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"We Hold The Government Responsible In Disrupting Journalists' Program" - PWJA

30-09-2014

"We Hold The Government Responsible In Disrupting Journalists' Program" - PWJA

The Professional Web Journalists Association (PWJA) has issued a media...

GMOA opposes training at state hospitals for private medical college students

30-09-2014

GMOA opposes training at state hospitals for private medical college students

The Government Medical Officers Association has threatened to take action...

Nonis to expect "further assaults"

30-09-2014

Nonis to expect "further assaults"

President Rajapaksa has rejected to accept the letter of resignation...

JVP to go to court on the 720M given to Shashi

30-09-2014

JVP to go to court on the 720M given to Shashi

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided to take legal action...

JHU in another attempt to trigger racial hatred

30-09-2014

JHU in another attempt to trigger racial hatred

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) that had been supporting the Rajapaksa...

TNA hopeful about Selvam

30-09-2014

TNA hopeful about Selvam

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that it is hoping...

Hardline news website accuses CJ for engaging in unethical activities

30-09-2014

Hardline news website accuses CJ for engaging in unethical activities

Chief Justice Hon. Mohan Pieris, despite stepping down from the...

Muslim Council raises concerns over Gnanasara’s threats

30-09-2014

Muslim Council raises concerns over Gnanasara’s threats

The Mulim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has raised concerns...

Wirathu thero thanks Rajapaksa for intervening his Visa

30-09-2014

Wirathu thero thanks Rajapaksa for intervening his Visa

Leader of the Burmese anti-Muslim movement 969, Ven. Ashin Wirathu...

Badulla: The most loyal UNP district

30-09-2014

Badulla: The most loyal UNP district

In the past week after the Uva PC election, there...

SAITM students allowed to take clinical training at Govt hospitals

29-09-2014

SAITM students allowed to take clinical training at Govt hospitals

Under a circular issued by the Secretary of the Health...

High Commissioner Nonis quits after assault by Sajin Vaas

29-09-2014

High Commissioner Nonis quits after assault by Sajin Vaas

Sri Lanka High Commissioner in United Kingdom, Chris Nonis has...

A record increase in Sri Lanka’s Defence expenses for 2015

29-09-2014

A record increase in Sri Lanka’s Defence expenses for 2015

Indicating Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s growing...

Rumbles in the Parliament as the P' Polls draw near

29-09-2014

Rumbles in the Parliament as the P' Polls draw near

As the dust settles on the Uva Provincial Council polls,...

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Features

The Uva effect and the Presidency

25-09-2014

The Uva effect and the Presidency

Analysts, commentators and readers in general should check the results...

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka

24-09-2014

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka

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

Steven Sotloff beheading video bears many similarities to James Foley killing

05-09-2014

Steven Sotloff beheading video bears many similarities to James Foley killing

A video that apparently shows the murder of an American...

Bala Tampoe: Our comrade Bala is no more

03-09-2014

Bala Tampoe: Our comrade Bala is no more

It was not a shock as he had lived a...

Will India go to war with Lanka over Katchatheevu ?

30-08-2014

Will India go to war with Lanka over Katchatheevu ?

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s remark in the Supreme Court on...

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 BUSINESS

U.S. Trade Show 2014 offers new opportunities for American, Sri Lankan partnerships

30-09-2014

U.S. Trade Show 2014 offers new opportunities for American, Sri Lankan partnerships

Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased...

Colombo High court in absentia sentences eight accused of largest VAT fraud to 20 years in prison

27-09-2014

Colombo High court in absentia sentences eight accused of largest VAT fraud to 20 years in prison

A Sri Lankan court today in absentia sentenced eight individuals...

Dhammika Perera among top 50 gaming tycoons in Asia

26-09-2014

Dhammika Perera among top 50 gaming tycoons in Asia

Despite the continous claims made by the Govt to the...

British Airways pulling out of Colombo after March 2015

25-09-2014

British Airways pulling out of Colombo after March 2015

British Airways said on Wednesday it was pulling out of...

Truecaller launched in Sri Lanka

23-09-2014

Truecaller launched in Sri Lanka

Truecaller, world’s largest verified mobile phone community announced its foray...

No credit growth

27-08-2014

No credit growth

Latest data released by the Central Bank showed that credit...

