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JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

If SLFP would promote the Buddhist Singhalese attitude and direct...

JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

JHU to make Rajitha SLFP general secretary!

The JHU has proposed to president Maithripala Sirisena to appoint...

Boss sexually harasses female Army legal officers!

Boss sexually harasses female Army legal officers!

Head of the Army’s legal directorate Brig. R.P. Rajapathirana has...

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Sri Lanka's Tamil party rejects domestic probe

Lanka News Web on Friday, 30 January 2015 07:58
Sri Lanka's Tamil party rejects domestic probe

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party Thursday said it would oppose any domestic inquiry into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of the country's civil war and...

Minister Hugo Swire currently in Sri Lanka, visits Jaffna

Lanka News Web on Friday, 30 January 2015 07:28
Minister Hugo Swire currently in Sri Lanka, visits Jaffna

Visiting Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State for Sri Lanka, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, travelled to Jaffna today, 29 January, 2015.

'Mohan Peiris has not resigned

Lanka News Web on Friday, 30 January 2015 06:31
'Mohan Peiris has not resigned

  Mohan Peiris has not resigned from his position as Chief Justice, his media spokeman - Attorney-at-Law Wijeratne Kodippili says.

What is happening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

Lanka News Web on Friday, 30 January 2015 00:48
What is happening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

Although Mangala Samaraweera assumed duties as the Foreign Affairs Minister of the new government his Ministry is still functioning as if G L Peiris is the Foreign Minister. Mr....

Sri Lanka suffers its worst slip in Global Economic Freedom rankings

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:01
Sri Lanka suffers its worst slip in Global Economic Freedom rankings

Sri Lanka has suffered its worst performance by slipping further in the Global Economic Freedom rankings and remain categorised among “mostly unfree” countries along with several in the region.

Maithri's interim budget slashes Rs.90 b reserved for President's upkeep

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 29 January 2015 14:07
Maithri's interim budget slashes Rs.90 b reserved for President's upkeep

The Interim Budget of the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena has saved the country a whopping Rs. 90 billion from an annual budget of Rs.95 billion set aside for...

It is believed to be a bargain for Sumedha Perara than before

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:08
It is believed to be a bargain for Sumedha Perara than before

  According to army news it is believed that Major General Sumedha Perera has been selected as the main commanding officer for the Army march past for the coming 67th independence...

Former CJ says Peiris’ verdicts will also be null and void

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:07
Former CJ says Peiris’ verdicts will also be null and void

Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva says that the verdicts delivered by Chief Justice Mohan Peiris on cases heard by him will also be null and void if his appointment...

Australian court rules detention of SL asylum seekers at sea, lawful

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:51
Australian court rules detention of SL asylum seekers at sea, lawful

Australia's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the detention of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on the high seas for almost a month was lawful, a win for the government's...

Tamil People in Sri Lanka - - Westminster Hall debate on Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:44
Tamil People in Sri Lanka - - Westminster Hall debate on Sri Lanka

Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North) (Con): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Caton. May I ask everyone’s forgiveness as, perhaps to a lot of people’s...

Features

Sripavan Second Tamil to Become Lankan Chief Justice

Sripavan Second Tamil to Become Lankan Chief Justice

Justice Kanakasabapathi Sripavan will be the second Tamil to be Chief Justice of the Sri...

Past 2 years battle was not a personal, its for rule of law - Shirani Bandaranayake

Past 2 years battle was not a personal, its for rule of law - Shirani Bandaranayake

'The battle which was fought for the past 2 years, was not a personal one...

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

Will Maithri promote the supremacy of the new parliament or his party? – Ali asghar

“The harmful effect of a good constitution governed by a bad person has more impact...

Sri Lanka’s ‘rainbow revolution’

Sri Lanka’s ‘rainbow revolution’

The challenge we face today is to rebuild our institutions while maintaining the principles upon...

Window of opportunity to rebuild damaged legal structure

Window of opportunity to rebuild damaged legal structure

The 100-day reform programme of the new government is an opportune moment for rebuilding the...

