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Where were you then?’ Susil asks Basil!

Where were you then?’ Susil asks Basil!

“Don’t try to be smart. After making the government unpopular...

Where’s evidence milk powder containing DCD, melamine was destroyed?

Where’s evidence milk powder containing DCD, melamine was destroyed?

Health ministry officials have so far failed to provide evidence...

Sri Lanka Cricket to become Ranatunga family property?

Sri Lanka Cricket to become Ranatunga family property?

A ‘Ranatunga family plan’ to bring in an interim committee...

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BASL seeks expert opinion on MR’s third term

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:09
BASL seeks expert opinion on MR’s third term

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has sought legal opinion from foreign constitutional experts on whether the Constitution allows President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest for a third term, a...

‘Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act should be repealed’

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 06:56
‘Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act should be repealed’

Civil society members and politicians came together at a campaign in Colombo, seeking the release of Balendran Jeyakumari, who was arrested by Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in March...

Council members must reject procedural tactics that foreclose substantive debate

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:40
Council members must reject procedural tactics that foreclose substantive debate

A Joint Statement by the Asian Legal Resource CentreExcellency, We write to express our concern about a worrying development in the Human Rights Council in the use of procedural tactics to...

Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:33
 Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and brother of the president, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has recently published a lengthy article in a policy-oriented journal called PRISM. The publication of this article,...

President rejects resignation by Chris Nonis!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 29 September 2014 17:35
President rejects resignation by Chris Nonis!

The president has refused to accept the resignation tendered by Sri Lankan high commissioner in the UK Dr. Chris Nonis after he was assaulted in New York by external affairs...

Tissa Attanayake explains himself

Lanka News Web on Monday, 29 September 2014 13:39
Tissa Attanayake explains himself

I resigned from the Leadership Council. I claimed that others in the Leadership Council were treating me badly. I claimed that all I wanted was party unity. I can...

BASL: Do honest judges have no place?

Lanka News Web on Monday, 29 September 2014 04:26
BASL: Do honest judges have no place?

The President of Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) observed that a well experienced, an honest and upright judge in the Court of Appeal who sat in the judgment in a...

Buddhist monk to fight 'jihad threat'

Lanka News Web on Monday, 29 September 2014 04:19
Buddhist monk to fight 'jihad threat'

A Buddhist cleric accused of inciting violence against Muslims in Myanmar says he is joining forces with a group in Sri Lanka to fight what he says is the...

Runup to the Presidential Nomination 2015

Lanka News Web on Monday, 29 September 2014 02:44
Runup to the Presidential Nomination 2015

Senior Public officials already engaged in presidential campaign – How bad with things turn? Last week (September 25th) the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) opened its first operational office for the...

‘Up next is partaking of meal & engaging in of transactions’

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:25
‘Up next is partaking of meal & engaging in of transactions’

According to the Sinhala tradition, the ‘partaking of the meal and engaging in transactions’ take place as part of Sinhala New Year traditions in the month of Bak. But, that...

Features

The Umpire’s Call? - Ranjan Mellawa

The Umpire’s Call? - Ranjan Mellawa

  During the recent live cricket telecast of Test matches between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, there...

Tamil national resistance and the limits of Sinhala liberal intelligentsia

Tamil national resistance and the limits of Sinhala liberal intelligentsia

Since the conclusion of genocidal massacres in Mullivaaykkaal and the annihilation of the Liberation Tigers...

Rev.Dr.S.J.Emmanuel speaks 27th Sess. of UNHRC

Rev.Dr.S.J.Emmanuel speaks 27th Sess. of UNHRC

Full sepeech of Rev.Dr.S.J.Emmanuel"s Statement at the 27th Sess. of UNHRC,Geneva on 25thSept.2014 as follows

Mission relaunched

Mission relaunched

The fight against Islamic State will help define America’s role in the world FOR more than...

Wounds in the souls of the members of disappeared people’s families can never be cured - Basil Fernando

Wounds in the souls of the members of disappeared people’s families can never be cured - Basil Fernando

(This is an article issued on the occasion of receiving the Right Livelihood Award-2014) In...

Basil Fernando receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize”

Basil Fernando receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize”

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you that The Right Livelihood Foundation...

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka - Pearl Thevanayagam

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka - Pearl Thevanayagam

First there was Modi mania and now it is China’s turn. China is now on...

The morning after Uva: Govt and opposition at the crossroads - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

 The morning after Uva: Govt and opposition at the crossroads - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

Perhaps the fundamental thing about the Uva result is that it demonstrates that the fundamentally...

Tamils to Rally Against Sri Lankan President During His Visit to UN in New York: TGTE

Tamils to Rally Against Sri Lankan President During His Visit to UN in New York: TGTE

While the Sri Lankan President is denying UN access to his country, he is...

This Divided Island Stories from the Sri Lankan War - Samanth Subramanian

This Divided Island Stories from the Sri Lankan War - Samanth Subramanian

A layered narrative and meditation on the many forces that tore Sri Lanka apart The Sri...

Business & Economy

 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...

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

Although the tragic incident of MH17 now attracts global...

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

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...

Eight Unusual Regional Festivals In India which are Stunning

Eight Unusual Regional Festivals In India which are Stunning

  Being at festivals is like standing inside the mind of...

Sports

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...

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England stormed to a resounding victory over India inside...

Global & Regional

Hong Kong: Live coverage on the Occupy Central

Hong Kong: Live coverage on the Occupy Central

Thousands of protesters take to Hong Kong's streets as...

Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

One of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, Jayaram...

Student Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe Falsely Accused of Abduction

Student Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe Falsely Accused of Abduction

Ms. Phyu Hnin Htwe, a 23-year-old, member of the All...

Gang leader buries machete in news website's front door

Gang leader buries machete in news website's front door

The attack on Minivan came just three days after...

Baba Jan sentenced to life imprisonment along 11 – Solidarity needed!

Baba Jan sentenced to life imprisonment along 11 – Solidarity needed!

Baba Jan of Gilgit who spend two years in jail...

Jayalalithaa files two more cases against Swamy

Jayalalithaa files two more cases against Swamy

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa filed two more defamation cases against BJP...

We Will Be A Formidable Opposition – Harin Fernando

We Will Be A Formidable Opposition – Harin Fernando

UNP’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the Uva Province, Harin Fernando,...

The Umpire’s Call? - Ranjan Mellawa

The Umpire’s Call? - Ranjan Mellawa

  During the recent live cricket telecast of Test matches between...

Where were you then?’ Susil asks Basil!

Where were you then?’ Susil asks Basil!

“Don’t try to be smart. After making the government unpopular...

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