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Did MR agree to postpone the polls?

31-10-2014

Did MR agree to postpone the polls?

The Catholic Church is hoping that if the intended Presidential...

Champika shaves MR's "Sinhala Buddhist" mustache

30-10-2014

Champika shaves MR's "Sinhala Buddhist" mustache

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has heavily criticized the current conduct...

"SAITM will be approved on Saturday" Carlo tells FSP

30-10-2014

"SAITM will be approved on Saturday" Carlo tells FSP

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will...

Deadly landslide; hopes fade of finding survivors

30-10-2014

Deadly landslide; hopes fade of finding survivors

Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of...

Nandana bombards MR with criticism

30-10-2014

Nandana bombards MR with criticism

Chairman of the Panadura municipal council Mr. Nandana Gunathilaka who...

"We would do justice to SF in January" - Karu

30-10-2014

"We would do justice to SF in January" - Karu

Justice will be done for the former Army Commander Sarath...

UN Human Rights Committee to publish report on Lanka today

30-10-2014

UN Human Rights Committee to publish report on Lanka today

The UN Human Rights Committee it is learnt is to...

Leftist parties divided over which candidate to support in the P' polls

30-10-2014

Leftist parties divided over which candidate to support in the P' polls

Leftist parties have divided over which candidate to support at...

Commonwealth to monitor next national election

30-10-2014

Commonwealth to monitor next national election

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has said the Elections Commissioner’s...

CEB TUs question if sub standard coal affected Norochcholai

30-10-2014

CEB TUs question if sub standard coal affected Norochcholai

Trade unions affiliated to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have...

"Stop the Papal visit in January" MR pressurizes the Church

29-10-2014

"Stop the Papal  visit in January" MR pressurizes the Church

Although preparations are being made for the Papal visit to...

Govt Ministers change their mind not to join the Opposition camp

29-10-2014

Govt Ministers change their mind not to join the Opposition camp

Many ministers of the government who had been preparing themselves...

"There is no reason why Muslims shouldn’t vote for Rajapaksa" - BBS

29-10-2014

"There is no reason why Muslims shouldn’t vote for Rajapaksa" - BBS

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has yesterday stated that the Muslim...

India looking at an interim solution with SL

29-10-2014

India looking at an interim solution with SL

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that a...

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Features

Why Muslims might not vote for Mahinda

29-10-2014

Why Muslims might not vote for Mahinda

The only reason, the Muslims may not vote for President...

In conversation with Nimalka Fernando: Life as an activist in Sri Lanka (Video)

10-10-2014

In conversation with Nimalka Fernando: Life as an activist in Sri Lanka (Video)

Nimalka Fernando is one of Sri Lanka’s best known human...

So who is Sajin Vass?

04-10-2014

So who is Sajin Vass?

This article appeared on 2006 07 02 in The Sunday...

Election season, external affairs and Modi-Obama

03-10-2014

Election season, external affairs and Modi-Obama

Forget the state of Denmark—something is rotten in the state...

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...

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 BUSINESS

Sri Lankans swindled in the Seychelles

30-10-2014

Sri Lankans swindled in the Seychelles

Many Sri Lankans have reportedly been swindled in the Seychelles...

Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka to increase by the end of the year

27-10-2014

Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka to increase by the end of the year

China has risen to the third highest source country in...

Govt imposes US$ 100 entrance fee for casinos

26-10-2014

Govt imposes US$ 100 entrance fee for casinos

The government is to impose an entrance fee of US$...

Chinese economy slows down

22-10-2014

Chinese economy slows down

China's economy grew at its slowest pace since the global...

Harsha explains the truth behind Govt’s borrowing policy

17-10-2014

Harsha explains the truth behind Govt’s borrowing policy

UNP parliamentarian Dr. Harsha de Silva says that the government’s...

Toyota recalls 1.67 million Lexus cars

16-10-2014

Toyota recalls 1.67 million Lexus cars

Japan's Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said yesterday that it would...

Etisalat to sell Sri Lankan unit?

14-10-2014

Etisalat to sell Sri Lankan unit?

The United Arab Emirates’ largest telecoms group, Etisalat, is rumoured...

CIFL depositors face new crisis

13-10-2014

CIFL depositors face new crisis

Depositors of the failed Central Finance and Investments (CIFL), given...

Development Budget with ‘election goodies’ through Gazettes

13-10-2014

Development Budget with ‘election goodies’ through Gazettes

The 2015 budget speech with a development outlook targeting the...

Foreign investors show caution before investing in Lanka

10-10-2014

Foreign investors show caution before investing in Lanka

Foreign investors have expressed caution before investing in Sri Lanka...

Commercial Bank ranked ‘Strongest’ in Sri Lanka

09-10-2014

Commercial Bank ranked ‘Strongest’ in Sri Lanka

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has added another prestigious international...

SL Airlines employees charge that govt is attempting to buy their shares at low rate

07-10-2014

SL Airlines employees charge that govt is attempting to buy their shares at low rate

Shareholder employees of SriLankan Airlines charge that the government is...

 GOSSIP

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...

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...

 SPORTS

We are not reluctant to play India but preparation not ideal: Mathews

30-10-2014

We are not reluctant to play India but preparation not ideal: Mathews

Visiting Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews says they are not...

SLC to hold special meeting over women’s cricket sex scandal

29-10-2014

SLC to hold special meeting over women’s cricket sex scandal

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) it is learnt is to hold...

