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Insurance Giant in Legal Limbo

Legal action has been filed against one of Sri Lanka’s largest insurance companies - belonging to a business group with a checkered history - for seeking » Read more

October 26,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

President’s banter wakes up ‘sleeping’ opposition

October 26,2014 02:18

While stating that farmers whose crops are damaged by wild elephants would be compensated, in response to an Opposition member inquiring about the threat of elephants in the house, the President said, » Read more

Budget debate begins with a whimper

October 26,2014 02:16

The first day’s debate on the Second Reading stage of Budget 2015 began yesterday (October 25) with a barely whimper, as most MPs from both the government and the Opposition chose to » Read more

Kalmunai coriander tampering racket busted

October 26,2014 02:14

Over 200,000 kilograms of coriander unfit for human consumption was seized by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) in Kalmunai yesterday. The value of the seized consignment is estimated around Rs.20 million, according » Read more

Champika calls for prosecution of ‘white collar criminals’

October 26,2014 02:12

Some officials entrusted with carrying out responsibilities are sometimes more dangerous and corrupted than political authorities, Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka stated. He pointed out that such » Read more

To support development President should invite us in writing - TNA

October 26,2014 02:10

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) states that President Mahinda Rajapaksa should extend a written invitation to the party, which includes the aspects that he hopes to discuss. President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his » Read more

No clue on missing German tourist

October 26,2014 02:08

Ududumbara police were still searching last evening for a 78-year-old German tourist who had gone missing while trekking up the Hunnasgiriya Mountain in Meemure. Police said the missing woman was among a » Read more

Sri Lanka celebrates United Nations Day

October 26,2014 02:08

“At this time of multiple crises, the United Nations is needed more than ever,” said United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon in his message on United Nations Day which fell on October » Read more

Alert driver averts teen tragedy

October 26,2014 02:06

Alert driver averts teen tragedy

He reads the newspaper while he waits. It’s just another day in his life, but within the next few minutes UL Ranjith will play a huge role in someone’s life, and he » Read more

Stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala released in India

October 26,2014 02:04

President Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala, the Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer, at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, President Mukherjee » Read more

Cinema halls spruced up following CMC inspections

October 26,2014 02:02

Improvements have been made to cinema halls in Colombo following inspections conducted by Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) in August, says CMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni. He added that the 3D » Read more

Air Force conducts religious ceremony

October 26,2014 02:00

An almsgiving and a series of meritorious activities took place at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth which was organized by the Directorate of Welfare of the Sri Lanka Air Force. The » Read more

Bus accident injures 12 garment factory workers

October 25,2014 20:31

Twelve women were injured when a bus carrying employees of a garment factory skidded off the road and toppled into a paddy field in Mahiyanganaya last night. Read more

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Budget 2015 and conveying messages upside down

Budget 2015 and conveying messages upside down

The government’s proposals for Budget 2015 were presented to Parliament last week. The budget touched on a multitude of sectors, with billions of rupees from taxpayer funds being allocated for ‘development’. However, all the noise will lead to fury if there is no will to act. It has been over a week since this road sign at the heart of Colombo’s Read more

President shares secret with Sampanthan

President shares secret with Sampanthan

The Budget-2015 was presented in Parliament today by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning. Presenting one of the significant budgets in the history, President also invited the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to work with the Government in developing the country. Here, President is sharing a secret with the TNA leader, R Sampanthan at the Tea Party held at the Parliament premises just after the budget speech. Pic by Sudath Silva. Read more

President attends Mahinda Scout Troop's centenary celebrations

President attends Mahinda Scout Troop's centenary celebrations

The ‘FiGaMaSc Centen – O – Ree’ International Scouts Jamboree, held as part of centenary celebrations of the Scout Troop of Mahinda College, Galle, began yesterday (October 22) evening in Galle under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Around 1500 scouts, both local and foreign are taking part in the jamboree, which will be held over six days. Mahinda College was only the third school in the island and the first in the Southern province to establish a scout troop. The First Galle Mahinda Scout Troop was started in 1914 by Mr. F.G. Pearce. Read more

Sports

Indian tour, not the ideal preparations - Mathews

October 26,2014 00:00

Indian tour, not the ideal preparations - Mathews

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is of the view that the adhoc one-day international series his team has been entrusted with in India has » Read more

Thomians pip Royal in tense final race

October 26,2014 00:00

Thomians pip Royal in tense final race

S. Thomas’ won the final and deciding race, the A fours to beat Royal in their annual 41st Regatta held at the Beira Lake » Read more

Swiss graduate leads Hambantota Sharks

October 26,2014 00:00

Swiss graduate leads Hambantota Sharks

Hambantota Sharks are all poised to be led by a player who graduated in Switzerland and captained his University team for three years.He is » Read more

Navy bags clubs’ Super Seven

October 26,2014 00:00

As many as seven elite players have enrolled with Navy for the upcoming inter-club League rugby championship which kicks off on Friday.The seven players » Read more

