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 NEWS

Trains on coastal line back on track

23-04-2014

Trains on coastal line back on track

Tension prevailed at the Fort railway station this evening due...

Northern Expressway negotiations begin with Chinese firm

23-04-2014

Northern Expressway negotiations begin with Chinese firm

The Secretary to the Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping...

"Don’t make Colombo a Chicago or a Bangkok" - NSC

23-04-2014

"Don’t make Colombo a Chicago or a Bangkok" - NSC

National Sangha Council (NSC) while protesting against the new casino...

Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to Sri Lanka

23-04-2014

Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to Sri Lanka

Hyderabad city police has found that the kidney racketeers, who...

"Tamil parties should not take their issues to India" - DEW

23-04-2014

"Tamil parties should not take their issues to India" - DEW

There is no point in Tamil political parties and groups...

Boat trade ends and Sri Lanka now legal source of migrants

23-04-2014

Boat trade ends and Sri Lanka now legal source of migrants

Co-operation between Sri Lanka and Australia on fighting people-smuggling has...

UOC Management Faculty closed again

23-04-2014

UOC Management Faculty closed again

The Management Faculty of the University of Colombo, which reopened...

Unanimous call for returning Palaly Teachers’ Training College

23-04-2014

Unanimous call for returning Palaly Teachers’ Training College

After a heated exchange between elected members of the UPFA...

Govt. to lose support over Casino Bill?

22-04-2014

Govt. to lose support over Casino Bill?

Government constituents, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the...

SB says students barking up the wrong tree

22-04-2014

SB says students barking up the wrong tree

The Higher Education Ministry had no objections to the restoration...

Initial meeting of the Sixth Western PC today

22-04-2014

Initial meeting of the Sixth Western PC today

The first meeting of the Sixth Western Provincial Council (WPC)...

Attempt on Puttalam PS Chairman’s life

22-04-2014

Attempt on Puttalam PS Chairman’s life

Chairman of Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha Nimal Bamunuarachchi had a narrow...

Anandasangaree appeals to Canada

22-04-2014

Anandasangaree appeals to Canada

Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V....

More than one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees live on low rations in dingy camps

22-04-2014

More than one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees live on low rations in dingy camps

Karuna starts each time a car stops outside the door....

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Features

Oscar Pistorius’ timeline of how he shot Reeva Steenkamp

13-04-2014

Oscar Pistorius’ timeline of how he shot Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius spent much of last week on the stand...

Why is April 1 considered as ‘April Fools Day’?

01-04-2014

Why is April 1 considered as ‘April Fools Day’?

April 1, well-known as ‘April Fools Day’ has been considered...

What the Chinese want

17-02-2014

What the Chinese want

The question as to what the Chinese want came to...

Restorative Justice and the Youth Court System

30-01-2014

Restorative Justice and the Youth Court System

The idea that an offender of the law ought to...

Legacies of impunity

17-01-2014

Legacies of impunity

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not...

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 BUSINESS

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations up 4-pct in March, commercial vehicles weak

22-04-2014

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations up 4-pct in March, commercial vehicles weak

Sri Lanka's vehicle registrations rose 4 percent to 26,921 in...

Golden Key depositors see ray of hope

18-04-2014

Golden Key depositors see ray of hope

The depositors of the Golden Key Credit Card Company (GKCCCL)...

WB tips Lanka to lead South Asia’s growth; flags off key risks too

11-04-2014

WB tips Lanka to lead South Asia’s growth; flags off key risks too

The World Bank expects Sri Lanka to lead South Asia...

Govt. overhauls taxes and levies laws to boost revenue

10-04-2014

Govt. overhauls taxes and levies laws to boost revenue

Tightening the tax collection measures to increase the revenue received...

Odel buys Colombo 7 land for Rs. 800 m; flagship mall coming

10-04-2014

Odel buys Colombo 7 land for Rs. 800 m; flagship mall coming

To boost its business, Odel Plc has acquired additional land...

Rupee ends steady

01-04-2014

Rupee ends steady

The rupee ended steady on Monday (31) despite early importer...

Online coconut auction in SL

19-03-2014

Online coconut auction in SL

‘Cyber Concepts,’ one of Sri Lanka’s leading software and web...

Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema new BoC Chief

18-03-2014

Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema new BoC Chief

Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema RWP, RSP, VSP, USP assumed...

‘Personalized’ number plates on cars soon

17-03-2014

‘Personalized’ number plates on cars soon

Sri Lankans will soon get an opportunity to display ‘personalized’...

