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Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

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

Gen. Fonseka seizes control of the Army!

Gen. Fonseka seizes control of the Army!

Officers loyal to Gen. Sarath fonska, who was restored with...

Major General Lal Perera has been convicted of cheating in the procurement of library books

Major General Lal Perera has been convicted of cheating in the procurement of library books

We have received a report of a financial fraud committed...

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Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 05:45
Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Shashi Weerawansa has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (27)

Former Ports Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickram summoned by CID

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 05:04
Former Ports Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickram summoned by CID

The former Ports Authority Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrama had been summoned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) , sources said.

CTC Strongly Condemns the Burning of Effigies and Pictures of TNA Leaders

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 04:54
CTC Strongly Condemns the Burning of Effigies and Pictures of TNA Leaders

The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) strongly condemns the burning of effigies and images of TNA leaders, Mr. Sampanthan and Mr.Sumanthiran. We believe these acts are aimed at weakening the democratically...

Monster black hole at cosmic dawn

The Editor on Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:37
Monster black hole at cosmic dawn

A black hole 12 billion times more massive than our sun – at the heart of the brightest quasar in the early universe – as the dark ages of the...

Dispute over the Russian Embassy land

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:52
Dispute over the Russian Embassy land

Politics of corruption and corruption of politics are major topics in Sri Lanka. This corruption is shaped to benefit the eyes of the beholder. As such, corruption is a habit,...

War crimes: Still no decision about a domestic inquiry

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:39
War crimes: Still no decision about a domestic inquiry

Justice and labour minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told that still there is no final decision made to start a domestic inquiry for the allegation of war crimes happened in the final...

Vaas and Atapattu become MCC Members

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:56
Vaas and Atapattu become MCC Members

Chaminda Vaas and Marvan Atapattu have been awarded Honorary Life Membership of MCC. The Sri Lankan pair have received the honour in recognition of their achievements during playing careers that spanned...

Nalin – come & face us!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:26
Nalin – come & face us!

Prof. Nalin de Silva, Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera and the other ‘patriots,’ who are now holding seminars island wide titled ‘Country without Mahinda’, on February 24 challenged prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Shani Abeysekara in charge of probe against Welagedara!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:23
Shani Abeysekara in charge of probe against Welagedara!

SSP Shani Abeysekara, a capable CID officer, has been entrusted with the investigation against marine intelligence unit chief, Lt. Commander K.C. Welagedara, who has been accused of being a key...

Notorious AG/45/2010 file to the fore again!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:23
Notorious AG/45/2010 file to the fore again!

The AG/45/2010 file that the attorney general’s department had dealt with in the past six years, with the mediation of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, under whom that particular department functioned,...

Features

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...

Restoring balance

Restoring balance

A new government tries to distance itself from the recent past FOR many Sri Lankans the...

The World of Our Grandchildren - Noam Chomsky

The World of Our Grandchildren - Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky discusses ISIS, Israel, climate change, and the kind of world future generations may...

Stratergy, leadership and you - Valuism - Ishara de Silva

Stratergy, leadership and you - Valuism - Ishara de Silva

After all this talk on You-Valuism, let’s say a bit about strategy. “Leadership is knowing where...

Zeid requests “one time only” deferral of key report on Sri Lanka conflict

Zeid requests “one time only” deferral of key report on Sri Lanka conflict

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday explained his recommendation...

UNHRC follow Sri Lankan style of not publishing report - S. V. Kirubaharan

 UNHRC follow Sri Lankan style of not publishing report - S. V. Kirubaharan

Sri Lanka is neither a rich country nor an arms-producing country. Most of the arms...

China, Sri Lanka, and the Maritime Great Game

China, Sri Lanka, and the Maritime Great Game

The surprising decision by the new government of Sri Lanka to reverse course and support...

Spiritual Tourism – A Niche that most destinations are eyeing at

Spiritual Tourism – A Niche that most destinations are eyeing at

Spiritual Tourism – A Niche that most destinations are eyeing at By Vipula Wanigasekera Tourism Potential Over...

Maithri should bear that his insecurity lies in the hands of SLFP lead UPFA – Ali asghar

Maithri should bear that his insecurity lies in the hands of SLFP lead UPFA – Ali asghar

Justice without power is helpless, power without justice is tyrannical – Blaise Pascal Rajapaksa as...

Business & Economy

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...

The SAR, a launch-pad to world currency - Ishara de Silva

The SAR, a launch-pad to world currency - Ishara de Silva

  A while back, a meeting of South Asian leaders under...

Budget deficit reduced by new government – Ravi

Budget deficit reduced by new government – Ravi

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has said that all economic growth...

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

Greek debt crisis: Violence in Athens ahead of Germany vote

Greek debt crisis: Violence in Athens ahead of Germany vote

Police and protesters have clashed in Athens after the first...

World's oldest leader still sounds triumphant

World's oldest leader still sounds triumphant

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, turned 91...

Ukraine conflict: Russia's Vladimir Putin says war 'unlikely'

Ukraine conflict: Russia's Vladimir Putin says war 'unlikely'

President Putin: "I believe that such an apocalyptic scenario is...

Thailand bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand has passed a law banning foreigners from paying Thai...

Criminal charges against the Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra

Criminal charges against the Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra

The attorney General of Thailand has filed criminal charges against...

Poroshenko calls for UN peacekeepers

Poroshenko calls for UN peacekeepers

President Petro Poroshenko has called for UN peacekeepers to be...

Interview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry for 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza

Interview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry for 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza

Interview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry...

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet,...

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

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

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