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The top policeman who harbours murders?

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The CID has now been able to ascertain, with very...

Mangala grants 3-fold pay hike to Maithri’s brother

Mangala grants 3-fold pay hike to Maithri’s brother

The Sri Lanka Telecom director board at its meeting yesterday...

For whose desire that Chemmani mass grave case was closed

For whose desire that Chemmani mass grave case was closed

Investigations revealed that 18-year-old Krishanthi Coomeraswamy, a student of Chundikuly...

Latest News

Will go to courts against JVP - Gota

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:21
Will go to courts against JVP - Gota

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapkasa says he will go to courts against the JVP over its complaint lodged yesterday (06) with the bribery commission against him and three others.

Australia says significant decline in people smuggling in SL

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 07 May 2015 05:45
Australia says significant decline in people smuggling in SL

Visiting Australian Immigration and Boarder Protection Minister Peter Dutton today said that there was a significant decline in human smuggling in Sri Lanka.

If Salman Khan would have been in Sri Lanka

Upali on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 18:32
If Salman Khan would have been in Sri Lanka

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been convicted for five years imprisonment by the Indian Courts. He has been convicted due to a accident which occurred in 2002. When the accident...

Maithri and Mahinda talks unsuccessful

Upali on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 18:16
Maithri and Mahinda talks unsuccessful

Sri Lanka Freedom Party reports the meeting held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa held today 6th has ended unsuccessfully.

Thondaman Foundation chief accountant to be arrested

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:53
Thondaman Foundation chief accountant to be arrested

The Chief Accountant, Manager administration and Chairman of Thondaman Memorial Foundation Muttusivalingam MP, former Deputy minister Economic Affairs to be questioned and arrested by the Financial fraud Investigation Unit, based...

UK Parliamentary candidate suspended for threatening Lankan

Upali on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:20
UK Parliamentary candidate suspended for threatening Lankan

A Ukip (UK Independence Party) parliamentary candidate has been suspended from the party after he was filmed threatening to shoot his Conservative rival Ranil Jayawardena.

Mahendran's continue to remain in post damaging the credibility of the Prime Minister

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:27
Mahendran's continue to remain in post damaging the credibility of the Prime Minister

Minister Wickramasinghe was often referred to as Mr Clean even among the opposition members. Even though many SLFP Ministers and some UNP members very often referred to him as the...

A weird statement from the president’s media unit

Upali on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:18
A weird statement from the president’s media unit

Two weeks before two parliament Mp’s Kumara Welgama and T.B. Ekanayake came to the president’s house to meet President Maithripala Sirisena and requested a meeting with the former president Mahinda...

Chandrika displeased with Maithri-Mahinda meeting!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 07:09
Chandrika displeased with Maithri-Mahinda meeting!

Creator of the ‘Yaha Paalana’ regime, former president Chandrika Kumaratunga has expressed her deep displeasure over the meeting arranged for today (06) at the parliamentary complex between president Maithripala Sirisena...

US rejects Mahinda Rajapaksa’s plea!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 07:07
US rejects Mahinda Rajapaksa’s plea!

The US embassy in Sri Lanka has rejected a request by former president Mahinda Rajapkasa for a meeting with secretary of state John Kerry who was in the island at...

Features

The Times, Bloomberg News, and the Richest Man in China

The Times, Bloomberg News, and the Richest Man in China

Last Wednesday, the Times published a front-page story about the movie and real-estate mogul Wang...

Move over Rajapaksa, it's Sirisena now

Move over Rajapaksa, it's Sirisena now

Move over Rajapaksa, it’s Sirisena who calls the shots now. That is the message President...

A Free Life in Iraq

A Free Life in Iraq

Tonight, PEN American Center, the writers’ organization, will honor the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

SL Deterioration of the legal intellect (6): Pattini Razeek's body buried within a half built private house - Basil Fernando

SL Deterioration of the legal intellect (6): Pattini Razeek's body buried within a half built private house - Basil Fernando

The discovery of the body of Pattini Razeek buried under a half-built private house, in...

Embattled Media- Democracy, Governance and Reform in SL - Leelananda De Silva

Embattled Media- Democracy, Governance and Reform in SL - Leelananda De Silva

There was a time when governments and political parties were frightened of the press. In...

Marveling at Sri Lanka’s constitutional reform like no other - Kishali pinto jayawardena

Marveling at Sri Lanka’s constitutional reform like no other - Kishali pinto jayawardena

For those of us privileged, (if I may be forgiven the sarcasm), to witness the...

The U.N. at 70: Impressive Successes and Monumental Failures

The U.N. at 70: Impressive Successes and Monumental Failures

The United Nations was created to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, protect...

Ecological Disaster – in Vallikamam, North Sri Lanka

Ecological Disaster – in Vallikamam, North Sri Lanka

There is an ecological disaster of serious proportions taking shape over the last few years...

What TIME has failed to mention - Mohan Samaranayake

What TIME has failed to mention - Mohan Samaranayake

The world famous weekly US magazine TIME in its 9 April 2015 issue published an...

Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage: Only 1% Ends Up In Landfills

Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage: Only 1% Ends Up In Landfills

Something incredible has been taking place in Sweden over the past several years, somewhat of...

Business & Economy

IMF raises concern over Sri Lanka's fiscal deficit

IMF raises concern over Sri Lanka's fiscal deficit

The International Monetary Fund raised concern on Wednesday over Sri...

