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Jackson Anthony claims he never possessed ministry vehicles

January 27,2015 18:32

Jackson Anthony claims he never possessed ministry vehicles

Popular artiste Jackson Anthony today refuted allegations that he had vehicles belonging to the Ministry of Economic Development in his possession. Speaking at a media briefing, Anthony claimed the vehicle that Kadawatha » Read more

'Wele Suda paid Duminda' - Police

January 27,2015 17:27

Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana today confirmed that Drug Kingpin Gampola Vidanalage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda had in fact paid large sums of money to parliamentarian Duminda Silva. Read more

Six Provincial Governors take oaths

January 27,2015 15:56

Six newly appointed Provincial Governors took oaths in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena earlier today. Read more

'Historic' blizzard strikes US northeast

January 27,2015 14:37

'Historic' blizzard strikes US northeast

New York (AFP) - A winter storm pounded the northeastern United States on Monday hitting tens of millions of people and forcing the rare cancelation of Broadway shows in an "historic" New » Read more

Bus fares to reduce from Feb.01

January 27,2015 14:15

Following the fuel price reduction, the Ministry of Internal Transport today decided to reduce bus fares by 8%. Accordingly the present minimum fare of Rs. 9 will be reduced to Rs. 8 » Read more

Lawyers demand justice for inmates killed in Welikada prison riot

January 27,2015 13:37

Lawyers who identified themselves as Lawyers for Good Governance holding a press conference, today demanded immediate action to be taken against the persons responsible for the Welikada prison riot. The close relatives » Read more

Syriza says full repayment of Greek debt is 'unrealistic'

January 27,2015 13:10

It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, the chief economics spokesman for the victorious Syriza party has told the BBC. Read more

Facebook, Instagram down

January 27,2015 12:06

Facebook, Instagram down

Users across the world have reported problems logging into social media networks Facebook and Instagram. Foreign media reported that it wasn't immediately clear what was causing the outage. Visitors to Facebook were » Read more

Kurds defeat Islamic State jihadists in Syria's Kobane

January 27,2015 10:54

Kurds defeat Islamic State jihadists in Syria's Kobane

Beirut (AFP) - Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists an important blow after months of heavy » Read more

Tsipras made Prime Minister of Greece

January 27,2015 10:18

The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, has been sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition government. Read more

Top Story

Tissa 'confesses' and says knows nothing about Ranil-Maithri pact

United National Party (UNP) former General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says that he has been politically sidelined and neglected. Parliamentarian who crossed over to the then ruling » Read more

January 27,2015 Top Story

Business

CBSL keeps key policy rates unchanged

January 27, 2015 Business news

CBSL keeps key policy rates unchanged

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) decided to maintain the key policy rates while maintaining Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility » Read more

CSE turnover tumbles to 8 mth low pending policy announcement

January 26, 2015 Business news

CSE turnover tumbles to 8 mth low pending policy announcement

Colombo shares swung between gains and losses and ended higher in thin trading on Monday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach. The market turnover reached 8-month » Read more

Five tips to get healthier,courtesy AIA

January 24, 2015 Business news

We all know that New Year resolutions are easier to make than keep. It’s the same story every year. In January, we decide to reach our » Read more

Sports

Chief selector unhappy with World Cup preparations

January 25,2015 00:00

Chief selector unhappy with World Cup preparations

Sri Lanka chief cricket selector Sanath Jayasuriya is far from happy the way the national team is preparing itself for the 2015 World Cup » Read more

Mathews in doubt, NZ aim for series win

January 25,2015 00:00

DUNEDIN: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could miss a second straight match in New Zealand as the hosts aim to wrap up the seven-game » Read more

Sri Lankan Andri Berenger to bat for UAE in World Cup

January 25,2015 00:00

Sri Lankan Andri Berenger to bat for UAE in World Cup

Former St. Peter’s College and Sri Lanka Youth cricketer Andri Berenger has qualified to represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the forthcoming World » Read more

BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to WICB

January 25,2015 00:00

NEW DELHI: In no mood to be lenient on the West Indies Cricket Board, the BCCI has issued an ultimatum to WICB, demanding that » Read more

International

Protests erupt across southern Asia

Protests erupt across southern Asia

Islamabad, Pakistan (AFP)- Tens of thousands across Afghanistan, Pakistan and Muslim-majority Indian Kashmir took to the streets on Fri... Read more

Russia hosts Syria talks

Russia hosts Syria talks

Little hope of breakthrough as Moscow, Russia (AFP)- Russia plans to bring together members of the Syrian regime and opposition in a ne... Read more

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The picture speaks…

The picture speaks…

Everything changes. That’s the nature. No one can change that reality The two pictures; above and below clearly demonstrate the fact. No words are needed to explain. (Pic by Deepal Warnakulasuriya) Read more

Seeking Guidance

Seeking Guidance

The 91st death anniversary of the founding leader of Soviet Russia, VI Lenin (1870-1924), was commemorated today (Jan. 22) at an event, "Read Lenin: The Man who Changed the World" organized by the Socialist Workers' Union. At a time when Cuba and Sri Lanka have seen significant changes, it was as if Marxists in both countries were seeking guidance from one of their teachers. (L-R) Ambassador of Cuba in Sri Lanka HE Florentino Batista González, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva and JVP Politburo Member KD Lalkantha. (Pic by Chamara Sumanapala) Read more

Last Rajapaksa ‘standing’

Last Rajapaksa ‘standing’

