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Special privileges to Indian representatives!

Special privileges to Indian representatives!

The Rajapaksa family has made a big attempt to...

Acting IGP to tame opposition forces!

Acting IGP to tame opposition forces!

The president on July 25 decided to name senior...

“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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Training session for Tamil journalists disrupted for the second time in two months- RSF

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 14:07
Training session for Tamil journalists disrupted for the second time in two months- RSF

Pro-government activists have disrupted media training for Tamil journalists for the second time in two months, this time a two-day workshop on technology safety in Colombo. Such repeated interference, often...

Asylum seekers showing signs of trauma, torture, says senator

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 13:36
Asylum seekers showing signs of trauma, torture, says senator

About four out of five of the 157 asylum seekers being held at a remote detention centre in Western Australia after being detained in windowless rooms on the high...

"Sir, the killer is sitting on your lap" - Premakeerthi's wife tells President

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 12:18
"Sir, the killer is sitting on your lap" - Premakeerthi's wife tells President

Yesterday (31) marked the 25th year anniversary of the departure of prominent artist Mr. Premakeerthi De Alwis, who was brutally assassinated in 1989. In commemoration of his memory, a...

Elections commissioner denies banning the niqab

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 11:08
Elections commissioner denies banning the niqab

The news that alleged the Election commissioner’s move to prohibit Muslim Women from wearing face covers when coming to polling stations is far away from the truth, claims the election...

Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka policy led to his death: Natwar Singh

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 10:02
Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka policy led to his death: Natwar Singh

Rajiv Gandhi’s Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said.

Media workshops, an issue for govt. - Keheliya says

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 09:28
Media workshops, an issue for govt. - Keheliya says

  The government has an issue about holding media workshops for journalists based on their ethnicity, Minister of media and information - Keheliya Rambukwella says.

More revelations of president’s photographer!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 08:05
More revelations of president’s photographer!

The ongoing confidential investigation by the Presidential Secretariat against Sudath Silva, the official photographer to the president, has exposed many illegal activities he had committed for a long period...

Lawyers Collective’ condemns Israel's attack on unarmed civilians

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 06:15
Lawyers Collective’ condemns Israel's attack on unarmed civilians

‘Lawyers Collective’ condemns the attack by Israel on unarmed civilians in Gaza and other parts of Palestine in the guise of neutralizing armed Hamas militants, who have also resorted...

Media groups protest against SL military’s shadow war

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 05:38
Media groups protest against SL military’s shadow war

Following the SL military sabotage against Tamil journalists, who were on their way to attend a workshop held in Colombo on Friday, 25 July, and against the continued threat...

ACMF challenges the govt. to hamper the workshop

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:43
ACMF challenges the govt. to hamper the workshop

As a measure against the 'cowardly and shameful conduct of the state sponsored thugs' over media workshops, the Action Committee for Media Freedom (ACMF) says that they will soon...

Features

Winning the battle, losing the war

Winning the battle, losing the war

Anti-Semitism: a very light sleeper A generation ago, Israel had the best of the argument...

Rally for Unity - Tamara Kunanayakam

Rally for Unity - Tamara Kunanayakam

The speech delivered by Ms Thamara Kuganayagam, at the brotherhood rally at Viharamahadevi Park,...

The Advisory Council of Experts: A council, a council, my kingdom for a council?

The Advisory Council of Experts: A council, a council, my kingdom for a council?

Some observations are in order on the President’s appointment of an international panel of...

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit

These gracefully crafted road stories expose the simmering tensions in postwar Sri Lanka Sri Lanka...

Gaza crisis and Israel arrogance will boomerang sooner than later in US - Pearl Thevanayagam

Gaza crisis and Israel arrogance will boomerang sooner than later in US - Pearl Thevanayagam

Bradford City Council raised the Palestinian flag and allowed commemoration by Bradford citizens in...

Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Understanding rise of Buddhist radicalism

Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Understanding rise of Buddhist radicalism

Over the past three years, there has been an evident surge of Buddhist radicalism...

Lankan polity ‘twixst devil and deep blue sea’ - Dr. Kumar David

Lankan polity ‘twixst devil and deep blue sea’ - Dr. Kumar David

"Over-determination" on the see-saw "Ideology has little to do with consciousness;it is profoundly unconscious." -...

Relevance of Freedom of Association in 1992 and today; Ratawawi Peramuna and its players - Lakshan Dias

Relevance of Freedom of Association in 1992 and today; Ratawawi Peramuna and its players - Lakshan Dias

Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), are the popular punching bag of the Government of Sri...

A Roadmap for Abolishing the Executive Presidency - Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

A Roadmap for Abolishing the Executive Presidency - Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

(Speech made by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, PC at the ‘Vidwath Kathikawa’ organized by the...

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Quite apart from the Commonwealth’s hypocritical mission statement, many of its members should be expelled...

Business & Economy

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...

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Yesterday (July 24), Sri Lanka saw the launch of...

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...

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

'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...

Sports

England level series

England level series

Moeen Ali and James Anderson led England's surge to...

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...

Global & Regional

Can Russia Bring China and India Together?

Can Russia Bring China and India Together?

  Over at The Pulse, Akhilesh Pillalamarri describes (http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/india-and-russia-reinforce-ties/) the relationship...

 Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies

Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies

The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay –...

Miracle from the rubble in Gaza

Miracle from the rubble in Gaza

  Watch this video of desperation and hope, turn into happiness.

Gaza conflict: Israel 'hits Jabaliya school refuge'

Gaza conflict: Israel 'hits Jabaliya school refuge'

Israel's bombardment of Gaza has seen entire areas of...

In Tel Aviv, Thousands Protest Against the Gaza Operation

In Tel Aviv, Thousands Protest Against the Gaza Operation

Some 7,000 protesters are estimated to have attended the...

Bangladesh sending its death squads for the UN Peacekeeping missions

Bangladesh sending its death squads for the UN Peacekeeping missions

Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, “BANGLADESH:...

Rudra rejects local war crimes probe

Rudra rejects local war crimes probe

Former LTTE member and peace negotiator and now head...

Winning the battle, losing the war

Winning the battle, losing the war

Anti-Semitism: a very light sleeper A generation ago, Israel had...

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The Rajapaksa family has made a big attempt to...

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