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Govt on the move on election day

20-09-2014

Govt on the move on election day

Voting in the Uva Provincial Council election commenced today, 20th...

Ananthi meets new UNHRC Chief

20-09-2014

Ananthi meets new UNHRC Chief

Northern Provincial Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan met the new United Nations...

Tense situation between TNA and police over new Navy camp

20-09-2014

 Tense situation between TNA and police over new Navy camp

A tense situation was reported between the police and a...

Cast your ballot early, urges Election Dept.

20-09-2014

Cast your ballot early, urges Election Dept.

The Election Department expects to release postal vote results of...

Opposition concerned about polling day mischief

20-09-2014

Opposition concerned about polling day mischief

UNP Chief Minister candidate Harin Fernando has expressed concern about...

Hard-fought polls for Uva today

20-09-2014

Hard-fought polls for Uva today

Nearly a million people are eligible to vote in an...

Polling to be annulled in Uva if electoral laws are violated

20-09-2014

Polling to be annulled in Uva if electoral laws are violated

If candidates in the Uva provincial election fray continue to...

“Democracy declined and militarization increased” - Vasu

19-09-2014

“Democracy declined and militarization increased” - Vasu

Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara has...

Mahinda notes all terrorists are the same

19-09-2014

Mahinda notes all terrorists are the same

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (19) noted that all terrorists are...

“Too many things had gone wrong on Sri Lanka” - Singh

19-09-2014

“Too many things had gone wrong on Sri Lanka” - Singh

Some events in history remain in the realms of the...

“UPFA is trying to kill my son” - Thondaman

19-09-2014

“UPFA is trying to kill my son” - Thondaman

The Secretary General of Ceylon Workers Congress, Minister Arumugam Thondaman...

“ISI is actively funding the BBS” - Indian news portal

19-09-2014

“ISI is actively funding the BBS” - Indian news portal

The Indian news portal ‘Rediff.com’ states the extremist group Bodu...

Pakistani spy of Lankan origin reluctant to return to SL

19-09-2014

Pakistani spy of Lankan origin reluctant to return to SL

Indian National Intelligence Agency (NIA) investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun...

"UNP march to victory has started" - Harin addresses massive crowd"

18-09-2014

"UNP march to victory has started" - Harin addresses massive crowd"

The fall of the Govt as well as the regime...

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Features

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...

Rape as a war weapon

19-08-2014

Rape as a war weapon

Rape as a war weapon is nothing new. Japan used...

How an Extremist Buddhist network is sowing hatred across Asia

13-08-2014

How an Extremist Buddhist network is sowing hatred across Asia

During her long career as a teacher, Nafeesathiek Thahira Sahabdeen...

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 BUSINESS

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...

US$ 811 M creamed off for debt servicing

12-08-2014

  US$ 811 M creamed off for debt servicing

The money market's excess liquidity declined by a massive Rs...

Sri Lanka Tourism launches taxi advertising campaign in UK

11-08-2014

Sri Lanka Tourism launches taxi advertising campaign in UK

Under the guidance of Ministry of Economic Development, Sri Lanka...

State institutions incur losses over Rs. 9.7 billion last year

07-08-2014

State institutions incur losses over Rs. 9.7 billion last year

The Interim Report of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE)...

"Knowledge Park" being built to establish knowledge-based industries

07-08-2014

"Knowledge Park" being built to establish knowledge-based industries

At an estimated cost of about US$ 7 million, a...

Exporters fear ‘Middle Income trap’

05-08-2014

Exporters fear ‘Middle Income trap’

The Chairman of Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka, Rohan P...

 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

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...

Two changes to Sri Lanka squad for second Test

12-08-2014

Two changes to Sri Lanka squad for second Test

Binura Fernando, the 19-year-old left-arm pacer, and Dimuth Karunaratne, the...

Senanayake heads to Perth to sort out action

11-08-2014

Senanayake heads to Perth to sort out action

Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lanka offspinner who was banned from...

 WORLD

Scotland votes to remain part of the UK

19-09-2014

Scotland votes to remain part of the UK

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along...

ISIS publishes video of captive British journalist John Cantlie

19-09-2014

ISIS publishes video of captive British journalist John Cantlie

ISIS has released a haunting video allegedly showing British journalist...

ISIS fight: Congress to vote on arming Syrian rebels

19-09-2014

ISIS fight: Congress to vote on arming Syrian rebels

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a...

How America made ISIS

04-09-2014

How America made ISIS

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about...

Pakistani protesters storm national television station

01-09-2014

Pakistani protesters storm national television station

Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the...

Meet the US Military’s Three Four-Star Women

30-08-2014

Meet the US Military’s Three Four-Star Women

When US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus pinned a fourth star...

Isis 'A Message in Blood' video shows beheading of Kurdish man in Iraq

29-08-2014

Isis 'A Message in Blood' video shows beheading of Kurdish man in Iraq

The Islamic State released another graphic video yesterday (28), this...

Lasers turn glass into metal

28-08-2014

Lasers turn glass into metal

In an advance that can lead to ultra-fast light based...

Ice bucket? or Rice bucket?

27-08-2014

Ice bucket? or Rice bucket?

Campaigners are taking on the popular ALS ice bucket challenge...

Isis rebels seize the last remaining Syrian military base in north Syria

25-08-2014

Isis rebels seize the last remaining Syrian military base in north Syria

Fighters from Islamic State (IS) have taken control of a...

Militants behead missing American journalist James Wright Foley

21-08-2014

Militants behead missing American journalist James Wright Foley

The Islamic State released a video of its jihadists beheading...

Israel-Palestine resume Gaza ceasefire talks in Egypt

18-08-2014

Israel-Palestine resume Gaza ceasefire talks in Egypt

Israel and Palestine have resumed indirect talks in Egypt as...

 ARTS

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...

Veda Hamine loses battle with cancer

13-08-2014

 Veda Hamine loses battle with cancer

Popular actress Rebecca Nirmalee who shot to fame with her...

The Harley Davidson Street Thunder Sri Lanka 2014

12-08-2014

The Harley Davidson Street Thunder Sri Lanka 2014

The brute machines will be back in August 2014 for...

Birthday Gift To Jacqueline Fernandez

11-08-2014

Birthday Gift To Jacqueline Fernandez

Come 11th August 2014 and Jacqueline Fernandez (the Bollywood star...

And let slip the dogs of war

05-08-2014

And let slip the dogs of war

We are taken into the heart of the Sri Lankan...

Selena Gomez "Behaving Badly"

01-08-2014

Selena Gomez "Behaving Badly"

Selena Gomez, 22, killed it on the red carpet at...

Documents

Muslim women want reform of the Law

10-09-2014

Muslim women want reform of the Law

I attended the launch of a book titled "Women Claiming...

The cult of us

17-08-2014

The cult of us

On a wet October evening in Colombo in 2006, while...

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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