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The top policeman who harbours murders?

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The CID has now been able to ascertain, with very...

Mangala grants 3-fold pay hike to Maithri’s brother

Mangala grants 3-fold pay hike to Maithri’s brother

The Sri Lanka Telecom director board at its meeting yesterday...

For whose desire that Chemmani mass grave case was closed

For whose desire that Chemmani mass grave case was closed

Investigations revealed that 18-year-old Krishanthi Coomeraswamy, a student of Chundikuly...

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We cannot pay Mahinda's helicopter bills- Susil

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 18 April 2015 09:30
We cannot pay Mahinda's helicopter bills- Susil

"Air Force helicopters were not used for the election campaign of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However, if the payments for the used helicopters were not made those who hired...

No nominations for 36 MPs – CBK proposes

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 18 April 2015 05:14
No nominations for 36 MPs – CBK proposes

Former President and Advisor to the SLFP, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge has proposed that about 36 MPs of the UPFA not be given nominations to contest at the next general election.Kumaratunge...

Why the Good Governance including Mangala is quiescent against the corruption of Jaliya?

Lanka News Web on Friday, 17 April 2015 04:56
Why the Good Governance including Mangala is quiescent against the corruption of Jaliya?

Sri Lankans living in the United States has written a letter to the foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera disclosing all discrepancies of the cousin brother of the former president, Jaliya Wicramasooriya...

I went to London with court permission - Bogollagama

Lanka News Web on Friday, 17 April 2015 04:55
I went to London with court permission - Bogollagama

“I went to London with the permission of the courts. The impounded passport was released for me. I did not go to London by boat, but as a normal citizen...

PM’s secretary responds over ‘Mr. 10 pc’!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 17 April 2015 04:55
PM’s secretary responds over ‘Mr. 10 pc’!

Secretary to the prime minister E.M.S.B. Ekanayake has emailed a response to the article published by us yesterday (15) titled ‘Who is Mr. 10 pc at PM’s office?’

Massive revenue losses on the imports of tyres

Lanka News Web on Friday, 17 April 2015 04:54
Massive revenue losses on the imports of tyres

The Government is incurring massive losses in revenue in the import of automobile tyres due to malpractices and irregularities at the department of customs.

Mahendran summoned to Bribery Commission

Lanka News Web on Friday, 17 April 2015 02:51
Mahendran summoned to Bribery Commission

The Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was today questioned by the Bribery Commission for about six hours in connection with the sale of Central Bank Bonds.

President once again hospitalized

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:36
President once again hospitalized

President Maithripala has been hospitalized today the 15th of April according to news reaching us at Lanka News Web.it is being reported that he is taking treatment by resident in...

Naxals getting arms from Sri Lanka?

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:51
Naxals getting arms from Sri Lanka?

India's Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a “specific tip-off” that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka, The Asian Age...

Who is ‘Mr. 10 per cent’ at PM’s office?

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:43
Who is ‘Mr. 10 per cent’ at PM’s office?

The entire country well knows that during the Rajapaksa regime, it was Basil Rohana Rajapaksa, the brother of the then president, who had been dubbed ‘Mr. 10 per cent.’ Basil,...

Features

Good Governance in Sri Lanka - Asoka Bandarage

Good Governance in Sri Lanka - Asoka Bandarage

The World Bank Group's Worldwide Governance Indicators are: voice and accountability, political stability and absence...

The Glory Foretold

The Glory Foretold

There is absolutely no doubt that with consistent performances, the young, talented and dynamic wicket...

Four cheers for judicial independence

Four cheers for judicial independence

"He called a premature election to crown himself for the third time and suffered a...

Ecstasy and agony as NZ hold nerve to reach ICC Cricket WC final :

Ecstasy and agony as NZ hold nerve to reach ICC Cricket WC final :

The first semi final between South Africa and New Zealand played at Eden Park in...

Indian social reformer and politician honoured with a Google Doodle

Indian social reformer and politician honoured with a Google Doodle

The issue of the caste system in India - and of so-called 'untouchables' - remains...

Dudley Senanayake: saga of a principled politician

Dudley Senanayake: saga of a principled politician

42nd Death Anniversary Commemoration In 1952, he was forty years of age, the Minister of Agriculture...

Reasons for Sri Lanka's debacle at World cup - Sunil Thenabadu

Reasons for Sri Lanka's debacle at World cup - Sunil Thenabadu

Stupid gamble of selectors’ misfired, resulted in a debacle, Proteas broke 'hoodoo'. Irresistible and pumped-up South...