Sri Lanka 25 Allworld Network launch on March 6

05-03-2014

Sri Lanka 25 Allworld Network launch on March 6

The launch of ‘The Sri Lanka 25 - Allworld Network’...

Mahinda, Manmohan discuss reconciliation, fisheries and devolution

05-03-2014

Mahinda, Manmohan discuss reconciliation, fisheries and devolution

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met...

Harsha slams deal with blacklisted China firm

21-02-2014

Harsha slams deal with blacklisted China firm

Sri Lanka's main opposition has charged that a multi-billion dollar...

 GOSSIP

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...

Nadeesha to run for SPC under UNP

19-12-2013

Nadeesha to run for SPC under UNP

Well-known actress Nadeesha Hemamali has decided to contest for the...

Hirunika to run for Western CM post

17-12-2013

Hirunika to run for Western CM post

Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of late Presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman...

Anarkali unveiled again

13-12-2013

Anarkali unveiled again

Well known actress, model and Southern Provincial UPFA councilor Ms....

 SPORTS

Mahela and SLC spat leads to heated email exchange

23-04-2014

Mahela and SLC spat leads to heated email exchange

The Mahela Jayawardene-Kumar Sangakkara T20 International retirement issue which has...

Sanga, Mahela could face disciplinary action

22-04-2014

Sanga, Mahela could face disciplinary action

Senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary...

96 World Cup winning team staff was 'not' well-treated - Whatmore

12-04-2014

96 World Cup winning team staff was 'not' well-treated - Whatmore

On a red-carpet reception day when Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela...

Malinga credits IPL for Sri Lanka's World T20 triumph against India

09-04-2014

Malinga credits IPL for Sri Lanka's World T20 triumph against India

Lasith Malinga has attributed his experience in the IPL (Indian...

Lucky Lion Lasith

08-04-2014

Lucky Lion Lasith

Meg Lanning, captain of Australia and Lasith Malinga, captain of...

Lankan cricketers to land in SL soil today

08-04-2014

Lankan cricketers to land in SL soil today

The Sri Lankan cricketers, the newly crowned World T20 champions,...

Stones pelted at Yuvraj Singh’s Chandigarh home

07-04-2014

Stones pelted at Yuvraj Singh’s Chandigarh home

If reports doing rounds are to be believed, the angry...

ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka end 18-year wait

07-04-2014

ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka end 18-year wait

India’s quest for a historic treble ended in heartbreak as...

Sri Lanka savour long-sought success

07-04-2014

Sri Lanka savour long-sought success

"There were two gentlemen who gave a lot not only...

SL beat West Indies, enter T20 final

04-04-2014

SL beat West Indies, enter T20 final

Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 27 runs on...

Rangana spins Sri Lanka into the semi final

01-04-2014

Rangana spins Sri Lanka into the semi final

A five wicket haul by Rangana Harath saw Sri Lanka...

Jayasuriya reconciles with senior players

26-03-2014

Jayasuriya reconciles with senior players

Sri Lanka's selectors have reconciled with Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar...

 WORLD

Students trapped in sinking ship send heartbreaking text messages

17-04-2014

Students trapped in sinking ship send heartbreaking text messages

Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking...

Passenger ship carrying 459 including 320 students sank off South Korean coast

16-04-2014

Passenger ship carrying 459 including 320 students sank off South Korean coast

Almost 300 people were missing after a ship sank off...

If you want a happy country, go out and vote - Shahrukh Khan

12-04-2014

If you want a happy country, go out and vote - Shahrukh Khan

Superstar Shahrukh Khan has asked his fans to go out...

Sweden promotes 6 hour work day instead of 7 to encourage ‘Efficiency'

10-04-2014

Sweden promotes 6 hour work day instead of 7 to encourage ‘Efficiency'

Hundreds of Swedish workers are trialling a six-hour working day...

"Indian voters should not be focusing on religion" - Former BJP minister

09-04-2014

"Indian voters should not be focusing on religion" - Former BJP minister

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cabinet minister, Suresh Prabhu says...

Ship detects signals consistent with missing jet

07-04-2014

Ship detects signals consistent with missing jet

Australian officials said on Monday (7) signals picked up by...

Chile earthquake: Tsunami to make landfall along Pacific coast

02-04-2014

Chile earthquake: Tsunami to make landfall along Pacific coast

A powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast...

How can a modern airliner with 239 people on board simply disappear?

24-03-2014

How can a modern airliner with 239 people on board simply disappear?

It is more than two weeks now since Malaysia Airlines...

Pilot made 'mystery' phone call before MH370 left Kuala Lumpur

22-03-2014

Pilot made 'mystery' phone call before MH370 left Kuala Lumpur

Authorities are probing a call made by the captain of...

