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Sri Lanka Cricket to become Ranatunga family property?

Sri Lanka Cricket to become Ranatunga family property?

A ‘Ranatunga family plan’ to bring in an interim committee...

Sajith should be made leader if Ranil loses - Tiran

Sajith should be made leader if Ranil loses - Tiran

Sajith Premadasa has put forward more conditions to accept...

Sajith, a mere pawn, conspiracy revealed!

Sajith, a mere pawn, conspiracy revealed!

Sajith Premadasa, who is boycotting the Uva electioneering over...

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Government collects information on UNP/JVP supporting state sector employees in run up to polls

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:52
Government collects information on UNP/JVP supporting state sector employees in run up to polls

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management in a letter has requested information of United National Party and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna supporters, who are employees of state sector...

Adventure Motorcycle Journey to spread Peace commences

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:29
Adventure Motorcycle Journey to spread Peace commences

Sri Lanka Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama has flagged off a motorcycle journey led by Feros Omar of Brandix Lanka Ltd from Brandenburg Gate, Berlin to Battaramulla, Colombo this morning. Feros...

Choose between assisting UPFA candidates and your responsibilities – CaFFE demands

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:41
Choose between assisting UPFA candidates and your responsibilities – CaFFE demands

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has urged the District Secretary of Moneragala to remove himself from the position of the District Returning Officer for the coming Uva elections...

Academics condemn Sydney University professor for call to go soft on Sri Lanka's war history

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 01:58
Academics condemn Sydney University professor for call to go soft on Sri Lanka's war history

Academics and non-government organisations have condemned a University of Sydney academic's call for delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on Sri Lanka, despite claims of the...

Urgent need for competent public justice systems

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 01:18
Urgent need for competent public justice systems

An Oral Statementto the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status

Ranil lays down condition to Sajith!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:34
Ranil lays down condition to Sajith!

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed Sajith Premadasa that before the party’s working committee is convened on September 23rd and he is given the deputy leader position, he should publicly...

The international democracy day today (15)

Lanka News Web on Monday, 15 September 2014 06:08
The international democracy day today (15)

The message of the secretary general on the international democracy day today (15 Sept) As we observe this year’s International Day of Democracy, the world seems more turbulent than ever. In...

Lawyers Collective Condemns Death Threats to Attorneys Namal Rajapakshe and Manjula Pathiraja

Lanka News Web on Monday, 15 September 2014 05:51
Lawyers Collective Condemns Death Threats to Attorneys Namal Rajapakshe and Manjula Pathiraja

The Lawyers Collective strongly condemns death threats to two of it’s leading members, Attorneys-at-Law, Mr. Namal Rajapakshe and Mr. Manjula Pathiraja. Mr. Rajapaske and Pathiraja have been leading human rights...

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett supports international inquiry into war crimes

Lanka News Web on Monday, 15 September 2014 04:09
Former Home Secretary David Blunkett supports international inquiry into war crimes

British Tamils Forum members and a constituent met former UK Home Secretary David Blunkett MP last Saturday to garner support for UK Tamil organisations and individuals that have been...

‘Deshaya’ wanted Gota to say he’ll enter politics!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 14 September 2014 14:44
‘Deshaya’ wanted Gota to say he’ll enter politics!

It was at the insistance of Ranjith Ananda Jayasinghe, editor of the recently launched ‘Deshaya’ of Wijaya Newspapers Ltd. that defence ministry secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has declared that he...

Features

Confess the bleak (book review) Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Confess the bleak (book review) Nilantha Ilangamuwa

“There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried” ―...

UK RIP?

UK RIP?

Ditching the union would be a mistake for Scotland and a tragedy for the...

UK opts to oust Mahinda of Commonwealth leadership - Pearl Thevanayagam

UK opts to oust Mahinda of Commonwealth leadership -  Pearl Thevanayagam

Moves are under way in the UK House of Commons to remove the President as...

Common Presidential candidate & Ethnic conflict - S. V. Kirubaharan

Common Presidential candidate & Ethnic conflict - S. V. Kirubaharan

Now-a-days when you tune into the radio, turn on the TV, read Sri Lankan newspapers...

