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Hambantota Mayor released on bail

May 20,2015 19:27

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando was released on bail with two sureties of Rs.1 million each when he was produced before Hambantota Chief Magistrate Isuru Neththikumara. Read more

Basil further remanded

May 20,2015 12:52

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was further remanded till May 27 by the Kaduwela Magistrate this morning. MP Rajapaksa had suffered with minor pains yesterday and had provided medical treatments at » Read more

General Election by September - President

May 20,2015 12:14

Putting to rest speculation regarding the date of the next General Election, President Maithripala Sirisena said that there will be a new Government by September this year.   Read more

MPs want 20th but elections under 19th - President

May 20,2015 10:54

President Maithripala Sirisena at a breakfast meeting with heads of media institutions at President's House this morning said that all 225 Members of Parliament are in one mind about doing away with » Read more

Alleged HR Violations: domestic mechanism by next month

May 20,2015 10:34

President Maithripala Sirisena said that a domestic mechanism to investigate allegations of human rights violations during the war will be put in place by next month.   Read more

MP Weerawansa to appear before CID today

May 20,2015 09:10

NFF leader and former Minister Wimal Weerawansa will be appearing before the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) today to make a statement. The party sources, who revealed his appearing before the CID, were » Read more

Flood affected farmers compensated

May 20,2015 08:25

Insurance claims or compensation for the farmers who got destroyed their crops by floods in the Maha Season of 2014-2015 are being paid these days, announced by the Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance » Read more

Lanka hosts forum on international humanitarian law

May 19,2015 13:47

The sixth annual South Asian Regional Conference on international humanitarian law (IHL) jointly organized by the Government of Sri Lanka and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is being held » Read more

Road named on Field Martial Fonseka's name

May 19,2015 12:16

Road named on Field Martial Fonseka's name

Road linking Ananda Mawatha and Ketawalamulla Road in Colombo 10 will be named after Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka this evening by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) in recognition of his dedicated service » Read more

Alles files an FR application

May 19,2015 11:35

Alles files an FR application

Democratic National Alliance MP, Tiran Alles (later sat in Parliament independently) has filed a fundamental rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court yesterday. Alles has filed the petition seeking an order preventing » Read more

Top Story

Four Ministers resign

Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians who were recently appointed as ministers of the Maithripala-Ranil regime resigned from their ministerial portfolios today. Ministers Dilan Perera, » Read more

May 21,2015 Top Story

Business

Central Bank Bond Issue - Govt will act on committee recommendations

May 20, 2015 Business

President Maithripala Sirisena promised that the Government will act on the recommendations on the committee appointed to investigate possible wrongdoing in the controversial issuance of Central » Read more

Tourism hunts Rs.1.5bn PR boost

May 16, 2015 Business

Tourism hunts Rs.1.5bn PR boost

Sri Lanka Tourism and Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is to spend Rs.1.5 billion to partner with an internationally recognized advertising agency and multiple Public Relations firms in » Read more

GDP to grow 7.5% in 2015 - ESCAP

May 16, 2015 Business

GDP to grow 7.5% in 2015 - ESCAP

Sri Lanka’s economy is expected to grow by 7.5% in 2015 and witness a growth of 7.6% in 2016, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission » Read more

Sports

Stake holders responsible for cricket future – Wettimuny

May 16,2015 00:00

Stake holders responsible for cricket future – Wettimuny

Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny has stated that the country’s cricket future lay in the hands of its stake holders. “There » Read more

Rugby bureaucrats snatch perfect cover-up

May 16,2015 00:00

Rugby bureaucrats snatch perfect cover-up

Under-siege Sri Lanka rugby administrators have been over the moon the past week basking after the national team qualified once again to play in » Read more

Skanda in line for top diplomatic post

May 16,2015 00:00

Skanda in line for top diplomatic post

A former respected Sri Lanka Cricket administrator and sportsman has been earmarked for a top diplomatic post overseas.Somasundaram Skandakumar affectionately known to friends as » Read more

Shashikala steers SL women to victory

May 16,2015 00:00

Shashikala steers SL women to victory

Sri Lanka women level up the ODI series (1-1) against the West Indies women when they romped home by six wickets in their second » Read more

International

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Someone had to do it!

Someone had to do it!

US Secretary of State John Kerry who is building quite a reputation for himself as an uninformed, blustering, viceroy-wannabe probably didn't expect a tiny tot to do 'the needful'. (AFP) Read more

Floating market in limbo

Floating market in limbo

The few stalls that were open for business until recently, at the floating market, have literally closed shop. Shop owners complain that they cannot afford to pay up the Rs 4,000 rent with their meager customer base. They forewarn that, neglected for long, this would become the scene of various illegal activities. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

From Aluthkade to a ‘parana kade’ ?

From Aluthkade to a ‘parana kade’ ?

