Friday, 21st November 2014

nation.lk :::

Mostly Cloudy

31°C

Today, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mostly Cloudy

Wind: 4.83 km/h

Top Story

Maithripala named common candidate

Polonnaruwa District Parliamentarian Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he would contest as the common candidate of the opposition at the forthcoming Presidential elections. He made this » Read more

November 21,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

I've returned home- Chandrika

November 21,2014 16:48

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said that she had come back home to the SLFP through today's move to back Maithripala Sirisena's candidature as the common candidate. Addressing the special media briefing » Read more

I'm not against the President but the Executive Presidency- Rajitha

November 21,2014 16:23

Parliamentarian Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has said that the Executive Presidency was the cause for the start and the end of the war. Speaking at a special media briefing, Dr. Senaratne stated that » Read more

Students in Ruhuna protest 'unfair' suspensions

November 21,2014 13:46

Undergraduates of the University of Ruhuna staged a protest today in front of the university premises against the alleged unfair suspensions handed to a number of student activists of the university. Read more

Two arrested in Kiribathgoda with firearm

November 21,2014 11:04

Two youths were arrested last night in Kiribathgoda by the Kelaniya Special Narcotics Investigation Unit for the possession of a 9MM automatic firearm. The arrests were made during a raid carried out » Read more

Prasanna Vithanage wins award at Seattle South Asian Film Festival

November 21,2014 11:00

Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage’s “With You, Without You” was the closing night film at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Nov. 9. Read more

Five fishermen freed by SL return home to a political battle for credit

November 21,2014 10:17

Five fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday arrived in Chennai to a big welcome and a political battle for credit over their release. Read more

UPFA MP Wasantha Senanayake joins UNP

November 20,2014 17:58

UPFA MP Wasantha Senanayake joins UNP

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Gampaha District Parliamentarian Wasantha Senanayake joined the United National Party (UNP) a short while ago at party headquarters, Sirikotha. Read more

Inclusive participation needed for Constitutional changes - Keheliya

November 20,2014 17:19

Inclusive participation needed for Constitutional changes - Keheliya

There should be inclusive participation in parliament in order to affect Constitutional reforms and shouting in the streets would not make that happen, the government said. Read more

Congress refuses to give credit Modi on fishermen's release

November 20,2014 16:36

New Delhi, Nov. 20: The Congress on Thursday suggested that the release of five Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka happened because of the respect which India commands internationally, and therefore, refused to » Read more

Presidential poll to be announced today

November 20,2014 11:22

The Gazatte notification announcing the Presidential poll early next year is expected to be released this afternoon, reports said. President Mahinda Rajapaksa received the unanimous approval of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party » Read more

Opposition MoU to be signed this week- Mano

November 19,2014 16:38

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between opposition parties will take place during this week, former MP and Leader of the Democratic People’s Front (DPF), Mano Ganesan said. Read more

Six dead after police storm India guru's ashram

November 19,2014 14:56

BARWALA, India: Police discovered five bodies on Wednesday (Nov 19) after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India and another of the man's followers died in hospital, an officer » Read more

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next
Countdown begins

Countdown begins

The President has signed the proclamation announcing his intention to hold Presidential polls next year. The Elections Commissioner's department has confirmed that it had received the document following which the Commissioner would decide on the dates for the polls and filing nominations.  Read more

Rumble in the Jungle 2014 commences

Rumble in the Jungle 2014 commences

SRI LANKA : A foreign participant is pictured with an auto-rickshaw as he takes part in the Rumble In The Jungle mountain biking race in Kudaoya, in the southeastern Sri Lankan district of Moneragala, on November 19, 2014. Some 40 participants from 17 countries are taking part in the event. Read more

No second thoughts?

No second thoughts?

General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Patali Champika Ranawaka seems to be in a pensive mood during today's press conference during which it was announced that he along with Western Provincial Council Minister, Udaya Gammanpila would resign from Ministerial positions held within the Government. Read more

Sports

Kaushal Silva under selection scrutiny

November 19,2014 17:19

Kaushal Silva under selection scrutiny

Test batsman Kaushal Silva has been selected into a Sri Lanka A team to confront England in two warm-up matches scheduled to be played » Read more

Indian series a bad dream

November 16,2014 00:00

Indian series a bad dream

Chief cricket selector Sanath Jayasuriya expects the Sri Lanka team to bounce back in the upcoming seven-match one-day international series against England starting at » Read more

Sanath sounds SLC for experienced bowling coach

November 16,2014 00:00

Chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has sounded Sri Lanka Cricket the need of a fast bowling coach experienced in Australia and New Zealand conditions » Read more

Minimum DRS for Anglo-Lanka series

November 16,2014 00:00

Minimum DRS for Anglo-Lanka series

The Decision Review System (DRS) will be made available for the upcoming seven-match one-day international series between Sri Lanka and England but only in » Read more

News Features

From grass to glass The Fonterra way

16-11-2014 News Features

From grass to glass The Fonterra way

One of the striking features of a country as beautiful as New Zealand is just how laid back the natives are. It’s almost as if they are horizontal. They are... Read more

In the shadow of the deadly mountain

09-11-2014 News Features

In the shadow of the deadly mountain

Sitting near a window in the corner of the hall, Mylvaganam Kokilan (33) stares vacantly into space. However, when asked for his story, he speaks quietly but clearly, almost in... Read more

You may have missed

Fine

Business

RPCs jolted!

