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Key suspect in child murder dies in escape attempt- Police

The main suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl in Akmeemana died while trying to flee from Police custody early today. The suspect » Read more

September 19,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

ISI effect: Police start enumeration of Lankans

September 19,2014 17:26

CHENNAI: Following the arrest of Arun Selvarajan, who is suspected to be an ISI agent, Tamil Nadu 'Q' branch sleuths have started enumerating Sri Lankans staying in Tamil Nadu. Read more

Tamil Nadu's PMK leader condemns "auctioning of boats" by SL

September 19,2014 17:16

Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramdoss on Friday strongly condemned the reports that Sri Lankan government was auctioning the boats seized from the Indian fishermen, and said “the act of the Island » Read more

Communist Party of India opposes BJP's participation in SL conference

September 19,2014 16:25

The Communist Party of India on Friday opposed the participation of two BJP leaders in the International Conference on Asian Political Parties in Sri Lanka. Read more

Hollande says French jets carried out first strikes against ISIS

September 19,2014 15:54

French jets carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow. Read more

No police bail for election law violators

September 19,2014 14:39

Those who instigate violence and violate election laws will not be released on police bail, it was emphasized today. Speaking to the media, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that persons arrested » Read more

Asian political parties meet in Colombo

September 19,2014 14:08

Asian political parties meet in Colombo

The 8th International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) was inaugurated at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Performing Arts Theatre this morning. The international conference, which is jointly hosted by the Sri » Read more

Senthil Thondaman's driver to be charged for murder

September 19,2014 14:03

The driver of the vehicle belonging to UPFA Uva Provincial Council candidate Senthil Thondaman which rammed in to a crowd in Bandarawela on Wednesday will be charged with murder of accident victim » Read more

Scotland Says 'No' to independence

September 19,2014 11:54

Scotland Says 'No' to independence

Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points. Read more

Natwar Singh says that too many things went wrong in SL

September 19,2014 11:08

At an event organised by Rupa Publications and Madras Book Club on Thursday, veteran politician K. Natwar Singh, author of One Life is Not Enough, talked of how Prime Ministers took some » Read more

Lankan sends Indian ex-girlfriend’s naked photos to her relatives

September 19,2014 10:18

A Sri Lankan swimming instructor demanded his former Indian girlfriend to pay him Dh10,000 after she broke relationship with him but on failing that he sent her naked photos to her family. Read more

2015 Budget Deficit estimated at Rs.1340 billion

September 18,2014 22:37

Sri Lanka’s 2015 budget deficit is estimated at Rs.1340 billion, with estimated government expenditure at Rs.3053 billion and revenue of Rs.1713 billion, it was revealed today. Another fact that was revealed at » Read more

SL to complete digitalization of TV broadcasting by 2020

September 18,2014 18:38

Sri Lanka hopes to achieve complete digitalization of terrestrial television broadcasting by 2020. Speaking at the weekly Cabinet press briefing, Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella today said the government’s plan » Read more

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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

Friendship which changed the country maps!

Friendship which changed the country maps!

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) speaks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse (R) as he formally opens the start of work on the Chinese-funded $1.4 billion Colombo port city on the last day of his visit to Sri Lanka in Colombo on September 17, 2014. Xi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse announced increased defence and maritime security ties and pledged to deepen their "strategic cooperative partnership" during Xi's visit to the country. AFP PHOTO Read more

Sports

Grand Slam winner Li Na announces retirement

September 19,2014 15:27

Grand Slam winner Li Na announces retirement

China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na has announced her retirement after failing to overcome "chronic" injuries. Read more

National champ Henry Boteju dead

September 17,2014 16:49

Former Sri Lanka billiards and snooker player and national champion for many years Henry Boteju died yesterday after a brief illness, a family spokesman » Read more

25 school-boys line-up to meet Aussie Under-19 cricketers

September 16,2014 17:18

Sri Lanka Cricket selectors have picked a 25-member strong preliminary Under-19 squad which they said was in preparation for an Australian Youth tour of » Read more

Interim committee the only solution says Upali

September 14,2014 00:00

Interim committee the only solution says Upali

Former president and immediate past president of Sri Lanka Cricket Upali Dharmadasa is of the view that appointing an interim committee would be the » Read more

News Features

Uva waits in hope

14-09-2014 News Features

Uva waits in hope

The newly put up posters, banners and cutouts of candidates at the upcoming Uva Provincial Council elections greet you at several places as you enter the Province.In fact, these cutouts... Read more