The AHRC story: 30 years of commitment to human rights protection

The AHRC story: 30 years of commitment to human rights protection

The Story of 30 Years of Commitment is a documentary (now accessible online) produced...

Next Move on Lanka Policy

Next Move on Lanka Policy

The recent visit of a six-member Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation to New Delhi marks...

Good Bye Comrade Sarath Justin Fernando, Founder - MONLAR - Lionel Bopage

Good Bye Comrade Sarath Justin Fernando, Founder - MONLAR - Lionel Bopage

Comrade SarathJustin Fernandoand I met as students of the Engineering Faculty in Peradeniya campus in...

My Last Dreams by Sarath Fernando

My Last Dreams by Sarath Fernando

Sarath Fernando, a thinker, a revolutionary, an organiser, an activist, a social justice worker,...

Modi’s wake-up message for Indians

Modi’s wake-up message for Indians

On August 15, India celebrated her freedom from Britain.  Traditionally, the day begins with a...

'In this country, for everything, the penalty is death' - Bala Tampoe

'In this country, for everything, the penalty is death' - Bala Tampoe

  Sri Lanka's firebrand trade unionist and renowned leftist Bala Tampoe, died on the 1st of...

Business & Economy

Taiwan trouble for James Packer's Macau casino joint venture

Taiwan trouble for James Packer's Macau casino joint venture

Taiwanese prosecutors have charged a subsidiary of James Packer’s...

Touchwood’s bank balance is a paltry Rs. 3,000!

Touchwood’s bank balance is a paltry Rs. 3,000!

The case concerning the winding-up of troubled Touchwood Investments...

LinkdIn pays US$6m over US wage violations

LinkdIn pays US$6m over US wage violations

LinkedIn has paid nearly US$6 million in back wages...

Half a billion rupees ‘leaked’ by CPC

Half a billion rupees ‘leaked’ by CPC

  The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has lost approximately Rs. 583...

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

3 Reasons the BRICS' New Development Bank Matters

Although the tragic incident of MH17 now attracts global...

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Yesterday (July 24), Sri Lanka saw the launch of...

Peace Journalism

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

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

Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July...

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...

Art

Understanding Chandraguptha Thenuwara's Art Practice

Understanding Chandraguptha Thenuwara's Art Practice

In the introduction of the exhibition catalogue After Shock -...

Iran's last great female poet

Iran's last great female poet

  EVEN as a child, she knew how poetry should sound....

Sports

Rory McIlroy battles back at Valhalla to win his fourth major

Rory McIlroy battles back at Valhalla to win his fourth major

World number one Rory McIlroy edged a gripping US...

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England beat India by an innings in three days at Old Trafford

England stormed to a resounding victory over India inside...

England level series

England level series

Moeen Ali and James Anderson led England's surge to...

Global & Regional

‘BJP for permanent solution to fishermen issue’ - Tamilisai Soundararajan

‘BJP for permanent solution to fishermen issue’ - Tamilisai Soundararajan

BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan has denied Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s...

Oscar Pistorius trial: Athlete 'fired shots deliberately'

Oscar Pistorius trial: Athlete 'fired shots deliberately'

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has rejected the...

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Subramanian Swamy

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Subramanian Swamy

The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has filed a...

SAC Capital Ex-Portfolio Manager Martoma Gets 9 Years for Insider Trading

SAC Capital Ex-Portfolio Manager Martoma Gets 9 Years for Insider Trading

The parents of Mathew Martoma, the former portfolio manager for...

S. Africa refuses Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit

S. Africa refuses Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit

South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the...

Eastern promises

Eastern promises

AT THEIR nearest points, India and Indonesia are barely...

 Our Efforts Are In The Name Of Sincere Citizens – Fr S. J. Emmanuel

Our Efforts Are In The Name Of Sincere Citizens – Fr S. J. Emmanuel

The head of the Global Tamil Forum, Fr S.J, Emmanuel...

Confess the bleak (book review) Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Confess the bleak (book review) Nilantha Ilangamuwa

“There are many things that can only be seen through...

Sri Lanka Cricket to become Ranatunga family property?

Sri Lanka Cricket to become Ranatunga family property?

A ‘Ranatunga family plan’ to bring in an interim committee...

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