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Modi is very interested in Sri Lanka - Ranil

January 27,2015 04:53

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Colombo on Monday, that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘very interested’ in Sri Lanka and the region, and that this augurs well for » Read more

JVP forms committee to collect info on victims of political revenge

January 26,2015 08:09

The JVP has established a committee to find out about victims of political revenge during the former government’s tenure. Read more

Govt confirms resign-for-DPL-post talks

January 25,2015 02:28

President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), Upul Jayasuriya, yesterday told The Nation that the BASL had nothing against the Chief Justice going on a diplomatic posting, be it to » Read more

“CJ assured he will resign” - Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

January 25,2015 02:24

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe meanwhile, was quoted in the media yesterday as revealing that the CJ had assured the President and Prime Minister that he would submit his resignation in return for » Read more

No unanimity between UNP and SLFP yet

January 25,2015 02:22

Neither the United National Party (UNP) nor the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has so far made a firm decision on whether they would contest the upcoming general election separately or as » Read more

Bus fare reduction in the offing

January 25,2015 02:20

The decision regarding the bus fare reduction has to be endorsed officially by the National Transport Commission and the Ministry of Internal Transport as the private bus operators have already agreed for » Read more

When water contaminates…..

January 25,2015 02:16

When water contaminates…..

The students of the Union School of Thelippalei in Jaffna staged a protest in front of the school agitating against the water contamination of the area. (Pic by Wickrama Seneviratne, Vavuniya) Read more

Relief on track as promised

January 25,2015 02:14

Mass Media and Information Minister Gayantha Karunathilake admitted that the government will not present an interim budget on January 29, but a special statement which brings relief to general public will be » Read more

MTD Walkers refutes allegation

January 25,2015 02:12

The allegations that have been made against Chunnakam Power Plant of Northern Power Co (Pvt) Ltd in Jaffna regarding the water contamination in Jaffna are baseless, said by MTD Walkers PLC Director/ » Read more

Fraudsters must be dealt with fast - Champika

January 25,2015 02:10

Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka warned that the government needed to act quicker in taking action against individuals who were facing corruption charges as the public would start to » Read more

Top Story

TNA shows priorities

The country’s main Tamil alliance, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that the government’s main priority should be the enactment of the recommendations made by the committees » Read more

January 26,2015 Top Story

Business

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

New CB governor a Singaporean national

January 26, 2015 Business news

New CB governor a Singaporean national

The newly appointed governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Mahendran being a Singaporean national has created history becoming only the second ‘non- Sri » 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

Who is the CJ’s Media Spokesman?

25-01-2015 News Features

The person who appeared before the media personnel and introduced himself as the Media Spokesperson of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has been identified as one Wijeratne Kodippili. The sources close... Read more

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

25-01-2015 News Features

“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 maintain good governance and will... Read more

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

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

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

Power to be shared between President and Cabinet

04-01-2015 Interview

Power to be shared between  President  and Cabinet

Maithripala Sirisena was the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) when he accepted the invitation to be the common opposition candidate at » 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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