Floating market in Colombo to be opened Friday

20-08-2014

Floating market in Colombo to be opened Friday

The Ministry of Defense and Urban Development announced that the...

Jiffy fined 1 Lakh for violating Court orders

20-08-2014

Jiffy fined 1 Lakh for violating Court orders

The prohibition order imposed by the Court preventing the Jiffy...

'Ten rupee note' no more

19-08-2014

'Ten rupee note' no more

Ten rupee notes are going out of circulation following the...

Oil prices go down despite two major conflicts

15-08-2014

Oil prices go down despite two major conflicts

Global oil prices have fallen to their lowest level in...

COPE gets tough on Krrish

14-08-2014

COPE gets tough on Krrish

The Urban Development Authority told the Committee on Public Enterprises...

Top HSBC official in town

12-08-2014

Top HSBC official in town

Wei Wei Ng, Head of International for HSBC’s Global Trade...

 GOSSIP

Luxury Jeep for a top UNP'er on behalf of Sajith

15-09-2014

Luxury Jeep for a top UNP'er on behalf of Sajith

A senior member of the United National Party (UNP) who...

Kithruwan Vithanage under fire due to alleged sex scandal

12-08-2014

Kithruwan Vithanage under fire due to alleged sex scandal

Sri Lanka Cricket is now exploring the possibility of conducting...

Ranil Bans "Deshaya" to UNP MPs

02-06-2014

Ranil Bans "Deshaya" to UNP MPs

UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has ordered the UNP MPs not...

Pope in SL on 13 Jan. 2015

12-05-2014

Pope in SL on 13 Jan. 2015

Pope Francis would arrive in Sri Lanka on January 13...

Harsha’s talk at Ceylon Chamber forum politically axed?

24-04-2014

Harsha’s talk at Ceylon Chamber forum politically axed?

UNP MP Dr. Harsha de Silva yesterday alleged that a...

Ranil getting American training to tear down Executive Presidency

23-04-2014

Ranil getting American training to tear down Executive Presidency

The Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has...

Three spies in the Cabinet

07-04-2014

Three spies in the Cabinet

The President said during several Cabinet meetings that the US...

Minister trying to keep Ranil in the game

05-02-2014

Minister trying to keep Ranil in the game

A Cabinet Minister, who is in the shade of the...

No go for some 'stars' in WPC polls

30-01-2014

No go for some 'stars' in WPC polls

Two actresses and one songstress who applied for nominations to...

Driver monk injures two

22-01-2014

Driver monk injures two

Two people were injured yesterday (21) near Gurugoda, Horana area...

I’m an adopted daughter of Rajapaksa family: Hirunika

22-01-2014

I’m an adopted daughter of Rajapaksa family: Hirunika

Kicking off her political campaign in a bold and determined...

How Hirunika was Appointed by President as Colombo Central SLFP Co-organizer

21-01-2014

How Hirunika was Appointed by President as Colombo Central SLFP Co-organizer

Hirunika and mother meet First Family at Kande Viharaya Hirunika Premachandra...

 SPORTS

Pakistan's Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

30-09-2014

Pakistan's Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Pakistan domestic cricket teams Lahore Lions' captain and bowler Mohammad...

Malinga suggesting replacement whilst preparing for surgery

22-09-2014

Malinga suggesting replacement whilst preparing for surgery

Lasith Malinga has suggested Sri Lanka would be wise to...

Sri Lanka's Women's Cricket Squad named

14-09-2014

Sri Lanka's Women's Cricket Squad named

Sri Lanka has named the 22-player Womens squad for their...

Shehzad attacks Dilshan over religion

04-09-2014

Shehzad attacks Dilshan over religion

Religious comments by Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka...

Younis Khan to miss remaining ODIs against Sri Lanka

26-08-2014

Younis Khan to miss remaining ODIs against Sri Lanka

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan will miss the remaining two one-day...

Sri Lanka shuffle pack for one-day series vs Pakistan

20-08-2014

Sri Lanka shuffle pack for one-day series vs Pakistan

Sri Lanka have made several changes after naming a 15-man...

Rangana Herath sees off Pakistan as Jayawardene retires

19-08-2014

Rangana Herath sees off Pakistan as Jayawardene retires

Rangana Herath’s 14-wicket match haul helped ensure the former Sri...