No Shortcuts to Reconciliation; Sri Lanka Needs a State Policy on Human Rights – Pablo de Greiff

No Shortcuts to Reconciliation; Sri Lanka Needs a State Policy on Human Rights – Pablo de Greiff

Observations by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of...

Constitutional Games and a Nation’s Expectations - Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

Constitutional Games and a Nation’s Expectations - Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

Even if we give the most compassionate rendering of the extraordinary sequence of events that...

How Sri Lanka Won the War

How Sri Lanka Won the War

How to win a civil war in a globalized world where insurgents skillfully exploit offshore...

Business & Economy

Sri Lanka needs more FDI for high growth rate: World Bank

Sri Lanka needs more FDI for high growth rate: World Bank

Sri Lanka’s economic growth is expected to decline to 6.9%...

Vajira Wijegunawardene appointed as DG of Sri Lanka SEC

Vajira Wijegunawardene appointed as DG of Sri Lanka SEC

Sri Lanka’s security exchange commission (SEC) has appointed Vajira Wijegunawardene...

Rajan becomes the IMF's first chief from a developing country ?

Rajan becomes the IMF's first chief from a developing country ?

Amid speculation about the uneasy relationship between Reserve Bank of...

Cairn pulls out of Sri Lanka gas field as prices slump

Cairn pulls out of Sri Lanka gas field as prices slump

Cairn India has withdrawn from Mannar Basin natural gas exploration...

7.4% growth in the country's economy - Central Bank

7.4% growth in the country's economy - Central Bank

According to the information provided by the census and statistics...

 Fed Signals It May Increase Interest Rates by Midyear

Fed Signals It May Increase Interest Rates by Midyear

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it would consider raising...

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

The story about Rene

The story about Rene

This book is about RENE who lived in Kalapaluwawa a...

The Father of Modern India

The Father of Modern India

Arundhati Roy discusses her extensive introduction in the new book,...

Dr.Lester James Peris 96th Birthday

Dr.Lester James Peris 96th Birthday

Media Minister Gayantha Karunatilleka and film operation chairman Mr Deepal...

Sports

Sangakkara wins award at Asian Awards 2015 in London

Sangakkara wins award at Asian Awards 2015 in London

Kumar Sangakkara won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport...

Richie Benaud: Australia cricket legend & commentator dies at 84

Richie Benaud: Australia cricket legend & commentator dies at 84

Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud has...

Welegedara spell equals world record

Welegedara spell equals world record

Chanaka Welegedara equalled the world record for the most economical...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

These Jokes Are For Intellectuals Only. The 5th One Had Me Confused!

These Jokes Are For Intellectuals Only. The 5th One Had Me Confused!

I love a good smart joke, even if they sometimes...

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital...

Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

Oh what a nightThey called it Chrystal NightForcibly breaking the...

An open letter to Mangala

An open letter to Mangala

Dear Foreign Minister, Associating with alternate opinion holders for sometimes I...

War and Human Cost Depicted in Movies  by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

War and Human Cost Depicted in Movies by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the...

Global & Regional

March was hottest worldwide since 1880

March was hottest worldwide since 1880

Last month was the hottest March worldwide since record keeping...

'Sung influenced Sri Lanka for Ban's election'

'Sung influenced Sri Lanka for Ban's election'

Deceased Keangnam Enterprises Chairman Sung Woan-jong claimed that he contributed...

Most refugees snubbing Australia's offer for Cambodia resettlement

Most refugees snubbing Australia's offer for Cambodia resettlement

Australia is struggling to convince refugees held in offshore detention...

Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid

Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally entered...

Barack Obama and Raúl Castro's handshake captured by cameras

Barack Obama and Raúl Castro's handshake captured by cameras

Presidents of US and Cuba shake hands in brief but...

New Images Show China Literally Gaining Ground in South China Sea

New Images Show China Literally Gaining Ground in South China Sea

The clusters of Chinese vessels busily dredge white sand and...

Points of interest in SC decision on 19A -  Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

Points of interest in SC decision on 19A - Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

Exclusive interview with Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, President’s Counsel and member...

Good Governance in Sri Lanka - Asoka Bandarage

Good Governance in Sri Lanka - Asoka Bandarage

The World Bank Group's Worldwide Governance Indicators are: voice and...

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The CID has now been able to ascertain, with very...

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