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Hindu Congress claims ignorance of a 'Hindu Federation'

All Ceylon Hindu Congress (ACHC) in a statement to the media claimed their ignorance of a federation which represents the voice of the Hindus in Sri » Read more

August 27,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

'Wariyapola Girl' released on bail

August 27,2014 19:36

'Wariyapola Girl' released on bail

Thilini Imalka, the 21-year-old female involved in the slapping incident of a man at the Wariyapola bus stand recently, was released on bail after being produced before the Wariyapola Magistrate's court this » Read more

Traffic restricted along stretch of Negombo road

August 27,2014 17:50

Traffic along the Colombo-Negombo road will be restricted to one lane from Mahabage to Ja Ela from 8.00am to 10.00pm tomorrow (August 28). Police said the restriction has been imposed as the » Read more

Israel agrees to open Gaza crossings

August 27,2014 15:55

The Israeli regime has agreed to open the crossings into Gaza for transferring humanitarian aid and construction material into the besieged Palestinian enclave. Read more

Israel and ISIL are allies: Syrian envoy

August 27,2014 15:20

Syria’s ambassador to the UN says Israel allows the free flow of weapons and ISIL militants into the occupied Golan Heights and then into the rest of Syria. Read more

IMF Chief Lagarde charged over corruption case

August 27,2014 15:17

IMF chief Christine Lagarde announced on Wednesday (Aug 26) she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro corruption case relating to her time as French finance minister in 2008. In exclusive » Read more

93 houses and shops in Aluthgama and Beruwala renovated

August 27,2014 14:43

Ninety three houses and shops that were damaged during the unrest in Aluthgama and Beruwala last June have been renovated and handed over to the owners so far, Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan » Read more

Police recover 22 stolen motorbikes

August 27,2014 13:34

Twenty-two stolen motorbikes have been recovered and two suspects arrested after a prolonged investigation conducted by the Special Investigation Unit of the Mirihana police. Read more

Demining narrowed to 80 sq. km- Military

August 27,2014 12:22

The military today stated that it had completed over 97% of demining activities with only 80 sq. km of land remaining to be cleared. Addressing the weekly media briefing, Military Spokesperson Brigadier » Read more

15 Australian fighters 'killed' in Iraq and Syria

August 27,2014 12:14

Fifteen Australians, including two young suicide bombers, are believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief David Irvine said Wednesday, warning that espionage and foreign intervention threats were increasing. Read more

US Coast Guard clashes with Iranian vessel

August 27,2014 10:42

The US Coast Guard fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday after it reportedly drew a weapon against the American crew, CNN reports. Read more

India faces huge job in giving bank accounts to all

August 27,2014 10:39

Premier Narendra Modi has put a pledge to give bank accounts to all Indians on a war footing, but experts say taking banking to rural areas where many people have no identity » Read more

Police hunt for stolen buffaloes worth Rs.1.5 million

August 27,2014 09:51

Six persons were arrested by Maha Oya police yesterday in connection with the theft of 38 buffaloes worth around Rs.1.5 million. The theft had allegedly taken place on August 16, while the » Read more

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Mahaweli Authority employees protest

Mahaweli Authority employees protest

Employees attached to the Mahaweli Authority held a protest today calling on the Government to implement several key demands. The protesters later attempted to march towards the Presidential Secretariat but were turned away by police. Read more

Liquor, cigarettes worth Rs.100 million found from Borella

Liquor, cigarettes worth Rs.100 million found from Borella

Police today arrested eight suspects and took into custody a large stock of illegally imported foreign liquor bottles and cigarettes from a residence in Borella. The combined value of the haul is estimated at Rs.100 million.  Read more

Sri Lanka’s first Floating Market

Sri Lanka’s first Floating Market

Sri Lanka’s first Floating Market was officially declared open by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, August 25. The opening ceremony also saw the participation of several key officials including Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Minister Douglas Devananda. Read more

Sports

Spinners do the trick for Sri Lanka – series level at 1-all

August 26,2014 23:24

Spinners do the trick for Sri Lanka – series level at 1-all

HAMBANTOTA: Spinners came to Sri Lanka’s rescue as they curbed the Pakistan run rate and bowled their team to a comprehensive series leveling 77-run » Read more

Isuru wins Kandy Open

August 26,2014 09:07

Fresh from winning a gold medal at the Tromso Olympiad, three-time national champ Isuru Alahakoon breezed through the last two rounds to win the » Read more

A must win game for Lanka to keep series alive

August 25,2014 22:42

HAMBANTOTA: Having lost a close contest to Pakistan two days ago Sri Lanka will be keen to improve on their performance and keep their » Read more

Unsuspecting Sri Lankans given new lesson in Sevens rugby

August 24,2014 18:27

Sri Lanka were sent back to the drawing boards in Sevens rugby as its campaign to push ahead further in the first Leg of » Read more

