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Danuna surrenders to Court; Released on bail

19-12-2014

Danuna surrenders to Court; Released on bail

Danuna Thilakaratne, the son-in-law of the leader of the Democratic...

"The problem with Wimal's social status" - Artists

19-12-2014

"The problem with Wimal's social status" - Artists

A press conference was held by a collective of artists...

Basil's latest tactic of using bikes as "carrots"

19-12-2014

Basil's latest tactic of using bikes as "carrots"

Recently the government gave out Motor Cycles to government employees...

MR defends his sons’ private choppers and royal horses

19-12-2014

MR defends his sons’ private choppers and royal horses

An irked President Rajapaksa fiercely defended his sons’ private choppers...

Buckingham stables horses and private choppers for Rajapaksas

19-12-2014

Buckingham stables horses and private choppers for Rajapaksas

The common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena has revealed some interesting...

"After 8th Jan even Basil will support Maithri" - Champika

19-12-2014

"After 8th Jan even Basil will support Maithri" - Champika

As soon as Mr. Maithripala Sirisena becomes President, 120 parliamentary...

New charges against journalist who reveled Rjapaksa's Deniyaya Palace

19-12-2014

New charges against journalist who reveled Rjapaksa's Deniyaya Palace

Lawyers representing the Rajapaksa family in the Court case that...

"I'm Percy of Medamulana" - Percy Mahendra recalls history

19-12-2014

"I'm Percy of Medamulana" - Percy Mahendra recalls history

“Some people have forgotten that Mahinda Rajapaksa is from Madamulana”...

Citizens' power of artists for a "Maithri" rule

19-12-2014

Citizens' power of artists for a "Maithri" rule

The “Purawesi Balaya (Citizens’ Power)” organization, which is comprised of...

Launching of Opposition Common Candidate's Election Manifesto Live

19-12-2014

Launching of Opposition Common Candidate's Election Manifesto Live

The ceremony held at the Vihara maha Devi Open Air...

111 Govt members have joined hands with Maithri so far

19-12-2014

111 Govt members have joined hands with Maithri so far

A total of one hundred and Eleven (111) political members...

Maithri’s manifesto to be released today

19-12-2014

Maithri’s manifesto to be released today

The policy statement of Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena will be...

JHU defectors to form a new political party

18-12-2014

JHU defectors to form a new political party

Former Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Deputy General Secretary, Western Provincial...

Police officers on election duty to be armed

18-12-2014

Police officers on election duty to be armed

The Police Headquarters according to media reports has decided to...

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Features

X Files, Cold Case Files And Rajapaksa’s Bambu Files

26-11-2014

X Files, Cold Case Files And Rajapaksa’s Bambu Files

The most famous files are X files and cold case...

Warning From Sarath Fonseka

13-11-2014

Warning From Sarath Fonseka

Leader of the Democratic Party, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka...

Hariharan's reply; Karuna’s allegations about IPKF’s human rights violations

10-11-2014

Hariharan's reply; Karuna’s allegations about IPKF’s human rights violations

Sri Lanka Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, known as Karuna Amman...

That third term...

10-11-2014

That third term...

President Rajapakse’s eligibility to seek a third term as President...

The fall of the Berlin wall: What it means today

09-11-2014

The fall of the Berlin wall: What it means today

The world today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall...

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 BUSINESS

Exports decline, trade deficit widens in Oct

16-12-2014

Exports decline, trade deficit widens in Oct

The country’s exports have reportedly recorded a decline in October.

Finance Ministry split over poll spending

15-12-2014

Finance Ministry split over poll spending

Media reports state that cracks are appearing in the Finance...

Northerners encouraged to invest in the CSE

11-12-2014

Northerners encouraged to invest in the CSE

Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly noted...

Ceylon tea’s national sales average dips

09-12-2014

Ceylon tea’s national sales average dips

The National Sales Average for tea has reportedly seen a...

Govt intervention likely in Colombo bourse

08-12-2014

Govt intervention likely in Colombo bourse

Stock brokers and analysts say the share prices at the...

SEC to study demutualization proposal by CSE

03-12-2014

SEC to study demutualization proposal by CSE

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) it is learnt is...

Govt to award unsolicited bid proposal to a Chinese firm?

01-12-2014

 Govt to award unsolicited bid proposal to a Chinese firm?

The government is reportedly looking at awarding an unsolicited, single-bid...

