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IFIMES presented a high award to Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

IFIMES presented a high award to Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) presented a high award for "special contribution to stability and peace in the Region" to Prof. Gamini » Read more

September 02,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

Dr. Nimal Gamage released on bail

September 03,2014 11:22

Dr. Nimal Gamage released on bail

Dr. Nimal Gamage, who was in remand custody over the death of a female doctor being treated at his cosmetic clinic, was released on bail by the Colombo Additional Magistrate today. Read more

Six Indian fishermen arrested off Kachchatheevu

September 03,2014 10:07

Six Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy last evening after they were caught allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters near Kachchatheevu island. Read more

Islamic State beheads second US reporter

September 03,2014 09:29

Islamic State beheads second US reporter

Washington (AFP) - The so-called "Islamic State" released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant with a London accent apparently beheading an American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive. Read more

Man who set himself alight succumbs to injuries

September 03,2014 09:07

The individual who set himself on fire opposite the Kollupitiya police station yesterday succumbed to his injuries at the Colombo National Hospital last night. Read more

Champika says Energy Mafia is a terrorism larger than even Prabhakaran

September 02,2014 15:03

Champika says Energy Mafia is a terrorism larger than even Prabhakaran

The energy mafia is a larger and dangerous terrorism than even Prabhakaran’s since it robs even the poorest people in many ways, Minister of Techology, Research and Atomic Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka » Read more

Castro compares NATO to Nazi SS, slams US, Israel for ‘creating ISIS’

September 02,2014 14:50

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro compared NATO’s recent statements to that of Nazi SS and accused US and its allies of igniting conflicts abroad. Castro slammed John McCain for backing Israel and » Read more

US Army attacks Al-Shabaab in Somalia

September 02,2014 12:06

US military forces carried out an operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants in Somalia on Monday, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. Read more

Sri Lankan arrested in NZ for Swiss murder to be in custody further

September 02,2014 10:20

A Sri Lankan man arrested in Auckland in relation to the murder of his former partner in Switzerland nearly 14 years ago will remain in custody, New Zealand media stated. He made » Read more

Write to Dhaka for Philippine visa matters

September 02,2014 09:55

The Philippine Honorary Consul in Sri Lanka has been temporarily closed and all documentation duties have been assigned to the Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh. According to a statement issued by the Philippine » Read more

Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka

September 02,2014 09:17

Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has planned to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from September 07 and 08, 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It may » Read more

SLFP celebrates 63rd anniversary

September 02,2014 09:04

SLFP celebrates 63rd anniversary

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA)’s main affiliated party; Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will celebrate its 63rd anniversary on a grand scale in Badulla today. Read more

License for pistol to be cancelled

September 02,2014 08:34

The businessman who tried to enter the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court with a revolver and six live bullets yesterday has been remanded till September 11. The known Muslim businessman from Kotahena had » Read more

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Monaragala gets new facilities

Monaragala gets new facilities

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government fulfilled another pledge given to the public in Uva Province yesterday, September 01 declaring open the five storied Divisional Secretariat Building, Monaragala. Here, President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the guests at the opening ceremony.  Read more

PREYING ON UNCERTAIN FUTURES

PREYING ON UNCERTAIN FUTURES

The 2014 GCE Advanced Level Examination concluded last week. Candidates leaving examination centers were often met by crowds of persons handing out ‘flyers’ containing information on various fee-levying courses that they were now entitled to enroll in. These candidates at Ananda College, Colombo were captured struggling to walk past a throng of such persons looking to bombard them with flyers after Read more

Pakistan Air Chief meets Defence Secy

Pakistan Air Chief meets Defence Secy

Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.  Read more

Sports

Oldest Test cricketer dies aged 103

September 02,2014 13:59

Norman Gordon, the former South Africa fast bowler who was the world's oldest Test cricketer, has died aged 103. Read more

Sri Lanka wraps up series

August 31,2014 00:00

Sri Lanka wraps up series

DAMBULLA: Pakistan put up one of their worst batting performances in one-day international cricket to lose the third and final match to Sri Lanka » Read more

Jayasuriya happy with Thisara’s match winning performance

August 31,2014 00:00

Jayasuriya happy with Thisara’s match winning performance

DAMBULLA: Chief cricket selectors Sanath Jayasuriya said that he was extremely happy the way all-rounder Thisara Perera performed during the three-match one-day international series » Read more

No catwalk but a podium finish

August 31,2014 00:00

No catwalk but a podium finish

They don’t boast of smart phones, wear designer clothes, patronize discos or dine in the city’s finest restaurants. But an unsung bevy of village » Read more

News Features

The conflicts that affect all

31-08-2014 News Features

The conflicts that affect all

The outgoing United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Navi Pillay has recently written that the conflict in Syria is “no longer a quarrel in a far away country.” This... Read more

Postponing a proposed election

31-08-2014 News Features

There was a time, especially during the latter half of his stint as Chief Justice, when one felt that anything was possible with Sarath N. Silva. For a brief moment,... Read more

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How unbiased are ratings?

31-08-2014 12:08 Fine

How unbiased are ratings?

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Business

Level playing field elusive – Harry J

August 31, 2014 Business news

The Chairman/Managing Director of top diversified conglomerate, Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC (DCSL), D. H. S. Jayawardena laments that the level playing field the company » Read more

Miss Universe China finalists on tour

August 31, 2014 Business news

Miss Universe China finalists on tour

Twenty-three beautiful young finalists of the Miss Universe China pageant have been touring Sri Lanka since the beginning of this month having chosen the island as » Read more

Online tracker to solve SME issues

August 31, 2014 Business news

Sri Lanka is to launch an online support system focusing on the issues faced by the small and medium entrepreneurs in the island, the Ministry of » Read more

Lens - The political digest

US position on Gaza The stunning moral perversity

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

US position on Gaza  The stunning moral perversity

The carnage in Gaza continues after the latest collapse of cease-fire talks and over four weeks of » Read more

Some corner of a foreign field

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Some corner of a foreign field

Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia, is one of the largest and most picturesque parks in the » Read more

Suppress this violent polls madness!

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Suppress this violent polls madness!

The nation is being bedevilled by another season of polls insanity. Over the last few decades, perpetual » Read more

ISIS and Isis

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

ISIS and Isis

A few days ago, the UK lingerie company Ann Summers got in to some hot water regarding » Read more

Galvanizing the anti-racism struggle in the US

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Galvanizing the anti-racism struggle in the US

Slain 18-year-old Ferguson, MO resident Michael Brown was laid to rest on August 25. The funeral was » Read more

Abolishing Executive Presidency

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Abolishing Executive Presidency

At independence, executive power in Ceylon resided with the monarch of the United Kingdom, represented by the » Read more

Interview

I am backing Harin at Uva PC elections

31-08-2014 Interview

I am backing Harin at  Uva PC elections

Former Deputy Mayor of Colombo and Leader of the National Unity Alliance (NUA), Azath Salley states that he would extend his support to United National Party (UNP) Chief Ministerial candidate at the Uva Provincial Council polls despite his » Read more

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

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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International

Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

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Commodity markets buoyed

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Lifestyle

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31-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

Let's pause, shall we?

Communication and interactions exhaust and drain us of all the energy we have. We need to keep up » Read more

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31-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

Every  secret has a  color

He was a fool. He threw a precious pearl with his own hands. He loved too much. He » Read more

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Kids

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31-08-2014 12:08 Kids

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Dear kids,Have you heard this story before? Once, a US president went out to see the situation of the » Read more

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