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Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

Karu-Ravi sidelined, Sajith is deputy leader!

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

Yoshitha’s Magenta to carryout presidential poll propaganda work!

Yoshitha’s Magenta to carryout presidential poll propaganda work!

The propaganda campaign of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next...

Gota gave details to attack Rajitha!

Gota gave details to attack Rajitha!

It is defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who had advised...

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Why does Gota visit Ceylon Steel Corporation twice a week?

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 05:15
Why does Gota visit Ceylon Steel Corporation twice a week?

Defence ministry secretary Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, despite his busy workload, pays at least two visits a week to the CHICO, Ceylon Steel Corporation at Oruwala, and this has become quite...

People’s rallies across country to welcome Sajith!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 05:11
People’s rallies across country to welcome Sajith!

One hundred meetings are to be organized across the country to welcome UNP MP Sajith Premadasa once he is appointed deputy leader of the party, says sources in the Sajith...

UNP organizer positions for Shiral and Maithri again!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 05:08
UNP organizer positions for Shiral and Maithri again!

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has agreed to reappoint lawyers Shiral Lakthilake and Maithri Gunaratne, whose party memberships have been banned, to party electoral organizer positions after withdrawing disciplinary allegations against...

Tissa manages to secure support of ‘Mawbima’ for Ranil!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 05:06
Tissa manages to secure support of ‘Mawbima’ for Ranil!

UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayake has managed to secure the support of ‘Mawbima’ newspaper at the next presidential election for party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, say Sirikotha sources.

Gota hands over Amtrad Stones to Nissanka!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 05:05
Gota hands over Amtrad Stones to Nissanka!

Amtrad, the company producing the amtrad stones or ‘Gota Gal’ to be laid in the pavements under the Colombo beautification project, has been handed over by defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa...

Trinco’s Karmalai Uttu mosque razed to the ground!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 05:03
Trinco’s Karmalai Uttu mosque razed to the ground!

The Karmalai Uttu mosque located at the Trincomalee high security zone was razed to the ground by using bulldozers on the night of August 18.

Moon censures SL on refusal to grant visas to UN investigators: TGTE

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 04:44
Moon censures SL on refusal to grant visas to UN investigators: TGTE

  President of the UN General Assembly urged to withdraw his invitation to Sri Lankan President to address the UN General Assembly

Pakistan/ Sri Lanka: Inhumane and illegal deportation of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka should be stopped

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 04:13
Pakistan/ Sri Lanka: Inhumane and illegal deportation of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka should be stopped

As Sri Lankan citizens and Sri Lankan civil society organizations, we are appalled by the recent arrests and deportation of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. According to the UN,...

Satellite images show the Sri Lankan Army is seizing land under false pretences

Lanka News Web on Friday, 22 August 2014 00:54
Satellite images show the Sri Lankan Army is seizing land under false pretences

In a groundbreaking development analysis of satellite images conducted by the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), at...

The top three takeaways from President Rajapaksa’s breakfast

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:31
The top three takeaways from President Rajapaksa’s breakfast

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met with the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka yesterday, in the company of the External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris. These are the main takeaways from what...

Features

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...

Needed: Regime Change in Israel

Needed: Regime Change in Israel

Like so many, like millions, this author’s heart is bleeding for the killed and bereaved...

Sanctions for Russia and a Green Light for Israel to Continue War Crimes

Sanctions for Russia and a Green Light for Israel to Continue War Crimes

The moral duplicity in the U.S. political class is breathtaking. Squeezed in between news...

Johan Galtung Performs “Le Déserteur” (MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK)

Johan Galtung Performs “Le Déserteur” (MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK)

  Prof. Johan Vincent Galtung performing the famous anti-militaristic ode: Le Déserteur, by Boris Vian, 1954. Galtung...

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

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...

'THE WALL'  -An art installation by Chandraguptha Thenuwara

'THE WALL' -An art installation by Chandraguptha Thenuwara

THE WALL is 30 feet long and 7 feet high....

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

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...

Reporter missing for past 10 days in Maldives

Reporter missing for past 10 days in Maldives

All the evidence indicates that Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan...

Progress in 'difficult' Ukraine talks, says Germany

Progress in 'difficult' Ukraine talks, says Germany

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said four-way talks on the...

Have you heard of the Seychelles Strategy?

Have you heard of the Seychelles Strategy?

An interview with  Dr. Harsha de Silva  by Maheen SenanayakeThe...

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...

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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