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UPFA pips UNP in Badulla

UPFA pips UNP in Badulla

The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) retained the Badulla District in the Uva Provincial Council Election but failed to obtain a clear majority in terms » Read more

September 21,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

Tissa Attanayake steps down from UNP Leadership Council

September 22,2014 12:49

UNP General Secretary and Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake has reportedly resigned from his post in the UNP leadership council. Read more

President underscores country’s engagement with UN in a new website

September 22,2014 10:29

Coinciding with his participation at the 68th UN General Assembly, President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched a special website which would focus on the country’s activities and engagements with the United Nations System. Read more

President leaves for New York

September 22,2014 08:03

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa, left this evening on a six-day visit to New York during which he will address the 69th session of the United Nations » Read more

Fonseka loses big in Uva

September 21,2014 09:05

Sarath Fonseka’s Democratic Party (DP) has shown a disappointing performance in the 2014 Uva Provincial Council Elections. Read more

UPFA wins Monaragala by reduced margin

September 21,2014 07:21

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secured 58.34% of the vote to win the Monaragala District. The UPFA thereby returned 8 members to the Uva Provincial Council from the province while the » Read more

Special unit to monitor international schools

September 21,2014 02:10

The Education Ministry will establish a special unit to monitor international schools and their curriculum, Secretary to the Ministry Anura Dissanayake said. The special unit will serve as a coordinating point between » Read more

Voter turnout high despite disruptive incidents

September 21,2014 02:08

Barring a few sporadic incidents, polling of the hotly contested 2014 Uva Provincial Council election concluded in a largely peaceful atmosphere last evening, Election Department officials and poll monitors said.  The most » Read more

CAA regulations on paint-labeling a whitewash?

September 21,2014 02:06

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) made compulsory for all paint manufacturers and traders to explicitly label its content and ensure lead levels are within stipulated limits, environmentalists, however,  suggest this may just » Read more

BJP is committed to a united Sri Lanka

September 21,2014 02:06

Professor of Geopolitics at Manipal University in India, Madhav Das Nalapat, says the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is “100 percent committed to a united Sri Lanka unlike Vaiko who seeks a separate » Read more

Inciters to be apprehended

September 21,2014 02:02

Police are on the hunt for persons that egged on the individual who attacked two Police officers in Pettah on September 17, the Police said. Individuals gathered at the incident could be » Read more

Falling earth mound kills four soldiers

September 21,2014 02:00

Four soldiers were killed and one other was injured when an earth embankment collapsed and fell on them at the Ambepussa camp yesterday.Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya told The Nation that the » Read more

Children dead after mother jumps into sea with them

September 20,2014 14:27

Two children have died after their mother had jumped into sea along with them this afternoon in Koneswaram, Trincomalee, Police said. The Police Media Unit stated that the victims were a nine » Read more

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STILL SMILING

STILL SMILING

Chief ministerial hopefuls of the UPFA, UNP and JVP cast their ballots early on Saturday.  When the results are out, one will have a bigger smile.  Who will it be?  Read more

SLFP & UNP finally join together

SLFP & UNP finally join together

The 8th International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) which was jointly hosted by the SLFP and the UNP is currently ongoing on at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Performing Arts Theatre. Here, UNP stalwart and Colombo district Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake who had issues with the party leadership over “a Deputy Leadership” of the party shakes hands with Deputy Speaker and Galle district Parliamentarian Chandima Weerakkody. MP Wijedasa Rajapaksha who crossed over to the UNP from the ruling UPFA is also in the picture.( Pics by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

The search for belongings

The search for belongings

A man tries to find one of his belongings among the rubble of his home in Wanathamulla which was demolished by the UDA today. The UDA demolished four houses in 34th Watte in Wanathamulla. The residents had filed a petition at the Court of Appeal in august against the UDA’s decision to demolish their homes for development purposes and claimed that they had the necessary documents to prove their ownership. Read more

Sports

Sri Lanka rugby “at the crossroads’

September 21,2014 00:00

Sri Lanka rugby  “at the crossroads’

Just as her players found their feet and rediscovered their potential, Sri Lanka’s rugby administration has realised it can no longer hide the fact » Read more

Lankan medal prospects good at Asian Games

September 21,2014 00:00

Sri Lanka who returned home empty-handed at the last Asian Games are hopeful that its contingent of 80 athletes would put up a better » Read more

Atapattu still in contention for head coach job

September 21,2014 00:00

Atapattu still in contention for head coach job

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will either go ahead and appoint a permanent head coach for the national team or prune down the list of » Read more

The plot thickens - 15 years on - Adelaide Oval Saturday January 23,1999

September 21,2014 00:00

The plot thickens - 15 years on - Adelaide Oval  Saturday January 23,1999

Ross Emerson has recently been quoted in the Daily Telegraph in an interview that spanned the famous no-balling of Muthiah Muralitharan by him at » Read more

News Features

Uva Province Elections highlights

21-09-2014 News Features

Uva Province Elections highlights

Provincial Council Elections for the Uva Province concluded yesterday, with almost  60 percent of the total registered voters casting the ballot. Department of Elections reports show that 690,966 in the... Read more

Drought conditions affect agriculture sector

21-09-2014 News Features

Drought conditions affect agriculture sector

A major project to expand agriculture production in Kilinochchi is in the pipeline with plans to include 4,000 acres of land, government officials said.  Agriculture has been the main source... Read more

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Business

Government didn’t heed IMF call

September 21, 2014 Business news

The decision by the Government of Sri Lanka to announce a 25% reduction in electricity tariffs last week was in sharp contrast to the advice given » Read more

China’s Beauty Pageant puts Lanka under spotlight!

