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National government if situation worsens!

National government if situation worsens!

The government is contemplating options in the face of defeat...

Wishing people blessings of the triple gem, Gammapila goes to Australia!

Wishing people blessings of the triple gem, Gammapila goes to Australia!

Lawyer Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila has bought air tickets to flee...

Retired generals summoned for president’s election campaign!

Retired generals summoned for president’s election campaign!

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has summoned, with immediate effect,...

Latest News

President’s election manifesto in further muddle!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 22 December 2014 05:39
President’s election manifesto in further muddle!

The president’s election manifesto ‘Thunkal Dakna Dekma’, which was due to be launched tomorrow (22), has been put off until December 26 by his campaign group, reports say.

Don’t give publicity to Basil, orders Charitha Herath!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 22 December 2014 05:28
Don’t give publicity to Basil, orders Charitha Herath!

Information and media ministry secretary Charitha Herath has ordered that the state media and private media loyal to the government should not give any publicity to economic development minister...

Cannot get assaulted again by giving true reports – SIS chief!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 22 December 2014 05:26
Cannot get assaulted again by giving true reports – SIS chief!

“We are giving true reports to the president to help him rectify his weaknesses and go forward. But, he thinks we are doing a wrong. We too, can deceive...

Police spying on dormant MPs!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 22 December 2014 05:14
Police spying on dormant MPs!

The president has given a special order to senior DIG Anura Senanayake to furnish a report immediately into MPs and ministers who do not get involved in the election...

MR’s manifesto launch postponed till Friday

Lanka News Web on Monday, 22 December 2014 05:01
MR’s manifesto launch postponed till Friday

  The launch of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s election manifesto, the “Mahinda Chinthana Thun Kal Dekma”, has been postponed until Friday (26).

Artist injured in attack on street protesters in Hambantota

Lanka News Web on Monday, 22 December 2014 04:56
Artist injured in attack on street protesters in Hambantota

Several persons including artists were injured yesterday when a street protest organized by a group of civil society activists was attacked in Hambantota. The Mayor of Hambantota, Eraj Fernando...

Muslim Congress to support Maithri, Hakeem to leave govt!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 21 December 2014 08:47
Muslim Congress to support Maithri, Hakeem to leave govt!

At its meeting last night (20), the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress high command decided to support common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the presidential election, say party sources.

Defence Ministry approval required for foreign poll monitors

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 21 December 2014 05:28
Defence Ministry approval required for foreign poll monitors

Foreign election monitors visiting the country to observe the Presidential election will require Defence Ministry clearance.

JVP to protest in Colombo against use of public property

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 21 December 2014 05:10
JVP to protest in Colombo against use of public property

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to hold a protest in Colombo on Tuesday (23) against the use of public property in the governing party election campaign.

Ruwan, who is this?

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 20 December 2014 04:16
Ruwan, who is this?

At today’s media conference by young MPs, leader of the UNP’s Youth Front, Gampaha district MP Ruwan Wijewardena drew a cartoon, and our photographer captured images of the cartoon and...

Features

Election 2015: Our choice - Dayan Jayatilleka

Election 2015: Our choice - Dayan Jayatilleka

Given what we know of the Opposition’s declared strategy and policy at this stage, I...

Buddhism exposed - Ishara de Silva

Buddhism exposed - Ishara de Silva

The Buddhist notion of Nirvana is the same state as the Hindu concept of Moksha,...

The targeting of Tamil women through militarization : A lesson in history

The targeting of Tamil women through militarization : A lesson in history

The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) captured the Jaffna peninsula from the LTTE in December 1995. ...

Sirisena must avoid mixed signals ;Tamils and Muslims anxious about Maithri-JHU cuddle

Sirisena must avoid mixed signals ;Tamils and Muslims anxious about Maithri-JHU cuddle

In last week’s column ("Challenges after Regime Change") I made the following comment (abridged): "There...

Progressive Forum calls on Tamils to vote for Mr.M.Srisena Why?

