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Cost for Opposition Leader's new office doubles

The cost to construct the new office for the Opposition leader at the premises in 30, Marcus Fernando Mawatha, which is used as his Colombo office, » Read more

September 30,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

China backs Hong Kong leaders against 'illegal' acts: govt

September 30,2014 15:53

China on Tuesday described major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as illegal, adding that it supports the Hong Kong government's handling of the protests. Read more

Navy arrests 16 TN fishermen

September 30,2014 15:01

The Navy has arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with four boats off Karainagar last night for encroaching into Sri Lankan waters, the Navy said. Navy Spokesperson, Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the » Read more

Monk dies after being hit by bus

September 30,2014 14:05

A Buddhist monk was killed after being hit by a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus at the Tissamaharama bus station this morning. Police said the 60-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries » Read more

Children’s day celebrations at Maharagama with President

September 30,2014 12:39

Children’s day celebrations at Maharagama with President

Sri Lanka will mark World Children's Day with a national event at the Maharagama Youth Centre tomorrow (October 01) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Ministry of Child Development and » Read more

SB pledges more facilities for Peradeniya campus

September 30,2014 11:56

SB pledges more facilities for Peradeniya campus

The educationists all over the world are of the view that knowledge in general is doubling in every ten years. In this sphere, Mathematics and Computer Sciences have seen the greatest growth, » Read more

President to leave for Vatican

September 30,2014 11:31

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived in the country on Monday after successfully completing the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA will leave for the Vatican during » Read more

Batti prison clash- Injured inmates to be discharged today

September 30,2014 11:29

Three prisoners who were injured during a scuffle at the Batticaloa prison are to be discharged from hospital today, Prisons Commissioner General, Chandraratne Pallegama told The Nation. Read more

TN film fraternity strikes in support of J'lalithaa

September 30,2014 11:28

Tamil Nadu film fraternity held a hunger strike in Chennai today against the arrest of Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jayaram. The strike saw the participation of several prominent film personalities including actors, directors » Read more

Panneerselvam to take oaths as TN Chief Minister today

September 29,2014 13:16

A day after a Bangalore special court convicted J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case, an AIADMK legislature party meeting on Sunday unanimously elected O Panneerselvam as the new Chief Minister of » Read more

Police assault video: Woman yet to be located

September 29,2014 11:58

The Police said it was still trying to locate the woman in question who was captured in a video footage being assaulted by a Policeman in Ratnapura. The video footage of a » Read more

Education Ministry can’t stop “Mum’s new bf”

September 28,2014 02:26

Despite calls from various sectors, including religious leaders, for the Education Ministry to step into stop certain international schools from operating as a law onto themselves, the Ministry says its hands are » Read more

“LTTE was considering surrendering key members” Says Former LTTE Eastern Political Wing Head’s widow Ananthi

September 28,2014 02:22

The LTTE was considering the surrendering of several of its key members to the security forces during the final stages of the war, Northern Provincial councilor and widow of former LTTE Eastern » Read more

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Hong Kong democracy protests intensify

Hong Kong democracy protests intensify

Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up their mobile phones during a protest near the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 29, 2014. The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralysed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands on September 29, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections. Read more

'Ex-Cormorant Strike V - 2014'

'Ex-Cormorant Strike V - 2014'

'Exercise-Cormorant Strike V-2014', held for the fifth consecutive year, is due to conclude today. The military exercise involved the participation of over 3200 officers and other ranks from the three armed forces, plus 41 representatives from six countries, namely Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Maldives and Pakistan and was held throughout the Eastern province. The final phase of the military exercise, which simulated a battle between 'Red' and 'Blue' forces, began on September 3 and continued throughout this month. Read more

President attends UN Climate Summit

President attends UN Climate Summit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen having a casual conversation with Prince Albert II, Head of State of the Principality of Monaco during the United Nations Climate Summit 2104 at the UN Headquarters in New York this morning. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon directed a missive to President Rajapaksa in February 2014, inviting him to attend the event. Read more

Sports

Cricketer Srinath Silva dies of heart attack

September 30,2014 15:47

Srinath Silva who died of a heart attack in his sleep on Tuesday morning at the age of 66 was one of the shortest » Read more

Becoming head coach is the ultimate - Atapattu

September 28,2014 00:00

Becoming head coach is the ultimate - Atapattu

After months and weeks of deliberation Sri Lanka Cricket finally settled for former captain Marvan Atapattu as head coach of the national cricket team » Read more

Subashini enters women’s 400m final

September 28,2014 00:00

Subashini enters women’s 400m final

Sri Lanka women’s 400m champion Chandrika Subashini finished first in her heats to qualify for a place in the 400m final at the 17th » Read more

Sri Lanka rugby squad leaves with president as coach

September 28,2014 00:00

Sri Lanka rugby squad leaves with president as coach

Sri Lanka Rugby Union president Asanga Seneviratne got down to the role of a coach and left with a 12-member team to contest the  » Read more

News Features

TNA’s truncated diplomacy? Part l

28-09-2014 News Features

Some political gurus argue that the Tamil National Alliance (tami t tēciyakkū amaippu) was a result of yet another doctored diplomatic edifice. That it came into being as a desperate... Read more

The UVA effect and the Presidency

28-09-2014 News Features

The UVA effect and  the Presidency

Analysts, commentators and readers in general should check the results of the 1982 and 1994 Presidential elections. Despite an 8 % growth rate, the Mahaweli program, a five-sixth majority in... Read more

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SL playing Russian roulette?

