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Sirasa alone cannot promote Sajith – Tiran!

Sirasa alone cannot promote Sajith – Tiran!

Raja Mahendran’s ‘Sirasa’ channel alone cannot promote the political image...

Where were you then?’ Susil asks Basil!

Where were you then?’ Susil asks Basil!

“Don’t try to be smart. After making the government unpopular...

Where’s evidence milk powder containing DCD, melamine was destroyed?

Where’s evidence milk powder containing DCD, melamine was destroyed?

Health ministry officials have so far failed to provide evidence...

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Cabraal, an uninvited guest at Conservative Party convention!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:56
Cabraal, an uninvited guest at Conservative Party convention!

Sri Lanka Central Bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal was an uninvited guest at the convention of the Conservative Party in Britain, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web.

Sri Lanka Pushes For Rapists To Marry Their Victims

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:14
Sri Lanka Pushes For Rapists To Marry Their Victims

When Sri Lanka’s top gender official suggested that women marry the men who had raped them in order to reduce the number of sexual assaults in the country, he stumbled...

Sri Lanka hikes defense spending to record high

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 02 October 2014 04:16
Sri Lanka hikes defense spending to record high

Sri Lanka raised defense spending to record levels for a second straight year despite pressure to scale down its military after ending decades of ethnic war, official figures showed.

Asylum seekers Australia returned to Sri Lanka say they were tortured

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:57
Asylum seekers Australia returned to Sri Lanka say they were tortured

Asylum seekers tell the SBS Dateline program they were tortured after their return, but Sri Lanka denies the allegations aired on Tuesday.

Eyewitnesses in Nonis assault incident

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:08
Eyewitnesses in Nonis assault incident

  The UNP has vehemently condemned the Sri Lankan High Commisioner in UK - Chris Nonis being assaulted by a government minister.

Suppression of web-journalists – An attempt to create an information monopoly

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:05
Suppression of web-journalists – An attempt to create an information monopoly

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) is deeply concerned about the recommencement of the suppression of media in the run up to the presidential nomination 2015. The most...

Leadership council resumes work

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 06:38
Leadership council resumes work

The UNP’s united leadership council is meeting on October 10 to take steps required to prepare the opposition speedily for the presidential election.

Kshenuka caused Sajin-Chris incident!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:08
Kshenuka caused Sajin-Chris incident!

  External affairs ministry secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne has caused the incident involving Sri Lankan high commissioner in UK Dr. Chris Nonis and the ministry’s supervising MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena at a...

Batalanda to be recreated In Ranminitenna!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:06
Batalanda to be recreated In Ranminitenna!

Settings are under construction at the Ranminitenna film and teledrama village to shoot a political tele drama based on the Batalanda torture chamber in Sapugaskanda during the 1988-89 terror period...

Ranil’s green light for an extensive alliance!

Lanka News Web on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:03
Ranil’s green light for an extensive alliance!

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has sanctioned three of his special representatives to hold immediate talks with other parties and groups, say Sirikotha sources.

Features

Social media websites given to monkeys with razors - Pearl Thevanayagam

Social media websites given to monkeys with razors - Pearl Thevanayagam

Reading some social media websites from Sri Lanka is like eating three day old...

The Umpire’s Call?

The Umpire’s Call?

  During the recent live cricket telecast of Test matches between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, there...

Tamil national resistance and the limits of Sinhala liberal intelligentsia

Tamil national resistance and the limits of Sinhala liberal intelligentsia

Since the conclusion of genocidal massacres in Mullivaaykkaal and the annihilation of the Liberation Tigers...

Rev.Dr.S.J.Emmanuel speaks 27th Sess. of UNHRC

Rev.Dr.S.J.Emmanuel speaks 27th Sess. of UNHRC

Full sepeech of Rev.Dr.S.J.Emmanuel"s Statement at the 27th Sess. of UNHRC,Geneva on 25thSept.2014 as follows

Mission relaunched

Mission relaunched

The fight against Islamic State will help define America’s role in the world FOR more than...

Wounds in the souls of the members of disappeared people’s families can never be cured - Basil Fernando

Wounds in the souls of the members of disappeared people’s families can never be cured - Basil Fernando

(This is an article issued on the occasion of receiving the Right Livelihood Award-2014) In...

Basil Fernando receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize”

Basil Fernando receives Right Livelihood Award, known also as “Alternative Nobel Prize”

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you that The Right Livelihood Foundation...

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka - Pearl Thevanayagam

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka - Pearl Thevanayagam

First there was Modi mania and now it is China’s turn. China is now on...

The morning after Uva: Govt and opposition at the crossroads - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

 The morning after Uva: Govt and opposition at the crossroads - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

Perhaps the fundamental thing about the Uva result is that it demonstrates that the fundamentally...

Tamils to Rally Against Sri Lankan President During His Visit to UN in New York: TGTE

Tamils to Rally Against Sri Lankan President During His Visit to UN in New York: TGTE

While the Sri Lankan President is denying UN access to his country, he is...

Business & Economy

 Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quater of 2014

Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quater of 2014

Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8...

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...

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

Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion for film making

Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion for film making

LLB graduate Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion...

Eight Unusual Regional Festivals In India which are Stunning

Eight Unusual Regional Festivals In India which are Stunning

  Being at festivals is like standing inside the mind of...

Sports

Ambassadors' cricket cut tournament washington

Ambassadors' cricket cut tournament washington

The Embassies of Cricket playing nations located in Washington DC...

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...

Global & Regional

Hong Kong: Live coverage on the Occupy Central

Hong Kong: Live coverage on the Occupy Central

Thousands of protesters take to Hong Kong's streets as...

Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

One of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, Jayaram...

Student Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe Falsely Accused of Abduction

Student Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe Falsely Accused of Abduction

Ms. Phyu Hnin Htwe, a 23-year-old, member of the All...

Gang leader buries machete in news website's front door

Gang leader buries machete in news website's front door

The attack on Minivan came just three days after...

Baba Jan sentenced to life imprisonment along 11 – Solidarity needed!

Baba Jan sentenced to life imprisonment along 11 – Solidarity needed!

Baba Jan of Gilgit who spend two years in jail...

Jayalalithaa files two more cases against Swamy

Jayalalithaa files two more cases against Swamy

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa filed two more defamation cases against BJP...

We Will Be A Formidable Opposition – Harin Fernando

We Will Be A Formidable Opposition – Harin Fernando

UNP’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the Uva Province, Harin Fernando,...

Social media websites given to monkeys with razors - Pearl Thevanayagam

Social media websites given to monkeys with razors - Pearl Thevanayagam

Reading some social media websites from Sri Lanka is...

Sirasa alone cannot promote Sajith – Tiran!

Sirasa alone cannot promote Sajith – Tiran!

Raja Mahendran’s ‘Sirasa’ channel alone cannot promote the political image...

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