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No new camps being set up in Jaffna- Military

The Military today denied allegations that it was establishing new camps or expanding existing ones in the Jaffna peninsula. Speaking at the weekly press briefing in » Read more

July 23,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

Ukraine President signs bill to ban Communist Party

July 23,2014 14:44

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill into law to ban the country's Communist Party. Read more

DCD in Dansal icecream: PHIs challenge Champika

July 23,2014 14:27

The Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Union of Sri Lanka today challenged Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka to prove his allegations of ice-cream being laced with Dicyandiamide (DCD) distributed at Dansal » Read more

21 houses damaged in Aluthgama unrest renovated

July 23,2014 13:41

Twenty one houses that were damaged due to the unrest in Dharga Town, Aluthgama and Beruwala have been repaired and handed over to the respective owners so far, Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan » Read more

Ranathunga brothers everywhere....

July 22,2014 19:23

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranathunga says that he would take the legal action against the person who made a false entry at the Welikada police station yesterday evening. Read more

No exam related activities during last 120 hours

July 22,2014 19:10

Department of Examinations in a statement says that strict actions will be taken against the persons who hold seminars, extra classes during the last five days for the examinations of the GCE » Read more

Jakarta Governor Widodo wins Indonesia Presidential Election

July 22,2014 18:15

The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday. Read more

India wishes for an Asian commonwealth – Dr. Swapan Dasgupta

July 22,2014 17:30

India looks forward to see the establishment of an Asian commonwealth primarily based on trade, senior journalist and political commentator Dr. Swapan Dasgupta said in an exclusive phone interview with ‘The Nation.’ » Read more

China 'seals off' city after man dies of bubonic plague

July 22,2014 16:29

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday. Read more

MH17 black boxes handed over to Malaysian experts

July 22,2014 15:41

MH17 black boxes handed over to Malaysian experts

Authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have handed over to Malaysian experts two flight data recorders recovered from the crash site of the Boeing plane in eastern Ukraine, a RIA Novosti » Read more

Train carrying MH17 bodies arrives in Ukraine's Kharkiv

July 22,2014 15:15

KHARKIV: A train carrying bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 on Tuesday (July 22) arrived in the Kiev-controlled territory of Kharkiv, said Reuters. Ukraine on Monday said the » Read more

Malaysia Airlines faces criticism after Syria fly-over

July 22,2014 14:36

Malaysia Airlines faces criticism after Syria fly-over

Embattled Malaysia Airlines faced fresh outrage Tuesday as it confirmed one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria, just days after the MH17 disaster laid bare the risks civilian aircraft face in » Read more

Western Province CM accused of beating man with cricket bat

July 22,2014 14:24

Police say they're investigating a complaint lodged by a resident of Rajagiriya that Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and several others assaulted him with a cricket bat, causing injuries. The victim has » Read more

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SL-Tanzania strengthen ties

SL-Tanzania strengthen ties

Sri Lanka and Tanzania signed three bilateral agreements on on Sustainable Coconut Research and Development, Bilateral Political Consultations, and on the establishment of a Joint Commission for Cooperation. Tanzanian foreign Minister, Bernard Membe who is in Sri Lanka praised Sri Lanka's efforts post war and backed the country's domestic mechanism to solve its issues.  Read more

Let’s go fly a kite!

Let’s go fly a kite!

A kite festival was held on Saturday (July 19) at the Galle Face Green as one of the events of Social Integration Week organized by the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Minister of National Languages and Social Integration Vasudewa Nanayakkara joined with the participants in flying kites (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

Hitting hard…..

Hitting hard…..

The Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha was in Sri Lanka last week also got an opportunity to visit the Eastern part of the country. There, he played golf, visited temples, kovils  and visited a number gorgeous places in the area. He and his wife also had a nice time at the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China Bay where the Commandant of the Air Force Academy, Air Commodore Sagara  Kotakadeniya and team had arranged. Read more

Sports

Steyn was inspired by videos of Allan Donald

July 20,2014 21:13

Steyn was inspired by videos of Allan Donald

GALLE: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn said that he was inspired by watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald, the present » Read more

Mathews blames middle order batting for defeat

July 20,2014 21:10

Mathews blames middle order batting for defeat

GALLE: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews blamed his middle order batting for losing the first Test by 153 runs to South Africa at the » Read more

Steyn and Co knock Sri Lanka over

July 20,2014 21:08

Steyn and Co knock Sri Lanka over

GALLE: On a fifth day pitch that was expected to encourage spin South Africa’s fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the » Read more

Master class Sangakkara leads Lankan run chase

July 20,2014 00:00

Master class Sangakkara leads Lankan run chase

GALLE: Kumar Sangakkara led a spirited Sri Lanka run chase against South Africa to score 370 runs in four sessions of play in the » Read more

News Features

Governments, NGOs and Agendas

20-07-2014 News Features

The struggle between Sri Lankan governments and NGOs is by no means a novel development; and their relationship, especially during the past decade, has been extremely tensed. The immediate aftermath... Read more

Soured relationships hinder reconciliation

20-07-2014 News Features

Soured relationships hinder reconciliation

One month after the unrest, Dharga Town is now buzzing with a lot of reconstruction activities. The houses and shops that were damaged are being renovated and rebuilt by the... Read more

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Fine

Will too many cooks spoil the soup?

