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JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

If SLFP would promote the Buddhist Singhalese attitude and direct...

JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

The JHU has proposed to president Maithripala Sirisena to appoint...

Boss sexually harasses female Army legal officers!

Boss sexually harasses female Army legal officers!

Head of the Army’s legal directorate Brig. R.P. Rajapathirana has...

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Intelligence report on KP surfaces

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 01 February 2015 06:10
Intelligence report on KP surfaces

A report containing yet unpublished details of secrets revealed by the former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP it is learnt is to be presented to the government by the...

Intelligence report on KP surfaces

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 01 February 2015 06:09
Intelligence report on KP surfaces

A report containing yet unpublished details of secrets revealed by the former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP it is learnt is to be presented to the government by the...

S.B. Acquires Colombo 7 House Gifted To Colombo University

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 01 February 2015 05:03
S.B. Acquires Colombo 7 House Gifted To Colombo University

S.B. Acquires Colombo 7 House Gifted To Colombo University University of Colombo has come under severe criticism for allowing former Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake to acquire a valuable residence...

Minister notes money shortage at SLBFE

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 01 February 2015 04:07
Minister notes money shortage at SLBFE

Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Atukorale says that there is a shortage of Rs. 150 million that had been under the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment and the bureau...

How Rajapaksas misused super luxury CHOGM buses

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:52
How Rajapaksas misused super luxury CHOGM buses

Misuse of luxury buses by the Rajapaksa administration during the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting in Colombo in November 2013 has come under investigation by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

New office bearers in FUTA

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:07
New office bearers in FUTA

New office bearers have been elected at the AGM of FUTA held at OUSL on 30th January 2015.

Over Rs. 700 million spent by Rajapaksa government for a bid

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 31 January 2015 05:16
Over Rs. 700 million spent by Rajapaksa government for a bid

Details of the massive wastage of public funds by the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa government are now being exposed. Among the many incidents of such wastage of public funds is the wasting...

James Packer's Crown pulls plug on $400m Sri Lanka casino plan after Colombo scraps tax concessions

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 31 January 2015 04:34
James Packer's Crown pulls plug on $400m Sri Lanka casino plan after Colombo scraps tax concessions

James Packer's Crown Group says it will not go ahead with a proposed plan to develop a $400 million luxury hotel and resort in Sri Lanka, following a decision by...

US set to present another Geneva submission on Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 31 January 2015 01:25
 US set to present another Geneva submission on Sri Lanka

  The United States of America is ready to submit another proposal to the United Nations Human Rights Council citing Sri Lanka as the respondent.

Sri Lanka's Tamil party rejects domestic probe

Lanka News Web on Friday, 30 January 2015 07:58
Sri Lanka's Tamil party rejects domestic probe

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party Thursday said it would oppose any domestic inquiry into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of the country's civil war and...

Features

A Chance for Justice in Sri Lanka? - Dr. Mark Ellis

A Chance for Justice in Sri Lanka? - Dr. Mark Ellis

  Mahinda Rajapaksa's defeat in Sri Lanka's 2015 presidential election evoked, for me, some harrowing images...

Sripavan Second Tamil to Become Lankan Chief Justice

Sripavan Second Tamil to Become Lankan Chief Justice

Justice Kanakasabapathi Sripavan will be the second Tamil to be Chief Justice of the Sri...

Past 2 years battle was not a personal, its for rule of law - Shirani Bandaranayake

Past 2 years battle was not a personal, its for rule of law - Shirani Bandaranayake

'The battle which was fought for the past 2 years, was not a personal one...

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

“The harmful effect of a good constitution governed by a bad person has more impact...

Sri Lanka’s ‘rainbow revolution’

Sri Lanka’s ‘rainbow revolution’

The challenge we face today is to rebuild our institutions while maintaining the principles upon...

Window of opportunity to rebuild damaged legal structure

Window of opportunity to rebuild damaged legal structure

The 100-day reform programme of the new government is an opportune moment for rebuilding the...

Mangala promises demilitarisation of North, domestic war crimes probe

Mangala promises demilitarisation of North, domestic war crimes probe

Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has outlined a series of steps President...

