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Sajin Vaas dug grave for Jaliya too!

Sajin Vaas dug grave for Jaliya too!

Supervising MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vaas Gunawardena...

Bribery commission acquits president’s relative!

Bribery commission acquits president’s relative!

Following the Bribery Commission’s withdrawal of a bribery charge...

Lanka’s best political columnist to leave country!

Lanka’s best political columnist to leave country!

Upul Joseph Fernando, the most experienced political columnist in Sri...

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Plot to get Tamils to boycott presidential polls

Lanka News Web on Friday, 11 July 2014 10:22
Plot to get Tamils to boycott presidential polls

According to reports reaching us, a plot is being hatched to get Tamil voters to boycott the next presidential election. It is being planned by the government-harboured Kumaran Padmanthan alias...

Plan to bribe monks to make Gota premier

Lanka News Web on Friday, 11 July 2014 08:58
Plan to bribe monks to make Gota premier

A plan is underway to convene 5,000 Buddhist monks to Colombo in the last week of August and get them to say that defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should be made...

Leaking information, a qualification for promotion at SLBC

Lanka News Web on Friday, 11 July 2014 05:33
Leaking information, a qualification for promotion at SLBC

  After being accused of leaking tender and other confidential documents of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation to outsiders and given a punishment transfer from the Sports Division to the Cassettes...

National television uses fixed deposit to pay bonus

Lanka News Web on Friday, 11 July 2014 04:26
National television uses fixed deposit to pay bonus

Administrators of national television are preparing to use money in the institution’s fixed deposit to pay bonus as a trick to appease protesting employees, as the institution is on its...

Minister Ranawaka exposes Basil’s economic policies

Lanka News Web on Friday, 11 July 2014 04:23
Minister Ranawaka exposes Basil’s economic policies

Presenting a new economic development policy for Sri Lanka to more than 500 intellectuals and professionals at Waters Edge at Battaramulla last Monday, minister Champika Ranawaka strongly criticized the economic...

Namal pressurizes for Tangalle killer’s freedom!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 11 July 2014 04:22
Namal pressurizes for Tangalle killer’s freedom!

MP Namal Rajapaksa is indirectly pressurizing Colombo high court judge Rohini Walgama to release Nil Balakaya member, Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana, who had murdered British tourist Kurram...

Rajapaksas to take over Temple of the Tooth too?

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:46
Rajapaksas to take over Temple of the Tooth too?

The President has initiated a special mission to appoint Uva Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa to the revered position of the Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy,...

Secretary Charitha Herath volunteers to attack minister Keheliya

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:07
Secretary Charitha Herath volunteers to attack minister Keheliya

Media ministry secretary Charitha Herath, who plays the executioner’s role of the Rajapaksa regime these days, has received an order from a highest position in the government to attack...

President’s official photographer has misused Rs. 8 million!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:05
President’s official photographer has misused Rs. 8 million!

The President’s Office is holding a secret inquiry, on the orders of the president, into alleged misuse of Rs. 08 million by his official photographer Sudath Silva, said sources at...

Papal visit becomes a headache for president!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:04
Papal visit becomes a headache for president!

The president is paying attention to warnings by his advisors that the visit by Pope Francis XI to Sri Lanka on 14 January 2015 will have an impact on the...

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Features

Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathna is abating the Aluthgama destruction - Robinhood

Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathna is abating the Aluthgama destruction - Robinhood

Recently chief incumbent of the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya professor Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathna Thero during...

The Rise of Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka

The Rise of Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has once again come under the scrutiny of the United Nations (UN), this...

Why the French are so strict about Islamic head coverings

Why the French are so strict about Islamic head coverings

Join the author of this explainer here on July 10th, from 16:30 to 18:00 BST,...

Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

VALIPUNAM, Sri Lanka, Jul 7 2014 (IPS) - The village of Valipunam, 322 km...

