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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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Tiran-Killy give one week to Ranil!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 06:40
Tiran-Killy give one week to Ranil!

Tiran and Killy, the businessmen, have told UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, through their agents, that they would resume attacking him if he failed to reappoint Sajith Premadasa as deputy leader...

Father complaints, seeking protection for his girls from abnormally sexual Sanath!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 06:39
Father complaints, seeking protection for his girls from abnormally sexual Sanath!

A father has lodged complaints with Maradana police and the police Women and Children’s Bureau, requesting that his two daughters be saved from Sanath Janasuriya, former Test cricketer nicknamed ‘master-blaster’...

Danger levels spike for aid workers: increasing numbers killed, kidnapped or injured

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 03:04
Danger levels spike for aid workers: increasing numbers killed, kidnapped or injured

World Humanitarian Day 19th August 2014   The number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and seriously wounded has reached the highest number ever recorded, according to new figures published...

Sri Lanka again delays dig at suspected Muslim mass grave

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:30
Sri Lanka again delays dig at suspected Muslim mass grave

Sri Lankan officials on Monday sought more time to exhume a suspected mass grave in a former war zone after failing to secure the services of forensic experts.

Indo-Lanka clash of opinion over Avdhash Kaushal appointment!

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 14:31
Indo-Lanka clash of opinion over Avdhash Kaushal appointment!

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed two more members to the advisory panel of the presidential commission on missing persons, which already has three members.

Nimal Wakishta misled Interpol

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:49
Nimal Wakishta misled Interpol

A warrant illegally issued by Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) and Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), DIG Chandra Nimal Vakishta through the Interpol, has created a diplomatic crisis between...

World Humanitarian day today

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:09
World Humanitarian day today

The message of UN Secretary GeneralOn World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts -- and we remember all those who died serving this noble cause.

Suicides in Jaffna on the rise

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:02
Suicides in Jaffna on the rise

There is an increase of suicides taking place in the Jaffna peninsula since the end of the war, Prof. Daya Somasundaram says.

The continuing surveillance of civil society events - NPC

Lanka News Web on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:45
The continuing surveillance of civil society events - NPC

The issue of security forces personnel in uniform and intelligence officers in plain clothes performing surveillance of civil society activities in the North and East has been widely reported in...

Sri Lanka accuses UN rights chief of prejudice in war crimes probe

Lanka News Web on Monday, 18 August 2014 14:04
Sri Lanka accuses UN rights chief of prejudice in war crimes probe

Sri Lanka accused the United Nations' human rights chief on Thursday of "personal bias" over an investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the country's 26-year civil war.

Features

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...

Rajapaksa reminds us of Saddam Hussein! - S. V. Kirubaharan

Rajapaksa reminds us of Saddam Hussein! -  S. V. Kirubaharan

The 5th President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was a ruthless dictator of Iraq from...

Turncoats of LTTE and traitors in media - Pearl Thevanayagam

Turncoats of LTTE and traitors in media - Pearl Thevanayagam

The former procurer of LTTE weapons Kumaran Pathmanathan is now a benevolent custodian of...

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

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...

Screaming Survivors Found in Container at UK Port

Screaming Survivors Found in Container at UK Port

One man was found dead and 34 others still alive...

Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by IS

Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by IS

Militants in northern Iraq have massacred at least 80 men...

“Call a spade a spade”: Eran

“Call a spade a spade”: Eran

Q: What are your remarks on the recent COPE interim...

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...

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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