Govt looking at reducing imported rice prices

26-11-2014

Govt looking at reducing imported rice prices

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando says the government...

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

25-11-2014

Politics bites off Rs. 126 b from stock market value in two days

Shocking political developments and apparent instability have wiped off Rs....

Muted response from bourse to Presidential poll announcement

21-11-2014

Muted response from bourse to Presidential poll announcement

The bourse has reportedly greeted with muted response yesterday’s televised...

India’s ITC begins construction

20-11-2014

India’s ITC begins construction

India's ITC Limited has announced it will build a US$...

Govt confirms 904 gaming businesses in SL

13-11-2014

Govt confirms 904 gaming businesses in SL

The Finance Ministry has informed parliament that there are a...

 GOSSIP

Now fisticuffs at Temple Trees

18-12-2014

Now fisticuffs at Temple Trees

A fisticuff has reportedly taken place at Temple Trees following...

Split in the SLMC delays final decision

15-12-2014

Split in the SLMC delays final decision

The final decision of governing party ally, Sri Lanka Muslim...

Geetha and Muthuhetti in an "in house" battle

13-12-2014

Geetha and Muthuhetti in an "in house" battle

A heated argument has reportedly broken out between Southern Provincial...

One expensive minister

12-12-2014

One expensive minister

Hon. Minister Wimal Weerawansa was the chief guest at the...

The last minute discussion that changed Chandrani’s mind

09-12-2014

The last minute discussion that changed Chandrani’s mind

United National Party (UNP) Anuradhapura District parliamentarian Chandrani Bandara, who...

UNPers asked to be silent about common candidate

13-11-2014

UNPers asked to be silent about common candidate

United National Party (UNP) legislators have been asked not to...

Lakbima "making profits" at last?

11-11-2014

Lakbima "making profits" at last?

The "Lakbima" newspaper, which continued as a "loss making" business...

MPs asleep during budget debate

09-11-2014

MPs asleep during budget debate

The issue of members of parliament falling asleep during budget...

Key meeting on common candidate on Monday

08-11-2014

Key meeting on common candidate on Monday

A key discussion on the common candidate for the next...

The truth about the 2015 Budget

30-10-2014

The truth about the 2015 Budget

The 2015 Budget presented in parliament last week has been...

External Affairs Ministry continues to gobble public funds

27-10-2014

External Affairs Ministry continues to gobble public funds

A key ministry in the country is fast becoming an...

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...

 SPORTS

Sangakkara firm over ODI retirement

15-12-2014

Sangakkara firm over ODI retirement

If Kumar Sangakkara had a perfect Kandyan farewell - which...

Football federation CEO assaulted

11-12-2014

Football federation CEO assaulted

CEO of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL), Anura...

Cook banned from fourth ODI due to slow over-rate

05-12-2014

Cook banned from fourth ODI due to slow over-rate

England Captain Alastair Cook has been suspended from England’s fourth...

Sri Lanka’s first purpose built football training facility opened

03-12-2014

Sri Lanka’s first purpose built football training facility opened

The country’s first ever purpose built football training facility was...

SLC discuss sacking fast bowling coach

26-11-2014

SLC discuss sacking fast bowling coach

With less than three months to go for next year’s...

"We can forget India" - Atapattu

25-11-2014

"We can forget India" - Atapattu

Sri Lanka head coach Marvan Atapattu is confident his team...

India beat Sri Lanka in women’s football semis

21-11-2014

India beat Sri Lanka in women’s football semis

Sri Lanka women’s football team failed to secure a slot...

Mahela disappointed

20-11-2014

Mahela disappointed

Has there been a moment since you retired when you...

Mahela’s muted celebration

10-11-2014

Mahela’s muted celebration

Many negative themes have plagued Sri Lanka's innings this series,...

CR shock Havies

09-11-2014

CR shock Havies

CR & FC pulled out all stoppers to register a...

"Team not in form. I don't know why" - Mathews

08-11-2014

"Team not in form. I don't know why" - Mathews

The Sri Lankan cricket team, who were hurriedly sent to...

Mathews selected captain of 'ICC Test team of the year'

06-11-2014

Mathews selected captain of 'ICC Test team of the year'

Angelo Mathews has been chosen by the International Cricket Council...

 WORLD

Afgan Taliban condemns Paki Taliban for killing children

18-12-2014

Afgan Taliban condemns Paki Taliban for killing children

Tuesday’s attack on a Pakistan school that resulted in the...

