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Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

The Sri Lankan government, at the instigation of president Mahinda...

President tells Dullas to set Ranil, Mangala against each other

President tells Dullas to set Ranil, Mangala against each other

Since the mudslinging campaign targeting Mangala Samaraweera by the state-run...

Borella OIC ‘killers’ are due to be shot tonight!

Borella OIC ‘killers’ are due to be shot tonight!

Two of the three suspects arrested over the death...

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Handunnetti has never committed terrorist acts!

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 15:36
Handunnetti has never committed terrorist acts!

JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti has said that his party has never engaged in terrorist acts. He is commenting on the naming of the JVP as a terrorist organization by TRAC...

An island to be built in Hambantota as tourist destination

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 13:57
An island to be built in Hambantota as tourist destination

The government has decided to build a man-made island along with the second phase of the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port in Hambantota as a tourist destination.

Government’s five year limit under fire

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 13:53
Government’s five year limit under fire

The Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) has said it is unaware of any time limits on visas issued to foreign journalists posted to Sri Lanka as stated by the government.

Government to seek assistance from diplomatic community

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 13:48
Government to seek assistance from diplomatic community

The government has said it will seek assistance from the diplomatic community to apprehend LTTE operatives who have been issued Interpol red notices.

Pakistan working closely with SL to thwart heroin smuggling – HC official

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 10:39
Pakistan working closely with SL to thwart heroin smuggling – HC official

The government of Pakistan was working closely with Sri Lanka to thwart attempts to smuggle in heroin into Sri Lanka, a spokesperson for the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo told...

Wanathamulla Residents Raise Concerns

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 06:12
Wanathamulla Residents Raise Concerns

Residents of Wanathamulla and Bakery junction in Narahenpita claimed that they are being harassed by military personnel attached to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, threatening them with eviction...

A bill against rogue monks

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 06:02
A bill against rogue monks

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said he would table a new Parliamentary Act against men in robes, who engage in anti -Buddhist activities.

LTTE suspect flees

Lanka News Web on Monday, 21 April 2014 05:58
LTTE suspect flees

A LTTE suspect who was undergoing treatment at Vavuniya Hospital under prison custody had escaped last night (20) The Police said the suspect is a 28-year-old resident at Kudirippu in Vavuniya...

KP’s charges on Interpol warrant amended

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:37
KP’s charges on Interpol warrant amended

The charges under which an Interpol warrant was issued for the arrest of Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP have reportedly been amended.

BJP to push for devolution in Sri Lanka

Lanka News Web on Sunday, 20 April 2014 10:31
BJP to push for devolution in Sri Lanka

The BJP has said it will push for early devolution of powers and a political settlement in Sri Lanka if it wins the ongoing elections in India.

Features

Prostituting media ethics for personal profit - Pearl Thevanayagam

Prostituting media ethics for personal profit   -  Pearl Thevanayagam

 It gets curiouser and curiouser as Alice s Wonderland would put it. D.B.S.Jeyaraj  is concocting...

Reaction of Mahinda - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Reaction of Mahinda - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Many writers have claimed that the ban of Tamil organizations by Mahinda regime is a...

Suicide of a young girl and celibacy among Catholic clergy - Pearl Thevanayagam

Suicide of a young girl and celibacy among Catholic clergy -  Pearl Thevanayagam

It did not come as a surprise that a 22 year old girl committed suicide...

Muslims are an integral part of the Sri Lankan fabric - Pearl Thevanayagam

 Muslims are an integral part of the Sri Lankan fabric -  Pearl Thevanayagam

If Tamils are portrayed as the oppressed minority think again. When I came to Sri...

The Great Indian betrayal – India voted twice for Sri Lanka - Dr. Paul Newman

The Great Indian betrayal – India voted twice for Sri Lanka  - Dr. Paul Newman

India proved once again that it cannot be trusted by anyone. When everyone who have...

Shooting of LTTE suspects: paranoia or paid diaspora media witch-hunt - Pearl Thevanayagam

Shooting of LTTE suspects: paranoia or paid diaspora media witch-hunt - Pearl Thevanayagam

People, look at the face of Gopi who was killed brutally by the army...

UN Inquiry Just the Start of a Long Road to Justice - Frances Harrison

UN Inquiry Just the Start of a Long Road to Justice - Frances Harrison

Sri Lankan human rights activists campaigned hard for an independent international commission of inquiry into...

Adrian Mole fame writer Sue Townsend is no more

Adrian Mole fame writer Sue Townsend is no more

 Sue Townsend, my heroine, who wrote under the pseudonym Adrian Mole, has died yesterday...

Peace Studies philosopher advises Tamils to tell the story with a vision

Peace Studies philosopher advises Tamils to tell the story with a vision

“Let us say you have one million Tamils in the Tamil diaspora. They used to...

Give us our daily rice and not Central Bank Report - Pearl Thevanayagam

Give us our daily rice and not Central Bank Report -  Pearl Thevanayagam

Let us get this right. Not only do we have virtual democracy but if Central...

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Business & Economy

New Zealand's Fonterra fined over botulism food scare

New Zealand's Fonterra fined over botulism food scare

Dairy giant Fonterra has been fined $NZ300,000 ($256,675; £154,748) after...

Govt. revenue collection remains a challenge: ADB

Govt. revenue collection remains a challenge: ADB

The government has maintained fiscal deficit targets by sacrificing expenditure...

Finance Ministry signs US$ 300mn loan agreement with China

Finance Ministry signs US$ 300mn loan agreement with China

The Finance Ministry has signed a US$ 300 million loan...

Peace Journalism

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

Ed Miliband’s speech on Europe

In a speech today at the London Business School, Ed...

Britain should continue with EU

Britain should continue with EU

  Full text of Nick Clegg's speech Since I became the Deputy...

Natives and dogs not allowed

Natives and dogs not allowed

  The speech made  Rev. Desmond Tutu at Westminster Abbey   The Most...

Art

An International Documentary Film  - on Cult Monks Sri Lanka

An International Documentary Film - on Cult Monks Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Film Director, Journalist and political commentator Sirimal Wijesinghe...

The Conflation: A New Book on Sri Lanka

The Conflation: A New Book on Sri Lanka

The Conflation is a new book edited by Niantha Ilangamuwa,...

‘Herstories

‘Herstories

‘Herstories: Mothers’ Voices of Resilience and Hope’, an art...

Sports

SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move

SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move

SLC has expressed surprise and disappointment "in no uncertain terms"...

Sangakkara retires from Int’l T20

Sangakkara retires from Int’l T20

Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara today submitted his...

World Twenty20 2014: Sri Lanka beat India to win title

World Twenty20 2014: Sri Lanka beat India to win title

Kumar Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over...

Global & Regional

Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin dies at 85

Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin dies at 85

Win Tin, a veteran of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, has died...

Appear on May 24 or face action: Delhi court warns Arvind Kejriwal

Appear on May 24 or face action: Delhi court warns Arvind Kejriwal

A Delhi court today warned Arvind Kejriwal and three other...

South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain arrested

South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain arrested

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and...

We Fell Into The American Trap – Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe

We Fell Into The American Trap – Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe

Reputed for his outspoken nature Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe feels that...

Prostituting media ethics for personal profit   -  Pearl Thevanayagam

Prostituting media ethics for personal profit - Pearl Thevanayagam

 It gets curiouser and curiouser as Alice s Wonderland would...

Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

Mahinda on his knees before World Bank to escape from Chandrika!

The Sri Lankan government, at the instigation of president Mahinda...

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