Parasite politics of the Rajapaksa - Robinhood

Parasite politics of the Rajapaksa - Robinhood

Whenever the Geneva Human Rights Council meets there is an occurrence of an outburst of...

The Shadow of Gotabhaya - Victor Ivan

The Shadow of Gotabhaya - Victor Ivan

One named Gotabhaya Rajapaksa happens to enter Sri Lanka politics only after Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes...

Chandrika to the fore or suffer Rajapaksaat your peril- Pearl Thevanayagam

Chandrika to the fore or suffer Rajapaksaat your peril-  Pearl Thevanayagam

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is needed at present to make a comeback. She has the chutzpah...

Iraq and Syria: The struggle against the ’multi-sided’ counterrevolution

Iraq and Syria: The struggle against the ’multi-sided’ counterrevolution

As a coalition of Sunni-based forces, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS),...

Everything done by Head of State - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Everything done by Head of State - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Mahinda Rajapaksa wants to keep his image as a left oriented anti imperialist social reformist...

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

    It's a rainy Sunday evening in May, in the town of Weiden, in northeastern Bavaria,...

Business & Economy

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...

3rd Swiss-Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014

3rd Swiss-Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration...

Sri Lanka rupee tad weaker on importer dlr demand

Sri Lanka rupee tad weaker on importer dlr demand

The Sri Lankan rupee traded slightly weaker on Friday...

AG warns of likely fuel crisis

AG warns of likely fuel crisis

The Auditor General has warned of a possible fuel crisis...

Peace Journalism

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

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

Britain should continue with EU

Britain should continue with EU

  Full text of Nick Clegg's speech Since I became the Deputy...

Natives and dogs not allowed

Natives and dogs not allowed

  The speech made  Rev. Desmond Tutu at Westminster Abbey   The Most...

Art

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)...

Sudath Abeysekara and Achala Gunawardana’s latest visual art exhibition

Sudath Abeysekara and Achala Gunawardana’s latest visual art exhibition

  Well-known senior artists, Sudath Abeysekara and Achala Gunawardana’s latest visual...

Sports

Neymar: Brazil forward out of 2014 Fifa World Cup with back injury

Neymar: Brazil forward out of 2014 Fifa World Cup with back injury

Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World...

Luis Suarez Apologizes for Biting Opponent at FIFA World Cup 2014

Luis Suarez Apologizes for Biting Opponent at FIFA World Cup 2014

Luis Suarez has issued an apology to Italy defender Giorgio...

World Cup - Suarez banned from all football for four months

World Cup - Suarez banned from all football for four months

Suarez has also been banned for four months from any...

Global & Regional

India set to present federal budget

India set to present federal budget

Measures aimed at reviving India's slowing economy are set to...

Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped Gorbachev end Cold War, dies

Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped Gorbachev end Cold War, dies

Former president of Georgia and former Foreign Minister of the...

Modi Government's First Big Test in Parliament as Budget Session Begins Today

Modi Government's First Big Test in Parliament as Budget Session Begins Today

The Narendra Modi government faces its first test in...

Indian govt to stick to UPA's stand in Rajiv killers’ case

Indian govt to stick to UPA's stand in Rajiv killers’ case

  Keeping aside political differences, the Indian central government has decided...

Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in first video

Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in first video

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamist militant group Isis,...

Indian nurses freed in Iraq given rapturous home welcome

Indian nurses freed in Iraq given rapturous home welcome

A group of 46 Indian nurses freed by Isis militants...

‘Let’s Resolve Our Problems Internally’

‘Let’s Resolve Our Problems Internally’

Many have observed that the domestic process of investigating alleged...

Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathna is abating the Aluthgama destruction - Robinhood

Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathna is abating the Aluthgama destruction - Robinhood

Recently chief incumbent of the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya professor...

Sajin Vaas dug grave for Jaliya too!

Sajin Vaas dug grave for Jaliya too!

Supervising MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vaas Gunawardena...

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