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“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

  A Sri Lankan diplomat who served in a foreign capital...

Gota harbours Bread Talk robbers!

Gota harbours Bread Talk robbers!

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ordred the suspension of investigations...

Gota withdraws disciplinary probe against Indran!

Gota withdraws disciplinary probe against Indran!

Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been forced to withdraw...

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Asylum seekers to be transferred to Australian mainland

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 15:43
Asylum seekers to be transferred to Australian mainland

The Australian Government says a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers being transferred from a Customs ship to the mainland will not be resettled in Australia.

Let’s stand together; Death threats will not deter us –FMM

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 14:54
Let’s stand together; Death threats will not deter us –FMM

We, the Free Media Movement (FMM) and  Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance (SLMTA)  are here to day to inform you about the harassments faced by out fellow Tamil media journalists...

For West, Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s Modi

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 14:21
For West, Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s Modi

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal” democratic politics that conspiracy theories are once again resonating in Colombo.

SLWJA condemns govt. orchestrated sabotage of media workshop and death threats

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 14:14
SLWJA condemns  govt. orchestrated  sabotage of media workshop  and death threats

The Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA)  condemns in the strongest terms yet another act of intimidation of media by the government orchestrated mobs who sabotaged a planned media workshop...

12 Northern Sri Lankan Tamil Journalists impeded

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:16
12 Northern Sri Lankan Tamil Journalists impeded

Northern Province Journalists were impeded by Sri Lankan Police, Army and intelligence joint operation while travelled to attend a workshop and a discussion on digital security. This workshop facilitated by...

Shashindra Rajapaksa's action illegal - Supreme Court

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:38
Shashindra Rajapaksa's action illegal - Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ordered Basnayake Nilame of Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devale Shashindra Rajapaksa to allow P.R. Adikaram to function as a Kapuwa of the Devale.

Did not apply indian visa - UN investigation panel

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:14
Did not apply indian visa - UN  investigation panel

Contrary to media reports, the UN investigation panel inquiring into human rights accusations against Sri Lanka has not applied for visa from India to visit that country, an UNHRC...

President rebukes Mahinda Amaraweera at cabinet meeting

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:09
 President rebukes Mahinda Amaraweera at cabinet meeting

At the cabinet meeting last Wednesday, the president has interrupted minister Mahinda Amaraweera and threatened him, reports say. The minister has said that there are problems in the country...

Military blocks ‘Maaru Thadam’ screening in Jaffna!

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 08:57
Military blocks ‘Maaru Thadam’ screening in Jaffna!

The screening of ‘Maaru Thadam’ Tamil film for a selected audience at Raja Cinema in Jafffna at 3.30 pm yesterday (25) had to be abandoned 10 minutes later, say sources...

Thirukumar to give president a vegetarian lunch on b’day!

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 26 July 2014 08:46
Thirukumar to give president a vegetarian lunch on b’day!

Wealthy racketeer businessman Thirukumar Nadesan is going to mark his birthday today (26) by giving a vegetarian lunch to his wife’s cousin, president Mahinda Rajapaksa, diplomats, leading politicians, top...

Features

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Quite apart from the Commonwealth’s hypocritical mission statement, many of its members should be expelled...

Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating...

Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia

Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia

Universal basic social services, strong social protection, and decent jobs spur human development progress Staggering...

The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

What follows is consequent of a remark made by (Sinhalese) Mr Bradman Weerakoon on 20...

They buried his soul and destroyed his paintings in July 1983 - Pearl Thevanayagam

They buried his soul and destroyed his paintings in July 1983 - Pearl Thevanayagam

He drove the motorbike onto the lawn, removed the hubcap, set it on fire and...

South Africa taken for a ride by President Rajapaksa - S. V. Kirubaharan

South Africa taken for a ride by President Rajapaksa -  S. V. Kirubaharan

The present desperate situation of Rajapaksa’s regime has compelled it to seek the friendship of...

Sri Lanka: Was it a Genocide? - Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Sri Lanka: Was it a Genocide?  -  Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were one of the most advanced militant groups...

CM versus governor: co-operation is key to developing North - Pearl Thevanayagam

CM versus governor: co-operation is key to developing North - Pearl Thevanayagam

Former Supreme Court Judge C.V.Wigneswaran has taken upon himself an uphill task of  managing a...

Failed NGOs blame the state - H. L. D. Mahindapala

Failed NGOs blame the state - H. L. D. Mahindapala

It must repeated over and over again that the  politicized NGOs like the National Peace...

One verdict as against a culture of savagery - Kishali pinto jayawardena

One verdict as against a culture of savagery - Kishali pinto jayawardena

The Government’s boast this week that the Colombo High Court’s conviction of a local authority...

Business & Economy

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Senaka's Send a Gift launched

Yesterday (July 24), Sri Lanka saw the launch of...

Benefits to SL banks from pawning guarantee temporary: S&P

Benefits to SL banks from pawning guarantee temporary: S&P

Benefits from a state guarantee for gold-backed loans (pawning) will...

Commercial Bank to buy Indra Finance for Rs. 870 mn.

Commercial Bank to buy Indra Finance for Rs. 870 mn.

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC announced in a Stock...

Ceylon tea promoted at north America's food and beverage fair 2014

Ceylon tea promoted at north America's food and beverage fair 2014

Continuing the vigorous campaign to promote Ceylon Tea in the...

Global bank profits hit US$ 920B as Chinese lenders boom

Global bank profits hit US$ 920B as Chinese lenders boom

China's top banks accounted for almost one-third of a record...

Sri Lanka Says No To IOC

Sri Lanka Says No To IOC

The Sri Lankan government has rejected an offer from the...

Peace Journalism

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...

The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

Dr. Paul Marshall on the rise of apostasy and blasphemy...

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

In a speech today at the London Business School, Ed...

Art

'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....

Ediriweera Sarachchandra: A Renaisance Man

Ediriweera Sarachchandra: A Renaisance Man

Born at the cusp of the 20th century, at a...

Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha

Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha

Launch of the book “Deshapremithwaye Kedapatha” (Mirror of Patriotism)...

Sports

Maria Sharapova's Comments Not Disrespectful: Sachin Tendulkar

Maria Sharapova's Comments Not Disrespectful: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the wise man that he is, told NDTV...

Breathtaking Photos Of An Old Sri Lankan Martial Art Form

Breathtaking Photos Of An Old Sri Lankan Martial Art Form

  Angampora, an old martial art form created according to legends...

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time thanks...

Global & Regional

Helicopter crash in India

Helicopter crash in India

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed in Uttar Pradesh's...

Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

At least two Palestinians have been killed in the...

'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official

'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official

Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas...

Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact...

Final Jihad for India

Final Jihad for India

Disturbing reports from the middle east reveal that the terrorist...

Australian woman loses brother on MH370 and stepdaughter on MH17

Australian woman loses brother on MH370 and stepdaughter on MH17

In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman...

“Present Economic Conditions Are Sustainable” – Ajith Nivaard Cabraal

“Present Economic Conditions Are Sustainable” – Ajith Nivaard Cabraal

Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivaard Cabraal maintains...

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Put an end to this unspeakable organisation

Quite apart from the Commonwealth’s hypocritical mission statement, many of...

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

  A Sri Lankan diplomat who served in a foreign capital...

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