Mangala promises demilitarisation of North, domestic war crimes probe

Mangala promises demilitarisation of North, domestic war crimes probe

Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has outlined a series of steps President...

Appointment of the Prime Minister: Constitutional or Not? - N.Selvakkumaran

Appointment of the Prime Minister: Constitutional or Not? - N.Selvakkumaran

President, Maithripala Sirisena appointed Ranil Wickremasinghe as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on the...

International investigation on Sri Lanka should continue! - S. V. Kirubaharan

International investigation on Sri Lanka should continue! -  S. V. Kirubaharan

  Commissions and Omissions / New President and UN investigation / LLRC / The new Foreign...

Indian Spy's Role Alleged in Sri Lankan President's Election Defeat: Report

Indian Spy's Role Alleged in Sri Lankan President's Election Defeat: Report

Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India's spy agency in the run-up to...

President Sirisena needs to be resolute - Kumar David

President Sirisena needs to be resolute - Kumar David

"Compassion" for scoundrels and dearth of grit are not good signs Maithripala Sirisena’s victory was time...

Business & Economy

Graft complaint over expropriated Sri Lanka hotel tower deal

Graft complaint over expropriated Sri Lanka hotel tower deal

Sri Lanka's Deputy Economic Development Minister Harsha de Silva asked...

Inheriting a “scary” economic situation

Inheriting a “scary” economic situation

Sri Lanka’s new Government has inherited a “scary” economic situation...

Crucial Monetary Board meeting today, rupee value may see changes

Crucial Monetary Board meeting today, rupee value may see changes

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) Governor Arjuna Mahendran will chair...

Northern Power Co not responsible for Jaffna water contamination issue

Northern Power Co not responsible for Jaffna water contamination issue

All available scientific evidence shows that the powerhouse of North...

IMF downgrades global growth forecast

IMF downgrades global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for...

Offices at CPC sealed to ensure the safety of “files”

Offices at CPC sealed to ensure the safety of “files”

The Power and Energy Ministry has taken steps to seal...

Peace Journalism

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

Here is a list of 15 current conflicts-violence relations,...

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Considering the year that is about to end is a...

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

I Am Not a Jew - Maung Zarni

  A poem in honor of the indomitable spirit of fellow...

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

Elise Christie wins two golds at European Championships

Elise Christie wins two golds at European Championships

Great Britain's Elise Christie has won two gold medals at...

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi & Manuel Neuer

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi & Manuel Neuer

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or...

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...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

Joseph Stalin - Psychopathology of a Dictator - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Joseph Stalin - Psychopathology of a Dictator - Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

Joseph Stalin was one of the main architects of creating...

When The Giants Fall..............

When The Giants Fall..............

Long long long ago when the sun, moon and the...

Vultural cultoorists

Vultural cultoorists

 “Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage” is an oft...

The Untold Story of the Hammond Hill (Hammenheil ) Prison - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

The Untold Story of the Hammond Hill (Hammenheil ) Prison - Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

 A world renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo conducted a prison...

The Gravest Mistake

The Gravest Mistake

I have seen politicians make errors during the election...

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...

Global & Regional

Lets contribute to release Kenji Goto

Lets contribute to release Kenji Goto

Kenji Goto's very courageous wife has made this plea as...

Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners among nine killed

Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners among nine killed

Militants have attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli,...

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015

Today - the Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015 –...

Islamic State Confirms Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa

Islamic State Confirms Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa

The Islamic State group confirmed on Sunday its militants have...

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in India for a...

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most...

Government Must Act Regardless Of Political Affiliations – Tilvin Silva

Government Must Act Regardless Of Political Affiliations – Tilvin Silva

With the new developments of political environment where the former...

Sripavan Second Tamil to Become Lankan Chief Justice

Sripavan Second Tamil to Become Lankan Chief Justice

Justice Kanakasabapathi Sripavan will be the second Tamil to be...

JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

JHU, plans to dissolve and Champika to join SLFP

If SLFP would promote the Buddhist Singhalese attitude and direct...

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