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MR planing to save the two before the three

23-11-2014

MR planing to save the two before the three

A group of senior members of the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration...

JVP to campaign on a separate platform

23-11-2014

JVP to campaign on a separate platform

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) last night decided to campaign...

TV channels blocked to prevent Maithri’s political debate

23-11-2014

TV channels blocked to prevent Maithri’s political debate

Several channels of a private electronic media institution has been...

Maithri’s security personnel removed

23-11-2014

Maithri’s security personnel removed

The security provided to common candidate Maithripala Sirisena has been...

Anura Yapa appointed as SLFP General Secy

22-11-2014

Anura Yapa appointed as SLFP General Secy

President Mahinda Rajapaksa it is learnt has decided to summon...

Piyasena also not happy with the Govt

22-11-2014

Piyasena also not happy with the Govt

Senior Minister Piyasena Gamage has expressed his displeasure at the...

BBS stumped by Maithri’s stance

22-11-2014

BBS stumped by Maithri’s stance

The Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) organization has expressed its surprise...

N'Eliya UPFA MP joins the UNP

22-11-2014

N'Eliya UPFA MP joins the UNP

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Nuwara Eliya District parliamentarian Perumal...

Janaka Bandara lashes out at the Govt

22-11-2014

Janaka Bandara lashes out at the Govt

Another senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member, Lands Minister...

"Happy to re-enter active politics" – CBK

22-11-2014

"Happy to re-enter active politics" – CBK

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge says she is happy to...

Maithri confirms being the common candidate (Update)

21-11-2014

Maithri confirms being the common candidate (Update)

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary, Maithripala Sirisena says...

Sajith not in favor with the UNP decision

21-11-2014

Sajith not in favor with the UNP decision

MP Sajith Premadasa has raised severe objections against a proposition...

Massive corruption in places under MR's charge

21-11-2014

Massive corruption in places under MR's charge

Ministries and other state institutions that come under the President’s...

Head caught on fire!

21-11-2014

Head caught on fire!

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called a special meeting for all...

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Features

Warning From Sarath Fonseka

13-11-2014

Warning From Sarath Fonseka

Leader of the Democratic Party, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka...

Hariharan's reply; Karuna’s allegations about IPKF’s human rights violations

10-11-2014

Hariharan's reply; Karuna’s allegations about IPKF’s human rights violations

Sri Lanka Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, known as Karuna Amman...

That third term...

10-11-2014

That third term...

President Rajapakse’s eligibility to seek a third term as President...

The fall of the Berlin wall: What it means today

09-11-2014

The fall of the Berlin wall: What it means today

The world today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall...

Malaka Silva; Scottish Take No Crap

03-11-2014

Malaka Silva; Scottish Take No Crap

The English take the Mickey out of the Scottish claiming...

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 BUSINESS

Muted response from bourse to Presidential poll announcement

21-11-2014

Muted response from bourse to Presidential poll announcement

The bourse has reportedly greeted with muted response yesterday’s televised...

India’s ITC begins construction

20-11-2014

India’s ITC begins construction

India's ITC Limited has announced it will build a US$...

Govt confirms 904 gaming businesses in SL

13-11-2014

Govt confirms 904 gaming businesses in SL

The Finance Ministry has informed parliament that there are a...

SL slips in 'World Prosperity Index'

11-11-2014

SL slips in 'World Prosperity Index'

Sri Lanka has slipped for the second consecutive year in...

Trade deficit widens with imports weighing on export earnings

10-11-2014

Trade deficit widens with imports weighing on export earnings

The country’s trade deficit in September has widened to US$...

Tax burden weighs heavily on citizens

09-11-2014

Tax burden weighs heavily on citizens

The bulk of the country's tax burden continues to weigh...

Future UNP government would create 1mn jobs - Ranil

08-11-2014

Future UNP government would create 1mn jobs - Ranil

Opposition and United National Party (UNP) National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Distinguished business leader Harendra Sherman de Silva passed away

08-11-2014

 Distinguished business leader Harendra Sherman de Silva passed away

One of Sri Lanka’s distinguished business luminaries passed away suddenly...

High costs put pressure on tea industry

31-10-2014

High costs put pressure on tea industry

"Ceylon tea still has its position for quality but it...

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$...

 GOSSIP

UNPers asked to be silent about common candidate

13-11-2014

UNPers asked to be silent about common candidate

United National Party (UNP) legislators have been asked not to...

Lakbima "making profits" at last?

11-11-2014

Lakbima "making profits" at last?

The "Lakbima" newspaper, which continued as a "loss making" business...

MPs asleep during budget debate

09-11-2014

MPs asleep during budget debate

The issue of members of parliament falling asleep during budget...

Key meeting on common candidate on Monday

08-11-2014

Key meeting on common candidate on Monday

A key discussion on the common candidate for the next...

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...

 SPORTS

India beat Sri Lanka in women’s football semis

21-11-2014

India beat Sri Lanka in women’s football semis

Sri Lanka women’s football team failed to secure a slot...

Mahela disappointed

20-11-2014

Mahela disappointed

Has there been a moment since you retired when you...

Mahela’s muted celebration

10-11-2014

Mahela’s muted celebration

Many negative themes have plagued Sri Lanka's innings this series,...

