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TULF to meet Tamil parties on forming fresh alliance

The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has invited several Tamil political parties for a discussion with the motive of establishing an alliance in order to get » Read more

September 01,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

Veteran artiste passes away

September 01,2014 16:54

Veteran playwright, teledrama director, lyricist and actor Bandula Vithanage has passed away short while ago at the Colombo National Hospital. He was 74 at the time of his death. Read more

Bala Tampoe passes away

September 01,2014 16:43

Bala Tampoe passes away

Veteran trade unionist and leader of the Ceylon Mercantile Union Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 a short while ago. Tampoe was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial » Read more

Suspect arrested while entering Magistrate's Court with firearm

September 01,2014 11:58

A person who had attempted to enter the Colombo Magistrate’s Court with a firearm was arrested by the Police a short while ago. The Police Media Unit stated that the suspect had » Read more

Chinese national nabbed with Wallapatta at BIA

September 01,2014 10:20

The Customs have arrested a Chinese national at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning while attempting to smuggle 13 kilograms of Wallapatta worth over Rs 10 million. Customs Spokesperson, Leslie Gamini stated » Read more

Nalanda University to be inaugurated today

September 01,2014 07:33

The ancient Nalanda University (NU), which attracted students from the world over, will rise again today, as classes will begin at its newly established campus at Rajgir. Read more

Rajapaksa-Modi meeting likely during UNGA session

September 01,2014 07:03

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of » Read more

US launches air strikes on ISIS rebels

September 01,2014 06:27

The US military launched new strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam and Amerli, the Pentagon said on Sunday. Read more

Deshapriya cracks down on abuse of state resources

August 31,2014 02:24

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said he has instructed his officials to closely monitor whether government employees and property were being illegally used for campaigns leading to the Uva Provincial Council Elections.Deshapriya made » Read more

Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant woes - Jellyfish clog pump filters

August 31,2014 02:23

Engineers are scrambling to repair the latest breakdown at the Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant in Norochcholai before September 16, when its final phase is set to be formally commissioned by the Presidents » Read more

External Affairs Ministry to decide on Jinping’s tour itinerary tomorrow

August 31,2014 02:22

A special meeting between officials of the External Affairs Ministry and the Embassy of  China will take place tomorrow (September 1) to finalize the itinerary of Chinese President Xi Jinping who is » Read more

Stolen 88-year-old passport recovered

August 31,2014 02:20

Stolen 88-year-old passport recovered

On August 23, six persons were arrested by the police for theft of a passport. While such a theft can be commonplace, what made this case stand apart was that the stolen » Read more

Suspects arrested in 2012 murder

August 31,2014 02:19

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 80-year-old woman in Piliyandala committed over two years ago.The suspects, both aged 26 years, were arrested on Friday (August 29) » Read more

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PREYING ON UNCERTAIN FUTURES

PREYING ON UNCERTAIN FUTURES

The 2014 GCE Advanced Level Examination concluded last week. Candidates leaving examination centers were often met by crowds of persons handing out ‘flyers’ containing information on various fee-levying courses that they were now entitled to enroll in. These candidates at Ananda College, Colombo were captured struggling to walk past a throng of such persons looking to bombard them with flyers after Read more

Pakistan Air Chief meets Defence Secy

Pakistan Air Chief meets Defence Secy

Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.  Read more

Mahaweli Authority employees protest

Mahaweli Authority employees protest

Employees attached to the Mahaweli Authority held a protest today calling on the Government to implement several key demands. The protesters later attempted to march towards the Presidential Secretariat but were turned away by police.(Pics by Ravindra Dharmathilake) Read more

Sports

Sri Lanka wraps up series

August 31,2014 00:00

Sri Lanka wraps up series

DAMBULLA: Pakistan put up one of their worst batting performances in one-day international cricket to lose the third and final match to Sri Lanka » Read more

Jayasuriya happy with Thisara’s match winning performance

August 31,2014 00:00

Jayasuriya happy with Thisara’s match winning performance

DAMBULLA: Chief cricket selectors Sanath Jayasuriya said that he was extremely happy the way all-rounder Thisara Perera performed during the three-match one-day international series » Read more

No catwalk but a podium finish

August 31,2014 00:00

No catwalk but a podium finish

They don’t boast of smart phones, wear designer clothes, patronize discos or dine in the city’s finest restaurants. But an unsung bevy of village » Read more