Missing pilot of ‘Malaysia Airlines flight MH370’ studied Lankan runway

18-03-2014

Missing pilot of ‘Malaysia Airlines flight MH370’ studied Lankan runway

Investigations into the flight simulator taken from the home of...

Final words from missing Malaysian plane came after systems shutdown

17-03-2014

Final words from missing Malaysian plane came after systems shutdown

When someone at the controls calmly said the last words...

Saudi female activists demand the end of male guardianship in new petition

05-03-2014

Saudi female activists demand the end of male guardianship in new petition

A group of female activists has sent a petition to...

 ARTS

'Fast 7' recruits Paul Walker's brothers to finish late actor's scenes

17-04-2014

'Fast 7' recruits Paul Walker's brothers to finish late actor's scenes

‘Fast & Furious 7’ has found a way to go...

US comedian John Pinette found dead in a hotel

09-04-2014

US comedian John Pinette found dead in a hotel

American comedian and actor John Pinette has been found dead...

Fundraiser auction offers chance to fly with Shahrukh Khan on his private jet

08-04-2014

Fundraiser auction offers chance to fly with Shahrukh Khan on his private jet

A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly...

Katrina, Ranbir secretly married in Sri Lanka

01-04-2014

Katrina, Ranbir secretly married in Sri Lanka

Well, the cat is out of the bag and here’s...

Selena Gomez gets all arty and posts her naked photo on Instagram

23-03-2014

Selena Gomez gets all arty and posts her naked photo on Instagram

Selena Gomez must not try hard to get attention as...

'The Bold and the Beautiful' lands in Palm Islands

18-03-2014

'The Bold and the Beautiful' lands in Palm Islands

The American soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful' is...

'Bombay Velvet' to be used by Sri Lankan tourism

17-03-2014

'Bombay Velvet' to be used by Sri Lankan tourism

Bombay Velvet is a romantic story set against the backdrop...

I plan to go to America to learn acting and become like dad one day - SRK’s daughter Suhana

05-03-2014

I plan to go to America to learn acting and become like dad one day - SRK’s daughter Suhana

Suhana Khan, daughter of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was over...

Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio missed out again

05-03-2014

Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio missed out again

Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated five times for Academy awards,...

Kunal Kapoor to marry Amitabh Bachchan's niece

14-02-2014

Kunal Kapoor to marry Amitabh Bachchan's niece

Actor Kunal Kapoor is no more one of the most...

'Hell's guardians' uncovered at 'Gateway to Hell'

10-02-2014

'Hell's guardians' uncovered at 'Gateway to Hell'

When archaeologists opened the 'Gateway to Hell', they never anticipated...

Disney characters get real-life treatment

09-02-2014

Disney characters get real-life treatment

Check out the composite above to see the 32 classic...

Documents

Rescuing Patriotism from the Extremists

13-04-2014

Rescuing Patriotism from the Extremists

It is almost five years since the military victory of...

The US resolution on Sri Lanka

11-02-2014

The US resolution on Sri Lanka

A resolution on Sri Lanka was recently presented to the...

From the press

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...

Pakistan gets GSP+, SL out in the cold

05-01-2014

Pakistan gets GSP+, SL out in the cold

When the Sri Lankan business community gets over their New...

For Life and its Living - Otara's tale

02-01-2014

For Life and its Living - Otara's tale

Vivacious, vividly striking, chic and stylish are just some of...

Constitutional tangles in an election year

02-01-2014

Constitutional tangles in an election year

On 19 November 2010, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had been President...

Sound, fury, and ‘no action’?

01-01-2014

Sound, fury, and ‘no action’?

At the end of his 23rd visit recently, Japan’s Special...

Do We Have A Foreign Policy?

23-12-2013

Do We Have A Foreign Policy?

I am often being asked “Do we have a Foreign...

Editorials

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...

Protecting judges: Learning from a ‘hag’

13-12-2013

Protecting judges: Learning from a ‘hag’

An attempt by UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe to submit a...

The Modi phenomenon

09-12-2013

The Modi phenomenon

It is being widely speculated that the Bharatiya Janatha Party...

The holy and the unholy

29-11-2013

The holy and the unholy

Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has, at a meeting with the...

Ministers and ministers

25-11-2013

Ministers and ministers

Another member has been added to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Jumbo...

Marriages are made in heaven

22-11-2013

Marriages are made in heaven

Whoever would have thought a few decades ago that in...

Equality before the law

20-11-2013

Equality before the law

He had built for himself a considerable reputation. He was...

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