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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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Dalai Lama influenced by 'Muslim extremists' - Gnanasara

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:02
Dalai Lama influenced by 'Muslim extremists' - Gnanasara

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero has accused the Dalai Lama of being influenced by "Muslim extremists" and said the Tibetan spiritual leader could not be accepted as a world Buddhist leader.

CBK, opposition leaders to share stage

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:32
CBK, opposition leaders to share stage

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is to share stage with several opposition leaders tomorrow (July 24) at a seminar held under the theme of why executive presidency should be abolished.

Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India: GL Peiris

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:29
Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India: GL Peiris

 Sri Lanka today said it will not act in any prejudicial manner against India's interests so that no agreements are needed to maintain its goodwill with its neighbour.

SLC decides to tremove Marvan and Kalpage

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:26
SLC decides to tremove Marvan and Kalpage

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to remove the current head coach of Sri Lanka cricket team, Marvan Atapattu, following the upcoming Pakistan tour and call applications to appoint a...

AG assures prosecution of perpetrators

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:47
AG assures prosecution of perpetrators

The Attorney General Palitha Fernando has assured the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) that he will not hesitate to prosecute anyone against whom there was evidence in connection...

CPC, a corrupt, stinking institution – UNP

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:25
CPC, a corrupt, stinking institution – UNP

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation is one of the most corrupt, stinking state institutions, says the UNP. The CPC had earned profits during the UNP regime, but has now become indebted...

UNDP launches the Strengthening the Resilience of Post Conflict Recovery

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:24
UNDP launches the Strengthening the Resilience of Post Conflict Recovery

UNDP Sri Lanka marked the official launch of its project under the Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience Programme, ‘Strengthening the Resilience of Post Conflict Recovery and Development to Climate Change...

UNDP extended support on Strengthening Enforcement of Law - Ms. Razina Bilgrami

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:16
UNDP extended support on Strengthening Enforcement of Law - Ms. Razina Bilgrami

'UNDP extended support through its Programme on Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration, while the UN Volunteers not only supported the conceptualization of this initiative, but...

Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces - AHRC

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:31
Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces - AHRC

There have been reports of an alleged abduction and rape of an eleven-year-old girl by a group of Navy officers, and of another nine-year-old girl treated in a similar manner....

Scott Morrison to talk SL Tamil issue with Sushma

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:18
Scott Morrison to talk SL Tamil issue with Sushma

Australia will be raising the issue of the 153 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers with India on Tuesday, when Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison will be meeting with external affairs...

Features

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...

Building toilets is more priority over temples in India

Building toilets is more priority over temples in India

  Fixing dreadful sanitation in India requires not just building lavatories but also changing habits CHEER any...

Forbidden journey to Tiger territory: Lost youth of LTTE cadres - Pearl Thevanayagam

Forbidden journey to Tiger territory: Lost youth of LTTE cadres - Pearl Thevanayagam

Under a spreading tamarind tree in Pandivirichchan just past Omanthai on the way to Kilinochchi...

Road Map I: What More Congress (and the Administration) Can Do to Promote Accountability in Sri Lanka

Road Map I: What More Congress (and the Administration) Can Do to Promote Accountability in Sri Lanka

The Obama administration has taken the lead internationally to promote accountability in Sri Lanka. The...

When it comes to persecution, we've given Sri Lanka plenty of help

When it comes to persecution, we've given Sri Lanka plenty of help

Australia and Britain, among other nations, have given material and training support to Sri...

A man who speaks for a nation

A man who speaks for a nation

   Three years ago, the Sri Lankan cricket team rode through the streets of Lahore, Pakistan,...

Business & Economy

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...

3rd Swiss-Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014

3rd Swiss-Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration...

Peace Journalism

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...

Britain should continue with EU

Britain should continue with EU

  Full text of Nick Clegg's speech Since I became the Deputy...

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

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...

Thousands gather for Gaza protest

Thousands gather for Gaza protest

Thousands of protesters gathered in London today to call for...

A love story ended in honour killing-the groom’s family was fined to handover one girl in exchange

A love story ended in honour killing-the groom’s family was fined to handover one girl in exchange

Honour killing; parallel judicial system; violence against women; The Asian Human...

Bombers from the Maldives

Bombers from the Maldives

Societies provide oxygen for Islamists to grow in their midst....

Malaysia passenger jet shot down over Ukraine

Malaysia passenger jet shot down over Ukraine

A Malaysian airliner has been brought down over eastern Ukraine,...

BBC strike to take place during Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

BBC strike to take place during Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

This story is powered by UKTI Global Sports Projects. Click...

“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...

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...

“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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