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‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

The feature article published in yesterday’s (19) ‘Silumina’ titeld...

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

5 m dollar commission to petroleum minister!

Petroleum minister, attorney Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, has been paid...

Sapugaskanda to be sold to China to find money for presidential polls!

Sapugaskanda to be sold to China to find money for presidential polls!

The government has decided to handover the crude oil refining...

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Firecrackers to be lit island wide when president reads budget tomorrow!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 24 October 2014 07:11
Firecrackers to be lit island wide when president reads budget tomorrow!

  Chief coordinator of the UPFA’s presidential election campaign, minister Basil Rajapaksa has instructed all SLFP electoral organizers to light firecrackers and respond to budget relief proposals at every town and...

Cricketers’ money to Mahinda’s election campaign!

Lanka News Web on Friday, 24 October 2014 07:10
Cricketers’ money to Mahinda’s election campaign!

There are plans to use the money promised by the sports ministry and the money given by the ICC to the twenty-20 world cup winning Sri Lankan team for...

United Nation day today 24

Lanka News Web on Friday, 24 October 2014 07:09
United Nation day today 24

Following message from the UN secretary general on United Nation day on October 2014  The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism,...

Citizen Peace award for 2014 to FR Harry Miller

Lanka News Web on Friday, 24 October 2014 01:53
  Citizen Peace award for 2014 to FR Harry Miller

The National Peace Council has awarded its Citizens Peace Award for 2014 to Reverend Father Benjamin Henry Miller for his long years of service to the war affected people...

Sri Lanka set for populist budget ahead of snap polls

Lanka News Web on Friday, 24 October 2014 01:29
Sri Lanka set for populist budget ahead of snap polls

Veteran Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse is expected to unveil a populist budget on Friday hoping to shore up sagging electoral support ahead of a troubled bid to win...

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha reveals secrets in Foreign Ministry

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:14
Prof Rajiva Wijesinha reveals secrets in Foreign Ministry

Advisor on Reconciliation, MP Prof Rajiva Wijesinha has sent a letter to all party leaders on revealing secrets in  Foreign Ministry in Sri Lanka.

Emergency dental surgery for Chris Nonis!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:24
Emergency dental surgery for Chris Nonis!

Former Sri Lankan high commissioner in the UK Dr. Chris Nonis underwent emergency dental surgery at a private dental surgery in London last weekend, say reliable sources.

Uncle’s daughter works to send Manjula Tilakaratne home!

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:15
Uncle’s daughter works to send Manjula Tilakaratne home!

  A disciplinary inquiry by the Supreme Court against former secretary of the Judicial Services Commission, incumbent magistrate of Naula Manjula Tilakaratne, has been scheduled for the first week of December....

We wish a peaceful, prosperous and happy Deepavali Festival- Tissa

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:14
We wish a peaceful, prosperous and happy Deepavali Festival- Tissa

Deepavali means one should pay attention to the well being of others as well, not only concerned about one’s personal gains, says UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake. Issuing a message...

MR-JHU talks end in a deadlock

Lanka News Web on Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:23
MR-JHU talks end in a deadlock

  The meeting between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and coalition partner Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has ended in a deadlock, as opposed to reports being publicized of a cordial discussion between the...

Features

So will the Executive stop treating the Judiciary as a lesser power? - Basil Fernando

So will the Executive stop treating the Judiciary as a lesser power? -  Basil Fernando

It must have been somebody’s idea that judicial independence in Sri Lanka must be destroyed....

The Karu Candidacy project : Is it a viable option? - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

The Karu Candidacy project : Is it a viable option? - Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka

Do you watch ‘Boston Legal’? We do, by which I mean my wife Sanja...

Rethinking strategy: Some reflections on political structures and accountability - JS Tissainayagam

Rethinking strategy: Some reflections on political structures and accountability - JS Tissainayagam

It gives me great pleasure to speak to you today as part of this distinguished...

Our politicians would make Machiavelli a minor miscreant - Pearl Thevanayagam

Our politicians would make Machiavelli a minor miscreant - Pearl Thevanayagam

Minister Dr Mervyn Silva is off my list for the time being and now...

Is it a crime to call the President an Ekadhipathiya - ඒකාධිපතියා (Authoritarian ruler)? - Basil Fernando

Is it a crime to call the President an Ekadhipathiya - ඒකාධිපතියා (Authoritarian ruler)? -  Basil Fernando

  On the 19th October 2014 BBC Sinhala Service broadcast, the United National Party Member of...

Are we poisoning our children with Fonterra produce - Pearl Thevanayagam

Are we poisoning our children with Fonterra produce -  Pearl Thevanayagam

This is serious and begs the question that the future of our children whose parents...

The Kobeningrad

The Kobeningrad

I was reading news past few weeks and more and more drawn to the...

B’s teaching methods - Malinda Seneviratne

B’s teaching methods - Malinda Seneviratne

"It is no secret that for all their holier-than-thou rhetoric those who run student councils...

Memories of Yal Deviand Mahinda’s munificence to the North - Pearl Thevanayagam

Memories of Yal Deviand Mahinda’s munificence to the North - Pearl Thevanayagam

Let us be honest and face it. President MahindaRajapaksawon the hearts of Tamils in the...

The Constitution as a cause for the violence and bloodshed - Basil Fernando

The Constitution as a cause for the violence and bloodshed - Basil Fernando

As the possibility of an election has become a “hot topic” of the day, with...

Business & Economy

Central Bank clarifies new legislation on sale of land to foreigners

Central Bank clarifies new legislation on sale of land to foreigners

Following Parliament passing new legislation on sale of land to...

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder

Sri Lanka suspends sale of Fonterra milk powder

Fonterra Cooperative Group has confirmed Sri Lankan health officials...

 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...

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

Photographer René Burri, Who Photographed Che has died at 81

Photographer René Burri, Who Photographed Che has died at 81

World-renowned Swiss photographer René Burri, known among others for his...

Poetry reading and discussion with Professor. K G Sankarapillai

Poetry reading and discussion with Professor. K G Sankarapillai

Professor K. G. Sankarapillai is one of the best known...

Sports

Kevin Pietersen exclusive interview: The truth about England's bullying culture

Kevin Pietersen exclusive interview: The truth about England's bullying culture

'Horrendous’ bullying inside England ’s cricket team is among...

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...

Global & Regional

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse...

Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns violence in Ottawa

Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns violence in Ottawa

The Canadian Human Rights Voice condemns today's violence in Ottawa...

India's Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalitha

India's Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalitha

India's Supreme Court has granted bail to the imprisoned former...

Hong Kong :Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse

Hong Kong :Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse

The Asian Human Rights Commission expressed shock and sadness at...

Kim's absence fuels health rumours

Kim's absence fuels health rumours

Speculation about the health of North Korean leader Kim...

Nobel winner Malala's day at school

Nobel winner Malala's day at school

  Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who rose to world acclaim after...

UK Stands By Its Position On Sri Lanka – British High Commissioner

UK Stands By Its Position On Sri Lanka – British High Commissioner

The British Government has taken a very active role on...

So will the Executive stop treating the Judiciary as a lesser power? -  Basil Fernando

So will the Executive stop treating the Judiciary as a lesser power? - Basil Fernando

It must have been somebody’s idea that judicial independence in...

‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

‘Mawbima’ bomb targeting Ranil explodes in ‘Silumina’s hands!

The feature article published in yesterday’s (19) ‘Silumina’ titeld...

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