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Sumal Perera’s Access To Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sumal Perera’s Access To Mahinda Rajapaksa

 “There's enough on this planet for everyone's needs, but not...

Central Bank governor’s son-in-law comes to rescue of Rajapaksas’ bank accounts!

Central Bank governor’s son-in-law comes to rescue of Rajapaksas’ bank accounts!

The son-in-law of Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran is fully...

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

The Sri Lanka Navy is entirely to be blamed for...

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Cabinet decides to temporarily halt Port City project

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:46
Cabinet decides to temporarily halt Port City project

The Cabinet has decided to temporarily halt the Chinese funded Colombo Port City project.

Public Protest to release Jeyakumary & all political prisoners heldwithout charge

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:37
 Public Protest to release Jeyakumary & all political prisoners heldwithout charge

To date, Jeyakumary has been held without charges for more than 350 days. the 13th of March, 2015, will mark her one year in detention without charges. Her daughter, Vibushika,...

Biggest Sri Lanka Rupee Bond Fraud

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 13:24
Biggest Sri Lanka Rupee Bond Fraud

The entire business community was shocked with the blatant abuse of power of the Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendren to help his infamous son in law Arjun Aloysius, known for...

Dinamina’s Wijayani Edirisinghe resurfaces!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:35
Dinamina’s Wijayani Edirisinghe resurfaces!

Wijayani Edirisinghe, a darling of Mahinda Abeysundara, the mud-sliginging editor of Dinamina during the Rajapaksa regime, has resurfaced as the newspaper’s defence correspondent under the new Lake House administration.

I didn’t influence Maheshi’s release – Malik!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:06
I didn’t influence Maheshi’s release – Malik!

UNP chairman Malik Samarawickrama told Lanka News Web that he had not made any intervention to secure police bail for specialist doctor Maheshi Wijeratne who had attacked and seriously wounded...

The Swiss Embassy SL & UNHCR Nepal jointly bear the responsibility of my mother’s death – Journalist Mohan Wicramasinghe

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 05:44
The Swiss Embassy SL & UNHCR Nepal jointly bear the responsibility of my mother’s death – Journalist Mohan Wicramasinghe

Journalist Wicramarachchi Millawage Keerawella alleges the Sri Lanka Swiss Embassy and the Nepal United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) jointly bear the responsibility for the death of his mother.

PM’s stance regarding Avant Garde matter

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 04:48
PM’s stance regarding Avant Garde matter

The president and the prime minister both have ordered the officials concerned to conduct an independent and impartial investigation with regard to Avant Garde which owns the controversial floating armoury,...

Critical Nuclear Issues In South Asia - Nalaka Gunawardene

The Editor on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 23:48
Critical Nuclear Issues In South Asia -  Nalaka Gunawardene

Consensus is unlikely in the nuclear debate but openness can evolve better policies and implementation, says Nalaka Gunawardene. South Asian countries are stepping up using and collaborating in civilian nuclear technologies....

The corrupt rejoice Nagahamulla’s appointment!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:29
The corrupt rejoice Nagahamulla’s appointment!

Many corrupt persons presently under investigation by the CID are overjoyed by the appointment of SSP Sudath Nagahamulla as its director, reports say. Prominent among them is MP Sajin Vaas...

Conspiracy against Prishantha Jayakody’s reinstatement!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:25
Conspiracy against Prishantha Jayakody’s reinstatement!

A political conspiracy is underway against the reinstatement of former police media spokesman, SSP Prishantha Jayakody, who returned home last week from Australia, where he had sought asylum in the...

Features

Ecological Disaster – in Vallikamam, North Sri Lanka - Prof. Daya Somasundaram

Ecological Disaster – in Vallikamam, North Sri Lanka - Prof. Daya Somasundaram

There is an ecological disaster of serious proportions takingshape over the last few years with...

Sri Lanka: Whose Democracy Is it Anyway?

Sri Lanka: Whose Democracy Is it Anyway?

While domestic and international observers have been praising the peaceful transfer of power in early...

Slavoj Žižek: Whither Zionism?

Slavoj Žižek: Whither Zionism?

In order to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we should not dwell in ancient past—we should...

How can we return without a permanent political Solution? - Eelam Tamil refugees in Tamilnadu – the dilemma continues

How can we return without a permanent political Solution? - Eelam Tamil refugees in Tamilnadu – the dilemma continues

On the 24th of February, the Loyola Institute of Social Science Training and Research (LISSTAR)...

Guide Peace Efforts in Sri Lanka - Prof Suryanarayan

Guide Peace Efforts in Sri Lanka - Prof Suryanarayan

The recent visit of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to New Delhi has opened a...

China’s challenges after regime change in Sri Lanka

China’s challenges after regime change in Sri Lanka

China’s ambition to further its interests in Sri Lanka has suffered a setback after people...