CR shock Havies

09-11-2014

CR shock Havies

CR & FC pulled out all stoppers to register a...

"Team not in form. I don't know why" - Mathews

08-11-2014

"Team not in form. I don't know why" - Mathews

The Sri Lankan cricket team, who were hurriedly sent to...

Mathews selected captain of 'ICC Test team of the year'

06-11-2014

Mathews selected captain of 'ICC Test team of the year'

Angelo Mathews has been chosen by the International Cricket Council...

MR to get an invitation for Cricket World Cup opening

03-11-2014

MR to get an invitation for Cricket World Cup opening

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to receive an invitation for the...

SLC ropes in sports psychologist

31-10-2014

SLC ropes in sports psychologist

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has enlisted the help of 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...

 WORLD

Swedish court rejects Assange's request to dismiss arrest warrant (video)

21-11-2014

Swedish court rejects Assange's request to dismiss arrest warrant (video)

A Swedish appeals court on Thursday denied WikiLeaks founder Julian...

Pushed to death in front of wife; killer walks calmly away (CCTV footage)

19-11-2014

Pushed to death in front of wife; killer walks calmly away (CCTV footage)

Police who are looking for a man who shoved a...

Putin’s shawl gesture to leader’s wife covered up by Chinese (video)

13-11-2014

Putin’s shawl gesture to leader’s wife covered up by Chinese (video)

It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when...

Catalonia warns against disrupting independence vote

09-11-2014

Catalonia warns against disrupting independence vote

Catalonia’s leader has warned that any action aimed at disrupting...

Islamic State crisis: US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

08-11-2014

Islamic State crisis: US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

The US is to send 1,500 more non-combat troops to...

Indian airline SpiceJet hits buffalo during take-off

08-11-2014

Indian airline SpiceJet hits buffalo during take-off

An Indian aircraft hit a stray buffalo during take-off from...

Kissing protest in India ends in Police violence and arrests

07-11-2014

Kissing protest in India ends in Police violence and arrests

Dozens of people were arrested at a Facebook-organized protest in...

Finland warns of new cold war over failure to grasp situation in Russia

06-11-2014

Finland warns of new cold war over failure to grasp situation in Russia

Western countries are at the gates of a new cold...

More than 50 killed in Wagah suicide attack near Indo-Pakistan border (Video)

03-11-2014

More than 50 killed in Wagah suicide attack near Indo-Pakistan border (Video)

More than 50 people were killed and at least 100...

UN threatens to impose economic sanctions to Burkina Faso

03-11-2014

UN threatens to impose economic sanctions to Burkina Faso

The United Nations has threatened to impose economic sanctions on...

Is China's grand ethnic experiment on Muslims working?

03-11-2014

Is China's grand ethnic experiment on Muslims working?

In a gleaming classroom at Chong Hua High School in...

Man fakes being in Coma for 'two years' to avoid being prosecuted for a crime

31-10-2014

Man fakes being in Coma for 'two years' to avoid being prosecuted for a crime

A UK man pretended to be a comatose quadriplegic for...

 ARTS

Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado found dead (video)

21-11-2014

Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado found dead (video)

The bodies of Honduran beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19,...

Kim Kardashian speaks about posing nude

20-11-2014

Kim Kardashian speaks about posing nude

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has defended her controversial pictures...

Bob Marley’s family to introduce new range of cannabis products

20-11-2014

Bob Marley’s family to introduce new range of cannabis products

Bob Marley’s family is bringing out a new range of...

Young couple takes photo every day of pregnancy; the result is breathtaking (video)

18-11-2014

Young couple takes photo every day of pregnancy; the result is breathtaking (video)

It is safe to say singer and songwriter Tom Fletcher...

Marilyn Monroe's lost love letters up for auction

13-11-2014

Marilyn Monroe's lost love letters up for auction

Some of Hollywood siren Marilyn Monroe's lost love letters are...

Salman Khan invites Modi to sister’s wedding

11-11-2014

Salman Khan invites Modi to sister’s wedding

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, along with his sister Alvira Khan,...

A Bollywood offer for Mahendra

11-11-2014

A Bollywood offer for Mahendra

Veteran Sri Lankan Artist Mahendra Perera has been invited to...

Rani’s mysterious wedding

10-11-2014

Rani’s mysterious wedding

Finally a good news for all those who were eagerly...

J Lo wanted to shelve her memoir

09-11-2014

J Lo wanted to shelve her memoir

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez almost scrapped plans to release her new...

Rihanna poses topless in steamy photo shoot (photo)

08-11-2014

Rihanna poses topless in steamy photo shoot (photo)

Rihanna is unapologetically seductive.

Fox executive Gavin Smith's body found after 2 years

07-11-2014

Fox executive Gavin Smith's body found after 2 years

The remains of the 20th Century Fox executive who disappeared...

Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ has stellar overseas box office

06-11-2014

Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ has stellar overseas box office

Directed by Farah Khan and co-starring Deepika Padukone, 'Happy New...

Documents

The role of women in countering extremism

10-11-2014

The role of women in countering extremism

Speech delivered by Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy at Economic and Social Council...

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...

From the press

Silence of the graveyard

09-11-2014

Silence of the graveyard

Philosopher Edmund Burke has said all that is necessary for...

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...

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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