Investors wait for economic reform in Sri Lanka

Investors wait for economic reform in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka voted in a new president in January who...

CID permitted to investigate 81 bank accounts of Gamini Senarath

CID permitted to investigate 81 bank accounts of Gamini Senarath

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday permitted the CID to...

260 powerful Sri Lankans have secret Swiss accounts

260 powerful Sri Lankans have secret Swiss accounts

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is to ask a group...

Sri Lanka needs more FDI for high growth rate: World Bank

Sri Lanka needs more FDI for high growth rate: World Bank

Sri Lanka’s economic growth is expected to decline to 6.9%...

Vajira Wijegunawardene appointed as DG of Sri Lanka SEC

Vajira Wijegunawardene appointed as DG of Sri Lanka SEC

Sri Lanka’s security exchange commission (SEC) has appointed Vajira Wijegunawardene...

Peace Journalism

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

    The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the...

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

Here is a list of 15 current conflicts-violence relations,...

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Considering the year that is about to end is a...

Art

Remembering multifaceted music maestro Dr. Lionel Algama

Remembering multifaceted music maestro Dr. Lionel Algama

Dr. Lionel Algama  (Algama koralalage Lionel Kumaradasa Perera) the renowned,...

Celebrate International Dance Day and National Dance Week April 22-29!

Celebrate International Dance Day and National Dance Week April 22-29!

Toronto – ON, Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA)...

Sports

Cooray’s untold story

Cooray’s untold story

He trains while working. He runs 17 miles back and...

Two Sri Lankan lads who got awarded from the homeland of cricket

Two Sri Lankan lads who got awarded from the homeland of cricket

Two Sri Lankan lads who play cricket in the United...

Sangakkara wins award at Asian Awards 2015 in London

Sangakkara wins award at Asian Awards 2015 in London

Kumar Sangakkara won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

Review of “Revolution of the Era” by Asoka Abeygunarwardana

Review of “Revolution of the Era” by Asoka Abeygunarwardana

How David slew Goliath or how the opposition managed the...

Mahinda Raajapakse Insults the Nation of Sri Lanka !

Mahinda Raajapakse Insults the Nation of Sri Lanka !

Few months after the defeat from the Presidential Election when...

Matricide: a Psychological Approach - Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge

Matricide: a Psychological Approach - Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge

Matricide is the killing of a mother by her biological...

These Jokes Are For Intellectuals Only. The 5th One Had Me Confused!

These Jokes Are For Intellectuals Only. The 5th One Had Me Confused!

I love a good smart joke, even if they sometimes...

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital...

Global & Regional

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want...

Leaders in last-ditch bid for votes

Leaders in last-ditch bid for votes

Prime Minister David Cameron will promise to keep Britain "on...

PAKISTAN: Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill - strangling freedom of expression some more (5)

PAKISTAN: Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill - strangling freedom of expression some more (5)

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has initiated a series...

Nepal quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors, as death toll rises

Nepal quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors, as death toll rises

Nepal's authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding more...

Pakistan PM condemns shooting of activist Sabeen Mehmud

Pakistan PM condemns shooting of activist Sabeen Mehmud

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has led condemnation of the...

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We Are Looking At A Mutually Beneficial System – Wijedasa Rajapaksa

We Are Looking At A Mutually Beneficial System – Wijedasa Rajapaksa

The third and final reading of the19th Amendment to the...

The Times, Bloomberg News, and the Richest Man in China

The Times, Bloomberg News, and the Richest Man in China

Last Wednesday, the Times published a front-page story about the...

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The CID has now been able to ascertain, with very...

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Latest News

Will go to courts against JVP - Gota

Will go to courts against JVP - Gota

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapkasa says he will go to courts against the JVP over its complaint lodged yesterday (06) with the bribery commission against him and three others.

Cooray’s untold story

Cooray’s untold story

He trains while working. He runs 17 miles back and forth from his residence to his work place, a bakery shop, where he is a shop assistant. Despite having to...

The Times, Bloomberg News, and the Richest Man in China

The Times, Bloomberg News, and the Richest Man in China

Last Wednesday, the Times published a front-page story about the movie and real-estate mogul Wang Jianlin, who is the richest man in Asia, worth an estimated thirty-five billion dollars. The...

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards...

Australia says significant decline in people smuggling in SL

Australia says significant decline in people smuggling in SL

Visiting Australian Immigration and Boarder Protection Minister Peter Dutton today said that there was a significant decline in human smuggling in Sri Lanka.

Remembering multifaceted music maestro Dr. Lionel Algama

Remembering multifaceted music maestro Dr. Lionel Algama

Dr. Lionel Algama  (Algama koralalage Lionel Kumaradasa Perera) the renowned, gifted and multifaceted Musician, Innovator of musical instruments, Teacher, Conductor and Composer of music passed away on the 18th of...

If Salman Khan would have been in Sri Lanka

If Salman Khan would have been in Sri Lanka

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been convicted for five years imprisonment by the Indian Courts. He has been convicted due to a accident which occurred in 2002. When the accident...

Maithri and Mahinda talks unsuccessful

Maithri and Mahinda talks unsuccessful

Sri Lanka Freedom Party reports the meeting held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa held today 6th has ended unsuccessfully.