Bandula Gunawardena sets off from the Aluthkade court complext in a bus to the much publicized ‘Bring Back Mahinda’ rally in Kurunegala immediately after receiving bail over the ‘national flag’ matter. ( Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe ) Read more

News Features

Ealam war, civilians, casualties and international law

16-05-2015 News Features

Ealam war, civilians, casualties and international law

Neville Laduwahetty, writes on the 19 April issue of The Island an article under the headline “War crimes: A comment on what experts say” … with illustrations and emphasises in... Read more

Heartbreaking news from KEKIRILANTHAYA

16-05-2015 News Features

Heartbreaking news from KEKIRILANTHAYA

Senasinghe the apologist - Deputy Minister Sherlock Senasinghe has finally admitted that he acted like a donkey in a horse corral immediately after the election of Maitripala Sirisena as the... Read more

Gota confuses the hell out of me

16-05-2015 News Features

As I have said before, I didn’t mind Mahinda that much.  In fact, at one point when it seemed like he was Ruler for Life. I even recommended that he... Read more

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Homophobia fueling HIV

16-05-2015 12:05 Insight

Homophobia fueling HIV

Our society is too focused on arguing whether LGBT people belongs with others, whether their behavior is » Read more

Man sneezes out rubber end of childhood toy dart after 40 years

16-05-2015 12:05 Insight

Man sneezes out rubber end of childhood toy dart after 40 years

An English man says a piece of a rubber toy that was lost 40 years ago came » Read more

Ebola changed this doctor’s eye color

16-05-2015 12:05 Insight

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Two months after he was discharged from the hospital after a grueling fight with Ebola, Dr. Ian » Read more

New spider silk net could catch falling plane

16-05-2015 12:05 Insight

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Researchers say a new type of spider silk could be used to create nets capable of catching » Read more

Air pollution a bigger health risk than thought before

16-05-2015 12:05 Insight

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A report by the World Health Organization released in March 2014, shows that the health impacts might » Read more

Finding a path to true democracy in Sri Lanka

16-05-2015 12:05 Insight

Finding a path to  true democracy in Sri Lanka

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary » Read more

Political

First they offer help and then they enslave

16-05-2015 Politics

‘First they had the book and we had the land.  Then they said “close your eyes, let us pray”.  When we opened our eyes, we had the book ... Read more

From transparency to duplicity

16-05-2015 Politics

From transparency to duplicity

J.C.Weliamuna, the man heading the chapter of Transparency International in Sri Lanka is under the microscope for allowing himself to be... Read more

‘Media can be a national voice’

09-05-2015 Politics

‘Media can be a national voice’

Former Director of UNESCO Wijayanada Jayaweera made a speech on media freedom at the Press Freedom Day event held recently at Hotel Jana... Read more

Changing attitudes

09-05-2015 Politics

Changing attitudes

Regardless of the terms and conditions that may be imposed, the indication by a responsible TNA politician about a possibility of a ‘Nat... Read more

Interview

Arjuna pads up to rid corruption

16-05-2015 Interview

Arjuna pads up to rid corruption

Arjuna Ranatunga is the Minister for Ports and Shipping in the Maithripala Sirisena administration. However, he is a renowned cricket star who pioneered Sri Lanka » Read more

Previous government didn’t guide youth

08-03-2015 Interview

Previous government  didn’t guide youth

Former Minister Festus Perera is a known and respected politician who has served the country in many ways. He is still being remembered everywhere in » Read more

Critical Point

Planning for Good Governance….

08-02-2015 Critical Point

Sixty-seven years after a historical juncture we call independence, we are still busy in trying to sort things out raising the inevitable uncertainty whether we have truly become independent. Just three years short of seven decades, we are » Read more

‘Heat or Eat’ - That is the question

08-02-2015 Critical Point

The cold weather has persisted since December 2014. There will be no let up and below freezing temperatures are to continue into early March. That is before the United Kingdom’s General Elections in May. “Now what connection has » Read more

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Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition 2015

The Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition 2015, jointly organized by the Colombo YMCA and the...

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The Paduru Party organized to raise funds for the book to be published, written...

Niyagala Premaya to National Youth Drama Festival finals

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Niyagala Premaya (The Blood Wedding) has been selected for National Youth Drama Festival 2015...

Musician Sunil Edirisinghe flies to Jakarta

Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier, on May 11(Monday),  proudly flew the critically-acclaimed...

Lifestyle

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16-05-2015 12:05 Lifestyle

Checking truth and accuracy of posts is a must

Everything posted online is somewhere out there and it is thus important to think before you post. Future » Read more

Stigma of broken English

16-05-2015 12:05 Lifestyle

Stigma of broken English

Even though many economic development policies are made to attract more investors to the country, a question has » Read more

Whstsapp Way of communication

16-05-2015 12:05 Lifestyle

Whstsapp Way of communication

Whereever we go, we see people taking selfies or using their phones. From billionaires to fishermen, it seems » Read more

There are many Ohs among us

16-05-2015 12:05 Lifestyle

There are  many Ohs among us

Home is an animation about Boovs who have come to the Earth and the friendship between a Boov » Read more

Brothers of Galle Face

16-05-2015 12:05 Lifestyle

Brothers of Galle Face

Galle Face Green is one of the most picturesque places in the Colombo city. The sunset, waves and » Read more

Kids

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16-05-2015 12:05 Kids

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It is sometimes claimed that we owe pure mathematics to Pythagoras, and he is often called the first » Read more

Test your chemistry knowledge

16-05-2015 12:05 Kids

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Chemistry is an amazing subject which combines a number of different sciences, attempting to make sense of the » Read more

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