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’One giant leap’: US marks Apollo mission 50 years on

Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11

4 hours ago

UNFPA: Reflecting on five decades of advancements in sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sri Lanka

Marking the Global 50th anniversary of UNFPA on World Population Day

5 hours ago

We’ll field a common candidate to represent leftist parties: Nalinda Jayatissa

A common candidate to represent leftist parties including the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will be fielded for the pr

6 hours ago

SLPP won’t nominate presidential candidate without reaching agreement with SLFP: Mahinda Amaraweera

MP Mahinda Amaraweera says Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has informed him that it will not nominate a presidential

8 hours ago

UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom

9 hours ago

Muslim MPs agreed to amend MMDA: Marikkar

MP S.M. Marikkar says that Muslim MPs have agreed to amend certain sections of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA

17 Jul 2019

Provincial election before presidential election, Uva to be dissolved!

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly commented the Provincial Council Election will undergo prior to 2019 Presi

17 Jul 2019

Self-powered housing model for Sri Lanka low income households

A self-powered housing model for low income households will be devised with the aim of providing best architectural hous

17 Jul 2019

Gota seeks legal assistance from Singapore!

Former defence secterary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who is currently in Singapore, has called for his attorneys in order to ob

17 Jul 2019

Phase III of UNIDO backed Sri Lanka bamboo initiative to be opened

After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019 and later in June, the third

16 Jul 2019

Govt destroyed Cricket over the years: Arjuna

Minister Arjuna Ranatunga says the government over the preceding four years destroyed Cricket.

16 Jul 2019

Disgraceful politician from a graceful Tamil family

D.M. Swaminadan, former minister of relocation, rehabilitation, northern development and Hindu religious affairs, was ea

16 Jul 2019

ICC reveals official Team of the Tournament

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been named captain of the ICC’s official Team of the Tournament for the 2019 Wor

16 Jul 2019

SPECIAL NEWS

Provincial election before presidential election, Uva to be dissolved!

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly commented the Provincial Council Election will undergo prior to 2019 Presi

17 Jul 2019

Gota seeks legal assistance from Singapore!

Former defence secterary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who is currently in Singapore, has called for his attorneys in order to ob

17 Jul 2019

Disgraceful politician from a graceful Tamil family

D.M. Swaminadan, former minister of relocation, rehabilitation, northern development and Hindu religious affairs, was ea

16 Jul 2019

Ranil is too good, JR would have banned JVP!

When it comes to the Easter Sunday attacks, what Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) must actually do is to be self critical

13 Jul 2019

Dr. Shafi’s case: Kurunegala Magistrate and Conflict of Interest

It is reported that the wife of Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Kariyawasam, who’s hearing the case against Dr. Shafi, is

13 Jul 2019

Facebook agrees to remove users deemed inappropriate by government

Over the last couple of months, it was evident that any Facebook account challenging or despising views of President Mai

10 Jul 2019

BUSINESS

Phase III of UNIDO backed Sri Lanka bamboo initiative to be opened

After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019 and later in June, the third

16 Jul 2019

Sri Lanka’s manufacturing and services sectors gain momentum

Sri Lanka’s manufacturing activities expanded at a higher rate while services sector recorded a recovery with the expans

16 Jul 2019

China Petroleum Corp sets up a fuel oil entity at Hambantota

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp called Sinopec Corp, has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka to supply fuel to ship

16 Jul 2019

Treasury trims government expenditure

In the highly disruptive phase of Sri Lanka’s economy with elections around the corner, the Finance Ministry has embarke

15 Jul 2019

FEATURED

’One giant leap’: US marks Apollo mission 50 years on

Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11

4 hours ago

How an Indian tycoon fought Big Pharma to sell AIDS drugs for $1 a day

Dr. Yusuf Hamied of Cipla was a prolific reader of medical journals, with an annual subscription budget that topped $150

16 Jul 2019

Sri Lankan Politicians as archetypes of destruction

In the Sri Lankan mind, politicians are thought to be engaged in the destruction of the lives of the people and the foun

15 Jul 2019

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer

Having too few ’’friendly’’ vaginal bacteria may increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to s

13 Jul 2019

FOREIGN

Chikungunya outbreak in Congo, preventive measures still on research!

An outbreak of Chikungunya was reported in a Congo region near Pointe-noire, precisely Diosso.

6 hours ago

South Africans mourn over ex-footballer killed in Johannesburg

The recent assassination of former South African footballer, Mark Batchelor was outburst on social media, mourning at hi

8 hours ago

Israeli PM agrees with Likud in legalizing settlement outposts via coalition agreements

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, has agreed with Likud-National Liberal Movement in principle in coalition ag

17 Jul 2019

New £50 note celebrates ’war hero and father of computer science’ Alan Turing

Alan Turing, the mathematician who helped invent modern computing and break the Enigma code, will be the face of the new

16 Jul 2019

Environment

Dramatic warming projected in world’s major cities by 2050

77 percent of the world’s cities will experience a ’’striking change’’ in climate conditions, while 22 percent will expe

11 Jul 2019

Coral reef restoration project commences in Northern Naval Command

The Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (4) commenced another coral reef restoration project in the Northern Naval Command.

05 Jul 2019

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans?

Intense heat waves have killed more than 100 people in India this summer and are predicted to worsen in coming years, cr

05 Jul 2019

Chile witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1592!

Many tourists roamed over Northern Chilean desert on Tuesday (02) as a total solar eclipse projected in the skies.

04 Jul 2019

GOSSIP

Assaulting lift operator: Investigation against IGP after two years

After Lanka News Web (LNW) on 31st May published an article reminding the IGP Pujith Jayasundara’s assault on Samarakone

02 Jun 2019

People ask me to take it, but if I take it... - Army Commander

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has reportedly said people ask of him to acquire the rule of country

26 May 2019

ART

Beyonce’s new song for upcoming Lion King movie has Swahili lyrics

Globally acclaimed pop star Beyonce has released a song featuring lyrics in Kiswahili, one of Africa’s more widely spoke..

11 Jul 2019

The First Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Is Here!

On Sunday (July 7), Disney gifted us with our first trailer for Mulan, the latest chapter in their run of live-action re..

08 Jul 2019