September 21, 2014 Business news

China’s Beauty Pageant puts Lanka under spotlight!

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts recently partnered with SriLankan Airlines in coordinating a promotional campaign for Sri Lanka at the Miss Universe China 2014 Final Pageant held » Read more

‘Potential gains from consolidation limited’

September 21, 2014 Business news

The IMF staff mission, who were in Sri Lanka in July this year for their Article IV Consultation and Second Post-program Monitoring Discussion, had highlighted some » Read more

Lens - The political digest

Someone is already fighting the ISIS

21-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Someone is already fighting the ISIS

Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what » Read more

Tamil Nadu continues with hardline stance on Sri Lanka

21-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Tamil Nadu continues with hardline stance on Sri Lanka

When Jayalalithaa Jayaram stepped into Tamil Cinema in the 1960 s, Muthuvel Karunanidhi was already a prolific » Read more

How the Buddha coexisted with war

21-09-2014 12:09 Lens

How the Buddha coexisted with war

Buddhist war studies, those that investigate the compatibility of Buddhism and war have an awful potential for » Read more

ISIL executions ordered from the US, UK

21-09-2014 12:09 Lens

ISIL executions ordered from the US, UK

If the ISIL terror group is indeed a Western military intelligence proxy, then that begs the question: » Read more

Somalia faces famine despite oil and US involvement

21-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Somalia faces famine despite oil and US involvement

Early in September United States President Barack Obama announced that he had carried out a targeted assassination » Read more

Laying the foundation for an Asian Commonwealth

21-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Laying the foundation for  an Asian Commonwealth

The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India has resulted in a flurry of diplomatic » Read more

Interview

“West will use election to put country in trouble”

14-09-2014 Interview

“West will use election  to put country in trouble”

Minister Wimal Weerawansa, a controversial character in the Sri Lanka political arena, began his politics from the People’s Liberation Front known as JVP and played a main role there before he suddenly decided to form his own party. » Read more

TNA willing to seek genuine reconciliation

07-09-2014 Interview

 TNA willing to seek  genuine  reconciliation

Mavai Senathirajah, who took over the leadership of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi from R. Sampanthan, on September 6 (yesterday) spoke to The Nation on several issues including the position of the party and the Tamil National Alliance » 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 Scotland vote and Sri Lanka

The Scotland vote and Sri Lanka

On the face of it, the referendum held last week on the future of Scotland and therefore the future of the British union, has some rele... Read more

International

UK intact, but constitutional battles loom

UK intact, but constitutional battles loom

London, United Kingdom (AFP) - Britain’s press on Saturday heaved a sigh of relief over Scotland’s decision to stay in the United Kingd... Read more

Can UN summit revive climate issue?

Five years ago, the environment movement was in its heyday as politicians, actors, rock stars and protestors demanded a looming UN summ... Read more

People and Event

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DOUBLE BLUE BALL 2014

DOUBLE BLUE BALL 2014

Culminating a year of celebrations, the men of grit from the Double Blue fraternity...

JAPANESE EDUCATION SEMINAR 2014

‘JAPANESE EDUCATION SEMINAR 2014’ was held at the “Anthurium”, Galadari Hotel, Colombo 1 on...

Inter-dhamma school competition

Inter-dhamma school competition

‘Pradeepaloka Sadaham Sarani-2014;’ an inter-dhamma school competition organized by the Pradeepaloka Foundation will take...

Air Force Chief visits Mihindu Seth Madura

Air Force Chief visits Mihindu Seth Madura

Under the stewardship of Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU), Roshani Gunatilleke, the SLAF...

Lifestyle

Mother of all maladies

21-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

 Mother of all maladies

Jealousy often comes in the form of anger. For a reason unclear to you, you may suddenly feel » Read more

Private university State university

21-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Private university  State university

Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in the world that provides free education from kindergarten to » Read more

Don’t prattle with me

21-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Don’t prattle with me

Not everyone has the ability to socialize, and not everyone shows interest in making new friends and making » Read more

Take off your spectacles and see

21-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Take off your    spectacles and see

Your vision and mine differ from each other for different reasons. ‘Vision’ here doesn’t mean how clear you » Read more

English not at the expense of the local tongues

21-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

English not at the expense of the local tongues

English is not the first language for many of us. However, there is no question that it is » Read more

Kids

Tourniquet

21-09-2014 12:09 Kids

Tourniquet

Some of us have tied rubber bands around our finger, fascinated by the way our fingers turn red » Read more

Are you getting enough sleep?

21-09-2014 12:09 Kids

Are you getting enough sleep?

We do a lot of work during the day. But, after we have been working, thinking, playing and » Read more

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