Sri Lanka triumphs Pakistan series 2-0; a perfect farewell for Mahela

18-08-2014

Sri Lanka triumphs Pakistan series 2-0; a perfect farewell for Mahela

Rangana Herath claimed 14 wickets for the match to help...

Did Sanga ‘bid good-bye’ in silence?

18-08-2014

Did Sanga ‘bid good-bye’ in silence?

Kumar Sangakkara's wave of the bat after falling for 58...

Ajmal may miss ODI series against Lanka to correct suspect action

14-08-2014

Ajmal may miss ODI series against Lanka to correct suspect action

Pakistan is likely to play their ODI series against Sri...

Gamage called up as cover for Eranga

14-08-2014

Gamage called up as cover for Eranga

Right-arm seam bowler Lahiru Gamage has been called up to...

The Sanga-Mahela partnership nears its end

12-08-2014

The Sanga-Mahela partnership nears its end

Cricket is all about partnerships. Partnerships between bowlers, partnerships between...

 WORLD

ISIS releases new video of British hostage Jhon Cantile (Video)

30-09-2014

 ISIS releases new video of British hostage Jhon Cantile (Video)

Islamist terrorists have released a third video of John Cantlie,...

Aral, world's fourth largest sea, dried up completely: Nasa

30-09-2014

Aral, world's fourth largest sea, dried up completely: Nasa

Aral Sea - the giant lake between Kazakhstan in the...

No relief for Jayalalithaa yet, bail hearing postponed to next week

30-09-2014

No relief for Jayalalithaa yet, bail hearing postponed to next week

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's bail hearing has been...

Police have pulled back as Hong Kong protesters jam city streets

29-09-2014

Police have pulled back as Hong Kong protesters jam city streets

The Hong Kong government said Monday that riot police have...

Saudi Man divorces wife for not closing car door

28-09-2014

Saudi Man divorces wife for not closing car door

Islam forbids Muslims from divorcing out of anger or for...

Stop spy flights; China warns the U.S. (Video)

25-09-2014

Stop spy flights; China warns the U.S. (Video)

China has warned the United States to end its military...

Cameron wants UK to join In airstrikes in Iraq

25-09-2014

Cameron wants UK to join In airstrikes in Iraq

The British prime minister said late Wednesday he will ask...

Marriage rates in US keep falling, as money concerns rise

25-09-2014

Marriage rates in US keep falling, as money concerns rise

Of all the milestones on the road to adulthood, Americans...

Prosecutors have new DNA testing for twins

24-09-2014

Prosecutors have new DNA testing for twins

US prosecutors say they have a new tool to persuade...

Mother and daughter "come out" about lesbian relationship

23-09-2014

Mother and daughter "come out" about lesbian relationship

Mary and Vertasha Carter are more than mother and daughter....

Boko Haram Leader ‘Killed’

23-09-2014

Boko Haram Leader ‘Killed’

Reports and comments from military sources suggest that Abubakar Shekau,...

NASA's Maven explorer arrives in Mars after One year journey

22-09-2014

NASA's Maven explorer arrives in Mars after One year journey

NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a...

 ARTS

Buddhist composes Symphony to mark Pope's Sri Lanka visit

30-09-2014

Buddhist composes Symphony to mark Pope's Sri Lanka visit

In an effort for religious reconciliation, the Sri Lankan government...

Man Attacked By Polar Bear Plans Lawsuit

30-09-2014

Man Attacked By Polar Bear Plans Lawsuit

Invited to a private fundraising party at the San Diego...

Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet (photos)

25-09-2014

Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet (photos)

How would you like to trim three hours off the...

Emma Watson delivers a Game-Changing speech on feminism for the U.N.

23-09-2014

Emma Watson delivers a Game-Changing speech on feminism for the U.N.

Earlier this year, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was...

Woman pays $20,000 for third breast to make herself LESS attractive to men

23-09-2014

Woman pays $20,000 for third breast to make herself LESS attractive to men

No, you do not need to adjust your sets, you...

DJ Da Candy rocks Sri Lanka at the Green Zone launch party

14-09-2014

DJ Da Candy rocks Sri Lanka at the Green Zone launch party

Green Zone, the newest entertainment brand to debut in Sri...

