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Female gambling den busted: Five women arrested

28-07-2014

Female gambling den busted: Five women arrested

The Western Province anti-crime division busted a gambling den near...

UPFA nominations for Uva polls in a crisis

28-07-2014

UPFA nominations for Uva polls in a crisis

The Nominations Board of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP),...

Army rejects US Embassy claim on Commission to investigate missing persons

28-07-2014

Army rejects US Embassy claim on Commission to investigate missing persons

Sri Lanka Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya yesterday rejected the...

"Al-Qaeda is not operating in Sri Lanka" - MoD

28-07-2014

"Al-Qaeda is not operating in Sri Lanka" - MoD

The Ministry of Defence says Al Qaeda does not have...

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

28-07-2014

 Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were...

Workshop for Tamil journalists in Colombo disrupted

28-07-2014

Workshop for Tamil journalists in Colombo disrupted

In an apparent case of intimidation of journalists, a group...

India to inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Colombo

28-07-2014

India to inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Colombo

India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working...

Northern Railway line to go fully operational in September

28-07-2014

Northern Railway line to go fully operational in September

The reconstructed Colombo - Jaffna, Northern Railway Line up to...

H'tota proposed "investors" fun island off limits to locals

28-07-2014

H'tota proposed "investors" fun island off limits to locals

A man-made island off Hambantota will be open for investment...

Colombo land grab phase 2; UDA to acquire private land

28-07-2014

Colombo land grab phase 2; UDA to acquire private land

A redevelopment and mixed development project on eight acres of...

Solheim ready to testify on missing persons

28-07-2014

Solheim ready to testify on missing persons

Former Norwegian peace envoy, Erik Solheim, says he is ready...

Diaspora allowed to make submissions to the missing persons inquiry

28-07-2014

Diaspora allowed to make submissions to the missing persons inquiry

The Sri Lankan Diaspora will be able to make submissions...

Move to import 50,000 tonnes of rice

28-07-2014

Move to import 50,000 tonnes of rice

Cabinet approval has been sought to import 50,000 metric tonnes...

Govt lost millions in US lobbying

28-07-2014

Govt lost millions in US lobbying

The Government has gone after several US based lobbying firms...

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Features

Social media warriors never wage war

26-07-2014

Social media warriors never wage war

The social media warrior is a curious creature. He/she sits...

Silencing civil society - a blow for democracy

24-07-2014

Silencing civil society - a blow for democracy

Last week the Ministry of Defence warned civil society organizations...

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,...

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 BUSINESS

Champika Ranawaka blasts Sri Lanka’s "Lamborghini economy"

28-07-2014

Champika Ranawaka blasts Sri Lanka’s "Lamborghini economy"

Sri Lanka currently implements an economic system showing Lamborghinis to...

Minimum postage charge increased

28-07-2014

Minimum postage charge increased

The Sri Lankan government has decided to revise postage rates...

Touchwood Kiwlegedera on the run

28-07-2014

Touchwood Kiwlegedera on the run

While courts are trying to track down former Touchwood Investments...

Kaema Sutra; Sri Lankan food, taken seriously

26-07-2014

Kaema Sutra; Sri Lankan food, taken seriously

Kaema Sutra, a collaboration between Dharshan Munidasa and Jacqueline Fernandez...

Send a Gift; a touch of love

25-07-2014

 Send a Gift; a touch of love

 "Send a Gift" on-line shopping mall, an affiliated wing of...

Tenaga Car Parks launches solar powered CALE parking metres

25-07-2014

Tenaga Car Parks launches solar powered CALE parking metres

‘Tenaga Car Parks (Pvt) Ltd, the pioneer in parking, traffic...

"Sri Lanka debt, interest costs, among highest in the world" - Moody's

25-07-2014

"Sri Lanka debt, interest costs, among highest in the world" - Moody's

Sri Lanka has a strong record in debt repayment, but...

SUBWAY ready to enter Sri Lankan market

24-07-2014

SUBWAY ready to enter Sri Lankan market

The SUBWAY restaurant chain, the largest submarine sandwich chain with...

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...

 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

South Africa on final-day spin inquisition

28-07-2014

South Africa on final-day spin inquisition

Sri Lanka had one objective when the day began: score...

Chinese invade local cricket

28-07-2014

Chinese invade local cricket

For the first time a Chinese Company has come forward...

Silky Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top

25-07-2014

Silky Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to...

Mahela scores his 34th test century

24-07-2014

Mahela scores his 34th test century

Mahela Jayawardene hit his 34th test century today (24), propelling...

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...

 WORLD

ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq

27-07-2014

ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq

If you blink during the video, you might miss the...

U.S. has 'evidence that Russia is firing' into Ukraine

25-07-2014

U.S. has 'evidence that Russia is firing' into Ukraine

The United States said Thursday it has proof that Russia...

Air Algérie plane crash brings week's airliner death toll to 450

25-07-2014

Air Algérie plane crash brings week's airliner death toll to 450

An Algerian aircraft carrying 110 passengers and six crew crashed...

Investigators discover new MH17 wreckage in a suspicious area (Video)

25-07-2014

Investigators discover new MH17 wreckage in a suspicious area (Video)

A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern...

Wreckage of Algeria airliner found in Mali (Video)

25-07-2014

Wreckage of Algeria airliner found in Mali (Video)

The wreckage of a missing Air Algerie plane has been...

We're 'very close' to finding another Earth - Scientists

24-07-2014

We're 'very close' to finding another Earth - Scientists

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe, as...

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...

 ARTS

First ever international film festival to be held in Sri Lanka

28-07-2014

First ever international film festival to be held in Sri Lanka

For the first time an international film festival is planned...

Malaysian movie star of Sri Lankan origin dies in MH17

28-07-2014

Malaysian movie star of Sri Lankan origin dies in MH17

A Malaysian film star, who has roots in Sri Lanka,...

SK, AK and SRK: Who delivered the best ‘train’ stunt?

27-07-2014

SK, AK and SRK: Who delivered the best ‘train’ stunt?

You’ve gotta admit it. A scene from Salman Khan’s forthcoming...

Shahrukh’s humility grants legs and life

24-07-2014

Shahrukh’s humility grants legs and life

It is not new that Shahrukh Khan is a superstar...

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...

Documents

Justice denied to child victims of rape –AHRC

27-07-2014

Justice denied to child victims of rape –AHRC

A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission

For West, Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s Modi

25-07-2014

For West, Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s Modi

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal”...

From the press

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...

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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