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Sri Lanka has a linguistic struggle, not ethnic- Dr. Swamy

Sri Lanka has a linguistic struggle, not ethnic- Dr. Swamy

Sri Lanka does not have an ethnic struggle but a linguistic one, Chairman of the BJP Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister of the » Read more

August 20,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

Thai Army Chief Named PM

August 21,2014 10:24

Thai Army Chief Named PM

Thailand's junta-picked national assembly on Thursday chose coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power. Read more

UN may intervene in Tamil asylum-seeker court case

August 21,2014 09:02

UN may intervene in Tamil asylum-seeker court case

The United Nations may become involved in the case of the Tamil asylum seekers who were detained on an Australian customs boat, with a court hearing to take place in Canberra in » Read more

Ban urges SL to cooperate with UN panel

August 20,2014 16:41

Ban urges SL to cooperate with UN panel

United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon fully supports the war crimes inquiry initiated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his spokesman said, adding that the Secretary-General encourages Sri Lanka to work with » Read more

Japanese 111-year-old becomes world's oldest man

August 20,2014 13:47

Japanese 111-year-old becomes world's oldest man

A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111. Read more

'Kudu Nuwan' arrested with heroin

August 20,2014 13:35

Notorious drug dealer Nuwan Udaya Gunathilake, alias 'Kudu Nuwan' has been arrested by police in Wellampitiya. Police media unit said the arrest was made by officers from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD). Read more

Islamic State militants behead American journalist

August 20,2014 11:24

Islamic State militants behead American journalist

The Islamic State militant group has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, missing since 2012. Read more

Gaza truce in tatters as violence resumes

August 20,2014 10:50

Gaza truce in tatters as violence resumes

A week-long truce in Gaza has collapsed in tatters with both sides blaming each other after Palestinian fighters launched rockets into Israel and Israel attacked "terror sites" inside the enclave. Read more

At least 18 dead as Japan landslide buries homes

August 20,2014 10:38

At least 18 dead as Japan landslide buries homes

At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, the government said Wednesday. Read more

21-year-old girl stabbed to death; boyfriend arrested

August 20,2014 09:35

Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old female in Seeduwa yesterday. The victim, a resident of Nikaweratiya, had been found with stab injuries and » Read more

Iraqi forces launch string of attacks against the ISIS

August 19,2014 18:07

Iraqi forces launched a string of attacks on Sunni militants on Tuesday, including at Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit, as US President Barack Obama declared his firmest commitment yet to targeting jihadists. Read more

Kiev must publish record of MH17 communication with traffic control - Russia

August 19,2014 17:44

Kiev should make public the records of communications between the Ukrainian air traffic control and the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in the hours before it was shot down over Ukraine’s turbulent east, » Read more

Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in Argentina road accident

August 19,2014 17:39

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, police said Tuesday (Aug 19). Read more

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Defence Seminar concludes

Defence Seminar concludes

The Defence Seminar which commenced on August 18 with the participation of several dignitaries from several countries concluded today. Stalwart of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dr. Subramanian Swamy spoke during the closing sessions of the seminar. He was presented a memento by Army Commander, Lt. gen. Daya Ratnayake following his speech. Read more

Defence Seminar Commences

Defence Seminar Commences

The Defence seminar themed Sri Lanka - Challenges to a rising nation, which was organized by the Sri Lanka Army commenced today in Colombo. The first day session was graced by Chief Guest Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Lieutenant General R. M. Daya Ratnayake, Senior BJP Leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy and many other dignitaries and participants. The Seminar will conclude on Wednesday (July 20). Read more

SLTJ ‘feels’ Palestine pounding

SLTJ ‘feels’ Palestine pounding

Members of Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamaath (SLTJ) held a protest in Maligawatta, Colombo against Israel’s offensive in Gaza. The protesters demanded that the United Nations take immediate action to stop Israel’s ‘brutal’ attacks against Palestinians. Read more

Sports

Pakistan lose warm-up game by 13 runs

August 21,2014 08:49

Bad light deprived spectators of a photo-finish to the one-day practice match played between the touring Pakistan team and a Sri Lanka Cricket President’s » Read more

Young blood injected into Sri Lanka rugby squad

August 20,2014 17:33

Sri Lanka will look to two of its young prospects in Richard Dharmapala and Hirantha Perera to prop up the team at the Asian » Read more

Lanka make five changes in ODI team

August 19,2014 18:37

Sri Lanka made five changes in naming a 15-member squad for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan starting at Hambantota on Saturday. Read more

Jayawardene focuses on winning World Cup for his country

August 18,2014 19:10

Jayawardene focuses on winning World Cup for his country

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene with the promise that he would devote all his energies in the next six months towards » Read more

News Features

Between course-correction and regime-change

17-08-2014 News Features

Many of Sri Lanka’s opposition movements that have sprung up in more recent times especially in the South, movements which seek to construct an alternative discourse, appear to be oscillating... Read more

Will this drought be prolonged?

