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JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

The JHU has proposed to president Maithripala Sirisena to appoint...

Boss sexually harasses female Army legal officers!

Boss sexually harasses female Army legal officers!

Head of the Army’s legal directorate Brig. R.P. Rajapathirana has...

Revelation for new defence state minister!

Revelation for new defence state minister!

The defence ministry, on the instructions of the presidential...

Latest News

What is happening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:48
What is happening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

Although Mangala Samaraweera assumed duties as the Foreign Affairs Minister of the new government his Ministry is still functioning as if G L Peiris is the Foreign Minister. Mr. Samaraweera...

Will SLBC’s good governance go to ‘Baba’?

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 08:00
Will SLBC’s good governance go to ‘Baba’?

Erananda Hettiarachchi alias ‘Baba’, accused of being one of the most corrupt officials of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, is demanding that he be appointed the permanent director general...

“Mahinda is bearing the curse for hitting me”– Mervin

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:14
“Mahinda is bearing the curse for hitting me”– Mervin

    “I am pious Buddhist following the teachings of Lord Buddha. Anybody who has caused injury to me has not comfortably lived. I realized the fact that Mahinda would meet his...

Beauty secret of Wasanthi!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 26 January 2015 17:37
Beauty secret of Wasanthi!

Acting commissioner general of inland revenue Wasanthi Manchanayake is now known in her department not as an efficient worker, but due to her make up. She spends the entire day...

Foreign trips for Gota loyalists still!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 26 January 2015 17:24
Foreign trips for Gota loyalists still!

Despite a change in government, loyalists of former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa are still enjoying special privileges, say Army sources.

Neither I nor anyone under me linked to Lasantha killing – Brig. Duminda Keppetiwalana!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 26 January 2015 09:59
Neither I nor anyone under me linked to Lasantha killing – Brig. Duminda Keppetiwalana!

Retired Brig. Duminda Keppetiwalana of the Sri Lanka Army, connecting with us via telephone with regard to the article published by our website on January 24, told us the following.

Chandrika invited to be Lanka’s Sonia Gandhi!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 26 January 2015 09:53
Chandrika invited to be Lanka’s Sonia Gandhi!

A majority of SLFP MPs has requested former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to give leadership to nurture their party in the same manner Sonia Gandhi and other Gandhis safeguard the...

Fraudster to be appointed DG of BOI!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 26 January 2015 02:42
Fraudster to be appointed DG of BOI!

A notorious thief by the name Rifki Badurdeen is to be appointed director general of the Board of Investment, reports say. He is due to face an interview for...

CJ is not resigning due to fear of imprisonment!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 26 January 2015 02:29
CJ is not resigning due to fear of imprisonment!

Illegal chief justice Mohan Peiris is not resigning from the position due to the fear that he would be arrested, investigated and imprisoned over his past wrongdoing, including the...

Same person murdered Lasantha & Bharatha – CID!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 25 January 2015 07:40
Same person murdered Lasantha & Bharatha – CID!

CID investigations have revealed that a paramilitary group comprising members of the Army and the underworld had murdered ‘The Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunga on an order by former defence...

Features

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

“The harmful effect of a good constitution governed by a bad person has more impact...

Sri Lanka’s ‘rainbow revolution’

Sri Lanka’s ‘rainbow revolution’

The challenge we face today is to rebuild our institutions while maintaining the principles upon...

Window of opportunity to rebuild damaged legal structure

Window of opportunity to rebuild damaged legal structure

The 100-day reform programme of the new government is an opportune moment for rebuilding the...

Mangala promises demilitarisation of North, domestic war crimes probe

Mangala promises demilitarisation of North, domestic war crimes probe

Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has outlined a series of steps President...

Appointment of the Prime Minister: Constitutional or Not? - N.Selvakkumaran

Appointment of the Prime Minister: Constitutional or Not? - N.Selvakkumaran

President, Maithripala Sirisena appointed Ranil Wickremasinghe as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on the...

International investigation on Sri Lanka should continue! - S. V. Kirubaharan

International investigation on Sri Lanka should continue! -  S. V. Kirubaharan

  Commissions and Omissions / New President and UN investigation / LLRC / The new Foreign...

Indian Spy's Role Alleged in Sri Lankan President's Election Defeat: Report

Indian Spy's Role Alleged in Sri Lankan President's Election Defeat: Report

Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India's spy agency in the run-up to...

President Sirisena needs to be resolute - Kumar David

President Sirisena needs to be resolute - Kumar David

"Compassion" for scoundrels and dearth of grit are not good signs Maithripala Sirisena’s victory was time...

Maithripala should not engage in party politics while in presidency – Ali asghar

Maithripala should not engage in party politics while in presidency – Ali asghar

The Presidential election has ended making Maithripala as the executive president and appointing Ranil Wicramasinghe...

Sirisena must not bite the hand that feeds

Sirisena must not bite the hand that feeds

Any doubts about the health of Sri Lanka's democracy can be laid to rest with...

Business & Economy

Inheriting a “scary” economic situation

Inheriting a “scary” economic situation

Sri Lanka’s new Government has inherited a “scary” economic situation...

Crucial Monetary Board meeting today, rupee value may see changes

Crucial Monetary Board meeting today, rupee value may see changes

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) Governor Arjuna Mahendran will chair...

Northern Power Co not responsible for Jaffna water contamination issue

Northern Power Co not responsible for Jaffna water contamination issue

All available scientific evidence shows that the powerhouse of North...

IMF downgrades global growth forecast

IMF downgrades global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for...

Offices at CPC sealed to ensure the safety of “files”

Offices at CPC sealed to ensure the safety of “files”

The Power and Energy Ministry has taken steps to seal...

World Bank cuts global growth forecast

World Bank cuts global growth forecast

The World Bank has cut its global growth forecast, warning...

Peace Journalism

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...

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

  A poem in honor of the indomitable spirit of fellow...

Art

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune (The Night is Still Young),...

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...

Sports

Elise Christie wins two golds at European Championships

Elise Christie wins two golds at European Championships

Great Britain's Elise Christie has won two gold medals at...

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi & Manuel Neuer

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi & Manuel Neuer

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or...

Michael Schumacher Faces "Long Fight" to Recovery, Says Manager

Michael Schumacher Faces "Long Fight" to Recovery, Says Manager

Michael Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in a ski accident...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

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...

The Untold Story of the Hammond Hill (Hammenheil ) Prison - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

The Untold Story of the Hammond Hill (Hammenheil ) Prison - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

 A world renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo conducted a prison...

The Gravest Mistake

The Gravest Mistake

I have seen politicians make errors during the election...

Remembering the Tsunami Disaster, 10 Years Later - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Remembering the Tsunami Disaster, 10 Years Later - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

The massive earthquake off the west coast of Indonesia on...

Global & Regional

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015

Today - the Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015 –...

Islamic State Confirms Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa

Islamic State Confirms Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa

The Islamic State group confirmed on Sunday its militants have...

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in India for a...

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most...

Richest 1% to own more than rest of world, Oxfam says

Richest 1% to own more than rest of world, Oxfam says

The wealthiest 1% will soon own more than the rest...

Europe on high alert over terrorist threat

Europe on high alert over terrorist threat

Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids and arrests...

Government Must Act Regardless Of Political Affiliations – Tilvin Silva

Government Must Act Regardless Of Political Affiliations – Tilvin Silva

With the new developments of political environment where the former...

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

“The harmful effect of a good constitution governed by a...

JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

The JHU has proposed to president Maithripala Sirisena to appoint...

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