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Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

The Sri Lanka Navy is entirely to be blamed for...

Gen. Fonseka seizes control of the Army!

Gen. Fonseka seizes control of the Army!

Officers loyal to Gen. Sarath fonska, who was restored with...

Major General Lal Perera has been convicted of cheating in the procurement of library books

Major General Lal Perera has been convicted of cheating in the procurement of library books

We have received a report of a financial fraud committed...

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Head of UN political affairs arrives in Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 28 February 2015 04:52
Head of UN political affairs arrives in Sri Lanka

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday 28 February for a four day visit. Mr. Feltman is expected to meet with senior officials of the Government,...

Committee to probe media institutions’ conduct during Rajapaksa regime!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 16:47
Committee to probe media institutions’ conduct during Rajapaksa regime!

A committee is reportedly to be appointed to investigate the conduct and dealings of media institutions during the former Rajapaksa regime. In that period, most media were tamed by the...

Prishantha Jayakody as the CID director?

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 16:43
Prishantha Jayakody as the CID director?

SSP Prishantha Jayakody, who returned home yesterday (26), is to be appointed director of the CID, sources say. Back in Sri Lanka after fleeing to Australia around 1 ½ years...

Court orders to pay 180 million rupees to Dr. Samitha

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 13:40
Court orders to pay 180 million rupees to Dr. Samitha

The Colombo District Court today ordered to the BMICH to pay Rs.187 million as compensation to Dr. Samitha Samanmali who was paralysed after an iron bar fell on her back...

Mr. Priminister are we heading for disaster?

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 11:42
Mr. Priminister are we heading for disaster?

Media briefing made on 26/2/2015 looks that you are bewildered with now sign of any intelligence as a follower of JR,a genius politician. Honestly the UNP patriots would ask you...

Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 05:45
Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Shashi Weerawansa has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (27)

Former Ports Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickram summoned by CID

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 05:04
Former Ports Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickram summoned by CID

The former Ports Authority Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrama had been summoned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) , sources said.

CTC Strongly Condemns the Burning of Effigies and Pictures of TNA Leaders

Lanka News Web on Friday, 27 February 2015 04:54
CTC Strongly Condemns the Burning of Effigies and Pictures of TNA Leaders

The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) strongly condemns the burning of effigies and images of TNA leaders, Mr. Sampanthan and Mr.Sumanthiran. We believe these acts are aimed at weakening the democratically...

Monster black hole at cosmic dawn

The Editor on Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:37
Monster black hole at cosmic dawn

A black hole 12 billion times more massive than our sun – at the heart of the brightest quasar in the early universe – as the dark ages of the...

Dispute over the Russian Embassy land

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:52
Dispute over the Russian Embassy land

Politics of corruption and corruption of politics are major topics in Sri Lanka. This corruption is shaped to benefit the eyes of the beholder. As such, corruption is a habit,...

Features

SRI LANKA’s Right to Information Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions and Recommending Revisions

SRI LANKA’s Right to Information Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions and Recommending Revisions

IntroductionIn giving necessary context to Sri Lanka’s draft Right to Information (RTI) law disseminated by...

What will be said and not said, Mangala Samaraweera in the UN HRC - S. V. Kirubaharan

What will be said and not said, Mangala Samaraweera in the UN HRC - S. V. Kirubaharan

The Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Mangala Samaraweera, is scheduled to speak on the opening...

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet, this is what the Joint...

Restoring balance

Restoring balance

A new government tries to distance itself from the recent past FOR many Sri Lankans the...

The World of Our Grandchildren - Noam Chomsky

The World of Our Grandchildren - Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky discusses ISIS, Israel, climate change, and the kind of world future generations may...

Stratergy, leadership and you - Valuism - Ishara de Silva

Stratergy, leadership and you - Valuism - Ishara de Silva

After all this talk on You-Valuism, let’s say a bit about strategy. “Leadership is knowing where...

