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Havies blow then deflate

December 21,2014 00:00

Havies blow then deflate

Havelocks kissed goodbye any outside chance they may have had of staking a claim for the title as they ruined a golden occasion to » Read more

Sri Lanka cricket team attacker executed

December 21,2014 00:00

The man who was responsible for plotting and carrying out the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team bus during an aborted tour of » Read more

Former Trinitian to referee CR-CH match

December 21,2014 00:00

A Trinity College product, Clement Isaac, now based in Dubai will be the referee at Sunday’s Dialog inter club League rugby match between CR » Read more

Robben to the rescue as Bayern snatch win at Mainz

December 21,2014 00:00

BERLIN, - Arjen Robben scored a 90th minute winner in their 2-1 victory at Mainz 05 on Friday to send Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich » Read more

News Features

The key word Leader

21-12-2014 News Features

The key word Leader

One of most crucial issues that is bound to come up in the forthcoming presidential election is leadership. Having eliminated the terrorist menace that dragged on nearly thirty years, the... Read more

Getting a glimpse of the Presidential waula

21-12-2014 News Features

Getting a glimpse of the Presidential waula

Folks, it sure looks like we’ve got a game on.A couple of weeks ago it seemed like President Rajapaksa was cruising to another term in office. After the initial euphoria,... Read more

Election 2015 Our choice

21-12-2014 News Features

Election 2015 Our choice

Given what we know of the Opposition’s declared strategy and policy at this stage, I am unconvinced that we should vote Mahinda Rajapaksa out. Change is necessary; even imperative. But... Read more

Top Story

Police did not believe Muthuhettigama to be a 'flight risk'

Police did not believe Muthuhettigama to be a 'flight risk'

According to Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana, the Deputy Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotion, Nishantha Muthuhettigama was able to flee the island as no travel » Read more

December 26,2014 Top Story

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Adverse weather continues; severe weather advisory issued

December 26,2014 14:30

The Met Department has issued a severe weather advisory for heavy rainfall and strong winds over the country and sea areas. The advisory, issued at 09.00am today (December 26) by the department’s » Read more

Navy engages in rescue operations in Matale & Mannar

December 26,2014 14:24

The navy has extended its flood relief operations to the Matale and Mannar districts. The Navy flood relief teams are now in deployment in seven district; Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Ampara » Read more

Seven dead following landslides in Badulla district

December 26,2014 13:24

Seven people have been confirmed killed following landslides in the Badulla district, Police Media Unit said. Meanwhile, rescue teams are trying to reach several people believed to be trapped under the rubble » Read more

Five houses buried in Badulla landslide

December 26,2014 12:51

A landslide has occurred in Rilpola, Badulla district destroying five houses. According to the Police media unit, a special Police team has been sent to the vicinity but the team is unable » Read more

Train services restricted along upcountry line

December 26,2014 08:58

Trains from Fort to Kandy, Fort to Matale and Fort to Badulla cancelled due earth slips and rock sliding. According to Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) train services along the up-country line is » Read more

Tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami marked

December 26,2014 08:06

The tenth anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami will be marked today across the country. Read more

Allowance for dry rations increased

December 24,2014 23:44

President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the authorities to increase the allowance paid for dry rations to families affected by the extreme weather conditions. The President chairing a special discussion at Temple Trees to » Read more

PNF allege clash outside Sirikotha was created by UNP supporters

December 24,2014 13:49

Patriotic National Front Secretary Wasantha Bandara alleged that the clash which took place outside the United National Party (UNP) headquarters Sirikotha in Pitakotte was a clash created by the UNP supporters themselves. Read more

Arrest warrant issued for Minister Nisthantha Muthuhettigama

December 24,2014 13:25

The Baddegama Magistrate Court has issued an arrest warrant for Deputy Minister of Small Export Crops Promotion Nishantha Muthuhettigama and his driver for their involvement in the Wanduramba incident. Read more

New British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka

December 24,2014 12:47

It was reported that Mr. James Dauris has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and British High Commissioner to the Republic of Maldives.  Read more

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President remembers Tsunami victims

President remembers Tsunami victims

President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in remembering victims of the 2004 Tsunami disaster by lighting an oil lamp and observing two minutes silence from 9.25am to 9.27am today. People all over the country remembered the 10th anniversary of the Tsunami disaster, which cost over 30,000 lives in Sri Lanka alone.  Read more

Noble Creatures

Noble Creatures

They were born on Delft Island, they live on Delft Island and will die on Delft Island.  They can jump, if they want to, but they won't indulge in 'island-hopping'. Read more

