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Student protests politically motivated – VC

March 28,2015 00:00

Student protests politically motivated – VC

It is a small group of students who are protesting against the student fee increments at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), the University Vice Chancellor Dr. Vijitha Nanayakkara told The » Read more

Youth shot in Habaraduwa

March 27,2015 09:47

A 21-year-old youth was shot and injured by an unknown assailant near a shop at Moragalawatta, Habaraduwa at around 7.45pm last night (March 25). Police Media Unit said the victim, a resident » Read more

SLFP challenges UNP on ethanol allegations

March 21,2015 02:24

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Media Spokesman and MP Dilan Perera challenged the United National Party (UNP) to prove allegations that several MPs had imported ethanol without paying taxes. MP Perera told » Read more

Chunnakam another Rathupaswela?

March 21,2015 02:22

Despite numerous protests and calls for independent investigations into water contamination in the North, authorities are yet take stringent steps to ascertain the actual cause behind the issue, Dr Ganesanandan Senthuran representing » Read more

TISL concerned over panel composition

March 21,2015 02:20

The Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) told The Nation that it is concerned about the credibility of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing with respect to the recent Central Bank bond issue » Read more

SL liable to pay compensation for Port City suspension : CCCC

March 21,2015 02:18

CHEC Colombo Port City (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC) assigned to undertake all activities for the Colombo Port City, last week told The Nation that the » Read more

Devaluing the Field Marshall title

March 21,2015 02:16

Rumors are afloat that following the victory of Maithripala Sirisena at the last presidential election, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka would be rewarded for support extended by being made Sri Lanka’s first » Read more

‘Floating armory’ still operational

March 21,2015 02:14

The controversial ‘floating armory’ maintained by Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd at the Galle Harbor is still operational, The Nation learns. A company official, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, said » Read more

PM the worst authoritarian ever - Prof. Rajiva

March 21,2015 02:12

Former State Minister of Higher Education, Professor Rajiva Wijesinha, claimed that his Liberal Party is the only party which was not given a copy of the draft 19th Amendment to the Constitution » Read more

Rajitha –Ravi to discuss allowance issue as strikes loom

March 21,2015 02:10

Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne will have discussions with the Minister of Finance and Planning, Ravi Karunanayake today (March 22), regarding the allowance increment of the doctors and » Read more

News Features

100 Days Constructive change or election gimmick?

28-03-2015 News Features

The 100-Day program promised during the election campaign of the then common candidate has failed to deliver some of the vital elements of its composition. Overdue tasks of the 100-day... Read more

Electoral reform proposals

28-03-2015 News Features

Electoral reform proposals

The Parliament is due to consider electoral reforms as a part of constitutional reform process for good governance. We consider that it is vital that the reforms be based on... Read more

By-party coalitions and national governments

28-03-2015 News Features

I am addressing this letter to your good office, as a citizen and a voter to convey my opinion regarding the new national government you have just established, by appointing... Read more

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Four Indian ships arrive at the port of Trincomalee

Four Indian ships arrive at the port of Trincomalee

Indian Naval Ships, “TIR”, “KESARI”, “SUDARSHANI” and Indian Coast Guard Ship “VARUNA” belonging to the first training squadron of the Indian Navy arrived at the port » Read more

March 27,2015 Top Story

Business

Extend GSP+ to FTA : JAAF

March 28, 2015 Business

Sri Lanka’s garment industry umbrella body – the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) says that while GSP+ tariff concession will assist the industry in the short-term, » Read more

Mihin to fly to Kolkata

March 28, 2015 Business

Mihin to fly to Kolkata

Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier will expand its operations to Kolkata, India with effect from 15 June 2015. “The strategic expansion of Mihin Lanka’s » Read more

Stockbrokers mull consolidation

March 28, 2015 Business

Stock brokering firms are now feeling the pinch owing to the lull in stock market whose average daily turnover has drastically dropped by approximately Rs.800 million » Read more

Sports

We have to be at our best to beat NZ – Clarke

March 28,2015 00:00

We have to be at our best to beat NZ  – Clarke

MELBOURNE: Australia will be hoping the different conditions New Zealand will experience playing at the MCG will be to their advantage when the two » Read more

Another violent school match at Sri Lanka’s “Lord’s” SSC

March 28,2015 00:00

On yet another occasion, violence at an inter-school match tarnished the image of the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground in Colombo which was once » Read more

Sri Lanka now part of Canterbury’s rugby roost

March 28,2015 00:00

Sri Lanka now part of Canterbury’s rugby roost

The world’s leading producer and marketer of rugby wear, Canterbury International, is impressed by Sri Lanka’s appeal for the brand and contends the island-nation » Read more

Pietersen joins Surrey in bid for England return

March 28,2015 00:00

Kevin Pietersen has rejoined Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall. He has signed a » Read more

International

A model seen as a benchmark for China

A model seen as a benchmark for China

The passing of Lee Kuan Yew is resonating powerfully in China, which has viewed the city-state’s model of “benevolent dictatorship” as ... Read more

Prisoner swap features in Indo- Qatar agreements

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India and Qatar on Wednesday inked six agreements as visiting Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Prime Minister Nar... Read more

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‘100 Days’ completed!

‘100 Days’ completed!

The Satyagraha conducted by students of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) completed 100 days last week. The students have been protesting against what they claim is an unjustified increase in course fees. On Thursday, OUSL students held a protest in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to mark the completion of their own ‘100-Day Program’. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

Cops stop jumbo protest

Cops stop jumbo protest

A protest was organized by the National Movement to Protect Tamed Elephants on Thursday (March 19) to focus attention on the plight of elephant owners. The organization, led by a group of Buddhist monks, tried to make its way to Parliament in the company of dozens of elephants to hand over a document containing its proposals to resolve the issue. However, the ‘elephant procession’ was halted after police obtained a court order preventing it.(Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

Not another ‘Indo-Lanka Accord’!

Not another ‘Indo-Lanka Accord’!

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the visitor’s book at Katunayake Airport upon his arrival early Friday.  This is the first official visit by an Indian Prime Minister since the late Rajiv Gandhi came to Colombo to ink the infamous Indo-Lanka Accord in July 1987.  In a striking departure from the unabashed policy directives emanating from Delhi that has marked Indo-Lanka relations over several decades, Modi has toned down reference to Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation formula, inserting the caveat ‘we believe’ regarding the 13th Amendment and its implementation. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

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