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Attempt through CID to silence Hakeem!

Attempt through CID to silence Hakeem!

A plan is underway to keep SLMC leader, justice minister...

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

Petroleum minister, attorney Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, has been paid...

Rathana Thera accused of misusing Rs. 4 m!

Rathana Thera accused of misusing Rs. 4 m!

The government is to file a court case on charges...

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Jaffna University under military siege closed till December 1

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 27 November 2014 09:08
Jaffna University under military siege closed till December 1

The University of Jaffna has officially been closed from today till December 1, after Sri Lankan army stepped up its presence and pressure on the university community, aiming to prevent...

This presidential race is a battle between democracy and autocracy - UNP

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:19
This presidential race is a battle between democracy and autocracy - UNP

‘This presidential race is a battle between democracy and autocracy. Between corruption and good governance. Between the rule of law and impunity. It will decide whether Sri Lankans will enjoy...

A poster by "Dead Tigers" urging Tamils to vote for Maithri

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 27 November 2014 06:34
A poster by "Dead Tigers" urging Tamils to vote for Maithri

A poster is being prepared by the Regime’s election operations committee under the name of LTTE, urging the Tamils to vote for Maithripala Sirisena in order to defeat President Rajapaksa...

Common candidate to contest under the dove symbol?

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 27 November 2014 06:30
Common candidate to contest under the dove symbol?

Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena is likely to contest under the symbol of the dove at the next Presidential election. The campaign organizers of the common candidate shot listed several symbols to...

MR abuses Holy Father's sacred image

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:05
 MR abuses Holy Father's sacred image

Catholics have expressed their dismay at the use of a photograph of Pope Francis in the election campaign of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa.

EC to call for explanation from the TRC

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 05:29
EC to call for explanation from the TRC

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya it is learnt has decided to call for an explanation from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) over the blocking of a private television network on Dialog...

Don’t trust Nimal Siripala, Tiran advises president!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 05:06
Don’t trust Nimal Siripala, Tiran advises president!

Businessman MP Tiran Alles, who has become the latest advisor to the president, is plotting a conspiracy against minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, say Temple Trees sources. This conspiracy has...

Fourth shooting incident reported from Mawilmada, Kandy

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 01:41
Fourth shooting incident reported from Mawilmada, Kandy

Shots were fired at the office of UNP MP MMA Halim, at Mawilmada, Kandy, in the early hours of November 25. The windows and walls of the office were damaged....

One Month Commemoration Event of Koslanda Meeriyabedda catastrophe

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 01:26
One Month Commemoration Event of Koslanda Meeriyabedda catastrophe

One month Commemoration event of Koslanda Meeriyabedde Earth Slip Catastrophe organized by Plantation Society Action Group will be held at 3.30 p.m. on 30th November 2014 at Ramakrishna Mission...

‘Only 24 hr. difference between my birth & SLFP’s birth’

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:57
‘Only 24 hr. difference between my birth & SLFP’s birth’

  The legally appointed general secretary of the SLFP and common candidate Maithripala Sirisena says there is an inseparable relationship between the SLFP and himself, as there was a difference of...

Features

My-three-pala-naya - H. L. D. Mahindapala

My-three-pala-naya - H. L. D. Mahindapala

The politics of Maithripala Sirisena is bizarre, to say the least. He leaves the Rajapakse...

Whatever happened to our scrabble club: the guilty pleasure - Pearl Thevanaygam

Whatever happened to our scrabble club: the guilty pleasure -  Pearl Thevanaygam

Britain became the world scrabble champion beating New York.Craig Beevers, 33, from Guisborough, Middlesbrough, beat...

Ranil, a qualified statesmen, a strategic thinker with maturity and patience – Robinhood

Ranil, a qualified statesmen, a strategic thinker with maturity and patience – Robinhood

Nominating Maithripala Sirisena as a common candidate to challenge Mahinda Rajapaksa in the coming presidential...

Maithripala – Ranil’s latest puppet - H. L. D. Mahindapala

Maithripala – Ranil’s latest puppet - H. L. D. Mahindapala

The joint opposition was desperately looking for a common candidate to (1) end, if possible,...

Maithripala Sirisena: An Excellent Choice - Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Maithripala Sirisena: An Excellent Choice -  Nilantha Ilangamuwa

“O, let my land be a land where LibertyIs crowned with no false patriotic wreath,But...

Mahadevan traces language of Indus Civilisation to early Dravidian

Mahadevan traces language of Indus Civilisation to early Dravidian

Releasing his latest research findings at the Indus Research Centre of the Roja Muthaih...

Historically – a third term means lifetime! - S. V. Kirubaharan

Historically – a third term means lifetime! -  S. V. Kirubaharan

“The elections were pointless, as the outcome would be determined by Mugabe himself”.-The opposition leader...

Mahinda planning to join the presidential poll as a loser - Robinhood

Mahinda planning to join the presidential poll as a loser - Robinhood

The anticipated Presidential Election called by the Rajapaksa regime is a dispensable and a compulsive...

President’s monkey tricks before polls: hamstrung media - Pearl Thevanayagam

President’s monkey tricks before polls: hamstrung media - Pearl Thevanayagam

Some 37 journalists were murdered by successive regimes in Sri Lankasince Richard De Soysa was...

Sri Lanka tries to block new book on war crimes and genocide

Sri Lanka tries to block new book on war crimes and genocide

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Australia has privately tried to get Melbourne’s Monash University...

Business & Economy

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...

Central Bank clarifies new legislation on sale of land to foreigners

Central Bank clarifies new legislation on sale of land to foreigners

Following Parliament passing new legislation on sale of land to...

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder

Fonterra Cooperative Group has confirmed Sri Lankan health officials...

 Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quater of 2014

Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quater of 2014

Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8...

Taiwan trouble for James Packer's Macau casino joint venture

Taiwan trouble for James Packer's Macau casino joint venture

Taiwanese prosecutors have charged a subsidiary of James Packer’s...

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

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...

Trojan women makes impact on Jaffna audiences - R. Krishnakumar in Jaffna

Trojan women makes impact on Jaffna audiences - R. Krishnakumar in Jaffna

English translation of a Tamil review Nobody wins a war. But...

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...

Global & Regional

 Clashes as Ferguson jury issues no charges

Clashes as Ferguson jury issues no charges

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

Swedish court rejects Assange’s request to dismiss arrest warrant

Swedish court rejects Assange’s request to dismiss arrest warrant

A Swedish appeals court on Thursday denied WikiLeaks founder Julian...

IRAN: Rights bodies urge international community to adopt resolutions in the UN

IRAN: Rights bodies urge international community to adopt resolutions in the UN

Human rights and civil society organizations, write to urge your...

Winners Announced at Rory Peck Awards 2014

Winners Announced at Rory Peck Awards 2014

  The Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony tonight honoured the...

Chinese naval base for Walvis Bay

Chinese naval base for Walvis Bay

Discussion are under way at the 'highest levels' regarding plans...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

"Mahinda even had murder charges" - Sarath N Silva

"Mahinda even had murder charges" - Sarath N Silva

When the President sought the opinion of the Supreme Court...

My-three-pala-naya - H. L. D. Mahindapala

My-three-pala-naya - H. L. D. Mahindapala

The politics of Maithripala Sirisena is bizarre, to say the...

Attempt through CID to silence Hakeem!

Attempt through CID to silence Hakeem!

A plan is underway to keep SLMC leader, justice minister...

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