Zeid requests “one time only” deferral of key report on Sri Lanka conflict

Zeid requests “one time only” deferral of key report on Sri Lanka conflict

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday explained his recommendation...

UNHRC follow Sri Lankan style of not publishing report - S. V. Kirubaharan

 UNHRC follow Sri Lankan style of not publishing report - S. V. Kirubaharan

Sri Lanka is neither a rich country nor an arms-producing country. Most of the arms...

China, Sri Lanka, and the Maritime Great Game

China, Sri Lanka, and the Maritime Great Game

The surprising decision by the new government of Sri Lanka to reverse course and support...

Business & Economy

Sri Lanka Feb inflation eases to record low 0.6%

Sri Lanka Feb inflation eases to record low 0.6%

Sri Lanka's annual inflation rate slowed to a record low...

Sri Lanka banks pay 15% interest for senior citizens

Sri Lanka banks pay 15% interest for senior citizens

Senior citizens who opened fixed deposits up to 2.5 million...

SL paid 85 mn to US Company for DPL work

SL paid 85 mn to US Company for DPL work

The Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States paid Rs....

Japan, Sri Lanka discuss possible trade agreement

Japan, Sri Lanka discuss possible trade agreement

Japan has given the green light for the first-ever prospective...

Controversial Krrish to return?

Controversial Krrish to return?

The Indian based Krrish Group that has been in the...

The SAR, a launch-pad to world currency - Ishara de Silva

The SAR, a launch-pad to world currency - Ishara de Silva

  A while back, a meeting of South Asian leaders under...

Peace Journalism

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

    The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the...

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...

Art

Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins best actor

Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins best actor

British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor Oscar...

Birdman beats Boyhood at Independent Spirit awards

Birdman beats Boyhood at Independent Spirit awards

Birdman has beaten Boyhood to the top prize at the...

Trojan women- review - Ranga Chandrarathne

Trojan women- review - Ranga Chandrarathne

The overall success of masterly Sinhalese rendering The Trojan Women...

Sports

Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka thrash wasteful Bangladesh

Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka thrash wasteful Bangladesh

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara scored hundreds as Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka look to fine-tune rusty attack

Sri Lanka look to fine-tune rusty attack

At the top level, Sri Lanka's cricket travels in waves...

Amputee soldier Guy Disney makes racing history

Amputee soldier Guy Disney makes racing history

Amputee soldier Captain Guy Disney has become the first jockey...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

V.I. Lenin: The Compulsive Revolutionary

V.I. Lenin: The Compulsive Revolutionary

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are...

A Misfit

A Misfit

When Stalin forced me to worship his idolI turned my...

 K Jayathilaka - The Great Literary Icon and the Political Visionary - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

K Jayathilaka - The Great Literary Icon and the Political Visionary - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Many adorers of Sinhala litrature have identified K Jayathilaka as...

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...

Global & Regional

Greek debt crisis: Violence in Athens ahead of Germany vote

Greek debt crisis: Violence in Athens ahead of Germany vote

Police and protesters have clashed in Athens after the first...

World's oldest leader still sounds triumphant

World's oldest leader still sounds triumphant

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, turned 91...

Ukraine conflict: Russia's Vladimir Putin says war 'unlikely'

Ukraine conflict: Russia's Vladimir Putin says war 'unlikely'

President Putin: "I believe that such an apocalyptic scenario is...

Thailand bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand has passed a law banning foreigners from paying Thai...

Criminal charges against the Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra

Criminal charges against the Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra

The attorney General of Thailand has filed criminal charges against...

Poroshenko calls for UN peacekeepers

Poroshenko calls for UN peacekeepers

President Petro Poroshenko has called for UN peacekeepers to be...

Interview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry for 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza

Interview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry for 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza

Interview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry...

SRI LANKA’s Right to Information Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions and Recommending Revisions

SRI LANKA’s Right to Information Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions and Recommending Revisions

IntroductionIn giving necessary context to Sri Lanka’s draft Right to...

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

The Sri Lanka Navy is entirely to be blamed for...

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