November 16, 2014 Business news

Sri Lanka’s tea plantation industry, which had expectations for industry profitability during the current financial year, given that it was spared of wage negotiations, has been » Read more

Consolidation to benefit telcos as data tariffs may rise: Fitch

November 16, 2014 Business news

Over-capacity in Sri Lanka’s telecommunications industry could shrink as two weaker operators may exit the sector, which would benefit the remaining players, Fitch Ratings said in » Read more

Wall Street Mastermind in town

November 16, 2014 Business news

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) has brought down a Wall Street Mastermind to conduct a Mergers & Acquisitions workshop currently » Read more

Lens - The political digest

Freedom of religious opinion and expression

18-11-2014 10:11 Lens

Freedom of religious  opinion and expression

Indo-British novelist Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel ‘Satanic Verses’ (1988) and the so-called Muhammad cartoons published in the » Read more

Local parties are mum of Forbes magazine’s predictions

16-11-2014 12:11 Lens

Local parties are mum of Forbes magazine’s predictions

World’s leading business magazine Forbes has come up with a spectacular prediction on an island far from » Read more

De-stabilizing Politics

16-11-2014 12:11 Lens

De-stabilizing Politics

Sri Lanka’s political landscape seems to be heading for an unstable period of its contemporary history with » Read more

Trade in Rubles and Yuan will weaken Dollar’s influence

16-11-2014 12:11 Lens

Trade in Rubles and Yuan will weaken Dollar’s influence

Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum’s CEO Summit on » Read more

Barack Obama needs India, and how!

16-11-2014 12:11 Lens

Barack Obama needs India, and how!

That Barack Obama is among the most cerebral of US Presidents is a given, and not merely » Read more

ISIS America’s dream rebel army

16-11-2014 12:11 Lens

ISIS America’s dream rebel army

US policy paper reveals desire for construction of full-scale extraterritorial army to invade Syria. Such an army » Read more

Interview

Benefits of development not trickled down to the masses

19-10-2014 Interview

Benefits of development not trickled down to the masses

Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), C.V.K. Sivagnanam, says that the funds allocated to the council was very much less than what the Government claimed it to be and denied accusations that the money allocated was underutilized. » Read more

“TNA painting wrong picture to outside world”

05-10-2014 Interview

“TNA painting wrong picture to outside world”

Former parliamentarian and leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree rules out future collaboration with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) until they completely denounce the LTTE and its activities.In an interview with The Nation, Anandasangaree » 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

Supreme Court blocks CBK’s path?

Supreme Court blocks CBK’s path?

The Supreme Court has now given its opinion on the ‘vexed question’ on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s third term presidency. The apex co... Read more

International

Force-feeding shrouded in secrecy in Guantanamo

Force-feeding shrouded in secrecy in Guantanamo

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) (AFP) - Behind the barbed wire of Guantanamo Bay prison, hunger-striking inmates are routinely force-f... Read more

Obama warns Asian territorial rows could ‘spiral into confrontation’

Obama warns Asian territorial rows could ‘spiral into confrontation’

Brisbane (AFP): US President Barack Obama on Saturday warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia, as China squares off against ... Read more

People and Event

Prev Next

Dhanapala to receive IPS Award

Dhanapala to receive IPS Award

Jayantha Dhanapala, a former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs (1998-2003), and a relentless advocate...

Sri Pada season begins

Sri Pada season 2014/2015 will commence on December 6, 2014 with the dawn of...

The launch of She is mine

The launch of She is mine

She is mine, a book on how to attract the Chinese visitors to Sri...

Sarrath Kongahage presents Credentials to president Jacob Zu…

Sarrath Kongahage presents Credentials to president Jacob Zuma

High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presented his Credentials to President Jacob Zuma as the High...

Lifestyle

Musically yours, Yashan de Silva

16-11-2014 12:11 Lifestyle

Musically yours, Yashan de Silva

He broke into the local music scene in 2008, and has come a long way during the past » Read more

International Men’s Day

16-11-2014 12:11 Lifestyle

International Men’s Day

When a new day arises, old day vanishes. Each new day is a vital day for everyone. Most » Read more

Designer Wedding Show 2014

16-11-2014 12:11 Lifestyle

Designer Wedding Show 2014

The ‘Designer Wedding Show 2014’, Sri Lanka’s premiere bridal-fashion show, showcasing the most well-known names, synonymous with weddings » Read more

Anne of the Island

16-11-2014 12:11 Lifestyle

Anne of the Island

New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond » Read more

Box office

16-11-2014 12:11 Lifestyle

Box office

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice, but even » Read more

Kids

They need your help!

16-11-2014 12:11 Kids

They need your help!

The kids, who were affected by the Koslanda landslide tragedy three weeks ago, have been sheltered at the » Read more

VOLCANOES

16-11-2014 12:11 Kids

VOLCANOES

Mount Vesuvius - a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old » Read more

Copyrights protected: All the content on this website is copyright protected and can be reproduced only by giving the due courtesy to www.nation.lk' Copyright © 2011 Rivira Media Corporation Ltd., 742, Maradana Road,Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. Web Solution By Mithila Kumara | All rights reserved.