News Features

Defence Seminar 2014 concludes

24-08-2014 News Features

Defence Seminar 2014 concludes

The fourth Annual Defence Seminar organized by the Sri Lanka Army and initiated on a conceptual notion of Secretary of Defense, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was concluded last week. The seminar was... Read more

NGOs are accountable only if they break the law - Friday Forum

24-08-2014 News Features

NGOs are accountable only if they break the law - Friday Forum

Popular terms such as “accountability” and “transparency” are at times used with reference to NGOs by unscrupulous persons both within and outside the Government, to promote their own agendas, the... Read more

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24-08-2014 12:08 Fine

Colombo garbage to Puttalam?

Anger is growing at the proposed project to dispose of municipal solid waste in the metro Colombo » Read more

Business

LIOC urges transparent pricing

August 24, 2014 Business news

The Chairman of Lanka IOC Plc (LIOC), Makrand Nene says it is of great importance that the Sri Lanka Government evolves a transparent pricing system for » Read more

Leading the charge on water conservation

August 24, 2014 Business news

Leading the charge on water conservation

The establishment of domestic and public rainwater harvesting systems in the small community of 1600 villagers at Kallaru in Kilinochchi has enabled three schools in the » Read more

Trade deficit contracts by a fifth in first half

August 24, 2014 Business news

The cumulative trade deficit in the Trade Account of the Balance of Payment has contracted by 20.1 percent, as a result of a 16.8 percent growth » Read more

Lens - The political digest

The big names of Sri Lanka Cricket reflect on retirement

24-08-2014 12:08 Lens

The big names of Sri Lanka Cricket reflect on retirement

‘Mahela has retired from Test Cricket,’ the President announced.   He might have expected a few seconds of » Read more

Crossing the Diplomatic Line

24-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Crossing the Diplomatic Line

Internal Affairs - The United States of America, the so-called ‘post-cold war Reganitepower house’ of the modern » Read more

The ‘Dark’ Continent

24-08-2014 12:08 Lens

The ‘Dark’ Continent

Misconceptions can arise due to many factors. Ignorance and perceived concepts can establish over the years. It » Read more

Basic Social Etiquette for the Buddha

24-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Basic Social Etiquette for the Buddha

“Buddhaghosa’s role, as well as that of Mahanama, the author of the Mahavamsa, was to translate the » Read more

The art of playing patch up

24-08-2014 12:08 Lens

The art of playing patch up

Chairman of BJP’s Committee on Strategic Action Dr. Subramanian Swamy says normalcy will return to where there » Read more

Ten things that need to change

24-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Ten things that need to change

Sri Lanka’s National Human Development Report for 2014 was launched by UNDP on August 12 which happened » Read more

Interview

We have a good relationship with US – SL Ambassador

24-08-2014 Interview

We have a good relationship with US – SL Ambassador

Newly appointed Ambassador to the United States, Prasad Kariywasam says that Sri Lanka continues to maintain a cordial relationship with US despite its concerns on Sri Lanka’s human rights issues. He stated that he had held discussions with » Read more

Sri Lanka has no legislation to provide right to information

17-08-2014 Interview

The interim COPE report had revealed a lot of shortcomings in several government institutions. We used to publish annual reports and by the time they come out some of the details that are there are dated. So in » 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

Defence Seminar 2014

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The fourth annual defense seminar organized by the Sri Lanka Army was held in Colombo amid much pageantry and fanfare. In the words of ... Read more

International

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone’s Ebola ‘hot zone’

Virologists call it the “hot zone” -- nature’s version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly b... Read more

Two Islamic State militants arrested in Morocco

Two Islamic State (IS) militants, who were planning to leave for training camps in Syria and Iraq, were arrested in Morocco, the Interi... Read more

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Weerawansa opens renovated Dematagod housing complex

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Handing over of the fully-renovated 72 housing units of the housing complex at Siridhamme...

Lifestyle

Youth and tobacco

26-08-2014 10:08 Lifestyle

Youth and tobacco

According to the Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC), the government follows the guidelines of the WHO Framework » Read more

Send a postcard to be a part of the change

25-08-2014 03:08 Lifestyle

Send a postcard to be  a part of the change

‘It’s her right’ is a campaign initiated by the Sri Lankan Youth which advocates of the Asia Safe » Read more

International Youth Day

25-08-2014 03:08 Lifestyle

International Youth Day

The Road to Rights celebrated International Youth Day on August 12 at SOS Children’s Village, Piliyandala. Workshops, motivational » Read more

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Kids

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The molluscs or mollusks compose the large phylum of invertebrate animals known as the Mollusca. Around 85,000 species » Read more

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Veddas are the indigenous people of Sri Lanka. While many theories have been put forward as to their » Read more

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