Murali Harmony Cup to be launched in the North

26-10-2014

Murali Harmony Cup to be launched in the North

The 2014 Murali Harmony Cup will be launched on 29...

Pakistan to hold Women's Cricket Cup to honour Malala

25-10-2014

Pakistan to hold Women's Cricket Cup to honour Malala

A Women's Cricket Cup to honour Nobel Peace Prize winner...

Sri Lankan athletes win at Asian Para Games

24-10-2014

Sri Lankan athletes win at Asian Para Games

Sri Lanka has won 11 medals at the second edition...

Mahanama becomes fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs

22-10-2014

Mahanama becomes fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs

Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket...

Senanayake returns with reworked action

10-10-2014

Senanayake returns with reworked action

Sachithra Senanayake marked a return to competitive cricket by bowling...

Mathews and Charlotte nominated for ICC 'People's Choice' award

09-10-2014

Mathews and Charlotte nominated for ICC 'People's Choice' award

England women's captain Charlotte Edwards has been nominated for the...

Murali urges cricketers to bowl within rules

09-10-2014

Murali urges cricketers to bowl within rules

Reported for his own action during his playing days, Sri...

Two Lankan athletes missing in Korea

07-10-2014

Two Lankan athletes missing in Korea

Two Sri Lankan athletes who were participating in the 2014...

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...

 WORLD

This girl is traveling across China while having sex with men in each city she visits

30-10-2014

This girl is traveling across China while having sex with men in each city she visits

A 19-year-old Shanghai woman named Ju Peng posted an ad...

‘Stop taking selfies’ – Russia warns

29-10-2014

‘Stop taking selfies’ – Russia warns

Young people should stop taking selfies in order to avoid...

Ancient skeletons found holding hands in England

28-10-2014

Ancient skeletons found holding hands in England

Archaeologists with the University of Leicester, UK uncovered remains of...

Ukraine war hero fights election from Russian psychiatric ward

27-10-2014

Ukraine war hero fights election from Russian psychiatric ward

A Russian psychiatric ward is an unlikely base for a...

Detained Myanmar reporter Aung Naing shot dead (Video)

26-10-2014

Detained Myanmar reporter Aung Naing shot dead (Video)

A Burmese journalist has been shot dead while trying to...

Ottawa shootings: Canada to toughen terror laws

24-10-2014

Ottawa shootings: Canada to toughen terror laws

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vowed to strengthen the...

Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend

22-10-2014

Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to...

Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission

20-10-2014

Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission

A top-secret space plane landed Friday (17) at an air...

ISIS propagandists boast of sexual enslavement of women and girls

16-10-2014

ISIS propagandists boast of sexual enslavement of women and girls

In the latest edition of the Islamic State militant group’s...

Houthi rebels take over Yemen's Hodeidah port

16-10-2014

Houthi rebels take over Yemen's Hodeidah port

The Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement which seized Yemen's capital Sanaa...

Indian SC to hear Jaya’s bail plea on Friday

15-10-2014

Indian SC to hear Jaya’s bail plea on Friday

The Indian Supreme Court will on Friday hear a special...

Malala becomes the youngest to receive a Nobel prize

11-10-2014

Malala becomes the youngest to receive a Nobel prize

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head...

 ARTS

J.Lo shares a sexy Instagram bikini shot (Photo)

30-10-2014

J.Lo shares a sexy Instagram bikini shot (Photo)

Jennifer Lopez posted a sexy shot to Instagram on Monday,...

Hugh Jackman receives treatment for third skin cancer diagnosis in a year

29-10-2014

Hugh Jackman receives treatment for third skin cancer diagnosis in a year

Hugh Jackman will definitely wish he possessed the same healing...

‘Furious 7’ movie poster revealed

28-10-2014

‘Furious 7’ movie poster revealed

Universal Studios released the brand-new movie poster for the upcoming...

SRK wants to be the most recognized face in the world

27-10-2014

SRK wants to be the most recognized face in the world

This Khan is King of the Season — almost every...

John Lennon lands spider species honour

26-10-2014

John Lennon lands spider species honour

A newly-discovered tarantula species has been named after late Beatles...

Kenny G Annoys Both Sides in HK Protests

24-10-2014

Kenny G Annoys Both Sides in HK Protests

With pro-democracy protesters and authorities locked in a weeks-old standoff...

Facebook may overtake YouTube as "video king"

22-10-2014

Facebook may overtake YouTube as "video king"

Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in...

Saudi king presents daughter a golden toilet as a wedding gift

20-10-2014

Saudi king presents daughter a golden toilet as a wedding gift

With money, you could bring down the angels. Such is the...

Michael Jackson becomes the highest-earning "dead celebrity"

17-10-2014

Michael Jackson becomes the highest-earning "dead celebrity"

The King Of Rock And Roll, Michael Jackson once again...

Lionel Richie in town

10-10-2014

Lionel Richie in town

World Famous American singer, song writer, musician, record producer and...

Small stage depicts societal shifts in Sri Lanka

09-10-2014

Small stage depicts societal shifts in Sri Lanka

New walking paths are measures of progress in the Sri...

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...

Documents

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...

Enemies of the President’s Promise - Sleepy (continued)

10-10-2014

Enemies of the President’s Promise - Sleepy (continued)

GL’s appointment as Minister of External Affairs in 2010 was...

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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