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Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

   Owners of two media institutions have exerted pressure on party...

Yoshitha’s Magenta to carryout presidential poll propaganda work!

Yoshitha’s Magenta to carryout presidential poll propaganda work!

The propaganda campaign of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next...

Gota gave details to attack Rajitha!

Gota gave details to attack Rajitha!

It is defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who had advised...

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The top three takeaways from President Rajapaksa’s breakfast

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:31
The top three takeaways from President Rajapaksa’s breakfast

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met with the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka yesterday, in the company of the External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris. These are the main takeaways from what...

Tamil asylum-seeker court case may see UN intervene

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:26
Tamil asylum-seeker court case may see UN intervene

  The United Nations may become involved in the case of the Tamil asylum seekers who were detained on an Australian customs boat, with a court hearing to take place in...

Badulla heats up - UNP office in Uva Paranagama attacked - CaFFE

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:06
Badulla heats up - UNP office in Uva Paranagama attacked - CaFFE

An election office of the United National Party (UNP) in Galahagama, Uva - Paranagama, was attacked around 3 am today. The office, situated near Dharmaraja Vidyalaya, Galahagama, was established in...

Tutu to Israelis: Free yourselves

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 21 August 2014 05:46
Tutu to Israelis: Free yourselves

This is the first time an opinion piece has gone out to our community, but this one's historic. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has just published a powerful call to conscience in...

Nelson Mullins picks up Patton's Sri Lanka contract

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:19
Nelson Mullins picks up Patton's Sri Lanka contract

The firm Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough has picked up a new sovereign government as a client. The firm will represent the government and embassy of Sri Lanka on a...

Tiran-Killy give one week to Ranil!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 06:40
Tiran-Killy give one week to Ranil!

Tiran and Killy, the businessmen, have told UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, through their agents, that they would resume attacking him if he failed to reappoint Sajith Premadasa as deputy leader...

Father complaints, seeking protection for his girls from abnormally sexual Sanath!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 06:39
Father complaints, seeking protection for his girls from abnormally sexual Sanath!

A father has lodged complaints with Maradana police and the police Women and Children’s Bureau, requesting that his two daughters be saved from Sanath Janasuriya, former Test cricketer nicknamed ‘master-blaster’...

Sri Lanka visa ban won't stop UN inquiry - Navi Pillay

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 04:52
Sri Lanka visa ban won't stop UN inquiry - Navi Pillay

The United Nations has insisted its investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka will go ahead despite being told it will be denied visas.

President instructs not to promote Karu

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 04:51
President instructs not to promote Karu

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed state and private media institutions to censor news promoting UNP leadership council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya.

Danger levels spike for aid workers: increasing numbers killed, kidnapped or injured

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 03:04
Danger levels spike for aid workers: increasing numbers killed, kidnapped or injured

World Humanitarian Day 19th August 2014   The number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and seriously wounded has reached the highest number ever recorded, according to new figures published...

Features

Throwing spokes in the wheel

Throwing spokes in the wheel

An impending alliance between the feuding Ranil and Sajith factions may offer hope of unity...

In the Service of Indian Tamils in Tea Plantations in Ceylon

In the Service of Indian Tamils in Tea Plantations in Ceylon

Book Review - Prof. V. Suryanarayan Sharada Nayak, The Raj Agent in Ceylon, 1936-1940 (Published by...

Rape as war weapon: Tamil women stand testimony to rape in asylum cases - Pearl Thevanayagam

Rape as war weapon: Tamil women stand testimony to rape in asylum cases -  Pearl Thevanayagam

It was in 2011 I wrote this article and in the light of the UNHRC...

Phew, What a country - Pearl Thevanayagam

Phew, What a country - Pearl Thevanayagam

Hee, hee, what a country. We are a sovereign nation and we make our own...

Coal for N'chcholai deal as black as the product - Niranjala Ariyawansha

Coal for N'chcholai deal as black as the product -  Niranjala Ariyawansha

On 14 July, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Treasury Secretary...

Sri Lanka- Genocide and War crimes - Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Sri Lanka- Genocide and War crimes - Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Invaluable Reference Book In 1948, soon after independence, the Government of India appointed a Commission under...

Needed: Regime Change in Israel

Needed: Regime Change in Israel

Like so many, like millions, this author’s heart is bleeding for the killed and bereaved...

Sanctions for Russia and a Green Light for Israel to Continue War Crimes

Sanctions for Russia and a Green Light for Israel to Continue War Crimes

The moral duplicity in the U.S. political class is breathtaking. Squeezed in between news...

Johan Galtung Performs “Le Déserteur” (MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK)

Johan Galtung Performs “Le Déserteur” (MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK)

  Prof. Johan Vincent Galtung performing the famous anti-militaristic ode: Le Déserteur, by Boris Vian, 1954. Galtung...

Rajapaksa reminds us of Saddam Hussein! - S. V. Kirubaharan

Rajapaksa reminds us of Saddam Hussein! -  S. V. Kirubaharan

The 5th President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was a ruthless dictator of Iraq from...

Business & Economy

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...

Touchwood’s bank balance is a paltry Rs. 3,000!

Touchwood’s bank balance is a paltry Rs. 3,000!

The case concerning the winding-up of troubled Touchwood Investments...

LinkdIn pays US$6m over US wage violations

LinkdIn pays US$6m over US wage violations

LinkedIn has paid nearly US$6 million in back wages...

Half a billion rupees ‘leaked’ by CPC

Half a billion rupees ‘leaked’ by CPC

  The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has lost approximately Rs. 583...

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

Although the tragic incident of MH17 now attracts global...

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Yesterday (July 24), Sri Lanka saw the launch of...

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

Lady Gaga's dog Asia banned from Asia

Lady Gaga's dog Asia banned from Asia

  Pop star Lady Gaga's dog named Asia has been banned...

'THE WALL'  -An art installation by Chandraguptha Thenuwara

'THE WALL' -An art installation by Chandraguptha Thenuwara

THE WALL is 30 feet long and 7 feet high....

Sports

Rory McIlroy battles back at Valhalla to win his fourth major

Rory McIlroy battles back at Valhalla to win his fourth major

World number one Rory McIlroy edged a gripping US...

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England stormed to a resounding victory over India inside...

England level series

England level series

Moeen Ali and James Anderson led England's surge to...

Global & Regional

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

San Francisco Bay Area activists have not allowed a vessel...

India Calls Off Talks With Pakistan Over Its Envoy Meeting Kashmiri Separatists

India Calls Off Talks With Pakistan Over Its Envoy Meeting Kashmiri Separatists

 India today called off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan...

Julian Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

Julian Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

WikiLeaks founder says he will leave Ecuador's embassy in London...

Reporter missing for past 10 days in Maldives

Reporter missing for past 10 days in Maldives

All the evidence indicates that Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan...

Progress in 'difficult' Ukraine talks, says Germany

Progress in 'difficult' Ukraine talks, says Germany

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said four-way talks on the...

Screaming Survivors Found in Container at UK Port

Screaming Survivors Found in Container at UK Port

One man was found dead and 34 others still alive...

“Call a spade a spade”: Eran

“Call a spade a spade”: Eran

Q: What are your remarks on the recent COPE interim...

Throwing spokes in the wheel

Throwing spokes in the wheel

An impending alliance between the feuding Ranil and Sajith factions...

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

   Owners of two media institutions have exerted pressure on party...

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