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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

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...

Remanding Johnny is a media display

Upali on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 06:48
Remanding Johnny is a media display

Now it is coming to light that remanding the former minister of internal trade Johnston Fernando today the 5th of May by the Colombo Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya is only a...

SC case against Central Bank Governor postponed to May 13

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:31
SC case against Central Bank Governor postponed to May 13

 The Supreme Court yesterday(05)  postponed till May 13 further hearing in the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking an independent inquiry into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond issue.

Features

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...

International Space Station Commander Opens Up About His UFO Sighting In Space

International Space Station Commander Opens Up About His UFO Sighting In Space

Leroy Chiao, commander of the International Space Station in 2005 recently opened up about his...

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

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)...

The story about Rene

The story about Rene

This book is about RENE who lived in Kalapaluwawa a...

Sports

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...

Richie Benaud: Australia cricket legend & commentator dies at 84

Richie Benaud: Australia cricket legend & commentator dies at 84

Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud has...

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

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...

Modern Slavery in the Southeast Asian Sea

Modern Slavery in the Southeast Asian Sea

The Asian-African Conference has been held in the Republic of...

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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...

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....

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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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.

Thondaman Foundation chief accountant to be arrested

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

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.

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 Lanka's fiscal deficit in 2015 and the medium term after the new government increased wages and spending.

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

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

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!

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...