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, older brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa cuts a lonely figure  while waiting to meet Pope Francis at the Galle Face Green in a context where his brothers, nephews and other relatives have been effectively sidelined. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

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News Features

Undiyal money transfer a threat to security

25-01-2015 News Features

Undiyal money transfer a threat to security

Along with the arrest of notorious drug kingpin Gampola Vidanalage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda on January 12, the hawala remittance system also commonly called the undiyal system has once... Read more

Collapse of the Rajapaksa Regime Some Lessons

25-01-2015 News Features

Collapse of the Rajapaksa Regime  Some Lessons

If there is any overall lesson from the Rajapaksa collapse, that is ‘not to abuse power or position.’ Although this lesson is loud and clear for anyone in politics, it... Read more

Achieving post-election tasks

25-01-2015 News Features

Achieving post-election tasks

Most of the problems, we Sri Lankans have now have not been caused by us. What we are burdened with today we have inherited and were caused a very long... Read more

Lens - The political digest

Ranil’s moment of truth

25-01-2015 12:01 Lens

Ranil’s moment of truth

Two months ago Ranil Wickremesinghe had to decide whether or not to contest the presidential election. In » Read more

Six million in Papal Mass

25-01-2015 12:01 Lens

Six million in Papal Mass

Philippines Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds in the Philippine capital Manila... Read more

Rebels take Yemen Presidential Palace

25-01-2015 12:01 Lens

Rebels take Yemen Presidential Palace

Fragile efforts to bring stability to one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the Arab » Read more

Forgive and Forget?

25-01-2015 12:01 Lens

GreeceGreece’s anti-austerity SYRIZA party is leading in opinion polls days ahead of a general election held today. » Read more

SELMA

25-01-2015 12:01 Lens

SELMA

A Phenomenon in the Midst of a Resurgent Movement Selma was distributed to a mainstream audience on January » Read more

France’s Front National

25-01-2015 12:01 Lens

France’s Front National

Jean-Marie Le Pen and the West’s Predicament The conspiracy theorist functions as both magnet and vessel. Conspiracy theorists, » Read more

Political

Maithripala’s ‘Watery’ Battle for Good Governance

25-01-2015 Politics

Maithripala’s ‘Watery’ Battle for Good Governance

“Where is yahapalanaya (good governance) in the new overnment?” Now this seems to be the million dollar question, at this juncture. Two ... Read more

Depressing memories of a ‘battered’ minority

25-01-2015 Politics

I am getting a little tired of all the hype of Mahinda Rajapaksa being the worst and most autocratic President of this country. Everyone... Read more

End of the Road for Mahinda?

18-01-2015 Politics

End of the Road for Mahinda?

One and a half months ago, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the fifth Executive President of Sri Lanka, seemed invincible. He was surrounded by a fami... Read more

The national question of Sri Lanka

18-01-2015 Politics

Sri Lankans now have new President and another opportunity to focus their hearts and minds on the ethnicity based national question. The... Read more

Interview

“If CJ won’t step down, we have other options” - Minister Rajitha

25-01-2015 Interview

“If CJ won’t step down, we have other options” - Minister Rajitha

Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senaratne in an exclusive interview with The Nation mentioned that the government will do what it takes to » Read more

Common opposition a ‘corporation of failures’

04-01-2015 Interview

Common opposition  a ‘corporation  of failures’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, candidate of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) met with several editors of national newspapers on Wednesday, December 31 for an open » 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

People and Event

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Jana karaliya to enroll new artistes

Jana karaliya  to enroll new artistes

Jana karaliya, Theater Arts Foundation, led by veteran cinema and drama director Parakrama Niriella,...

Diamonds of Holy Cross College on Blue Rhythmic Water Waves

Diamonds of Holy Cross College on Blue Rhythmic Water Waves

The Holy Cross College emerged, in close proximity to Holy Cross Church, during the...

Hindustani Vocal Music Recital by Pandit Vinod Kumar Dwivedi

Hindustani Vocal Music Recital by Pandit Vinod Kumar Dwivedi

Indian Cultural Center, Colombo will be organizing a Hindustani Vocal Music Recital by Pandit...

Scholarships for studying Hindi in india

The Government of India is offering scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals to study Hindi...

Lifestyle

The games you can and cannot play with rice

25-01-2015 12:01 Lifestyle

The games you can and cannot play with rice

There are many stories about how the game of chess was invented.  About 40 years ago, a man » Read more

Language is not the only means of communication

25-01-2015 12:01 Lifestyle

We talk in emoticons, :emotions within colons: and #unnecessary use of punctuation and signs. To make things worse, » Read more

Animals have tips for you

25-01-2015 12:01 Lifestyle

Animals have  tips for you

Not many people knew of ‘animal styles’ in martial arts until movies such as ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ » Read more

You can leave them, but can you take them?

25-01-2015 12:01 Lifestyle

You can leave them,  but can you take them?

There is no shortage of inspirational posts about beauty or appearance. They tell us to accept our bodies » Read more

Eating disorders

25-01-2015 12:01 Lifestyle

Eating  disorders

“My 14-year-old cousin was admitted to the hospital. Her weight dropped from 75 kilos to 62 kilos, and » Read more

Kids

Jaffna Fort

25-01-2015 12:01 Kids

Jaffna Fort

Hi kids, in our journey to Jaffna, today we are going to visit the enormous star-shaped Jaffna Fort, » Read more

Wind

25-01-2015 12:01 Kids

What is wind?  - Wind is somewhat of a mystery. We can’t see it, but can feel it. » Read more

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