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Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

The Sri Lankan government, at the instigation of president Mahinda...

President tells Dullas to set Ranil, Mangala against each other

President tells Dullas to set Ranil, Mangala against each other

Since the mudslinging campaign targeting Mangala Samaraweera by the state-run...

Borella OIC ‘killers’ are due to be shot tonight!

Borella OIC ‘killers’ are due to be shot tonight!

Two of the three suspects arrested over the death...

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Executive Presidency should be abolished - Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:47
Executive Presidency should be abolished - Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero

Convener of the National Movement for Social Justice  - Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero has said that Executive Presidency should be abolished and that a system of parliamentary accountability should be...

Expose and Isolate the Bodu Bala Sena Extremism Locally & Internationally

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:38
Expose and Isolate the Bodu Bala Sena Extremism Locally & Internationally

INSD, an international network of Sri Lankans living in Europe condemns the provocative and anti democratic activities by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) that violates rights of the minority religious groups...

Where is law and order in this country? - Karu Jayasuriya

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:08
Where is law and order in this country? - Karu Jayasuriya

The Statement by UNP acting Leader Karu Jayasuriya on the attack UNP Parliamentarians Mark the day. Thursday, April 17, 2014 would go down in Sri Lankan history as a...

Modi vows to protect fishermen from Sri Lanka Navy

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 11:32
Modi vows to protect fishermen from Sri Lanka Navy

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has wooed the fisher folk in the Ramanathapruam district of Tamil Nadu with a promise that he would do everything for their welfare...

Urgently resume the dialogue to avoid dangerous backslide to past - NPC

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 11:20
 Urgently resume the dialogue to avoid dangerous backslide to past - NPC

Less than five years after the end of the three decade long internal war, the Sri Lankan government has warned that the LTTE is regrouping and plotting to renew its...

Police gets 40 Interpol Red Notices

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:25
Police gets 40 Interpol Red Notices

Sri Lanka Police have said it has received Interpol Red Notices on 40 suspected LTTE operatives. Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohan has told a news conference that the Interpol has...

Reconciliation and accountability first says the US

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:23
Reconciliation and accountability first says the US

The US has said it will resume a more comprehensive military relationship with Sri Lanka once the government makes better progress toward reconciliation and accountability.

Police probing kidney racket after an Indian death in Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 08:15
Police probing kidney racket after an Indian death in Sri Lanka

Police today launched an investigation into a suspected Colombo-based kidney racket following death of a 26-year-old Hyderabad youth in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan diplomats change

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 08:07
Sri Lankan diplomats change

Former External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama has been named as the ambassador designated to Germany while present Indian High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has been named as the ambassador...

UPFA displays its democracy by attacking UNP MPs

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 07:55
UPFA displays its democracy by attacking UNP MPs

  A violent group of UPFA members attacked a group of parliamentarians from the UNP when they visited the newly built Hambantota port and Mattala international airport.

Features

Suicide of a young girl and celibacy among Catholic clergy - Pearl Thevanayagam

Suicide of a young girl and celibacy among Catholic clergy -  Pearl Thevanayagam

It did not come as a surprise that a 22 year old girl committed suicide...

Muslims are an integral part of the Sri Lankan fabric - Pearl Thevanayagam

 Muslims are an integral part of the Sri Lankan fabric -  Pearl Thevanayagam

If Tamils are portrayed as the oppressed minority think again. When I came to Sri...

The Great Indian betrayal – India voted twice for Sri Lanka - Dr. Paul Newman

The Great Indian betrayal – India voted twice for Sri Lanka  - Dr. Paul Newman

India proved once again that it cannot be trusted by anyone. When everyone who have...

Shooting of LTTE suspects: paranoia or paid diaspora media witch-hunt - Pearl Thevanayagam

Shooting of LTTE suspects: paranoia or paid diaspora media witch-hunt - Pearl Thevanayagam

People, look at the face of Gopi who was killed brutally by the army...

UN Inquiry Just the Start of a Long Road to Justice - Frances Harrison

UN Inquiry Just the Start of a Long Road to Justice - Frances Harrison

Sri Lankan human rights activists campaigned hard for an independent international commission of inquiry into...

Adrian Mole fame writer Sue Townsend is no more

Adrian Mole fame writer Sue Townsend is no more

 Sue Townsend, my heroine, who wrote under the pseudonym Adrian Mole, has died yesterday...

Peace Studies philosopher advises Tamils to tell the story with a vision

Peace Studies philosopher advises Tamils to tell the story with a vision

“Let us say you have one million Tamils in the Tamil diaspora. They used to...

Give us our daily rice and not Central Bank Report - Pearl Thevanayagam

Give us our daily rice and not Central Bank Report -  Pearl Thevanayagam

Let us get this right. Not only do we have virtual democracy but if Central...

Too Old To Be A Terrorist -Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Too Old To Be A Terrorist -Nilantha Ilangamuwa

We came to know the news about the President Rajapaksa’s new move of banning...

UN vote and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

UN vote and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Experts debate whether UN resolution will help bring reconciliation between majority Sinhala community and Tamils. The...

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Business & Economy

New Zealand's Fonterra fined over botulism food scare

New Zealand's Fonterra fined over botulism food scare

Dairy giant Fonterra has been fined $NZ300,000 ($256,675; £154,748) after...

Govt. revenue collection remains a challenge: ADB

Govt. revenue collection remains a challenge: ADB

The government has maintained fiscal deficit targets by sacrificing expenditure...

Finance Ministry signs US$ 300mn loan agreement with China

Finance Ministry signs US$ 300mn loan agreement with China

The Finance Ministry has signed a US$ 300 million loan...

Peace Journalism

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

In a speech today at the London Business School, Ed...

Britain should continue with EU

Britain should continue with EU

  Full text of Nick Clegg's speech Since I became the Deputy...

Natives and dogs not allowed

Natives and dogs not allowed

  The speech made  Rev. Desmond Tutu at Westminster Abbey   The Most...

Art

An International Documentary Film  - on Cult Monks Sri Lanka

An International Documentary Film - on Cult Monks Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Film Director, Journalist and political commentator Sirimal Wijesinghe...

The Conflation: A New Book on Sri Lanka

The Conflation: A New Book on Sri Lanka

The Conflation is a new book edited by Niantha Ilangamuwa,...

‘Herstories

‘Herstories

‘Herstories: Mothers’ Voices of Resilience and Hope’, an art...

Sports

World Twenty20 2014: Sri Lanka beat India to win title

World Twenty20 2014: Sri Lanka beat India to win title

Kumar Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over...

Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to win T20

Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to win T20

The Sri Lankan team will be handed a million dollar...

Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per...

Global & Regional

South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain arrested

South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain arrested

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and...

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Latin America's most...

North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un 'bad hair' advert

North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un 'bad hair' advert

North Korean officials paid a visit to a London hair...

We Fell Into The American Trap – Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe

We Fell Into The American Trap – Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe

Reputed for his outspoken nature Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe feels that...

Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

The Sri Lankan government, at the instigation of president Mahinda...

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