the government stands to lose catholic votes if the...

‘I will win even with computer jilmarts’ – says president!

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 18 October 2014 08:07
‘I will win even with computer jilmarts’ – says president!

An angry and much excited president made a very strong speech at the meeting of the SLFP electoral organizers that began around 7.45 in the night on October 16 folllowing...

‘Prove any economic growth’ – Champika challenges!

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 18 October 2014 08:06
‘Prove any economic growth’ – Champika challenges!

At the government parliamentary group meeting at Temple Trees on October 16, science and technology minister issued a challenge to all government ministers and MPs, in front of the president,...

Features

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...

National research and development investment framwork

National research and development investment framwork

The Ministry of Technology and Research working in close collaboration with the National Science and...

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

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...

Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion for film making

Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion for film making

LLB graduate Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion...

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...

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...

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

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

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