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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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Attempt to surround parliament

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 07:15
Attempt to surround parliament

A group who gathered at the parliament roundabout is reportedly marching towards the parliament.

Prime Minister, be aware of your purse!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 02:11
Prime Minister, be aware of your purse!

During the New Year function held at the Prime Ministers house yesterday the 20th the person who is standing beside the Prime Minister Ranil Wicramasinghe is one Madawa Waththegedara an...

Where is the interest promised for senior citizens ?

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 02:08
Where is the interest promised for senior citizens ?

When the Good Governance presented its budget following its coming to power promised that it would pay 14% interest for the senior citizens who have more than 1 million in...

Tiran sells president!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 01:53
Tiran sells president!

Businessman MP Tiran Alles is saying publicly these days that he was told by the president, “Tiran, do not be afraid. Whoever complains, the final decision is with me. The...

Rohan Weliwita hides A.S.P. Liyanage!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 01:02
Rohan Weliwita hides A.S.P. Liyanage!

The person by the name Rohan Weliwita, who claims himself to be the media spokesman to Mahinda Rajapaksa, is playacting after concealing his very good friend, A.S.P. Liyanage, the owner...

Reply to the Mahendran’s white wash

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:34
Reply to the Mahendran’s white wash

I was quite amused and not surprised to read the statement of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs highlighting the findings of an eminent panel regarding the biggest Bond...

No direct involvement by Mahendran-Committee

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:28
No direct involvement by Mahendran-Committee

The committee of eminent lawyers which inquired into the 30-year Treasury Bond issuance has said that Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had no direct role in deciding to accept bids...

PM’s secretary sets a thief to catch a thief

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:08
PM’s secretary sets a thief to catch a thief

Secretary to the prime minister Saman Ekanayake has sent us another email, which goes as, “‘Thank you very much for publishing my email with due prominence. I followed the hint you...

Sri Lanka: Analysis of Constitutional Right to Information Guarantee

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:07
Sri Lanka: Analysis of Constitutional Right to Information Guarantee

In the few months since it was elected, the new government of Sri Lanka has put in place a process to prepare a right to information (RTI) law and proposed...

CHRI welcomes information access laws in Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:01
CHRI welcomes information access laws in Sri Lanka

CHRI welcomes the efforts underway in Sri Lanka to amend the Constitution in order to insert inter alia a provision recognizing people’s right to access information (RTI). The recognition of...

Features

Left needs life - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Left needs life - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

In India a discussion on the decline of the Left, has attracted media space in...

Electoral Reforms: some critical reflections - Pro. Jayadeva Uyangoda

Electoral Reforms: some critical reflections - Pro. Jayadeva Uyangoda

Sri Lanka’s current debate on electoral reforms seems to be heading towards a politically inspired...

RTI; Giving With One Hand and Taking With The Other! - Kishali pinto jayawardena

RTI; Giving With One Hand and Taking With The Other! - Kishali pinto jayawardena

Constitution-making exercises in Sri Lanka are generally a coyly deceptive dance of appearing to give...

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...

Business & Economy

260 powerful Sri Lankans have secret Swiss accounts

260 powerful Sri Lankans have secret Swiss accounts

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is to ask a group...

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...

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

Matricide: a Psychological Approach - Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge

Matricide: a Psychological Approach - Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge

Matricide is the killing of a mother by her biological...

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...

Global & Regional

'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials

'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in...

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...

I Tried To Control Mervyn - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

I Tried To Control Mervyn - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

He was considered a powerful Defence Secretary during his term...

Left needs life - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Left needs life - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

In India a discussion on the decline of the Left,...

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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