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President’s youngest son ruins ‘Army rugger’!

President’s youngest son ruins ‘Army rugger’!

The Sri Lanka Army’s ruggerites have revealed to ‘Lanka News...

Name any price, govt. ready to buy Fonseka!

Name any price, govt. ready to buy Fonseka!

The government has ‘sought a price’ from Democratic Party...

National government if situation worsens!

National government if situation worsens!

The government is contemplating options in the face of defeat...

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Basil told me to join opposition – Risath Badurdeen

Lanka News Web on Monday, 29 December 2014 05:21
Basil told me to join opposition – Risath Badurdeen

Former minister Risath Badurdeen says that when he stressed to minister Basil Rajapaksa that he cannot remain in the government due to pressure by the Muslim community, he has been...

Pope’s Lankan tour cancelled?

Lanka News Web on Monday, 29 December 2014 05:00
Pope’s Lankan tour cancelled?

The Sri Lankan tour of Pope Francis that was due from 13 to 15 of January has to be cancelled in view of the prevailing situation in the country, the...

Lanka’s Penny NY’s ambassador to the world

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 December 2014 13:59
Lanka’s Penny NY’s ambassador to the world

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted a new Commissioner for International Affairs, he turned to Sri Lankan-born Penny Abeywardena who will serve as the primary liaison between...

Rattaran Rohitha sends elder brother to Maithri!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 December 2014 06:00
Rattaran Rohitha sends elder brother to Maithri!

Port development minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena alias Rattaran has sent his elder brother Lalith Abeygunawardena to the side of the common opposition candidate. Presently, Lalith is a prominent figure in Maithri’s...

Hashan obtains advance by promising to bring Fonseka!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 December 2014 05:54
Hashan obtains advance by promising to bring Fonseka!

Former Test cricketer Hashan Tilekeratne has obtained Rs. 5 million from the government, purportedly the initial expenses for bringing Democratic Party leader, former Army commander Sarath Fonseka to its folds,...

Kalaguna’ another nuisance!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 December 2014 05:39
Kalaguna’ another nuisance!

The ‘Kalaguna’ mobile phones due to be distributed among pensioners before January 08 with a message from the president are yet another nuisance, a top official of Mobitel, the distributor...

Bandula Padmakumara reads Ranil’s horoscope!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 December 2014 05:36
Bandula Padmakumara reads Ranil’s horoscope!

The second issue of ‘Sethmina’ started by Lake House chairman Bandula Padmakumara to target the presidential election is due to hit newsstands on Tuesday, say Lake House sources.

President castigates Dilith Jayaweera!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 December 2014 05:19
President castigates Dilith Jayaweera!

Before leaving to address an election rally in Galle yesterday, the president called Triad Advertising co-owner Dilith Jayaweera and castigated him in raw filth, say Temple Trees sources.

State media revolts against govt!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 28 December 2014 05:10
State media revolts against govt!

The Lake House, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and ITN all are revolting against the government during the presidential election, say internal sources at these state media...

Rajapaksa government should immediately arrange for safety and welfare of flood affected thousands

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 27 December 2014 08:01
Rajapaksa government should immediately arrange for safety and welfare of flood affected thousands

State agency mandated to monitor and issue warnings and advice on natural disasters, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has reported over 660,000 as affected during the present floods in the...

Features

Sri Lanka’s Electoral Dysfunction

Sri Lanka’s Electoral Dysfunction

 On Jan. 8, two years ahead of schedule, Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election...

JHU fingerprints all over constitutional proposal - Dr Kumar David

JHU fingerprints all over constitutional proposal - Dr Kumar David

(Nomenclature: Mahinda Rajapakse in the President of Sri Lanka and leader of the Sri Lanka...

Who won the war against the LTTE? - S. V. Kirubaharan

Who won the war against the LTTE? - S. V. Kirubaharan

Presently the waves of the Presidential election in Sri Lanka are making everyone claim that...

Dayan, prostitution of knowledge and survival of Mahinda - Chetiya Mahendra

Dayan, prostitution of knowledge and survival of Mahinda - Chetiya Mahendra

Dayan Jayathilake has come forward again to rescue his imperishable guardian President Mahinda Rajapakse...

Election 2015: Our choice - Dayan Jayatilleka

Election 2015: Our choice - Dayan Jayatilleka

Given what we know of the Opposition’s declared strategy and policy at this stage, I...

Buddhism exposed - Ishara de Silva

Buddhism exposed - Ishara de Silva

The Buddhist notion of Nirvana is the same state as the Hindu concept of Moksha,...