News Features

Parliamentarians comment on a budget that’ll shape the nation

26-10-2014 News Features

Parliamentarians  comment on a budget  that’ll shape the nation

Many Parliamentarians from both the government and the opposition spoke to journalists immediately after President Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered his Budget Speech on Friday (October 24). While many government MPs were... Read more

Sri Lankan receives Japanese Foreign Minister’s commendation

26-10-2014 News Features

Sri Lankan receives Japanese Foreign Minister’s commendation

Ambassador of Japan Nobuhito Hobo formally awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendation to Vice Patron of the Japan Sri Lanka Technical Cultural Association (JASTECA), Lal De Alwis on behalf of the... Read more

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The raid conducted by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) on a pharmacy in Colombo last week has » Read more

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Bonanza in Budget 2015

October 26, 2014 Business news

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa who presented the Budget for 2015 in Parliament in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning on Friday announced » Read more

Rethink to relive….

October 26, 2014 Business news

Rethink to relive….

The 35th National Conference of Chartered Accountants was held under the patronage of South African High Commissioner (HC) to Sri Lanka Geoff Q.M. Doidge at Water’s » Read more

THASL to set up a secretariat

October 26, 2014 Business news

The Tourism Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) is presently in the process of evaluating the possibility of having a secretariat headed by a CEO to » Read more

Lens - The political digest

America’s Saudi ally beheads more people than ISIS

26-10-2014 12:10 Lens

America’s Saudi ally beheads more people than  ISIS

Newsweek recently had an article titled “When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS has Nothing on Saudi Arabia”. » Read more

Kick the scab and slash the flab!

26-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Every financial pundit and his brother appeared to be crystal-ball gazing long before Wednesday’s National Budget had » Read more

Visit to the island of paradise

26-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Visit to the island of paradise

I and my wife decided to visit Sri Lanka after 31 years as the situation in SL » Read more

Modi Wave hits Haryana

26-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Modi Wave hits Haryana

If there was any doubt as to the existence of a Modi Wave, the recently-Sconcluded Legislative Assembly » Read more

Delving into past relations between India and SL

26-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Delving into past relations between India and SL

“I am alive today,  I may not be there tomorrow...I shall continue to serve until my last » Read more

Another Democratic Mess

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Interview

Benefits of development not trickled down to the masses

19-10-2014 Interview

Benefits of development not trickled down to the masses

Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), C.V.K. Sivagnanam, says that the funds allocated to the council was very much less than what the Government claimed it to be and denied accusations that the money allocated was underutilized. » Read more

“TNA painting wrong picture to outside world”

05-10-2014 Interview

“TNA painting wrong picture to outside world”

Former parliamentarian and leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree rules out future collaboration with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) until they completely denounce the LTTE and its activities.In an interview with The Nation, Anandasangaree » Read more

Critical Point

Be careful on iron deficiency

31-05-2014 Critical Point

Infants born of mothers with iron deficiency (16 percent of pregnant women) often have low birth weight and face a higher risk of dying in infancy and childhood, stated Dr. Shanthi Gunawardena, Director, Nutrition of the Ministry of » Read more

Pak-China corridor will be a game changer in the region

30-05-2014 Critical Point

Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the two 660 MW coal fired projects, having total capacity of 1320 mega watts, at Sahiwal  on May 30, 2014. Sahiwal will contribute in the production of cheap electricity in Pakistan. » Read more

Why SL failed in 80% of pictorial warning

12-05-2014 Critical Point

We are thoroughly UNHAPPY about the NEW percentage  AS this is what the tobacco company wanted. EXPERIENCES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES PROVE THAT IT IS THE 80% WHICH HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE IN DISCOURAGING THE PEOPLE WHICH THE PEOPLE OF » Read more

Walla patta a potential cash crop

27-04-2014 Critical Point

Walla patta a potential cash crop

Smuggling is not a new phenomenon in this country, or for that matter, in this world. It’s an activity that is illegal, yet carried out worldwide. From drugs to people, smuggling is carried out due to various reasons, » Read more

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Just two months before a crucial presidential election, a sense of opposition is growing within the rampart of the UPFA government with... Read more

International

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When a Hindu woman tearfully claimed to national media recently she had been kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam, India’s ... Read more

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Kathak Dance to celebrate Lord Krishna

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The annual Ratha Yatra Chariot Festival of Lord Sri Jagannath Swamy was held on...

Lifestyle

Are State universities synonymous with protests?

26-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Are State universities      synonymous with protests?

The first things that come to one’s mind when State universities are mentioned are the constant protests and » Read more

Remember, your cards are reflected in your eyes

26-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Remember, your cards are  reflected in your eyes

Emotion can take various forms.  One can feel strongly about something.  One can feel righteous anger. One can » Read more

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There are up days and down days. There are things we like to do. There are things we » Read more

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