Moneragala thirsts for water

14-09-2014 News Features

Moneragala thirsts for water

Mary Nona of Kiulayaya, Siyambalanduwa is a feeble woman of over 80 years. Yet, she stands at the roadside with a dented vessel and a plastic bucket waiting for her... Read more

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Business

SL to outperform in IT spending

September 14, 2014 Business news

Sri Lanka will outperform the majority of IT markets in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region as strong income growth and low penetration of PCs, enterprise software » Read more

Monetary Policy goal is to achieve price stability -PBJ

September 14, 2014 Business news

The Secretary to the Treasury and Ministry of Finance and Planning Dr. P.B. Jayasundera says Sri Lanka’s target is to consolidate to lower single digit inflation » Read more

No change to Kerala’s liquor policy

September 14, 2014 Business news

The bar owners in Kerala state in India will be able to serve liquor till 30 September as the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered a » Read more

Lens - The political digest

UNMASKED The new face of shadowy terror

14-09-2014 12:09 Lens

UNMASKED The new face of shadowy terror

The hysteria over the supposed threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) is now undeniable. Every day » Read more

Media ethics of reporting violence

14-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Media ethics of reporting violence

The recent murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by terrorists from the Jihadist group » Read more

NATO set to liberate ‘Jihadistan’

14-09-2014 12:09 Lens

NATO set to liberate ‘Jihadistan’

When the show seemed set for NATO to save Ukraine and Western civilization – at least rhetorically » Read more

Suicides must not be isolated on the wayside

14-09-2014 12:09 Lens

Suicides must not be isolated on the wayside

Wednesday was World Suicide Prevention Day.  A study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked » Read more

ISIS war has to be debated

14-09-2014 12:09 Lens

ISIS war has to be debated

The “Islamic State,” or ISIS as others refer to them, present themselves to the world as an » Read more

The unity-deficit in the United National Party

14-09-2014 12:09 Lens

The unity-deficit in the United National Party

Two major factors wreck unity.  Ambition is one and the other is ideological differences.  The latter could » 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

“We can’t change the mindset of older politicians”

“We can’t change the mindset of older politicians”

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces the twin challenges of external pressure for an international probe into allegations of w... Read more

International

Islamic State: John Kerry in Egypt for coalition talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt in his campaign to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants.Mr Kerry ... Read more

Ukraine PM says Russia wants to ‘restore Soviet Union’

Ukraine PM says Russia wants to ‘restore Soviet Union’

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has accused Russia of wanting to “eliminate” his country and restore the Soviet Union.He sai... Read more

People and Event

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Hete Waththe Magdalena

Hete Waththe Magdalena

Hete Waththe Magdalena, winner of State Literary Award for Poetry, by Saumya Sandaruwan Liyanage...

Certificate Awarding Ceremony at CRC

Certificate Awarding Ceremony was held on September13 at the Chitra Lane Children’s Resource Center...

IPM Toastmasters Club – 6th Installation

IPM Toastmasters Club recently installed its new executive committee members for the upcoming Toastmaster...

Country Roads concert for children

Country Roads concert for children

The Country Music Foundation (CMF) together with Mount Lavinia Hotel  will present the 2014...

Lifestyle

Organize the disorganized

14-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Organize the  disorganized

Being disorganized is a sign of a creative mind, posts and ‘research done by experts’ tell us. Others » Read more

DEFINITION OF GOOD AND BAD

14-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

DEFINITION OF GOOD AND BAD

Sometimes I search for the meaning of the word ‘GOOD’ and ‘BAD’. If good to you means a » Read more

Technology a lifestyle

14-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Technology  a lifestyle

From the time we wake up in the morning till we go back to sleep, we are surrounded » Read more

On bags, fondly

14-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

On bags, fondly

There are countries that wait for us to come and learn things. In December 2008, I landed at » Read more

Are you always right?

14-09-2014 12:09 Lifestyle

Are you always  right?

We see so many posts, quotations and people giving the same simple message… ‘You know my name not » Read more

Kids

Healthy nails

14-09-2014 12:09 Kids

Healthy nails

Have you noticed how sensitive the ends of your fingers and toes are? Notice now we can feel » Read more

Light and colors

14-09-2014 12:09 Kids

Light and colors

Isaac Newton discovered in 1672 that light could be split into many colors by a prism, and used » Read more

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