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“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

  A Sri Lankan diplomat who served in a foreign capital...

Gota harbours Bread Talk robbers!

Gota harbours Bread Talk robbers!

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ordred the suspension of investigations...

Gota withdraws disciplinary probe against Indran!

Gota withdraws disciplinary probe against Indran!

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been forced to withdraw...

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Message from Rt. Hon Ed Miliband MP on Black July

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:06
Message from Rt. Hon Ed Miliband MP on Black July

In 1983, riots broke out in Sri Lanka affecting thousands of Tamil civilians. This month, in remembrance of Black July, we commemorate the lives of Tamil men, women and children...

Elder brother for Palestine – younger brother for Israel

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 14:50
Elder brother for Palestine – younger brother for Israel

Dr. Dayan Jayatilake revealed at a recent seminar that he had replied to a SMS message by the president’s younger brother defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that he was the permanent...

Is Champika too, tall to be a cabinet member?

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 14:47
Is Champika too, tall to be a cabinet member?

Visiting Tirappane Mahanama Vidyalaya in Anuradhapura for the opening of ‘Nutrition – good health’ exhibition yesterday (24), president Mahinda Rajapaksa checked his height and found it to be five...

Speaker commends Dr. Harsha de Silva!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:09
Speaker commends Dr. Harsha de Silva!

  Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has had many words of praise for UNP MP Dr. Harsha de Silva after he had questioned in parliament on July 23 about the Mahinda Rajapaksa international...

Lives of Sobhitha Thera, Chandrika in danger!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:06
Lives of Sobhitha Thera, Chandrika in danger!

  The lives of convener of the National Movement for a Just Society Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, and former president Chandrika Kumaratunga are in danger, an intelligence officer attached to the...

Who is SriLankan chairman – Nishantha Wickremasinghe or Nishantha Ranatunga?

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:02
Who is SriLankan chairman – Nishantha Wickremasinghe or Nishantha Ranatunga?

Sri Lankan journalists who are presently in Glasgow, Scotland to cover the 20th Commonwealth Games cannot decide who the chairman of SriLankan Airlines is – Nishantha Wickremasinghe, the brother...

President’s Dalada Maligawa vow becomes unlucky for contractor!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 06:50
President’s Dalada Maligawa vow becomes unlucky for contractor!

  An attempt by the president to offer a chamber made of white sandalwood to house the sacred tooth relic at Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy in order to avoid malefic...

Jaya urges PM to give visa to UN team

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 06:15
Jaya urges PM to give visa to UN team

Expressing surprise over reports indicating denial of visa by the Centre to a United Nations team probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa urged Prime...

Coalition for change of Constitution

Lanka News Web on Friday, 25 July 2014 06:05
Coalition for change of Constitution

The civil society movement leading the charge on axing the presidency yesterday unveiled a six month post-electoral roadmap for constitutional change by a common candidate, creating momentum for broad opposition...

Dissolving of Wimal Weerawansa’s party intensifies

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:05
Dissolving of Wimal Weerawansa’s party intensifies

Minister Basil Rajapaksa has decided to intensify his plans to dissolve the party led by minister Wimal Weerawansa. It has been decided to grant various positions and privileges to...

Features

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Quite apart from the Commonwealth’s hypocritical mission statement, many of its members should be expelled...

Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating...

Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia

Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia

Universal basic social services, strong social protection, and decent jobs spur human development progress Staggering...

The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

What follows is consequent of a remark made by (Sinhalese) Mr Bradman Weerakoon on 20...

They buried his soul and destroyed his paintings in July 1983 - Pearl Thevanayagam

They buried his soul and destroyed his paintings in July 1983 - Pearl Thevanayagam

He drove the motorbike onto the lawn, removed the hubcap, set it on fire and...

South Africa taken for a ride by President Rajapaksa - S. V. Kirubaharan

South Africa taken for a ride by President Rajapaksa -  S. V. Kirubaharan

The present desperate situation of Rajapaksa’s regime has compelled it to seek the friendship of...

Sri Lanka: Was it a Genocide? - Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Sri Lanka: Was it a Genocide?  -  Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were one of the most advanced militant groups...

CM versus governor: co-operation is key to developing North - Pearl Thevanayagam

CM versus governor: co-operation is key to developing North - Pearl Thevanayagam

Former Supreme Court Judge C.V.Wigneswaran has taken upon himself an uphill task of  managing a...

Failed NGOs blame the state - H. L. D. Mahindapala

Failed NGOs blame the state - H. L. D. Mahindapala

It must repeated over and over again that the  politicized NGOs like the National Peace...

One verdict as against a culture of savagery - Kishali pinto jayawardena

One verdict as against a culture of savagery - Kishali pinto jayawardena

The Government’s boast this week that the Colombo High Court’s conviction of a local authority...

Business & Economy

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

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

Benefits to SL banks from pawning guarantee temporary: S&P

Benefits to SL banks from pawning guarantee temporary: S&P

Benefits from a state guarantee for gold-backed loans (pawning) will...

Commercial Bank to buy Indra Finance for Rs. 870 mn.

Commercial Bank to buy Indra Finance for Rs. 870 mn.

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC announced in a Stock...

Ceylon tea promoted at north America's food and beverage fair 2014

Ceylon tea promoted at north America's food and beverage fair 2014

Continuing the vigorous campaign to promote Ceylon Tea in the...

Global bank profits hit US$ 920B as Chinese lenders boom

Global bank profits hit US$ 920B as Chinese lenders boom

China's top banks accounted for almost one-third of a record...

Sri Lanka Says No To IOC

Sri Lanka Says No To IOC

The Sri Lankan government has rejected an offer from the...

Peace Journalism

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...

The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

Dr. Paul Marshall on the rise of apostasy and blasphemy...

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

In a speech today at the London Business School, Ed...

Art

'THE WALL'  -An art installation by Chandraguptha Thenuwara

'THE WALL' -An art installation by Chandraguptha Thenuwara

THE WALL is 30 feet long and 7 feet high....

Ediriweera Sarachchandra: A Renaisance Man

Ediriweera Sarachchandra: A Renaisance Man

Born at the cusp of the 20th century, at a...

Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha

Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha

Launch of the book “Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha” (Mirror of Patriotism)...

Sports

Maria Sharapova's Comments Not Disrespectful: Sachin Tendulkar

Maria Sharapova's Comments Not Disrespectful: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the wise man that he is, told NDTV...

Breathtaking Photos Of An Old Sri Lankan Martial Art Form

Breathtaking Photos Of An Old Sri Lankan Martial Art Form

  Angampora, an old martial art form created according to legends...

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time thanks...

Global & Regional

Helicopter crash in India

Helicopter crash in India

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed in Uttar Pradesh's...

Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

At least two Palestinians have been killed in the...

'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official

'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official

Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas...

Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact...

Final Jihad for India

Final Jihad for India

Disturbing reports from the middle east reveal that the terrorist...

Australian woman loses brother on MH370 and stepdaughter on MH17

Australian woman loses brother on MH370 and stepdaughter on MH17

In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman...

“Present Economic Conditions Are Sustainable” – Ajith Nivaard Cabraal

“Present Economic Conditions Are Sustainable” – Ajith Nivaard Cabraal

Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivaard Cabraal maintains...

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Quite apart from the Commonwealth’s hypocritical mission statement, many of...

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

  A Sri Lankan diplomat who served in a foreign capital...

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