TID arrests a Tamil woman and 8 year old French daughter

TID arrests a Tamil woman and 8 year old French daughter

BackgroundMs. JeyaGanesh Pakeerathy was a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Sea...

SRI LANKA’s Right to Information Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions and Recommending Revisions

SRI LANKA’s Right to Information Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions and Recommending Revisions

IntroductionIn giving necessary context to Sri Lanka’s draft Right to Information (RTI) law disseminated by...

What will be said and not said, Mangala Samaraweera in the UN HRC - S. V. Kirubaharan

What will be said and not said, Mangala Samaraweera in the UN HRC - S. V. Kirubaharan

The Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Mangala Samaraweera, is scheduled to speak on the opening...

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet, this is what the Joint...

Business & Economy

Alleged stock market manipulations to be probed

Alleged stock market manipulations to be probed

Deputy Policy Planning and Economic Affairs Minister, Dr. Harsha de...

Sri Lanka Feb inflation eases to record low 0.6%

Sri Lanka Feb inflation eases to record low 0.6%

Sri Lanka's annual inflation rate slowed to a record low...

Sri Lanka banks pay 15% interest for senior citizens

Sri Lanka banks pay 15% interest for senior citizens

Senior citizens who opened fixed deposits up to 2.5 million...

SL paid 85 mn to US Company for DPL work

SL paid 85 mn to US Company for DPL work

The Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States paid Rs....

Japan, Sri Lanka discuss possible trade agreement

Japan, Sri Lanka discuss possible trade agreement

Japan has given the green light for the first-ever prospective...

Controversial Krrish to return?

Controversial Krrish to return?

The Indian based Krrish Group that has been in the...

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

Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins best actor

Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins best actor

British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor Oscar...

Birdman beats Boyhood at Independent Spirit awards

Birdman beats Boyhood at Independent Spirit awards

Birdman has beaten Boyhood to the top prize at the...

Trojan women- review - Ranga Chandrarathne

Trojan women- review - Ranga Chandrarathne

The overall success of masterly Sinhalese rendering The Trojan Women...

Sports

Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka thrash wasteful Bangladesh

Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka thrash wasteful Bangladesh

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara scored hundreds as Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka look to fine-tune rusty attack

Sri Lanka look to fine-tune rusty attack

At the top level, Sri Lanka's cricket travels in waves...

Amputee soldier Guy Disney makes racing history

Amputee soldier Guy Disney makes racing history

Amputee soldier Captain Guy Disney has become the first jockey...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

V.I. Lenin: The Compulsive Revolutionary

V.I. Lenin: The Compulsive Revolutionary

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are...

A Misfit

A Misfit

When Stalin forced me to worship his idolI turned my...

 K Jayathilaka - The Great Literary Icon and the Political Visionary - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

K Jayathilaka - The Great Literary Icon and the Political Visionary - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Many adorers of Sinhala litrature have identified K Jayathilaka as...

Joseph Stalin - Psychopathology of a Dictator - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Joseph Stalin - Psychopathology of a Dictator - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Joseph Stalin was one of the main architects of creating...

When The Giants Fall..............

When The Giants Fall..............

Long long long ago when the sun, moon and the...

Vultural cultoorists

Vultural cultoorists

 “Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage” is an oft...

Global & Regional

South Korea US envoy Lippert 'well' after knife attack

South Korea US envoy Lippert 'well' after knife attack

A militant Korean nationalist has slashed the face of the...

Arvind Kejriwal Offers to Quit Party Post Ahead of AAP Meet

Arvind Kejriwal Offers to Quit Party Post Ahead of AAP Meet

Arvind Kejriwal today offered to quit a top post as...

Singapore is the most expensive city - EIU

Singapore is the most expensive city - EIU

Singapore has able to confirm it is the most expensive...

North Korea fires missiles as US-S Korea drills begin

North Korea fires missiles as US-S Korea drills begin

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea as...

Nepal army officer accused of torture in London court

Nepal army officer accused of torture in London court

A Nepali army officer was accused by a British prosecutor...

Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead

A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris...

Without Any Promises Made To Them, Tamils Risked Their Future - Rev. S.J. Emmanuel

Without Any Promises Made To Them, Tamils Risked Their Future - Rev. S.J. Emmanuel

Historic contribution of The Tamils for the democratic transition The last...

Ecological Disaster – in Vallikamam, North Sri Lanka - Prof. Daya Somasundaram

Ecological Disaster – in Vallikamam, North Sri Lanka - Prof. Daya Somasundaram

There is an ecological disaster of serious proportions takingshape over...

Sumal Perera’s Access To Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sumal Perera’s Access To Mahinda Rajapaksa

 “There's enough on this planet for everyone's needs, but not...

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