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Attack on Pakistani refugees in Negombo injures nine

Nine Pakistani refugees have been injured and admitted to hospital after they were attacked by a group in Wella Veediya, Negombo this evening. Read more

October 22,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

Canada parliament locked down after soldier shot

October 22,2014 21:21

Canada parliament locked down after soldier shot

OTTAWA (AFP) - A barrage of shots rang out in the Canadian parliament on Wednesday as police squads swarmed in to hunt a gunman who shot a soldier guarding a nearby war » Read more

Nepal calls off search for survivors of deadly Himalayan snowstorm

October 22,2014 15:56

Nepal calls off search for survivors of deadly Himalayan snowstorm

Nepal on Wednesday (Oct 22) called off a search for any more survivors of a Himalayan snowstorm that claimed 43 lives, after more than a week of scouring the popular trekking region. » Read more

Iran SL underscore expansion of relations

October 22,2014 10:16

In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday, the two officials underscored that expansion of bilateral » Read more

Fraudster posing as Namal's secretary nabbed

October 22,2014 09:13

A suspect who posed as a secretary to Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and defrauded Rs.239, 555 from an individual was arrested by the Police Special Investigation Unit on the road in front of » Read more

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

October 21,2014 15:20

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

New York (AFP) - Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and were beloved by first ladies and Hollywood stars, has died aged 82. Read more

Ruling on LTTE not politically motivated- EU

October 21,2014 15:18

Ruling on LTTE not politically motivated- EU

The General Court of the European Union today said that its decision to lift the ban on the LTTE was not politically motivated “In understanding the implications of this Ruling it is » Read more

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

October 21,2014 14:12

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year » Read more

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

October 21,2014 11:17

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

Stockholm (AFP) - The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War. Read more

GHG commends Sri Lanka on malaria prevention efforts

October 21,2014 10:47

Sri Lanka has remained free of malaria for two years – an accomplishment the Global Health Group (GHG) describes as a “spectacular achievement.” During a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple » Read more

Shops damaged by fire in Mullaitivu town

October 21,2014 10:41

A fire which originated at a jewelry shop along main street in Mullaitivu town late last night eventually spread to two textile shops nearby, police said. Police Media Unit said officers, along » Read more

Fire spreads through crematorium

October 21,2014 09:03

A fire spread through a crematorium located in Wehihena, Maththaka last evening. Police said officers who arrived at the location managed to douse the fire along with assistance from the fire brigade » Read more

Presidential Election due in January-2015

October 20,2014 17:24

Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella revealed that the Presidential Election will be held in January – 2015. He said that the date will be announced soon » Read more

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Deepavali at Temple Trees

Deepavali at Temple Trees

The Deepavali, which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year was celebrated at the Temple Trees and several had joined at the function to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Rajapaksa said that the festive day of Deepavali, which underlines the great spiritual values of Hinduism, is filled with the spirit of love and devotion, and is an occasion for Hindus to strive for greater spirituality, foster understanding among communities, and increase harmony among people. He also wished all Hindus a happy and peaceful Deepavali. Read more

When the duty calls…..

When the duty calls…..

Over 3,000 university students as organized by the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) participated in a protest march this evening (Tuesday) urging the government to take measures to safeguard the free education. Here, Police are making barricades to stop the students marching forward as the Parliament Road near Polduwa Bridge. Read more

STC goes to Matara

STC goes to Matara

The State Trading (General) Corporation opened its new showroom at No.15, Station Road, Matara on October 20, Monday. STC at present has showrooms and sales outlets at Nawam Mawatha in Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, Jaffna and Anuradhapura. Its Chairman Pradeep Gunawardana stated that they have plans to open a mega showroom in Narahenpita soon. The STC which once has been neglected Read more

Sports

Sri Lanka pick full squad for India tour

October 22,2014 16:48

Contrary to media speculation, Sri Lankan cricket selectors picked a full side to represent the country at five ODIs against India starting on November » Read more

Sri Lanka A and Windies A draw match

October 21,2014 18:01

The second four-day match between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A ended in a draw at the Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara. Read more

Roshan Mahanama reaches 200 milestone

October 21,2014 17:45

Roshan Mahanama reaches 200 milestone

Former Sri Lanka World Cup champion batsman Roshan Mahanama reached a milestone by becoming only the fourth member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) » Read more

Sri Lanka women lose ODI series

October 21,2014 17:48

Sri Lanka’s women cricketers were beaten 2-1 in the ODI series against South Africa as they lost the final match at the SSC ground » Read more

News Features

Perfect love sees no imperfection

19-10-2014 News Features

Perfect love sees no imperfection

Ms Harshani Wijesooriya (25) of Keselgoda, Yakkala on Wednesday (15) tied nuptial knots with her dream prince whom everybody thought was dead and gone after six years of uncertainty. Her... Read more

Isn’t he the common man’s president?