At Least 80 Children Dead As Taliban Take Hundreds Hostage In Pakistani School

16-12-2014

At Least 80 Children Dead As Taliban Take Hundreds Hostage In Pakistani School

News is breaking on Reuters that Taliban gunmen have attacked...

Australia commandos end Sydney cafe siege

16-12-2014

Australia commandos end Sydney cafe siege

Australian commandos have stormed a cafe in Sydney, ending a...

India arrests man over pro-Islamic State tweets (Video)

15-12-2014

India arrests man over pro-Islamic State tweets (Video)

A man suspected of running an influential Twitter account promoting...

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’ ( Speech Video)

11-12-2014

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’ ( Speech Video)

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has told the BBC ahead of...

ISIL and Iran to dominate Gulf Arab summit (Video)

09-12-2014

ISIL and Iran to dominate Gulf Arab summit (Video)

Gulf Arab leaders are to meet in Qatar at a...

The political gender spat that sparked endless memes in Jordan

08-12-2014

The political gender spat that sparked endless memes in Jordan

The Jordanian parliament is no stranger to screaming matches but...

What do dictators like to eat?

05-12-2014

What do dictators like to eat?

You are what you eat - but also how you...

NATO to form rapid-response force amid tensions in Ukraine, Middle East (Video)

03-12-2014

NATO to form rapid-response force amid tensions in Ukraine, Middle East (Video)

NATO officials said Tuesday that they will form an interim...

EU court blocks gay asylum tests (video)

03-12-2014

EU court blocks gay asylum tests (video)

The EU's top court has ruled that refugees who claim...

Thailand crown prince strips wife's family of royal name (Video)

01-12-2014

 Thailand crown prince strips wife's family of royal name (Video)

Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has asked the government to strip...

Paris police foil Cartier jewelry heist (video)

26-11-2014

Paris police foil Cartier jewelry heist (video)

A jewelry heist on one the world's most prestigious jewelry...

 ARTS

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli to move into together? (Video)

18-12-2014

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli to move into together? (Video)

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif made headlines when they decided...

Miss World 2014 crown goes to South Africa (Photos/Video)

16-12-2014

Miss World 2014 crown goes to South Africa (Photos/Video)

A 22-year-old South African woman, Rolene Strauss, won the Miss...

Bollywood Heroines are more curious about Sunny Leone (Video)

15-12-2014

Bollywood Heroines are more curious about Sunny Leone (Video)

It has been over two years since Sunny Leone started...

Deepika makes time to go back to school

11-12-2014

Deepika makes time to go back to school

Deepika Padukone will be making a special visit to her...

Marilyn Monroe’s bra auctioned for a whopping $20,000 (Video)

09-12-2014

Marilyn Monroe’s bra auctioned for a whopping $20,000 (Video)

The memorabilia of Marilyn Monroe fetched big money at an...

Taylor Swift responds to lesbian rumors (Photo/Video)

08-12-2014

Taylor Swift responds to lesbian rumors (Photo/Video)

The singer and her model friend were at the centre...

Pakistani actress Veena Malik denies blasphemy charges (video)

05-12-2014

Pakistani actress Veena Malik denies blasphemy charges (video)

Controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik has denied blasphemy charges after...

Bollywood star to promote sex discussion among youngsters (video)

03-12-2014

Bollywood star to promote sex discussion among youngsters (video)

Actor Ranveer Singh, who emerged as a sex icon with...

Hollywood hotties turn strippers on screen (photos)

01-12-2014

Hollywood hotties turn strippers on screen (photos)

Continuing with the role of Nancy Callahan in the Sin...

Jacqueline Fernandez shoots a song for ‘Roy’

26-11-2014

Jacqueline Fernandez shoots a song for ‘Roy’

Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez has returned from Canada and...

Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado found dead (video)

21-11-2014

Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado found dead (video)

The bodies of Honduran beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19,...

Kim Kardashian speaks about posing nude

20-11-2014

Kim Kardashian speaks about posing nude

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has defended her controversial pictures...

Documents

The role of women in countering extremism

10-11-2014

The role of women in countering extremism

Speech delivered by Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy at Economic and Social Council...

The Karu candidacy project; Is it a viable option?

25-10-2014

 The Karu candidacy project; Is it a viable option?

Do you watch ‘Boston Legal’? We do, by which I...

From the press

Silence of the graveyard

09-11-2014

Silence of the graveyard

Philosopher Edmund Burke has said all that is necessary for...

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...

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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