28-09-2014 12:09 Fine

SL playing Russian roulette?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to Sri Lanka earlier this month was widely seen as heralding » Read more

Business

CB to revise regulatory framework

September 28, 2014 Business news

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CB) is planning to revisit and modify existing directions and rules and regulations that are used to assess the compliance » Read more

Whale display at Odel…

September 28, 2014 Business news

Whale display at Odel…

Despite the founder of Odel Plc, Otara Gunawardena recently exiting from the ownership of the company, her passion for helping animals still seem to reverberate in » Read more

Slow credit growth concerns IASL

September 28, 2014 Business news

Nilam Jayasinghe, the newly elected Chairman of the Industrial Association of Sri Lanka (IASL), which is an affiliated trade body of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, » Read more

Lens - The political digest

Long March to the birth of Modern China

28-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Long March to the birth of Modern China

China celebrates its 65th anniversary on October 1. It is on this date in 1949 that Chairman » Read more

Changing trends and the art of capturing votes

28-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Changing trends  and  the art of capturing votes

The last week was full of post-election analyses at various platforms – at boutiques, markets, canteens, offices, » Read more

Polls call for a change in ‘atabola’ game

28-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Polls call for a change in ‘atabola’ game

I really thought that our political leadership had lost its marbles. I am aware that they, for » Read more

Security, a reality ‘out there’ or back home

28-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Security, a reality ‘out there’ or back home

Contemporary society has much to say about the theme of security. Along with development it is an » Read more

Indian government still ‘flip flopping’ on GM trials

28-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Indian government still ‘flip flopping’ on GM trials

Public opposition to GM trials is fuelling government indecision, stranding India’s food research in the lab.In August, » Read more

Do NGOs really help the country in peace-building and reconciliation?

28-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Do NGOs really help the country in peace-building and reconciliation?

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a » Read more

Interview

EU unveils interim deal for ending Russia-Ukraine gas war

28-09-2014 Interview

Berlin, Germany (AFP) The European Union on Friday unveiled an interim deal meant to end Russia’s latest gas war with Ukraine which could see a return of supplies to the crisis-hit nation and a renewal of trust between » Read more

UNP made impressive strides in Uva - Harin

28-09-2014 Interview

UNP made impressive strides in Uva - Harin

Former Parliamentarian and United National Party (UNP) Chief Ministerial candidate at the recently concluded Uva Provincial Council elections Harin Fernando said that it was too early to comment on the status of the Leadership Council, but added 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

“ Human rights used  as a tool to implement  motivated agendas”

“ Human rights used as a tool to implement motivated agendas”

President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York, USA. President Rajapaks... Read more

International

Once-shunned Indian PM starts US tour

Once-shunned Indian PM starts US tour

New York, United States (AFP) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday started a visit to the United States which is rolling out t... Read more

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to daughter

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to daughter

New York, United States (AFP) Chelsea Clinton announced Saturday the birth of her first-born child, daughter Charlotte, in comments pro... Read more

People and Event

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‘I Gave Back to Royal College’ Project by the Group of 2003

The Royal College Group of 2003, as part of the Royal College Union has...

Govt. Press Readers’ get-together today

Govt. Press Readers’ get-together today

The annual get-together of Government Press Readers’ (present and past) will take place today...

Goliya Pravanatha launched

The launching of book ‘Goliya Pravanatha’ (Global Trends) authored by Senior Journalist Vijaya Dissanayake...

International Center for Ethnic Studies presents ‘The Hunt’

The Hunt, a film by Thomas Vinterberg, is an unsettlingly convincing portrait of one...

Lifestyle

Notes for a Rebel - Get that e-factor out of the way!

30-09-2014 10:09 Lifestyle

Notes for a Rebel - Get that e-factor out of the way!

You want to say ‘no’ to something you passionately believe is wrong or else say ‘yes’ to something » Read more

Your vote can and will make a difference

29-09-2014 03:09 Lifestyle

Your vote can and will make a difference

Sri Lanka has a long and rich tradition of democratically electing our representatives. We have enjoyed universal franchise » Read more

Share your favorites

28-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Share your favorites

There are moments when you feel extremely exposed, and stark-naked even though you are fully clothed. You look » Read more

THEY ARE STILL ALIVE

28-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

THEY  ARE STILL  ALIVE

I stumbled across one of my O/L notebooks last week in my cupboard, when I was looking for » Read more

Optimism can change the world

28-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Optimism can change  the world

Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in » Read more

Kids

Be bee-friendly

28-09-2014 12:09 Kids

Be bee-friendly

We all know bees. Bees perform two useful functions for humans. They produce honey and they pollinate crops. » Read more

Slings and Splints

28-09-2014 12:09 Kids

Slings and Splints

Broken bones and limb injuries may not be unfamiliar to you. You may have even had your arm » Read more

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