Oksana Karnovich to visit Sri Lanka

09-09-2014

Oksana Karnovich to visit Sri Lanka

Russian Ballet teacher/choreographer Oksana Karnovich will visit Sri Lanka from...

Colombo International Film Festival: Six days that would change your world

02-09-2014

Colombo International Film Festival: Six days that would change your world

It is possible that one may find my title to...

Veteran artist Bandula Vithanage passes away

01-09-2014

Veteran artist Bandula Vithanage passes away

One of Sri Lanka’s most experienced playwrights, script writers, teledrama...

Veteran Andrew Jayamanne passes away

29-08-2014

Veteran Andrew Jayamanne passes away

Veteran cinematographer, film and television director and producer, Andrew Jayamanne...

Kenny G to perform in Sri Lanka

25-08-2014

Kenny G to perform in Sri Lanka

Grammy award winning saxophonist Kenny G is scheduled to perform...

Shahrukh Khan’s stylish looks in ‘Happy New Year’ trailer

18-08-2014

Shahrukh Khan’s stylish looks in ‘Happy New Year’ trailer

With the release of ‘Happy New Year’ trailer on last...

Documents

Powerful opposition politicians continuous targeted – Part of Larger strategy?

30-09-2014

Powerful opposition politicians continuous targeted – Part of Larger strategy?

There has been a series of attacks on opposition politicians...

The Morning after Uva; Govt and Opposition at cross roads

22-09-2014

The Morning after Uva; Govt and Opposition at cross roads

Perhaps the fundamental thing about the Uva result is that...

From the press

Conflicts, development and religious objectives

05-08-2014

Conflicts, development and religious objectives

Post war Sri Lanka has been vigorously concentrating efforts on...

Court's ruling on Hijab in school; How they see it

28-07-2014

Court's ruling on Hijab in school; How they see it

Recently the Supreme Court issued a verdict that Muslim mothers...

Is "pink burka" a lesser symbol of fundamentalism?

21-07-2014

Is "pink burka" a lesser symbol of fundamentalism?

Would a colourful burka be a lesser symbol of fundamentalist...

Understanding The ‘Sinhala-Buddhist Mindset’

20-07-2014

Understanding The ‘Sinhala-Buddhist Mindset’

Coming as it did after the Aluthgama incident, BBS leader,...

Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero expresses remorse

14-07-2014

Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero expresses remorse

In a Parallel Universe... Wimal Weerawansa, the ardent defender of the...

Politics, media and the monks

08-05-2014

Politics, media and the monks

In recent times members of the Buddhist clergy have increasingly...

Leaders and resignations

29-04-2014

Leaders and resignations

The sinking of the Sewol ferry with 300 passengers aboard,...

Collapse of Lanka-US relations

30-01-2014

Collapse of Lanka-US relations

Ruthless pressure being imposed on Sri Lanka to kowtow to...

Paradigm shift in Sri Lanka’s Mid-East policy

17-01-2014

Paradigm shift in Sri Lanka’s Mid-East policy

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent visit to Israel is of crucial...

Editorials

Increasing problems of world refugees: an empathy needed

20-08-2014

Increasing problems of world refugees: an empathy needed

There were two court hearings in Australia and Sri Lanka...

A fate worse than execution

19-07-2014

A fate worse than execution

A Ukrainian woman who, together with her husband, was sentenced...

It’s not cricket!

19-07-2014

It’s not cricket!

An enraged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has torn...

Common Candidates And Common Banalities

14-07-2014

Common Candidates And Common Banalities

I together with many newspaper readers of Sri Lanka have...

Troubled by friends

14-07-2014

Troubled by friends

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up, hating the Stasi,...

Refuge for refugees

11-07-2014

Refuge for refugees

A World Refugee Day came and went on June 20...

SRI LANKA: Shaggy dog Recommendations

28-04-2014

SRI LANKA: Shaggy dog Recommendations

Apparently, at least one rational intellectual the country produced thinks...

The ghosts of the LTTE

16-04-2014

The ghosts of the LTTE

The decision by the Government to list a host of...

Ravana in Parliament

19-12-2013

Ravana in Parliament

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has stirred another storm of...

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