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Special privileges to Indian representatives!

Special privileges to Indian representatives!

The Rajapaksa family has made a big attempt to...

Acting IGP to tame opposition forces!

Acting IGP to tame opposition forces!

The president on July 25 decided to name senior...

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

  A Sri Lankan diplomat who served in a foreign capital...

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More revelations of president’s photographer!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 08:05
More revelations of president’s photographer!

The ongoing confidential investigation by the Presidential Secretariat against Sudath Silva, the official photographer to the president, has exposed many illegal activities he had committed for a long period...

Lawyers Collective’ condemns Israel's attack on unarmed civilians

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 06:15
Lawyers Collective’ condemns Israel's attack on unarmed civilians

‘Lawyers Collective’ condemns the attack by Israel on unarmed civilians in Gaza and other parts of Palestine in the guise of neutralizing armed Hamas militants, who have also resorted...

Media groups protest against SL military’s shadow war

Lanka News Web on Friday, 01 August 2014 05:38
Media groups protest against SL military’s shadow war

Following the SL military sabotage against Tamil journalists, who were on their way to attend a workshop held in Colombo on Friday, 25 July, and against the continued threat...

ACMF challenges the govt. to hamper the workshop

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:43
ACMF challenges the govt. to hamper the workshop

As a measure against the 'cowardly and shameful conduct of the state sponsored thugs' over media workshops, the Action Committee for Media Freedom (ACMF) says that they will soon...

Namal shown the door after trying to flirt with schoolgirls!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:51
Namal shown the door after trying to flirt with schoolgirls!

Nil Balakaya is taking president’s son, MP Namal Rajapaksa to the schools these days under the ‘nutrition week’ island wide to raise awareness among girls and boys on rugby.

‘Palamu Peramuna’ to support Sobhitha Thera!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:47
‘Palamu Peramuna’ to support Sobhitha Thera!

‘Palamu Peramuna’, formed by a group of activists of the JVP in 1989, still politically active, but without any link with the party, will begin its activities island wide from...

Sinhala settlements continue in North says TNA MP

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:03
Sinhala settlements continue in North says TNA MP

The Sri Lankan government is attempting to build Sinhala settlements in land that was appropriated supposedly for army camps, forcing Tamils into refugee camps, the TNA's General Secretary, MP...

Black July in Sri Lanka, Yesterday and Today

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:41
Black July in Sri Lanka, Yesterday and Today

  USTPAC marks 31st anniversary of anti-Tamil violence in Sri Lanka, highlights the denial of justice to the victims of Black July and urges international action.

Stop the Massacre - demonstration at the Israeli Embassy High Street Kensington

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:26
Stop the Massacre -  demonstration at the Israeli Embassy High Street Kensington

150 killed in 24 hours, 29-30 July, bringing the total to 1255. More that 7,100 are injured. Another school bombed on 29 July, killing at least 16. Gaza's main...

Legacy of riots overshadows Eid in Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:08
Legacy of riots overshadows Eid in Sri Lanka

Aluthgama, Sri Lanka - Tensions persist as Muslim and Sinhalese communities in the Sri Lankan town of Aluthgama try to rebuild their lives in the wake of communal riots.

Features

Rally for Unity - Tamara Kunanayakam

Rally for Unity - Tamara Kunanayakam

The speech delivered by Ms Thamara Kuganayagam, at the brotherhood rally at Viharamahadevi Park,...

The Advisory Council of Experts: A council, a council, my kingdom for a council?

The Advisory Council of Experts: A council, a council, my kingdom for a council?

Some observations are in order on the President’s appointment of an international panel of...

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit

These gracefully crafted road stories expose the simmering tensions in postwar Sri Lanka Sri Lanka...

Gaza crisis and Israel arrogance will boomerang sooner than later in US - Pearl Thevanayagam

Gaza crisis and Israel arrogance will boomerang sooner than later in US - Pearl Thevanayagam

Bradford City Council raised the Palestinian flag and allowed commemoration by Bradford citizens in...

Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Understanding rise of Buddhist radicalism

Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Understanding rise of Buddhist radicalism

Over the past three years, there has been an evident surge of Buddhist radicalism...

Lankan polity ‘twixst devil and deep blue sea’ - Dr. Kumar David

Lankan polity ‘twixst devil and deep blue sea’ - Dr. Kumar David

"Over-determination" on the see-saw "Ideology has little to do with consciousness;it is profoundly unconscious." -...

Relevance of Freedom of Association in 1992 and today; Ratawawi Peramuna and its players - Lakshan Dias

Relevance of Freedom of Association in 1992 and today; Ratawawi Peramuna and its players - Lakshan Dias

Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), are the popular punching bag of the Government of Sri...

A Roadmap for Abolishing the Executive Presidency - Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

A Roadmap for Abolishing the Executive Presidency - Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

(Speech made by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, PC at the ‘Vidwath Kathikawa’ organized by the...

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Quite apart from the Commonwealth’s hypocritical mission statement, many of its members should be expelled...

Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating...

Business & Economy

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

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

Benefits to SL banks from pawning guarantee temporary: S&P

Benefits to SL banks from pawning guarantee temporary: S&P

Benefits from a state guarantee for gold-backed loans (pawning) will...

Commercial Bank to buy Indra Finance for Rs. 870 mn.

Commercial Bank to buy Indra Finance for Rs. 870 mn.

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC announced in a Stock...

Ceylon tea promoted at north America's food and beverage fair 2014

Ceylon tea promoted at north America's food and beverage fair 2014

Continuing the vigorous campaign to promote Ceylon Tea in the...

Global bank profits hit US$ 920B as Chinese lenders boom

Global bank profits hit US$ 920B as Chinese lenders boom

China's top banks accounted for almost one-third of a record...

Sri Lanka Says No To IOC

Sri Lanka Says No To IOC

The Sri Lankan government has rejected an offer from the...

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

'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....

Ediriweera Sarachchandra: A Renaisance Man

Ediriweera Sarachchandra: A Renaisance Man

Born at the cusp of the 20th century, at a...

Sports

Maria Sharapova's Comments Not Disrespectful: Sachin Tendulkar

Maria Sharapova's Comments Not Disrespectful: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the wise man that he is, told NDTV...

Breathtaking Photos Of An Old Sri Lankan Martial Art Form

Breathtaking Photos Of An Old Sri Lankan Martial Art Form

  Angampora, an old martial art form created according to legends...

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time thanks...

Global & Regional

Can Russia Bring China and India Together?

Can Russia Bring China and India Together?

  Over at The Pulse, Akhilesh Pillalamarri describes (http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/india-and-russia-reinforce-ties/) the relationship...

 Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies

Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies

The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay –...

Miracle from the rubble in Gaza

Miracle from the rubble in Gaza

  Watch this video of desperation and hope, turn into happiness.

Gaza conflict: Israel 'hits Jabaliya school refuge'

Gaza conflict: Israel 'hits Jabaliya school refuge'

Israel's bombardment of Gaza has seen entire areas of...

In Tel Aviv, Thousands Protest Against the Gaza Operation

In Tel Aviv, Thousands Protest Against the Gaza Operation

Some 7,000 protesters are estimated to have attended the...

Bangladesh sending its death squads for the UN Peacekeeping missions

Bangladesh sending its death squads for the UN Peacekeeping missions

Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, “BANGLADESH:...

Rudra rejects local war crimes probe

Rudra rejects local war crimes probe

Former LTTE member and peace negotiator and now head...

Rally for Unity - Tamara Kunanayakam

Rally for Unity - Tamara Kunanayakam

The speech delivered by Ms Thamara Kuganayagam, at the...

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The Rajapaksa family has made a big attempt to...

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