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Crisis in filling vacancies in the Supreme Court!

Crisis in filling vacancies in the Supreme Court!

The president is faced with a serious dilemma on how...

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...

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Ministers gatecrash Namal’ b’day party ‘on their way to Kataragama’!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:24
Ministers gatecrash Namal’ b’day party ‘on their way to Kataragama’!

Several ministers had gatecrashed the birthday party at Carlton House in Tangalle of MP Namal Rajapaksa on April 10, claiming that they had paid a visit while on their way...

Move to appoint ex-principal of Law College to Supreme Court!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:22
Move to appoint ex-principal of Law College to Supreme Court!

The president is moving to appoint former principal of Sri Lanka Law College Dr. Wedage Dantha Rodrigo, a close friend of MP Namal Rajapaksa and himself, to the Supreme Court,...

Presidential polls in late 2014, not January 2015!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:20
Presidential polls in late 2014, not January 2015!

Reports being published in the alternative media these days to the effect that the next presidential election will be conducted on 30 January 2015 are a fabrication planted by the...

EPF loses over Rs. 11bn through investments

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:28
EPF loses over Rs. 11bn through investments

Auditor General H.A.S. Smaraweera in his review of the 2011 annual report of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has reportedly said that the country’s main social security fund had...

Sharma urged to remove MR as Commonwealth Chairman

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:24
Sharma urged to remove MR as Commonwealth Chairman

The United National Party (UNP) has called on Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma to remove President Mahinda Rajapaksa from the post of Commonwealth Chairman.

Governing party allies oppose Casino Bill

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:34
Governing party allies oppose Casino Bill

Several allies of the governing UPFA are facing a dilemma due to the government’s attempt to bring in three gazettes that would make way for casino gambling in the...

Sri Lanka to woo Malaysian investors

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:38
Sri Lanka to woo Malaysian investors

Sri Lanka is looking wooing Malaysian investors in the fields of infrastructure development and the hospitality industry. Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Azmi Zainuddin has reportedly said that Sri Lanka...

Report on violent BBS monk given to court

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:34
Report on violent BBS monk given to court

The police have filed a report to court on the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) monk Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero. The report handed to court was on the recent incident at the...

South Korean special envoy visits Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:30
South Korean special envoy visits Sri Lanka

A South Korean special envoy is currently on a brief visit to Sri Lanka reportedly to look at strengthening and expanding ties between Sri Lanka and South Korea.

Solheim to reveal Mahinda’s messages to the LTTE

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:26
Solheim to reveal Mahinda’s messages to the LTTE

Former Norwegian special peace envoy to Sri Lanka and Minister Erik Solheim is to reveal the messages sent to the LTTE by President Mahinda Rajapaksa through him during the period...

Features

An open letter to President Rajapaksa - Sunanda Deshapriya

An open letter to President Rajapaksa - Sunanda Deshapriya

Dear President, I am writing this letter to you, form the same flat, same room, with...

Thuggistan! - Tisaranee Gunasekara

Thuggistan! - Tisaranee Gunasekara

"My opinion is that nobody can make men responsible for the violence against women....

Fusion of Gandhism and Marxism - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratha

Fusion of Gandhism and Marxism - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratha

There is an interesting discussion going on about the validity of radical liberalism in...

Prostituting media ethics for personal profit - Pearl Thevanayagam

Prostituting media ethics for personal profit   -  Pearl Thevanayagam

 It gets curiouser and curiouser as Alice s Wonderland would put it. D.B.S.Jeyaraj  is concocting...

Reaction of Mahinda - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Reaction of Mahinda - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Many writers have claimed that the ban of Tamil organizations by Mahinda regime is a...

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...

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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

Sri Lanka Cricketers get bold against administration

Sri Lanka Cricketers get bold against administration

The chaotic situation at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is continuing...

Disciplinary action against Sanga and Mahela

Disciplinary action against Sanga and Mahela

Senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary...

SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move

SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move

SLC has expressed surprise and disappointment "in no uncertain terms"...

Global & Regional

Why this US commentator feels Narendra Modi is like Ronald Reagan

Why this US commentator feels Narendra Modi is like Ronald Reagan

An American commentator's comparison of Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime...

Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin dies at 85

Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin dies at 85

Win Tin, a veteran of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, has died...

Appear on May 24 or face action: Delhi court warns Arvind Kejriwal

Appear on May 24 or face action: Delhi court warns Arvind Kejriwal

A Delhi court today warned Arvind Kejriwal and three other...

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...

An open letter to President Rajapaksa - Sunanda Deshapriya

An open letter to President Rajapaksa - Sunanda Deshapriya

Dear President, I am writing this letter to you, form the...

Crisis in filling vacancies in the Supreme Court!

Crisis in filling vacancies in the Supreme Court!

The president is faced with a serious dilemma on how...

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