20-07-2014 12:07 Fine

Will too many cooks  spoil the soup?

The appalling state of many school canteens in the country, which came to light last week has » Read more

Business

Gold price volatility to remain – S & P

July 20, 2014 Business news

Although Sri Lanka’s decision to guarantee pawning (gold-backed) loans could be a blessing for the country’s troubled banks, the reprieve is unlikely to last too long, » Read more

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs

July 20, 2014 Business news

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs

Microsoft has announced its biggest job cut ever, reducing the size of its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs by 2015.Of the total layoffs, about » Read more

Malaysia Airlines brand likely to go

July 20, 2014 Business news

Malaysia Airlines brand likely to go

The Malaysian government will have to rebrand its national carrier following the loss of a second plane in four months, branding experts predict.After entering 2014 having » Read more

Lens - The political digest

Learning the art of bringing up children

20-07-2014 12:07 Lens

Learning  the art of bringing up children

We are born dependent on a father and mother. We remain dependent for many years. All the » Read more

Social media warriors never wage war

20-07-2014 12:07 Lens

Social media warriors never wage war

The social media warrior is a curious creature. He/she sits in front of the computer seemingly the » Read more

Is it the real need of the hour?

20-07-2014 12:07 Lens

Is it the real need of the hour?

Those who talk about human rights and war crimes have been the jokers in this world. Any » Read more

Rajiv and JRJ in miraculous escape - ( Final Part )

20-07-2014 12:07 Lens

Rajiv and JRJ in  miraculous escape - ( Final Part )

“It is a lack of courage on my part, a lack of intelligence on my part, a » Read more

Mid-summer madness and mayhem!

20-07-2014 12:07 Lens

Mid-summer madness and mayhem!

The international headlines screamed blue murder over the mid-summer madness in Aluthgama and its environs.  And rightly » Read more

‘To All Sinhalese with Love’

20-07-2014 12:07 Lens

‘To All Sinhalese with Love’

I’m writing this in response to the article which was published in The Nation, on July 6 » Read more

Interview

Terrorists and criminals exploit UN refugee system

06-07-2014 Interview

Head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Prof Rohan Gunaratna says recent arrests in Malaysia where seven out of 14 LTTE suspects arrested were holding the United Nations » Read more

Authorities to crack down on all dodgy ‘law schools’

06-07-2014 Interview

Authorities to crack down on all dodgy ‘law schools’

The future of legal education in the country is set to undergo some significant changes in the coming weeks due to several proposals that are currently being discussed at the highest level. The Council of Legal Education, headed » 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

The underside of Black July

The underside of Black July

He was at one time the foremost Tamil leader espousing the Eelam cause, a man who fired the separatist imagination of a generation of T... Read more

International

Anger mounts  over MH17

Anger mounts over MH17

(AFP) A Malaysian disaster response team including two air accident investigators was due in Kiev on Saturday after the country’s leade... Read more

Iraqi Christians flee after Isis issue Mosul ultimatum

Iraqi Christians flee after Isis issue Mosul ultimatum

Iraqi Christians are fleeing Mosul after Islamist militants threatened to kill them unless they converted to Islam or paid a “protectio... Read more

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Primary school gets toilets

The ASHRAE Sri Lankan Chapter selected Ethiliwewa Chandrawimala primary school in Moneragala with minimum...

Lifestyle

Importance of a safe place

20-07-2014 12:07 Lifestyle

Importance of a safe place

We all need a safe place where we can be honest about our feelings. We often bottle up » Read more

Anuptaphobia and the biological clock

20-07-2014 12:07 Lifestyle

Anuptaphobia and  the biological clock

I never gave any thought to my biological clock until it started to tick out on me. When » Read more

Drum dies with drummer

20-07-2014 12:07 Lifestyle

Drum dies with drummer

Drums are not to be seen much in streets now. Not even a beggar who could entertain passersby » Read more

Singing in praise of a World Cup

20-07-2014 12:07 Lifestyle

Singing in praise of a World Cup

When I met with Nila, I told him about this and he asked if it was a joke. » Read more

Caring, tasty that's Madampa

20-07-2014 12:07 Lifestyle

Caring, tasty that's Madampa

Madampa Caterers is a shop in Punchi Borella, where many buy breakfast, lunch and dinner from. It’s one » Read more

Kids

Penny for your thoughts

20-07-2014 12:07 Kids

Penny for your thoughts

Sri Lanka has a very long and vibrant monetary history. From the Purana to the currently used Rupee, » Read more

Football World Cup 2014

20-07-2014 12:07 Kids

Football World Cup 2014

Germany made history by winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup by beating the Argentine team in a thrilling » Read more

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