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Govt. accuses JVP of violating polls law

22-08-2014

Govt. accuses JVP  of violating polls law

The JVP was accusing the ruling UPFA of violating election...

Visa bans to protect lanka from Ebola

22-08-2014

Visa bans to protect lanka from Ebola

The on-arrival visa facility for visitors has been suspended, with...

Common candidate should be accepted by people: SF

22-08-2014

Common candidate should be accepted by people: SF

Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka said today the common candidate...

Gota’s hand reaches police houses

21-08-2014

Gota’s hand reaches police houses

It is reported that police officers living in police housing...

Cyber aid to bar repeated child abuse

21-08-2014

Cyber aid to bar repeated child abuse

The Ministry of Justice has initiated an innovative web-based tracking...

TNA to meet Modi to obtain CM's power

21-08-2014

TNA to meet Modi to obtain CM's power

Senior members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), an amalgam...

Gota’s beautification victims go to Appeal Courts

21-08-2014

Gota’s beautification victims go to Appeal Courts

A group of residents from ‘34 Watte’ Wanathamulla, Borella has...

“Do not surrender to the government's fingerprint scheme” - Pubudu Jayagoda

21-08-2014

“Do not surrender to the government's fingerprint scheme” - Pubudu Jayagoda

The Front Line Socialist Party says that the electronic identity...

A man not worth Rs.50 demands Rs.500 million

21-08-2014

A man not worth Rs.50 demands Rs.500 million

Hudson Samarasinghe, who is not worth Rs.50, has sent a...

“We received Mahanayakas’ blessings” - BBS

21-08-2014

“We received Mahanayakas’ blessings” - BBS

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) infamous for propagating anti-Muslim sentiments...

Arrest warrant issued against former secretary of Fonseka

20-08-2014

Arrest warrant issued against former secretary of Fonseka

Colombo High Court judge Rohini Walgama has issued a warrant...

Educationalist & civil activist Varatharajan passes away; funeral today

20-08-2014

Educationalist & civil activist Varatharajan passes away; funeral today

Sinnathurai Varatharajan, a popular teacher of economics, who stood with...

TN Congress Committee questions Swamy’s Sri Lanka visit

20-08-2014

TN Congress Committee questions Swamy’s Sri Lanka visit

The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President B. S. Gnanadesikan on...

Bill Gates awards US $ 1 million to Sri Lankan e-Nenasala

20-08-2014

Bill Gates awards US $ 1 million to Sri Lankan e-Nenasala

Sri Lanka’s e-Library 'Nenasala' programme has been presented with this...

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Features

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...

The plight of the Pakistani asylum seekers

08-08-2014

The plight of the Pakistani asylum seekers

Pakistan’s religious minorities, especially Christians and Ahmadiyya Muslims have been...

Latest ethnic clashes reveal fissures in Sri Lanka’s post-war society

07-08-2014

Latest ethnic clashes reveal fissures in Sri Lanka’s post-war society

In June 2014, almost five years after the end of...

Namal Rajapaksa goes to school(s)

06-08-2014

Namal Rajapaksa goes to school(s)

“And these deeds were not committed by outlaws, monsters of...

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 BUSINESS

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...

UDA to sell Rs30bn listed debt

04-08-2014

UDA to sell Rs30bn listed debt

Sri Lanka's Urban Development Authority is planning to sell up...

 GOSSIP

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...

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)...

 SPORTS

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...

Sri Lanka beat rain to win first Test against Pakistan in Galle

11-08-2014

Sri Lanka beat rain to win first Test against Pakistan in Galle

Rangana Herath took six for 48 as Sri Lanka beat...

IPL match fixing probe panel turns to Sri Lankan CID

07-08-2014

IPL match fixing probe panel turns to Sri Lankan CID

The Indian Supreme Court-appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal panel, probing matters...

Mahela gets Guard of Honour in his final Test

06-08-2014

Mahela gets Guard of Honour in his final Test

Mahela Jayawardene walked in field to a Guard of Honour...

 WORLD

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...

A naked tribute for Mandela (video)

07-08-2014

A naked tribute for Mandela (video)

Passers-by in the the city of Johannesburg, south Africa were...

Britain's first female Muslim minister Sayeeda Warsi resigns over Cameron's Gaza policy

06-08-2014

Britain's first female Muslim minister Sayeeda Warsi resigns over Cameron's Gaza policy

Britain's first Muslim woman Cabinet minister sensationally resigned yesterday (05)...

Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world (Video)

01-08-2014

Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world (Video)

Isolated native people likely to be fleeing attacks in Peru...

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

01-08-2014

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza...

Seychelles bars Sierra Leone soccer team in fear of Ebola

01-08-2014

Seychelles bars Sierra Leone soccer team in fear of Ebola

Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from...

Aussie PM calls on airlines to inform passengers if they fly over war zones

31-07-2014

Aussie PM calls on airlines to inform passengers if they fly over war zones

Australian Prime minister Tony Abbott says airline passengers should be...

Turkish deputy PM urges women not to laugh in public to 'protect moral values'

31-07-2014

Turkish deputy PM urges women not to laugh in public to 'protect moral values'

Women should not laugh in public, the Deputy Prime Minister...

MH17 shot down not from below but from above? (video)

30-07-2014

MH17 shot down not from below but from above? (video)

New evidence found from the wracage of the shot down...

Bird droppings can kill mosquitoes, finds study

29-07-2014

Bird droppings can kill mosquitoes, finds study

A team of researchers from Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC),...

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...

 ARTS

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...

Orlando Bloom punches Justin Bieber over Miranda Kerr (video)

01-08-2014

Orlando Bloom punches Justin Bieber over Miranda Kerr (video)

Orlando Bloom refuses to tolerate Justin Bieber because he "doesn't...

Michael Jackson's Neverland to be sold

01-08-2014

Michael Jackson's Neverland to be sold

Colony Capital have announced they will sell Michael Jackson's Neverland...

Hobbit 3: Battle of the Five Armies Trailer released

30-07-2014

Hobbit 3: Battle of the Five Armies Trailer released

Fire-breathing dragons, vicious beasts and epic battles are promised in...

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...

Documents

The cult of us

17-08-2014

The cult of us

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

That which shall not be named

13-08-2014

That which shall not be named

On the 19th of July 2014, my cook hands me...

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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