19-10-2014 News Features

Isn’t he the common man’s president?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been loved more than any other leader because he makes sure to be close to the common people. He has a special ability to realize the... Read more

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Business

Time to change ethos!

October 19, 2014 Business news

The Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and the largest body representing the views of the private sector in Sri Lanka, Suresh Shah » Read more

Drive to cut carbon footprint…

October 19, 2014 Business news

Drive to cut carbon footprint…

With a view to increasing the use of renewable energy sources, global leader in protection solutions, Ansell last week announced the completion of its second bio » Read more

CB keeps policy rates unchanged

October 19, 2014 Business news

Amidst the sustained low inflation environment, the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CB) in its monthly policy review for October said key » Read more

Lens - The political digest

Replacing Columbus with real ‘discoverers’

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Replacing Columbus  with real ‘discoverers’

The writing is on the wall for Columbus Day. In the latest move to rid the calendar » Read more

DMK’s Thi Mu Ka factor

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

DMK’s Thi Mu Ka factor

Much focus has been given to Tamil Nadu and its political environment which took an unexpected turn » Read more

Libya is more dangerous than ever

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Libya is more dangerous than ever

It is less than three years since Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan dictator, was murdered by » Read more

Einstein’s Religiosity

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Einstein’s Religiosity

I’d like to start with a few Einstein quotes about his idea of religion before trying to » Read more

In search of an all representative parliament

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

In search of an all representative parliament

The United Nations refugee agency has said that a spike in violence between rival militias has displaced » Read more

President can stand for a third term

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

President can stand  for a third term

Stability of Government is a sine qua non for development and rapid economic progress. A classic example » Read more

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

Political

Opposition needs a Dark Horse and not yet another Green Man

Opposition needs a Dark Horse and not yet another Green Man

While it is widely speculated that a presidential election is likely to be held before January 15, political parties of the opposition ... Read more

International

World fears mount that  Ebola battle being lost

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

Genève, Suisse (AFP) - The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat ... Read more

Kerry in ‘frank’ talks with top Chinese official

Washington, Etats-Unis |(AFP)- US Secretary of State John Kerry wined and dined a top Chinese official on Friday as Washington and Beij... Read more

People and Event

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Kathak Dance to celebrate Lord Krishna

Kathak Dance to celebrate Lord Krishna

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

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The Netherlands empowers Karapitiya Blood Bank with solar power

The Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka installed a 12 kw Solar PV System to...

18th International Intensive EIA Training Program

For the 18th time, the CEA has organized 10 days intensive Environmental Impact Assessment...

Golden Ball 2014

The DS Senanayake Old Boys’ Association will hold its Golden Ball- 2014 on November...

Lifestyle

When in Rome do as Romans do

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

When in Rome  do as Romans do

A piece of advice recently received regarding traveling, was never to dislike a place you visit but enjoy » Read more

The p-word cuts both ways

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

The p-word cuts both ways

People say this is the Age of Communication.  It’s not enough to know the word.  You have to » Read more

Moratuwa Toastmasters 4th Club Officer Installation

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Moratuwa Toastmasters  4th Club Officer Installation

Muditha Gayan Ranasinghe was installed as the President of the Moratuwa Toastmasters Club at a glittering ceremony held » Read more

Stop spending and start mending

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Stop spending              	            and     start mending

Let’s face it; we all like to spend extravagantly once in a while. We all have our guilty » Read more

Spin off for DJ-ing

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Spin off for DJ-ing

It’s why in dreams you have no heart ache; you can be whatever you want. So, Cinderella says » Read more

Kids

Over 200 children provided with school supplies by ‘My Friend’ project

19-10-2014 12:10 Kids

Over 200 children provided with school supplies by  ‘My Friend’ project

The Hameedia Group and Angelo Mathews, Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket team have once again partnered the » Read more

Dear kids, Exam is around the corner

19-10-2014 12:10 Kids

Dear kids,   Exam is around the corner

School term tests are just one month away, and your teachers must be busy covering the syllabuses and » Read more

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