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New operation from CID to eradicate opponents

23-07-2014

New operation from CID to eradicate opponents

“An operation with the government's backing has been put in...

Publish the report on five Trinco student killings immediately – Liberal Party

23-07-2014

Publish the report on five Trinco student killings immediately – Liberal Party

The Liberal Party in a statement to commend the government...

Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces - AHRC

23-07-2014

Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces - AHRC

There have been reports of an alleged abduction and rape...

Dalai Lama influenced by 'Muslim extremists' - Gnanasara

23-07-2014

Dalai Lama influenced by 'Muslim extremists' - Gnanasara

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero has accused the Dalai Lama of...

Active engagement of youth imperative for reconciliation: YPLF

23-07-2014

Active engagement of youth imperative for reconciliation: YPLF

Young Political Leaders Forum of Sri Lanka (YPLF) issuing a...

Wimal’s spouse with the official SL delegation to Seychelles

22-07-2014

Wimal’s spouse with the official SL delegation to Seychelles

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has raised questions about the...

Surrendered "Nilwala" released for 1500

22-07-2014

Surrendered "Nilwala" released for 1500

The UPFA MP Nimal Wijesinghe (aka Nilwala) who was wanted...

AG assures prosecution of perpetrators responsible for A'gama clash

22-07-2014

AG assures prosecution of perpetrators responsible for A'gama clash

The Attorney General Palitha Fernando has assured the Bar Association...

Land acquisition for Ratnapura expressway within 26 weeks

22-07-2014

Land acquisition for Ratnapura expressway within 26 weeks

Project Minister of Ports and Highway Nirmala Kotelawala said that...

UNP office attacked in Monaragala

22-07-2014

UNP office attacked in Monaragala

The first violence of the Uva Provincial Council poll was...

Another mega drug bust

22-07-2014

Another mega drug bust

Customs High Risk Unit at Gray Line 1, cargo terminal...

UPFA MP wanted for attacking a public official absconding

22-07-2014

UPFA MP wanted for attacking a public official absconding

Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says that...

Sri Lanka to expedite legislation permitting 'limited abortions'

22-07-2014

Sri Lanka to expedite legislation permitting 'limited abortions'

The Government is taking measures to legalize "limited abortions" under...

Govt bans sending workers to Libya

22-07-2014

Govt bans sending workers to Libya

Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion Dilan Perera says that the...

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Features

India, Pakistan and the BBS

20-07-2014

India, Pakistan and the BBS

Two important assertions made by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in...

'Fascists' in saffron robes? The rise of Sri Lanka's Buddhist ultra-nationalists

19-07-2014

'Fascists' in saffron robes? The rise of Sri Lanka's Buddhist ultra-nationalists

Shortly before Buddhist mobs made a deadly rampage through Muslim...

Who is a Buddhist monk?

14-07-2014

Who is a Buddhist monk?

A Buddhist monk in brief, is the noble being who,...

Maverick monks of Lanka

26-06-2014

Maverick monks of Lanka

The strange spectacle of monks, of Buddhist monks, actively inciting...

The View from Lanka: A Landslide in the Bovine-Belt

26-05-2014

The View from Lanka: A Landslide in the Bovine-Belt

This essay argues that despite a right-wing Hindutva victory democracy...

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 BUSINESS

Sri Lanka bank credit subdued in May

22-07-2014

Sri Lanka bank credit subdued in May

Sri Lanka's loans to private business from commercial banks slipped...

China enters mineral sand mining sector

14-07-2014

China enters mineral sand mining sector

A Chinese company is making a foray into the mineral...

Ceylon Theatres opens exclusive 100 seater Empire Cineplex at Arcade Independence Square

14-07-2014

Ceylon Theatres opens exclusive 100 seater Empire Cineplex at Arcade Independence Square

President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially opened the new Empire Cineplex at...

Lanka rejects Japanese imports over radiation fears

14-07-2014

Lanka rejects Japanese imports over radiation fears

Sri Lankan customs yesterday (13) sent back to Japan a...

Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2014 - Volume XXXVI released

11-07-2014

Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2014 - Volume XXXVI released

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released its latest...