Appointment of the Prime Minister: Constitutional or Not? - N.Selvakkumaran

Appointment of the Prime Minister: Constitutional or Not? - N.Selvakkumaran

President, Maithripala Sirisena appointed Ranil Wickremasinghe as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on the...

International investigation on Sri Lanka should continue! - S. V. Kirubaharan

International investigation on Sri Lanka should continue! -  S. V. Kirubaharan

  Commissions and Omissions / New President and UN investigation / LLRC / The new Foreign...

Indian Spy's Role Alleged in Sri Lankan President's Election Defeat: Report

Indian Spy's Role Alleged in Sri Lankan President's Election Defeat: Report

Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India's spy agency in the run-up to...

Business & Economy

GSP Plus concessions likely again

GSP Plus concessions likely again

Strong prospects of reviving the GSP plus tariff concessions from...

Sri Lanka budget hits Rajapaksa family-run sports channel

Sri Lanka budget hits Rajapaksa family-run sports channel

Sri Lanka's new government has slapped a one-time tax of...

Graft complaint over expropriated Sri Lanka hotel tower deal

Graft complaint over expropriated Sri Lanka hotel tower deal

Sri Lanka's Deputy Economic Development Minister Harsha de Silva asked...

Inheriting a “scary” economic situation

Inheriting a “scary” economic situation

Sri Lanka’s new Government has inherited a “scary” economic situation...

Crucial Monetary Board meeting today, rupee value may see changes

Crucial Monetary Board meeting today, rupee value may see changes

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) Governor Arjuna Mahendran will chair...

Northern Power Co not responsible for Jaffna water contamination issue

Northern Power Co not responsible for Jaffna water contamination issue

All available scientific evidence shows that the powerhouse of North...

Peace Journalism

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

Here is a list of 15 current conflicts-violence relations,...

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Considering the year that is about to end is a...

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

  A poem in honor of the indomitable spirit of fellow...

Art

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune (The Night is Still Young),...

Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

The 2014 Costa Book Awards category shortlists have been announced...

Trojan Kanthavo: the artist’s tryst with destiny

Trojan Kanthavo: the artist’s tryst with destiny

Dharmasiri Bandaranayake’s last play, Trojan Kanthavo, a Sinhala adaptation of...

Sports

Elise Christie wins two golds at European Championships

Elise Christie wins two golds at European Championships

Great Britain's Elise Christie has won two gold medals at...

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi & Manuel Neuer

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi & Manuel Neuer

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or...

Michael Schumacher Faces "Long Fight" to Recovery, Says Manager

Michael Schumacher Faces "Long Fight" to Recovery, Says Manager

Michael Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in a ski accident...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

Joseph Stalin - Psychopathology of a Dictator - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Joseph Stalin - Psychopathology of a Dictator - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Joseph Stalin was one of the main architects of creating...

When The Giants Fall..............

When The Giants Fall..............

Long long long ago when the sun, moon and the...

Vultural cultoorists

Vultural cultoorists

 “Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage” is an oft...

The Untold Story of the Hammond Hill (Hammenheil ) Prison - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

The Untold Story of the Hammond Hill (Hammenheil ) Prison - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

 A world renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo conducted a prison...

The Gravest Mistake

The Gravest Mistake

I have seen politicians make errors during the election...

Remembering the Tsunami Disaster, 10 Years Later - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Remembering the Tsunami Disaster, 10 Years Later - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

The massive earthquake off the west coast of Indonesia on...

Global & Regional

Lets contribute to release Kenji Goto

Lets contribute to release Kenji Goto

Kenji Goto's very courageous wife has made this plea as...

Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners among nine killed

Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners among nine killed

Militants have attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli,...

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015

Today - the Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015 –...

Islamic State Confirms Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa

Islamic State Confirms Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa

The Islamic State group confirmed on Sunday its militants have...

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in India for a...

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most...

“JVP Will Be Watchful Of CID” – JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake

“JVP Will Be Watchful Of CID” – JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Speaking to The Sunday Leader on the on-going investigations into...

A Chance for Justice in Sri Lanka? - Dr. Mark Ellis

A Chance for Justice in Sri Lanka? - Dr. Mark Ellis

  Mahinda Rajapaksa's defeat in Sri Lanka's 2015 presidential election evoked,...

JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

If SLFP would promote the Buddhist Singhalese attitude and direct...

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