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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...

Gota harbours Bread Talk robbers!

Gota harbours Bread Talk robbers!

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ordred the suspension of investigations...

Latest News

End Familiocracy starting from Uva - Karu

Lanka News Web on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:44
End Familiocracy starting from Uva - Karu

"The core of the country has been contaminated by a viral flu and that viral flu is corruption, it is nepotism, it is Familiocracy and it is racial and...

JVP leader injured in road accident

Lanka News Web on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:43
JVP leader injured in road accident

  JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has been admitted to the Rathnapura hospital a short while ago after his vehicle collided with a tipper truck in Rathnapura.

Next public sittings of Missing Persons Commission in Mannar

Lanka News Web on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:43
Next public sittings of Missing Persons Commission in Mannar

The Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will hold its next public sittings in Mannar.

India to inform SL about terror cloud on Colombo Pakistan Embassy official

Lanka News Web on Monday, 28 July 2014 09:42
India to inform SL about terror cloud on Colombo Pakistan Embassy official

India to inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Colombo Pakistan Embassy officialIndia will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo...

Ridiculous, says Bar

Lanka News Web on Monday, 28 July 2014 08:54
Ridiculous, says Bar

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has sought the approval of Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order regarding a request made by president of Bar Association of...

Opp. Common candidate will be advantageous to MR - Basil

Lanka News Web on Monday, 28 July 2014 05:47
Opp. Common candidate will be advantageous to MR - Basil

Minister Basil Rajapaksa has stated that if the opposition field a common candidate in the upcoming presidential election it will be advantageous for President Mahinda Rajapaksa and if there...

Abbott defends treatment of SL migrants

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:57
Abbott defends treatment of SL migrants

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said his government's treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to...

Despite Mathata Thitha, more liquor licences issued in 2013

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:44
Despite Mathata Thitha, more liquor licences issued in 2013

The Government’s much hyped “mathata thitha” policy to discourage liquor consumption may be in place but that has not stopped the Excise Department from issuing 62 new liquor licences...

LTTE responsible for 80 percent of alleged abductions - PCI

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:58
LTTE responsible for 80 percent of alleged abductions - PCI

The LTTE was responsible for nearly 80 percent of the alleged abductions, of the cases already heard in four districts except Jaffna, the Presidential Commission investigating cases of missing...

Don’t say we are bad boys next time – Thugs warn SLPI

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 27 July 2014 08:53
Don’t say we are bad boys next time – Thugs warn SLPI

Leader of the gang who disrupted the media workshop to be held in the auditorium of the Sri Lanka Press Institute warned that ” if this institute allows any...

Features

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...

Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia

Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia

Universal basic social services, strong social protection, and decent jobs spur human development progress Staggering...

The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

What follows is consequent of a remark made by (Sinhalese) Mr Bradman Weerakoon on 20...

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

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...

The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

Dr. Paul Marshall on the rise of apostasy and blasphemy...

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

In a speech today at the London Business School, Ed...

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...

Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha

Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha

Launch of the book “Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha” (Mirror of Patriotism)...

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

Hamas announces new 24-hour Gaza ceasefire with Israel

Hamas announces new 24-hour Gaza ceasefire with Israel

Palestinian militant group Hamas has announced a 24-hour ceasefire...

U.S. Could Help Ukraine Target Rebels' Missiles

U.S. Could Help Ukraine Target Rebels' Missiles

The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies are developing plans...

Helicopter crash in India

Helicopter crash in India

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed in Uttar Pradesh's...

Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

At least two Palestinians have been killed in the...

'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official

'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official

Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas...

Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact...

More Questions Than Answers’ – Suren Surendiran

More Questions Than Answers’ – Suren Surendiran

While the Government feels it has achieved something more...

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...

Acting IGP to tame opposition forces!

Acting IGP to tame opposition forces!

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

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