‘SL’s imports from China in 2013 $ 3.17 bn, in bilateral trade of $ 3.28 bn’

26-06-2014

‘SL’s imports from China in 2013 $ 3.17 bn, in bilateral trade of $ 3.28 bn’

The trade volume between Sri Lanka and China in 2013...

Govt debt skyrocketing

18-06-2014

Govt debt skyrocketing

International ratings agencies Fitch and Standard and Poor's on Tuesday...

commercial vehicle registrations down in May

17-06-2014

commercial vehicle registrations down in May

Sri Lanka's car, sports utility vehicles and motor bike registrations...

Cheap oil from H'tota port

10-06-2014

Cheap oil from H'tota port

"The Hambantota Mahinda Rajapaksa International Port will begin fuel bunkering...

Four stock broker firms warned

06-06-2014

Four stock broker firms warned

The four main stock broker firms involved in market manipulation...

Sri Lankan police to tighten security at banks, financial institutions

26-05-2014

Sri Lankan police to tighten security at banks, financial institutions

Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon has ordered police...

Senura inaugarates stage 2 of its Aquaculture project

20-05-2014

Senura inaugarates stage 2 of its Aquaculture project

Sri Lanka’s largest aquaculture firm Senura Aquaculture Projects Lanka (Pvt)...

 GOSSIP

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...

Ruwanthi, Ginger to strengthen hands of the President

21-01-2014

Ruwanthi, Ginger to strengthen hands of the President

Tale drama actress Ruwanthi Mangala and songstress Judith White (Ginger)...

Geetha gets President’s backing

23-12-2013

Geetha gets President’s backing

Actress turned politician Geetha Kumarasinghe said yesterday that the President...

 SPORTS

Batsman's fault if mankaded - MCC

19-07-2014

Batsman's fault if mankaded - MCC

Stay in the crease, the Melbourn Cricket Club (MCC) has...

"Sachithra's elbow extends by 43 degrees" - Test reports

16-07-2014

"Sachithra's elbow extends by 43 degrees" - Test reports

The test reports of banned Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake...

Manchester United congratulate Mahela on his retirement

16-07-2014

Manchester United congratulate Mahela on his retirement

Manchester United took to their official facebook account to wish...

Mahela quits Tests

14-07-2014

Mahela quits Tests

Veteran cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has tendered his resignation from Test...

South Africa moves up to 4th in ICC ODI rankings after series win in Sri Lanka

14-07-2014

South Africa moves up to 4th in ICC ODI rankings after series win in Sri Lanka

South Africa has made upward movement in their International Cricket...

FIFA 2014: Germany wins the cup

14-07-2014

FIFA 2014: Germany wins the cup

Germans are the new world champions in Football, Joachim Loew's...

Bangladeshi Cricket tribunal ban Kaushal for 18 months

19-06-2014

Bangladeshi Cricket tribunal ban Kaushal for 18 months

Sri Lankan cricketer Kaushal Lokuarachchi and New Zealnd player Lou...

Mathews could face suspension over umpiring remarks

19-06-2014

Mathews could face suspension over umpiring remarks

Sri Lanka team is in the danger of losing skipper...

Jos Buttler Run Out: England furious with Sachithra

04-06-2014

Jos Buttler Run Out: England furious with Sachithra

England captain Alastair Cook believes the furore over Jos Buttler's...

Sri Lanka wins the ODI tournament

04-06-2014

Sri Lanka wins the ODI tournament

Sri Lanka held their nerve to pip England to a...

IPL 2014; Knight Riders win thrilling Final

02-06-2014

IPL 2014; Knight Riders win thrilling Final

Kolkata Knight Riders have been crowned IPL champions for the...

Brazil launch ‘player inspired condoms’ to celebrate the 2014 World Cup

27-05-2014

Brazil launch ‘player inspired condoms’ to celebrate the 2014 World Cup

Some really have imagination, especially when it comes to finding...

 WORLD

Should Malaysia jet have flown over Ukraine?

21-07-2014

Should Malaysia jet have flown over Ukraine?

Why was Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 flying over war-torn eastern...

Gaza conflict: Israel expands ground offensive

20-07-2014

Gaza conflict: Israel expands ground offensive

Israel says it has expanded its ground operation against Hamas,...