The targeting of Tamil women through militarization : A lesson in history

The targeting of Tamil women through militarization : A lesson in history

The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) captured the Jaffna peninsula from the LTTE in December 1995. ...

Sirisena must avoid mixed signals ;Tamils and Muslims anxious about Maithri-JHU cuddle

Sirisena must avoid mixed signals ;Tamils and Muslims anxious about Maithri-JHU cuddle

In last week’s column ("Challenges after Regime Change") I made the following comment (abridged): "There...

Progressive Forum calls on Tamils to vote for Mr.M.Srisena Why?

Progressive Forum calls on Tamils to vote for Mr.M.Srisena Why?

Why Tamil speaking people should vote for the Common Opposition Candidate Mr.M.Srisena? 1) The main...

Malal's speech

Malal's speech

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work promoting...

Business & Economy

Australia Gateway unveils new opportunities for Sri Lankans in Australia

Australia Gateway unveils new opportunities for Sri Lankans in Australia

Upbeat on growth prospects available for professionals and businesses  One...

Bliss Travels announces building three hotels in Sri Lanka

Bliss Travels announces building three hotels in Sri Lanka

Australia based - DMS Universal and its Sri Lanka travel...

Sri Lanka’s no 1 Digital Marketing Boot Camp in December

Sri Lanka’s no 1 Digital Marketing Boot Camp in December

Digital Marketing is the way forward for businesses to thrive...

Stocks fall to 12 week low due to political uncertainty

Stocks fall to 12 week low due to political uncertainty

Sri Lankan stocks have fallen to a 12-week closing...

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

Shocking political developments and apparent instability have wiped off Rs....

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

US - SL helds Trade Union Dialogue

Washington DC, October 28: Senior officials of the Governments...

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

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

La nuit est encore jeune (The Night is Still Young),...

Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

The 2014 Costa Book Awards category shortlists have been announced...

Trojan Kanthavo: the artist’s tryst with destiny

Trojan Kanthavo: the artist’s tryst with destiny

Dharmasiri Bandaranayake’s last play, Trojan Kanthavo, a Sinhala adaptation of...

Sports

Michael Schumacher Faces "Long Fight" to Recovery, Says Manager

Michael Schumacher Faces "Long Fight" to Recovery, Says Manager

Michael Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in a ski accident...

Eoin Morgan named England one-day captain

Eoin Morgan named England one-day captain

Eoin Morgan has been confirmed as England's new one-day captain...

"Earthquake" Needed to Change 2022 World Cup, Says FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter

"Earthquake" Needed to Change 2022 World Cup, Says FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter

Marrakech, Morocco: Only an "earthquake" can change FIFA's decision to...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

Remembering the Tsunami Disaster, 10 Years Later - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Remembering the Tsunami Disaster, 10 Years Later - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

The massive earthquake off the west coast of Indonesia on...

A New Book on PTSD Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome (PTSD Sri Lankan Experience ) -  Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

A New Book on PTSD Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome (PTSD Sri Lankan Experience ) - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Foreword Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is an abnormal response...

Thus Replied To Zarathustra - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Thus Replied To Zarathustra - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Zarathustra who are you?  Are you the book for all...

Global & Regional

Missing AirAsia Plane: What we know so fa

Missing AirAsia Plane: What we know so fa

Update A search is under way after an AirAsia plane went...

AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore missing

AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore missing

An AirAsia flight travelling from the Indonesian city of Surabaya...

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

US President Barack Obama has ordered a ban on the...

Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports

Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney on Tuesday [9 Dec 2014] called...

Canadian Human Rights Voice: Condemns the Sydney Siege

Canadian Human Rights Voice: Condemns the Sydney Siege

The Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns the hostage crisis which...

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting in Rome

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting in Rome

Pope Francis will not meet the exiled Tibetan leader the...

The present regime is not just anti-Tamil, it is anti-people. -  Prof. Paul Newman,

The present regime is not just anti-Tamil, it is anti-people. - Prof. Paul Newman,

Dr. Paul Newman is a Professor of Human Rights at...

Sri Lanka’s Electoral Dysfunction

Sri Lanka’s Electoral Dysfunction

 On Jan. 8, two years ahead of schedule, Sri Lanka...

President’s youngest son ruins ‘Army rugger’!

President’s youngest son ruins ‘Army rugger’!

The Sri Lanka Army’s ruggerites have revealed to ‘Lanka News...

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