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How the Govt is planning to fill the budget deficit

25-10-2014

How the Govt is planning to fill the budget deficit

According to the budget proposals presented to the Parliament yesterday...

Rathana and Champika boycott Mahinda's tea party

25-10-2014

Rathana and Champika boycott Mahinda's tea party

Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka from...

Highlights of the 2015 Budget

25-10-2014

Highlights of the 2015 Budget

President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Finance Minister...

"Salaries increased only by a smaller sum' - Lalkantha

25-10-2014

"Salaries increased only by a smaller sum' - Lalkantha

The 2015 Budget presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his...

"OHCHR Conducts Three Commissions Of Inquiries Including SL" - Human Rights Chief

25-10-2014

"OHCHR Conducts Three Commissions Of Inquiries Including SL" - Human Rights Chief

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights...

Sharma to visit the North

25-10-2014

Sharma to visit the North

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from...

"Mahinda Was Lying In Wait, I Was Waiting For The Opportune Moment" Ex-CJ Sarath Silva

25-10-2014

"Mahinda Was Lying In Wait, I Was Waiting For The Opportune Moment" Ex-CJ Sarath Silva

Ex-Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva says he was waiting for...

Justice Is Denied To Citizens Due To Exec’s Interferences With Judiciary: Senior Lawyer

25-10-2014

Justice Is Denied To Citizens Due To Exec’s Interferences With Judiciary: Senior Lawyer

Senior legal practitioner has written to the Bar Association of...

"Even now the coal tender is a problem" - Champika

25-10-2014

"Even now the coal tender is a problem" - Champika

Pointing out that an inquiry must be held regarding the...

Finger prints; A new way to hunt down uni students

24-10-2014

Finger prints; A new way to hunt down uni students

The Higher Education Ministry have taken steps to establish a...

Sri Lanka upholds gay rights

24-10-2014

Sri Lanka upholds gay rights

Sri Lanka’s acceptance at the UN Human Rights Committee that...

Over 100 PC and LG members accused of corruption

24-10-2014

Over 100 PC and LG members accused of corruption

Over 100 provincial council and local government members have been...

Medhananda blames Ratana for "pressurizing" the Govt

24-10-2014

Medhananda blames Ratana for "pressurizing" the Govt

At a time when enemies are being created against the...

MR's last budget today

24-10-2014

MR's last budget today

The Budget depicting as to how the Government is intending...

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Features

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...

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka

24-09-2014

Keeping China at bay is key to protect Lanka

First there was Modi mania and now it is China’s...

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 BUSINESS

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...

Sri Lanka temporarily halts some Fonterra product sales after illness

06-10-2014

Sri Lanka temporarily halts some Fonterra product sales after illness

Sri Lanka has suspended the sale of some Anchor milk...

U.S. Trade Show 2014 offers new opportunities for American, Sri Lankan partnerships

30-09-2014

U.S. Trade Show 2014 offers new opportunities for American, Sri Lankan partnerships

Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased...

Colombo High court in absentia sentences eight accused of largest VAT fraud to 20 years in prison

27-09-2014

Colombo High court in absentia sentences eight accused of largest VAT fraud to 20 years in prison

A Sri Lankan court today in absentia sentenced eight individuals...

 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

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...

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...

 WORLD

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...

MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch official says

10-10-2014

MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch official says

A passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing...

Castro Compares NATO to the Islamic State

10-10-2014

Castro Compares NATO to the Islamic State

The former president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, this Wednesday accused...

Civilian deaths rising in worst India-Pakistan fighting for years

09-10-2014

Civilian deaths rising in worst India-Pakistan fighting for years

Five civilians were killed and thousands took refuge in camps...

Jayalalithaa granted conditional bail

07-10-2014

Jayalalithaa granted conditional bail

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has been granted...

Rajinikanth commits suicide over Jayalalitha's imprisonment

03-10-2014

Rajinikanth commits suicide over Jayalalitha's imprisonment

A 35-year-old AIADMK member committed suicide by consuming pesticides at...

 ARTS

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...

Man Attacked By Polar Bear Plans Lawsuit

30-09-2014

Man Attacked By Polar Bear Plans Lawsuit

Invited to a private fundraising party at the San Diego...

Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet (photos)

25-09-2014

Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet (photos)

How would you like to trim three hours off the...

Emma Watson delivers a Game-Changing speech on feminism for the U.N.

23-09-2014

Emma Watson delivers a Game-Changing speech on feminism for the U.N.

Earlier this year, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was...

Woman pays $20,000 for third breast to make herself LESS attractive to men

23-09-2014

Woman pays $20,000 for third breast to make herself LESS attractive to men

No, you do not need to adjust your sets, you...

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...

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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