17-08-2014 News Features

Will this drought be prolonged?

The people of the Dry Zone of the country are suffering from a severe water shortage due to the prolonged drought. According to the statistics available on Disaster Management Centre,... Read more

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Replace history for convenience?

17-08-2014 12:08 Fine

Replace history  for convenience?

The proposed Yan Oya Reservoir Project, which had been the subject of severe criticism from environmentalists due » Read more

Business

Limited focus on post-migration

August 17, 2014 Business news

The Executive Director of Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) Dr. Saman Kelegama last week highlighted that while the government has introduced many programs » Read more

Matchmaking session…

August 17, 2014 Business news

Matchmaking session…

In a bid to promote trade in the electronic and the apparels sectors, the visiting delegates from China’s Zhongshan Province and Sri Lanka inked four agreements » Read more

SLT bottomline rises 28% in 1H

August 17, 2014 Business news

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) on Friday announced it recorded Rs.31.39bn revenue during the first six months of the year with 8% growth compared to the » Read more

Lens - The political digest

Financial missiles also kill

17-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Financial missiles also kill

Argentina is in the dog house once again. This time it is hounded by the “Vultures”- the » Read more

Time to stop this raging mob justice!

17-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Time to stop  this raging mob justice!

No one in his or her right mind can condone the intolerant insanity of mob justice that » Read more

Religious and communal unrest

17-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Religious and communal unrest

Religion is the belief in a God or in a group of gods or could be termed » Read more

Yazidis have become no one’s baby

17-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Yazidis have become  no one’s baby

‘So, anybody #PrayForTheYazidis yet?’ a Muslim friend asked on Facebook recently. The hashtag mirrored the #PrayForGaza hashtag » Read more

Philip Kotler vs Hinni Appuhami

17-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Philip Kotler vs Hinni Appuhami

Philip Kotler is an American marketing consultant, author and professor. He is credited with different marketing concepts » Read more

Bretton Woods lament losing Soviet Union

17-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Bretton Woods lament losing  Soviet Union

Seventy years after the famous Bretton Woods Conference took place, two bigwigs from the World Bank and » Read more

Interview

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

New directives to prevent SIM card abuse

10-08-2014 Interview

New directives to prevent SIM card abuse

Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), Anusha Palpita says that all mobile service providers have been given time till end of this year to streamline the process of SIM card issuance and to ensure that » 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

Who brought the elephant into the room and who will remove it?

Who brought the elephant into the room and who will remove it?

Elephants are majestic creatures.  They are also beasts of burden.  They give stature to pageants.  Those who have tusks are especially... Read more

International

’What would we die for?’

’What would we die for?’

(AFP) Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs Saturday at a mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values t... Read more

Modi wants India to boost military might

(AFP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India must build up its military might to the point that no other country “dare cas... Read more

People and Event

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Montreal World Film Festival 2014

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Awarding of Diplomas and Certificates

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The German Technical Teaching Institute had distributed Diplomas and Certificates in an event held...

Lifestyle

Editorial: Understanding doesn't always lead to acceptance

17-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

Editorial: Understanding doesn't always lead to acceptance

We talk about tolerance and acceptance, but while trying to appear tolerant we often end up stepping on » Read more

Introversion and shyness: Are they the same

17-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

Introversion and shyness: Are they the same

The new girl at the office seems to be a silent one, who doesn’t show much emotion (we’ll » Read more

Suitable Boy

17-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

Suitable Boy

If you come from one of those typical families, where every single relative has a say in your » Read more

We all need that one thing

17-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

We all  need that one thing

Life has a crazy rhythm. I’m sure I don’t have to explain. definitely, it is crazy. We have » Read more

BE TRUE... BE YOU!

17-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

BE TRUE...           BE YOU!

We all have a unique voice. But most of the time we fear to raise it, wondering what » Read more

Kids

World Humanitarian Day

17-08-2014 12:08 Kids

World  Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day falls on August 19. This day was named to recognize those who face danger and » Read more

Have you heard this Vedda song?

17-08-2014 12:08 Kids

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Every year on August 9, various groups of indigenous people all over the world celebrate the International Day » Read more

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