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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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Buoy broke due to Gota’s folly – Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:45
Buoy broke due to Gota’s folly – Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

The buoy being used to pump oil from tankers arriving in Colombo to the port has broken due to the foolish acts by defence ministry secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, such...

President-Namal in father-son dispute!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:39
President-Namal in father-son dispute!

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his eldest son Namal Rajapaksa have been having a traditional father-son dispute for some time now, say Temple Trees sources.

Sri Lanka’s new e-NICs collect personal data, family information, adoption details

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:27
Sri Lanka’s new e-NICs collect personal data, family information, adoption details

Sri Lanka’s government is trying to introduce a new electronic identity card. The Government says this is to prevent fraud. Opposition claims the card infringes upon people’s privacy, and...

workshop on building National Unity

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:09
workshop on building National Unity

Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity and Sarvodaya jointly organized a workshop on building National Unity, today in Colombo.

"Navy Pillai – A Great Guardian of Human Rights in Contemporary world": Lawyers Collective

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 02:05
"Navy Pillai – A Great Guardian of Human Rights in Contemporary world": Lawyers Collective

Commenting on the imminent retirement of Ms. Navy Pillai as the Commissioner of UN Human Rights Council, Lawyers Collective of Sri Lanka lauds her as one who was in...

TNA seeks India’s help in return of refugees

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 01:16
TNA seeks India’s help in return of refugees

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has sought India’s help in the return of Sri Lankan refugees from India. “There are over one lakh refugees in Tamil Nadu living in 115...

No place yet for Jeevan even after paying Sanath’s bills

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:10
No place yet for Jeevan even after paying Sanath’s bills

Jeevan Mendis - the captain of Tamil Union, has been in and out of the Sri Lanka side since making his debut in 2010. He last played for Sri Lanka...

President back to Lanka on Thursday!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 05:27
President back to Lanka on Thursday!

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had gone to the US suddenly for a medial test, will return to Sri Lanka on the coming Thursday (28), say President’s Office sources.

Why did Dhammika buy Malik’s Power of Plantium for higher price?

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 05:24
Why did Dhammika buy Malik’s Power of Plantium for higher price?

Several weeks ago, transport ministry secretary and well known casino businessmen Dhammika Perera bought the 32-apartment Power of Plantium located at Bagatale Road, Kollupitiya, Colombo 03 that had been owned...

Gunmen terrorize Moneragala again - CaFFE

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 04:18
Gunmen terrorize Moneragala again - CaFFE

Gunmen travelling in Defender Jeeps once again terrorized parts of Moneragala district last night when they attacked Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) supporters in two separate occasions.

Features

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...

Throwing spokes in the wheel

Throwing spokes in the wheel

An impending alliance between the feuding Ranil and Sajith factions may offer hope of unity...

In the Service of Indian Tamils in Tea Plantations in Ceylon

In the Service of Indian Tamils in Tea Plantations in Ceylon

Book Review - Prof. V. Suryanarayan Sharada Nayak, The Raj Agent in Ceylon, 1936-1940 (Published by...

Rape as war weapon: Tamil women stand testimony to rape in asylum cases - Pearl Thevanayagam

Rape as war weapon: Tamil women stand testimony to rape in asylum cases -  Pearl Thevanayagam

It was in 2011 I wrote this article and in the light of the UNHRC...

Phew, What a country - Pearl Thevanayagam

Phew, What a country - Pearl Thevanayagam

Hee, hee, what a country. We are a sovereign nation and we make our own...

Coal for N'chcholai deal as black as the product - Niranjala Ariyawansha

Coal for N'chcholai deal as black as the product -  Niranjala Ariyawansha

On 14 July, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Treasury Secretary...

Sri Lanka- Genocide and War crimes - Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Sri Lanka- Genocide and War crimes - Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Invaluable Reference Book In 1948, soon after independence, the Government of India appointed a Commission under...

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

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...

Lady Gaga's dog Asia banned from Asia

Lady Gaga's dog Asia banned from Asia

  Pop star Lady Gaga's dog named Asia has been banned...

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

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...

India Calls Off Talks With Pakistan Over Its Envoy Meeting Kashmiri Separatists

India Calls Off Talks With Pakistan Over Its Envoy Meeting Kashmiri Separatists

 India today called off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan...

Julian Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

Julian Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

WikiLeaks founder says he will leave Ecuador's embassy in London...

China’s Engagement In SL Shouldn’t Be An Issue For India – Dr. Wang Weihua

China’s Engagement In SL Shouldn’t Be An Issue For India – Dr. Wang Weihua

China will definitely pay more attention to the Indian Ocean...

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,...

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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