MH17 disaster creates dilemma for Putin over backing Ukraine's rebels

20-07-2014

MH17 disaster creates dilemma for Putin over backing Ukraine's rebels

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has confronted...

MH17 dominates newspaper front pages around world, but not in Russia

20-07-2014

MH17 dominates newspaper front pages around world, but not in Russia

The downing of MH17 over eastern Ukraine was the main...

Malaysia Airlines crash: too early to call a terrorist attack, says expert

20-07-2014

Malaysia Airlines crash: too early to call a terrorist attack, says expert

It is too early to say whether the Malaysia Airlines...

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: what we know so far

19-07-2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: what we know so far

Following new developments and global reaction overnight, here is a...

Australian woman loses brother on MH370 and stepdaughter on MH17

19-07-2014

Australian woman loses brother on MH370 and stepdaughter on MH17

In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman...

Over 100 HIV experts and advocates on board the crashed MH17

19-07-2014

Over 100 HIV experts and advocates on board the crashed MH17

The field of HIV/AIDS research has suffered a savage blow...

How did it really go wrong for flight MH17?

18-07-2014

How did it really go wrong for flight MH17?

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was flying just 1,000 feet (300...

Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash (videos/photos)

18-07-2014

Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash (videos/photos)

298 people were on board a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet...

World at shock; MH17 crash in Ukraine

18-07-2014

World at shock; MH17 crash in Ukraine

World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down...

 ARTS

Abhishek Bachchan in 'Housefull 3'?

22-07-2014

Abhishek Bachchan in 'Housefull 3'?

Rumours are rife that the next edition of the successful...

Lester James Peries and the Making of his Path-breaking Sinhala film “Rekava”

21-07-2014

Lester James Peries and the Making of his Path-breaking Sinhala film “Rekava”

‘Rekava’ or the line of destiny was the path-breaking film...

A movie in the works on assassinated Sri Lankan journalist Richard de Zoysa

17-07-2014

A movie in the works on assassinated Sri Lankan journalist Richard de Zoysa

Production of a film based on the character of the...

‘Jurassic World’ tourist brochure leaks online with Dinosaur list

16-07-2014

‘Jurassic World’ tourist brochure leaks online with Dinosaur list

A brochure with a list of dinosaurs that is said...

New Expendables 3 poster released

14-07-2014

New Expendables 3 poster released

A brand new star-packed UK poster has been released for...

On a holy trail

14-07-2014

On a holy trail

The city of Kataragama resembles an island, recovering from a...

Shahrukh Khan awarded top French civilian award

08-07-2014

Shahrukh Khan awarded top French civilian award

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan was conferred the French distinction of...

The war within

16-06-2014

The war within

Machismo is mostly seen as a measure of manliness. In...

Rihanna goes practically naked to CFDA Awards

04-06-2014

Rihanna goes practically naked to CFDA Awards

What do you wear to pick up one of the...

'Nervous' Shah Rukh Khan Tweets Updates as Kolkata Knight Riders Play Kings XI Punjab

02-06-2014

'Nervous' Shah Rukh Khan Tweets Updates as Kolkata Knight Riders Play Kings XI Punjab

Shah Rukh Khan's Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight...

Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan becomes a ladies’ man

28-05-2014

Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan becomes a ladies’ man

Earlier is was Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and now it...

Lovina - A look at Mt. Lavinia from a new dimension

19-05-2014

Lovina - A look at Mt. Lavinia from a new dimension

Lovina, the latest tale written by Mohan Raj Madawala, in...

Documents

Sri Lanka’s 3G Jihadists – Pathfinders To Another Disaster

21-07-2014

Sri Lanka’s 3G Jihadists – Pathfinders To Another Disaster

“In time we hate that which we often fear.” - William...

Rumours of the next pogrom?

14-07-2014

Rumours of the next pogrom?

“…full of a fanatical tension that knows no respite or...

From the press

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...

An open letter to Rathika Sitsabaiesan

08-01-2014

An open letter to Rathika Sitsabaiesan

Asoka Weerasinghe, long time anti-LTTE advocate and one time diplomat...

Editorials

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...

Whining villains

14-12-2013

Whining villains

Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne tells...

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