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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...

Borella OIC ‘killers’ are due to be shot tonight!

Borella OIC ‘killers’ are due to be shot tonight!

Two of the three suspects arrested over the death...

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Bodu Bala Sena theoretician to be arrested!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:19
Bodu Bala Sena theoretician to be arrested!

According to reports reaching Lanka News Web, chief executive officer of Bodu Bala Sena headquarters Dilanthe Withanage is to be arrested after framing several charges against him.

Sacrificing Eraj to save Namal!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:14
Sacrificing Eraj to save Namal!

In the face of stern criticism of the government, both nationally and internationally, over yesterday’s (17) attack on a group of UNP MPs who undertook an observation tour of Mattala...

Media organizations condemn journalist attack

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:52
Media organizations condemn journalist attack

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has reportedly condemned the attack on freelance journalist Sivagnanam Selvatheepan in Jaffna.

KP still on the Interpol red list

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:50
KP still on the Interpol red list

Former LTTE arms procurer and head of the Tiger international wing Kumaran Padmanathan alias KP is still on the Interpol red list, the media has reported.

UNGA President to visit Sri Lanka for youth conference

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:45
UNGA President to visit Sri Lanka for youth conference

The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Dr John William Ashe is to participate at the 2014 World Conference on Youth scheduled to commence in Sri Lanka next...

UPFA members now walk around with toy pistols

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 08:01
UPFA members now walk around with toy pistols

The recent attack on a group of UNP parliamentarians in Hambantota has revealed that governing party members walk around with what are called ‘toy’ pistols.

Executive Presidency should be abolished - Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:47
Executive Presidency should be abolished - Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero

Convener of the National Movement for Social Justice  - Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero has said that Executive Presidency should be abolished and that a system of parliamentary accountability should be...

Expose and Isolate the Bodu Bala Sena Extremism Locally & Internationally

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:38
Expose and Isolate the Bodu Bala Sena Extremism Locally & Internationally

INSD, an international network of Sri Lankans living in Europe condemns the provocative and anti democratic activities by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) that violates rights of the minority religious groups...

Where is law and order in this country? - Karu Jayasuriya

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 14:08
Where is law and order in this country? - Karu Jayasuriya

The Statement by UNP acting Leader Karu Jayasuriya on the attack UNP Parliamentarians Mark the day. Thursday, April 17, 2014 would go down in Sri Lankan history as a...

Modi vows to protect fishermen from Sri Lanka Navy

Lanka News Web on Friday, 18 April 2014 11:32
Modi vows to protect fishermen from Sri Lanka Navy

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has wooed the fisher folk in the Ramanathapruam district of Tamil Nadu with a promise that he would do everything for their welfare...

Features

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...

Adrian Mole fame writer Sue Townsend is no more

Adrian Mole fame writer Sue Townsend is no more

 Sue Townsend, my heroine, who wrote under the pseudonym Adrian Mole, has died yesterday...

Peace Studies philosopher advises Tamils to tell the story with a vision

Peace Studies philosopher advises Tamils to tell the story with a vision

“Let us say you have one million Tamils in the Tamil diaspora. They used to...

Give us our daily rice and not Central Bank Report - Pearl Thevanayagam

Give us our daily rice and not Central Bank Report -  Pearl Thevanayagam

Let us get this right. Not only do we have virtual democracy but if Central...

Too Old To Be A Terrorist -Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Too Old To Be A Terrorist -Nilantha Ilangamuwa

We came to know the news about the President Rajapaksa’s new move of banning...

UN vote and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

UN vote and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Experts debate whether UN resolution will help bring reconciliation between majority Sinhala community and Tamils. The...

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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

SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move

SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move

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

Sangakkara retires from Int’l T20

Sangakkara retires from Int’l T20

Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara today submitted his...

World Twenty20 2014: Sri Lanka beat India to win title

World Twenty20 2014: Sri Lanka beat India to win title

Kumar Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over...

Global & Regional

South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain arrested

South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain arrested

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and...

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Latin America's most...

North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un 'bad hair' advert

North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un 'bad hair' advert

North Korean officials paid a visit to a London hair...

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...

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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