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Wishing people blessings of the triple gem, Gammapila goes to Australia!

Wishing people blessings of the triple gem, Gammapila goes to Australia!

Lawyer Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila has bought air tickets to flee...

Retired generals summoned for president’s election campaign!

Retired generals summoned for president’s election campaign!

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has summoned, with immediate effect,...

Ballot paper machine at Welisara Navy camp!

Ballot paper machine at Welisara Navy camp!

  A lathe machine at Welisara Navy Camp has been dismantled...

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Opposition elections campaign under attack

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:43
Opposition elections campaign under attack

The stage set up in Vanduramba for a meeting organized by Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign has been set on fire by a group of unknown persons.

Court to consider removal of illegal cut outs today

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:32
Court to consider removal of illegal cut outs today

The Court of Appeal is to today (17) consider two writ applications filed by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) seeking a mandate calling on the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Mayor...

CBK says won’t expect a free and fair election

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 01:58
CBK says won’t expect a free and fair election

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said today that the Presidential election next month would not be a free and fair election.

Minister Badurdeen assaults MP Ranga

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:04
Minister Badurdeen assaults MP Ranga

Minister Rishad Badurdeen is reported to have assaulted government parliamentarian J Sri Ranga at Temple Trees yesterday (December 15).

Round-up of abuses against journalists 2014

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 08:48
 Round-up of abuses against journalists  2014

Reporters Without Borders is publishing its round-up of abuses against journalists in 2014. According to RWB’s tally, 66 journalists were murdered this year, bringing to 720 the number of journalists...

Crossovers put SJKMC in crisis with equal number of seats

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:22
Crossovers put SJKMC in crisis with equal number of seats

The latest crossovers of governing party councillors of the Sri Jayewardene Kotte Municipal Council (SJKMC) to the opposition has placed the council in crisis as both the governing party and...

Thaksin Sinawatra had a narrow shave!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 15 December 2014 05:37
Thaksin Sinawatra had a narrow shave!

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has had a narrow escape from death while in Sri Lanka, from the air crash in Hokandara that claimed four lives.

JVP sets aside presidential polls, prepares for general election!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 15 December 2014 05:34
JVP sets aside presidential polls, prepares for general election!

Setting aside worrying about the upcoming presidential polls, the JVP is now reorganising itself to face the general election due next year, and has already started its campaign work, say...

Duminda, Hirunika to safeguard SLFP!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 15 December 2014 05:24
Duminda, Hirunika to safeguard SLFP!

It is has been decided to handover the mechanism of the ‘movement to safeguard the SLFP’, formed by former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to protect the SLFP from certain death...

Namal takes to the streets to campaign for MR

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 14 December 2014 09:36
Namal takes to the streets to campaign for MR

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eldest son, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa says that people have collectively joined the President’s programme at the Presidential Election 2015.

Features

Malal's speech

Malal's speech

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work promoting...

The cowardly face of an illegal presidential election of Rajapaksa – Robinhood

The cowardly face of an illegal presidential election of Rajapaksa – Robinhood

Chamal Rajapaksa during a meeting once told that the coming 75 years Sri Lanka would...

Masses ready to fight back to kick off Mara this election - Bahu Vama

Masses ready to fight back to kick off Mara this election - Bahu Vama

The TNA leaders  claim, though they have not endorsed Maithree's candidacy so far the TNA...

Sri Lanka’s Future

Sri Lanka’s Future

So the election campaign has started. They are targeting all those who go against Mahinda...

Basil Fernando - A life dedicated to human rights

Basil Fernando - A life dedicated to human rights

The Sri Lankan activist has been fighting for decades on behalf of those who cannot...

On Sri Lanka, ICP Asks UN Genocide Adviser Who Cites Failure, Rights Up Front

On Sri Lanka, ICP Asks UN Genocide Adviser Who Cites Failure, Rights Up Front

When the UN's Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng took questions on...

The Centrality of Economics in Sri Lanka - Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The Centrality of Economics in Sri Lanka - Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The focus of this paper is to highlight the need for economic independence combined with...

