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15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

SLFP general secretary, health minister Maithripala Sirisena opened the floating...

Kick for critics: Another political niece gets DPL post

Kick for critics: Another political niece gets DPL post

  “One more political appointment, this time Cabinet minister, has been...

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

   Owners of two media institutions have exerted pressure on party...

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Tiran meets Mano in bid to unite Mahinda-Chandrika

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:27
Tiran meets Mano in bid to unite Mahinda-Chandrika

Mawbima newspaper owner, MP Tiran Alles is making a big attempt to resolve the conflict between president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his predecessor Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and make them friends again.

Bala Tampoe, our comrade Bala is no more!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:20
Bala Tampoe, our comrade Bala is no more!

He joined the left movement when he was a student and continued to work for the LSSP while he was a lecturer in Botany and Horticulture in the Department of...

UNP office in Buttala attacked - CaFFE

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 04:31
UNP office in Buttala attacked - CaFFE

The election office of opposition leader of Buttala pradesheeya sabha and United National Party (UNP) Moneragala district provincial council candidate Wijesinghe Herath Mudiyanselage Dharmasena has been attacked in the...

Arbitrary Detention - Asian Legal Resource Centre

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:17
Arbitrary Detention - Asian Legal Resource Centre

Arbitrary arrest and detention take place in large numbers in most Asian countries, both under ordinary laws and anti-terrorism laws.

‘Sellam Nagaradhipathi’ behind Moneragala Ninja style attacks!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 01 September 2014 11:48
‘Sellam Nagaradhipathi’ behind Moneragala Ninja style attacks!

Five JVP and four UNP offices in Wellawaya and Moneragala were either attacked or set on fire on August 29 and 30, and three of them were completely destroyed, said...

Gota revealed as political advisor to Sajith!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 01 September 2014 11:46
Gota revealed as political advisor to Sajith!

  Defence ministry secretary Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is the political advisor to Sajith Premadasa, who is aspiring to become the deputy leader of the UNP, Rajapaksa has admitted in front of...

A dejected Mangala leaves country!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 01 September 2014 11:39
A dejected Mangala leaves country!

Dejected by the attempt to appoint Sajith Premadasa as deputy leader at the instigation of Tiran Allles, the owner of ‘Mawbima’ that had dealt death blows against the UNP and...

Ranil under pressure to remove general secretary!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:41
Ranil under pressure to remove general secretary!

  A group of leading members of the UNP has pressurized party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to making changes in party positions to target the next presidential election, including the removal of...

Due process of law must protect those who seek the missing - NPC

Lanka News Web on Monday, 01 September 2014 09:14
Due process of law must protect those who seek the missing - NPC

International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances was marked on August 30. On this day, families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka, and friends and activists, gathered in Vavuniya in...

Dr. Rajesh Vinugopal detained at Katunayake!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:42
Dr. Rajesh Vinugopal detained at Katunayake!

  Dr. Rajesh Vinugopal, senior lecturer at the international development and human welfare unit of London School of Economics, was detained by the Terrorism Investigation Division officials as he was about...

Features

Ummagga Jathakaya and Divi Neguma - Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Ummagga Jathakaya and Divi Neguma - Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Ummagga' (directly translates into a tunnel) 'jathakaya', in common Buddhist thinking, is a life story...

Govt. MP tables proposal on constitutional amendments

Govt. MP tables proposal on constitutional amendments

Ruling party parliamentarian Vasantha Senanayake has handed over a proposal on constitutional amendments to...

Why Narendra Modi Wants Sri Lanka to Build on the 13th Amendment - D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Why Narendra Modi Wants Sri Lanka to Build on the 13th Amendment -  D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Astute Observers consistently following the erratic course of Sri Lankan Tamil politics were in...

A strenuous September

A strenuous September

INDIA’S restless prime minister, Narendra Modi, likes to brag that he sleeps for only...

Weliweriya Shooting, Family Bandyism And The Presidential System - Laksiri Fernando

Weliweriya Shooting, Family Bandyism And The Presidential System - Laksiri Fernando

Presidency, of course is the problem! We are all concerned about the day to day...

Echo chamber symphonies

Echo chamber symphonies

With repeated reassurances by side players in the international arena, it is no wonder the...

Fleeing reality and seeking succour in escapism - Pearl Thevanayagam

Fleeing reality and seeking succour in escapism - Pearl Thevanayagam

Escapism is equally the last solace of the common man, religious leaders and royalty when...

The All-Time Worst People in History

The All-Time Worst People in History

List Criteria: Horrible, real (not fictional) people who have committed historical crimes. History judges...

Who does USA defend Israel? - Udaya Gammanpila

Who does USA defend Israel? - Udaya Gammanpila

US government has repeatedly alleged without basis that Sri Lankan forces had killed more than...

Power & Power: – Minister Ranawaka and Rent Seekers - Shiral Lakthilaka

Power & Power: – Minister Ranawaka and Rent Seekers -  Shiral  Lakthilaka

The menace of corruption in the country is one of the serious ailments that we...

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

Iran's last great female poet

Iran's last great female poet

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

The 5 novels shortlisted for Swarna Pusthaka

The 5 novels shortlisted for Swarna Pusthaka

The eighth Swarna Pusthaka award ceremony organized by the...

"Gandhi" Director dies at age 90

"Gandhi" Director dies at age 90

Actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died aged...

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

Eastern promises

Eastern promises

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

Police torture two juveniles to extract confession

Police torture two juveniles to extract confession

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that...

Briton with Ebola flown back to UK

Briton with Ebola flown back to UK

A British volunteer nurse who contracted deadly Ebola in Sierra...

Detainees paid pin money to paint, clean and serve food

Detainees paid pin money to paint, clean and serve food

  Detainees at immigration detention centres across the UK are working...

BURMA: UNODC agreement on the rule of law, a step in the right direction

BURMA: UNODC agreement on the rule of law, a step in the right direction

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has...

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

San Francisco Bay Area activists have not allowed a vessel...

Indian Govt Shouldn’t Have Dealt Directly With TNA – Udaya Gammanpila

Indian Govt Shouldn’t Have Dealt Directly With TNA – Udaya Gammanpila

The Sri Lankan government was expecting the new BJP government...

Ummagga Jathakaya and Divi Neguma - Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Ummagga Jathakaya and Divi Neguma - Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Ummagga' (directly translates into a tunnel) 'jathakaya', in common Buddhist...

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

SLFP general secretary, health minister Maithripala Sirisena opened the floating...

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