Progressive Forum calls on Tamils to vote for Mr.M.Srisena Why?

Why Tamil speaking people should vote for the Common Opposition Candidate Mr.M.Srisena? 1) The main...

Malal's speech

Malal's speech

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work promoting...

The cowardly face of an illegal presidential election of Rajapaksa – Robinhood

The cowardly face of an illegal presidential election of Rajapaksa – Robinhood

Chamal Rajapaksa during a meeting once told that the coming 75 years Sri Lanka would...

Masses ready to fight back to kick off Mara this election - Bahu Vama

Masses ready to fight back to kick off Mara this election - Bahu Vama

The TNA leaders  claim, though they have not endorsed Maithree's candidacy so far the TNA...

Sri Lanka’s Future

Sri Lanka’s Future

So the election campaign has started. They are targeting all those who go against Mahinda...

Basil Fernando - A life dedicated to human rights

Basil Fernando - A life dedicated to human rights

The Sri Lankan activist has been fighting for decades on behalf of those who cannot...

Business & Economy

Australia Gateway unveils new opportunities for Sri Lankans in Australia

Australia Gateway unveils new opportunities for Sri Lankans in Australia

Upbeat on growth prospects available for professionals and businesses  One...

Bliss Travels announces building three hotels in Sri Lanka

Bliss Travels announces building three hotels in Sri Lanka

Australia based - DMS Universal and its Sri Lanka travel...

Sri Lanka’s no 1 Digital Marketing Boot Camp in December

Sri Lanka’s no 1 Digital Marketing Boot Camp in December

Digital Marketing is the way forward for businesses to thrive...

Stocks fall to 12 week low due to political uncertainty

Stocks fall to 12 week low due to political uncertainty

Sri Lankan stocks have fallen to a 12-week closing...

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

Shocking political developments and apparent instability have wiped off Rs....

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

Washington DC, October 28: Senior officials of the Governments...

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

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

Eoin Morgan named England one-day captain

Eoin Morgan named England one-day captain

Eoin Morgan has been confirmed as England's new one-day captain...

"Earthquake" Needed to Change 2022 World Cup, Says FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter

"Earthquake" Needed to Change 2022 World Cup, Says FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter

Marrakech, Morocco: Only an "earthquake" can change FIFA's decision to...

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit by ball

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit by ball

Phil Hughes, the Australian test batsman has died, two days...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

A New Book on PTSD Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome (PTSD Sri Lankan Experience ) -  Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

A New Book on PTSD Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome (PTSD Sri Lankan Experience ) - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Foreword Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is an abnormal response...

Thus Replied To Zarathustra - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Thus Replied To Zarathustra - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Zarathustra who are you?  Are you the book for all...

Mahinda Rajapakse in the Departure Lounge - Dr Kumar David

Mahinda Rajapakse in the Departure Lounge - Dr Kumar David

This piece is premised on the assumption that President Mahinda...

Global & Regional

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

US President Barack Obama has ordered a ban on the...

Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports

Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney on Tuesday [9 Dec 2014] called...

Canadian Human Rights Voice: Condemns the Sydney Siege

Canadian Human Rights Voice: Condemns the Sydney Siege

The Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns the hostage crisis which...

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting in Rome

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting in Rome

Pope Francis will not meet the exiled Tibetan leader the...

Asma Jahangir - Pakistan's fearless rights campaigner

Asma Jahangir - Pakistan's fearless rights campaigner

Pakistani activist Asma Jahangir is one of the five winners...

Only Law Can Prevent Certain Election Law Violations – Mahinda Deshapriya

Only Law Can Prevent Certain Election Law Violations – Mahinda Deshapriya

As the tension grows between the opposition common candidate and...

Election 2015: Our choice - Dayan Jayatilleka

Election 2015: Our choice - Dayan Jayatilleka

Given what we know of the Opposition’s declared strategy and...

National government if situation worsens!

National government if situation worsens!

The government is contemplating options in the face of defeat...

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