England are not good enough to win World Cup says Swann

August 31,2014 00:00

England are not good enough to win World Cup says Swann

England has “no chance” of winning next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, according to Graeme Swann. The ex-England spinner believes the » Read more

News Features

The conflicts that affect all

31-08-2014 News Features

The conflicts that affect all

The outgoing United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Navi Pillay has recently written that the conflict in Syria is “no longer a quarrel in a far away country.” This... Read more

Postponing a proposed election

31-08-2014 News Features

There was a time, especially during the latter half of his stint as Chief Justice, when one felt that anything was possible with Sarath N. Silva. For a brief moment,... Read more

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How unbiased are ratings?

31-08-2014 12:08 Fine

How unbiased are ratings?

In today’s age of instant information and intensely competitive media environment, ‘Ratings’ are seen as a key » Read more

Business

Level playing field elusive – Harry J

August 31, 2014 Business news

The Chairman/Managing Director of top diversified conglomerate, Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC (DCSL), D. H. S. Jayawardena laments that the level playing field the company » Read more

Miss Universe China finalists on tour

August 31, 2014 Business news

Miss Universe China finalists on tour

Twenty-three beautiful young finalists of the Miss Universe China pageant have been touring Sri Lanka since the beginning of this month having chosen the island as » Read more

Online tracker to solve SME issues

August 31, 2014 Business news

Sri Lanka is to launch an online support system focusing on the issues faced by the small and medium entrepreneurs in the island, the Ministry of » Read more

Lens - The political digest

US position on Gaza The stunning moral perversity

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

US position on Gaza  The stunning moral perversity

The carnage in Gaza continues after the latest collapse of cease-fire talks and over four weeks of » Read more

Some corner of a foreign field

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Some corner of a foreign field

Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia, is one of the largest and most picturesque parks in the » Read more

Suppress this violent polls madness!

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Suppress this violent polls madness!

The nation is being bedevilled by another season of polls insanity. Over the last few decades, perpetual » Read more

ISIS and Isis

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

ISIS and Isis

A few days ago, the UK lingerie company Ann Summers got in to some hot water regarding » Read more

Galvanizing the anti-racism struggle in the US

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Galvanizing the anti-racism struggle in the US

Slain 18-year-old Ferguson, MO resident Michael Brown was laid to rest on August 25. The funeral was » Read more

Abolishing Executive Presidency

31-08-2014 12:08 Lens

Abolishing Executive Presidency

At independence, executive power in Ceylon resided with the monarch of the United Kingdom, represented by the » Read more

Interview

I am backing Harin at Uva PC elections

31-08-2014 Interview

I am backing Harin at  Uva PC elections

Former Deputy Mayor of Colombo and Leader of the National Unity Alliance (NUA), Azath Salley states that he would extend his support to United National Party (UNP) Chief Ministerial candidate at the Uva Provincial Council polls despite his » Read more

We have a good relationship with US – SL Ambassador

24-08-2014 Interview

We have a good relationship with US – SL Ambassador

Newly appointed Ambassador to the United States, Prasad Kariywasam says that Sri Lanka continues to maintain a cordial relationship with US despite its concerns on Sri Lanka’s human rights issues. He stated that he had held discussions with » 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

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International

Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

(AFP) Gaza City, Palestinian Territories-Thousands of militants paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip Friday, defiantly saying they would ... Read more

Commodity markets buoyed

(AFP) London, United Kingdom- Crude oil and wheat prices were lifted this week by intensifying concerns over the Ukraine crisis, while ... Read more

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Lifestyle

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31-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

Let's pause, shall we?

Communication and interactions exhaust and drain us of all the energy we have. We need to keep up » Read more

Every secret has a color

31-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

Every  secret has a  color

He was a fool. He threw a precious pearl with his own hands. He loved too much. He » Read more

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31-08-2014 12:08 Lifestyle

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I take a quick glance at the watch. It’s 4.30pm. I’m late! I hurry my steps wishing I » Read more

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Kids

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31-08-2014 12:08 Kids

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Dear kids,Have you heard this story before? Once, a US president went out to see the situation of the » Read more

All about Veddas (Part2)

31-08-2014 12:08 Kids

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