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Nishantha buys house in Australia!

Nishantha buys house in Australia!

Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga has bought a...

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...

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UNP protests against Casino Bill

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:44
UNP protests against Casino Bill

A protest was staged at the location of the proposed site of Australian gaming tycoon James Packer’s casino project at D.R. Wijeywardena Mawatha in Colombo.

Government tells diplomatic community it has evidence

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:32
Government tells diplomatic community it has evidence

The government has today held a meeting with the diplomatic community in the country and said that there is compelling evidence regarding the remittance of substantial sums of money...

MR moved by BBS statement of toppling government

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:29
MR moved by BBS statement of toppling government

The Mahinda Rajapaksa government that initially allowed the Sinhala Buddhist extremist group, Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS), to campaign against the Muslim community in the country and encouraged hate speech...

MR says ready to take on opposition challenge

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:35
MR says ready to take on opposition challenge

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said the government is ready to take on the challenge by the opposition to hold a general or a Presidential election next year.

A Sri Lankan makes it to the Top 10 Mayors of World 2014

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:56
A Sri Lankan makes it to the Top 10 Mayors of World 2014

  Alfonso Sánchez Garza, Mayor of Matamoros, MexicoWhen elected Mayor of Matamoros in July 2010, Alfonso Sánchez Garza was described as one of Mexico’s political rising stars. The city is situated...

Casino Bill is against Constitution: Ven Sobitha

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:40
Casino Bill is against Constitution: Ven Sobitha

People's Movement for Social Justice Chairman the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera said to the media that it was against the Constitution to approve a Casino Bill in Parliament because the...

Under which law did the Magistrate make the order to deport the lady tourist with the Tattoo of Lord Buddha?

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:16
Under which law did the Magistrate make the order to deport the lady tourist with the Tattoo of Lord Buddha?

According to reports a 37 year old British nurse who arrived in Sri Lanka this Monday (21st April 2014) was taken by a taxi driver to a nearby police station...

Sending employees to Libya stop

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:14
Sending employees to Libya stop

  The sending of Sri Lankan employees to Libya had been suspended with immediate effect as consideration of country's current situation.

BBS forcely entered to Minister Bathiudeen’s office

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:09
BBS forcely entered to Minister Bathiudeen’s office

The Bodu Bala Sena organisation yesterday (23) forcibly entered the Ministry of Industries and Commerce, claiming that Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera was hiding in Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s office.

President tells Vijitha to attack Gnanasara!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:04
President tells Vijitha to attack Gnanasara!

Telephoning Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera, convener of the controversial Jathika Bala Sena yesterday (22) afternoon, president Mahinda Rajapaksa had promised him anything he wants for his safety, Temple Trees sources...

Features

Kidneys for sale and murdered JVPers eyes “donated “to foreigners - Pearl Thevanayagam

Kidneys for sale and murdered JVPers eyes “donated “to foreigners  -  Pearl Thevanayagam

Selling of organs is nothing new to Sri Lanka. Kidneys and eyes were sold to...

Bridging the narratives in Sri Lanka

Bridging the narratives in Sri Lanka

In the hot plains of the Vanni, a larger-than-life stone soldier emerges out of a...

Kidney racket: Lankan doctors make fortune

Kidney racket: Lankan doctors make fortune

The three culprits arrested by the Central Crime Station (CCS) police in the international kidney...

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...

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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

Adilur Rahman Khan is selected for Martin Ennals Human Rights Award

Adilur Rahman Khan is selected for Martin Ennals Human Rights Award

Adilur Rahman Khan has been selected by the Martin Ennals...

In message to Muslims, Narendra Modi says 'will reach out to all'

In message to Muslims, Narendra Modi says 'will reach out to all'

 Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, on Tuesday said...

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...

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...

Kidneys for sale and murdered JVPers eyes “donated “to foreigners  -  Pearl Thevanayagam

Kidneys for sale and murdered JVPers eyes “donated “to foreigners - Pearl Thevanayagam

Selling of organs is nothing new to Sri Lanka. Kidneys...

Nishantha buys house in Australia!

Nishantha buys house in Australia!

Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga has bought a...

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