Why Ranil is unfit to be Prime Minister - H. L. D. Mahindapala

Why Ranil is unfit to be Prime Minister - H. L. D. Mahindapala

Maithripala Sirisena’s MOU, marketed as his cure-all plan for the future, is very high on...

Whither Hindus? - CV Wigneswaran

Whither Hindus? - CV Wigneswaran

The speech of CV Wigneswaran the chief Minister of  Northern Province, Sri Lanka at World...

Whoever becomes President, it’s the same for the Tamils! - S. V. Kirubaharan

Whoever becomes President, it’s the same for the Tamils! -  S. V. Kirubaharan

Since the call for the Presidential election in Sri Lanka, we have seen statements,...

Business & Economy

Australia Gateway unveils new opportunities for Sri Lankans in Australia

Australia Gateway unveils new opportunities for Sri Lankans in Australia

Upbeat on growth prospects available for professionals and businesses  One...

Bliss Travels announces building three hotels in Sri Lanka

Bliss Travels announces building three hotels in Sri Lanka

Australia based - DMS Universal and its Sri Lanka travel...

Sri Lanka’s no 1 Digital Marketing Boot Camp in December

Sri Lanka’s no 1 Digital Marketing Boot Camp in December

Digital Marketing is the way forward for businesses to thrive...

Stocks fall to 12 week low due to political uncertainty

Stocks fall to 12 week low due to political uncertainty

Sri Lankan stocks have fallen to a 12-week closing...

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

Shocking political developments and apparent instability have wiped off Rs....

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

Washington DC, October 28: Senior officials of the Governments...

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

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune (The Night is Still Young),...

Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

The 2014 Costa Book Awards category shortlists have been announced...

Trojan Kanthavo: the artist’s tryst with destiny

Trojan Kanthavo: the artist’s tryst with destiny

Dharmasiri Bandaranayake’s last play, Trojan Kanthavo, a Sinhala adaptation of...

Sports

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit by ball

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit by ball

Phil Hughes, the Australian test batsman has died, two days...

Hamilton celebrates "greatest day"

Hamilton celebrates "greatest day"

Lewis Hamilton soaked up the feeling of becoming a two-time...

Kevin Pietersen exclusive interview: The truth about England's bullying culture

Kevin Pietersen exclusive interview: The truth about England's bullying culture

'Horrendous’ bullying inside England ’s cricket team is among...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

A New Book on PTSD Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome (PTSD Sri Lankan Experience ) -  Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

A New Book on PTSD Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome (PTSD Sri Lankan Experience ) - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Foreword Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is an abnormal response...

Thus Replied To Zarathustra - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Thus Replied To Zarathustra - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Zarathustra who are you?  Are you the book for all...

Mahinda Rajapakse in the Departure Lounge - Dr Kumar David

Mahinda Rajapakse in the Departure Lounge - Dr Kumar David

This piece is premised on the assumption that President Mahinda...

Global & Regional

Canadian Human Rights Voice: Condemns the Sydney Siege

Canadian Human Rights Voice: Condemns the Sydney Siege

The Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns the hostage crisis which...

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting in Rome

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting in Rome

Pope Francis will not meet the exiled Tibetan leader the...

Asma Jahangir - Pakistan's fearless rights campaigner

Asma Jahangir - Pakistan's fearless rights campaigner

Pakistani activist Asma Jahangir is one of the five winners...

Egypt court dismisses charges against Mubarak

Egypt court dismisses charges against Mubarak

Deposed president, along with his sons, was also cleared of...

 Clashes as Ferguson jury issues no charges

Clashes as Ferguson jury issues no charges

Police have clashed with protesters in Missouri, after a grand...

Nature of nowadays politics is disgusting- CBK

Nature of nowadays politics is disgusting- CBK

Former president, Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumarathunga, says that the current...

Malal's speech

Malal's speech

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize...

Wishing people blessings of the triple gem, Gammapila goes to Australia!

Wishing people blessings of the triple gem, Gammapila goes to Australia!

Lawyer Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila has bought air tickets to flee...

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