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15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

SLFP general secretary, health minister Maithripala Sirisena opened the floating...

Kick for critics: Another political niece gets DPL post

Kick for critics: Another political niece gets DPL post

  “One more political appointment, this time Cabinet minister, has been...

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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Dr. Rajesh Vinugopal arrested at Katunayake!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:42
Dr. Rajesh Vinugopal arrested at Katunayake!

Dr. Rajesh Vinugopal, senior lecturer at the international development and human welfare unit of London School of Economics, was arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division officials as he was about...

Sanath suddenly becomes affectionate father!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:41
Sanath suddenly becomes affectionate father!

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya, deputy minister of posts, Matara district MP and former Test cricketer, is going to play the role of an affectionate father in Dambulla today (29) in response...

Namal-Harin in agreement!

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:33
Namal-Harin in agreement!

UNP chief ministerial candidate for Uva Harin Fernando and UPFA MP Namal Rajapkasa have had a secret meeting, during which they had plotted against UPFA’s Shashindra Rajapaksa.

Moneragala 'ninja' attackers move to Wellawaya - CAFFE

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 31 August 2014 01:59
Moneragala 'ninja' attackers move to Wellawaya - CAFFE

4UNP offices and 5 JVP offices destroyed  Nine election offices of opposition political parties have been attacked in Wellawaya and Moneragala between August 29 and 30. Campaign for Free...

Chandrika Kumaratunga meets Aung San Suu Kyi,

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 30 August 2014 14:10
Chandrika Kumaratunga meets Aung San Suu Kyi,

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga was in Myanmar [Burma] last week and met with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known   activist for democracy she is the leader of...

Indran flees country to save life!

Lanka News Web on Saturday, 30 August 2014 06:08
Indran flees country to save life!

DIG in charge of Kalutara area V. Indran has fled the country to save his life. That is because he is under threat by top officials of the police department and...

Without giving security to Upul, Anura gives protection to gangster!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 29 August 2014 05:06
Without giving security to Upul, Anura gives protection to gangster!

Presenting various arguments at the Colombo chief magistrate’s court that Bar Association president Upul Jayasuriya does not need security, senior DIG in charge of Colombo Anura Senanayake has provided protection...

Boniface who takes chairmen for rides now in hot water!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 29 August 2014 05:05
Boniface who takes chairmen for rides now in hot water!

Boniface Silva, deputy general manager of the People’s Bank which knows the woes of the public, is endangering his job due to his machinations that victimize all chairmen appointed to...

Illegal recruitment at Survey Department - CaFFE writes to EC

Lanka News Web on Friday, 29 August 2014 02:55
Illegal recruitment at Survey Department - CaFFE writes to EC

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has learnt that the Survey Department has sent letters to over 300 persons, most of them from Uva province, asking them to come...

Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings - AHRC

Lanka News Web on Friday, 29 August 2014 02:29
Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings - AHRC

 Although, technically speaking, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings are two distinct categories of gross violations of human rights, these two categories often overlap in Sri Lanka. Often, what get...

Features

Why Narendra Modi Wants Sri Lanka to Build on the 13th Amendment - D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Why Narendra Modi Wants Sri Lanka to Build on the 13th Amendment -  D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Astute Observers consistently following the erratic course of Sri Lankan Tamil politics were in...

A strenuous September

A strenuous September

INDIA’S restless prime minister, Narendra Modi, likes to brag that he sleeps for only...

Weliweriya Shooting, Family Bandyism And The Presidential System - Laksiri Fernando

Weliweriya Shooting, Family Bandyism And The Presidential System - Laksiri Fernando

Presidency, of course is the problem! We are all concerned about the day to day...

Echo chamber symphonies

Echo chamber symphonies

With repeated reassurances by side players in the international arena, it is no wonder the...

Fleeing reality and seeking succour in escapism - Pearl Thevanayagam

Fleeing reality and seeking succour in escapism - Pearl Thevanayagam

Escapism is equally the last solace of the common man, religious leaders and royalty when...

The All-Time Worst People in History

The All-Time Worst People in History

List Criteria: Horrible, real (not fictional) people who have committed historical crimes. History judges...

Who does USA defend Israel? - Udaya Gammanpila

Who does USA defend Israel? - Udaya Gammanpila

US government has repeatedly alleged without basis that Sri Lankan forces had killed more than...

Power & Power: – Minister Ranawaka and Rent Seekers - Shiral Lakthilaka

Power & Power: – Minister Ranawaka and Rent Seekers -  Shiral  Lakthilaka

The menace of corruption in the country is one of the serious ailments that we...

Throwing spokes in the wheel

Throwing spokes in the wheel

An impending alliance between the feuding Ranil and Sajith factions may offer hope of unity...

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...

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

Iran's last great female poet

Iran's last great female poet

  EVEN as a child, she knew how poetry should sound....

The 5 novels shortlisted for Swarna Pusthaka

The 5 novels shortlisted for Swarna Pusthaka

The eighth Swarna Pusthaka award ceremony organized by the...

"Gandhi" Director dies at age 90

"Gandhi" Director dies at age 90

Actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died aged...

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

Eastern promises

Eastern promises

AT THEIR nearest points, India and Indonesia are barely...

Police torture two juveniles to extract confession

Police torture two juveniles to extract confession

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that...

Briton with Ebola flown back to UK

Briton with Ebola flown back to UK

A British volunteer nurse who contracted deadly Ebola in Sierra...

Detainees paid pin money to paint, clean and serve food

Detainees paid pin money to paint, clean and serve food

  Detainees at immigration detention centres across the UK are working...

BURMA: UNODC agreement on the rule of law, a step in the right direction

BURMA: UNODC agreement on the rule of law, a step in the right direction

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has...

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

Boycott of ship in California. Can Unions and Tamils do it in Tamil Nadu

San Francisco Bay Area activists have not allowed a vessel...

Indian Govt Shouldn’t Have Dealt Directly With TNA – Udaya Gammanpila

Indian Govt Shouldn’t Have Dealt Directly With TNA – Udaya Gammanpila

The Sri Lankan government was expecting the new BJP government...

Why Narendra Modi Wants Sri Lanka to Build on the 13th Amendment -  D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Why Narendra Modi Wants Sri Lanka to Build on the 13th Amendment - D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Astute Observers consistently following the erratic course of Sri...

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

15 million restaurant at floating commercial complex to Anura Senanayake!

SLFP general secretary, health minister Maithripala Sirisena opened the floating...

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