Our yesterday, their today

Our yesterday, their today

Pakistani nationals held a candle light vigil at the Vihara Maha Devi Park on Friday to mourn school children killed in Peshwar during a Taliban attack, kindling memories of the LTTE abducting school children. (Pic by Ravindra Dharmathilake) Read more

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Business

Maithri’s manifesto mum on petrol cut

December 21, 2014 Business news

The manifesto of the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena released on Friday has been strangely silent on the earlier claim that if the common opposition candidate » Read more

Macro-economic targets broadly on track: Analysts

December 21, 2014 Business news

Sri Lanka is likely to achieve most of its macroeconomic targets set for the year 2014 at the beginning of this year although some sectors of » Read more

Piumee hails Mihin’s hospitality

December 21, 2014 Business news

Piumee hails Mihin’s hospitality

Miss Tourism Sri Lanka 2013, Piumee Vithanage in a recent customer testimonial has praised the hospitality offered by Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier, Mihin Lanka during » Read more

Lens - The political digest

The case against human rights

21-12-2014 12:12 Lens

The case against human rights

In July 2013, Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer living in a Rio de Janeiro favela, was arrested » Read more

Re-election after narrow escape

21-12-2014 12:12 Lens

The fourth presidential election in Sri Lankan history was held in December 1999 at a time of » Read more

A piece of charcoal tells an interesting story

21-12-2014 12:12 Lens

It was reported recently in the media that the Beta Analytic Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory in Miami in » Read more

Of rats, ranting, lies and shouting!

21-12-2014 12:12 Lens

Of rats, ranting, lies and shouting!

With roughly a fortnight to go for the crucial Presidential Election the nation is being treated to » Read more

Contemporary understanding of ‘lone-wolf’ concept

21-12-2014 12:12 Lens

Contemporary understanding of ‘lone-wolf’ concept

Until last week Australia remained one of the peaceful nations in the world, but on the brink » Read more

Who are the TTP?

21-12-2014 12:12 Lens

Who are the TTP?

(AFP) The Pakistani Taliban which claimed responsibility for Tuesday's school rampage that killed at least 130 people » Read more

Interview

Our battle goes beyond elections - Nagamuwa

07-12-2014 Interview

Our battle goes beyond elections - Nagamuwa

Duminda Nagamuwa from the Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP), formed by a breakaway faction of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is among the candidates contesting the upcoming presidential election. He sat down with ‘The Nation’ to explain why he » Read more

Forget ‘Third Force’ We are the ‘Alternative’

07-12-2014 Interview

Forget ‘Third Force’  We are the ‘Alternative’

Western Provincial Council Member KD Lalkantha is a key leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and is active in the labor movement. In an exclusive interview with ‘The Nation’, he discussed the stance of the JVP on the » 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

Bollywood glamour for Mahinda

Bollywood glamour for Mahinda

Just two and a half weeks before the election, Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena launched his election manifesto at the Viharamahad... Read more

International

Rights activists slam Pakistan

Rights activists slam Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan (AFP)- Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions... Read more

Vatican lit up by Christmas hope and love

Vatican lit up by Christmas hope and love

Vatican City, Holy See (AFP)-The Christmas lights came on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message o... Read more

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Barefoot celebrates Fifty Years

Barefoot (PVT) Ltd today is a design house that produces beautiful handloom fabric, which...

Nalanda 89 Group Silver Jubilee celebrations

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The 89 Group of Nalanda College, Colombo celebrated the25th Anniversary since leaving their alma...

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Lifestyle

What're you thanking for this year?

21-12-2014 12:12 Lifestyle

Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Sri Lanka. However, as we are close to the end of the year » Read more

The R, L and H of rebellion

21-12-2014 12:12 Lifestyle

The R, L and H of rebellion

In 1971, a determined set of young people sought to overthrow the then Government, secure the commanding heights » Read more

Sinhala and Tamil language options in sites and apps

21-12-2014 12:12 Lifestyle

Sinhala and Tamil  language options in sites and apps

In this complex world, technology is paving simple paths to deal with the world. As a result, very » Read more

What you resist persists

21-12-2014 12:12 Lifestyle

What you resist  persists

Q. What health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use? - Excessive and long-term alcohol abuse can cause » Read more

Memories are an information bank

21-12-2014 12:12 Lifestyle

Memories are an information bank

If I were to ask you, what your fondest memory was so far in life, would you tell » Read more

Kids

Numbers are beautiful

21-12-2014 12:12 Kids

There was a young boy who loved to stare at the sky.  Well, not all the time.  He » Read more

Cricket World Cup 1975

21-12-2014 12:12 Kids

Cricket World Cup 1975

The 1975 Cricket World Cup (officially called the Prudential Cup) was the first edition of the International Cricket » Read more

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