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Protesters blocked Olcott Mawatha urging a salary hike

A number of trade unions gathered in Colombo staged a protect campaign urging the Government to increase employees’ salaries by Rs. 10,000 from the budget-2015. Protesters » Read more

October 20,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

Presidential Election due in January-2015

October 20,2014 17:24

Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella revealed that the Presidential Election will be held in January – 2015. He said that the date will be announced soon » Read more

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, expecting baby in April 2015

October 20,2014 16:45

(The Telegraph) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year. The couple revealed the expected date as the Duchess prepares for her first official » Read more

UPFA politico wanted for Sabaragamuwa Uni attack surrenders

October 20,2014 16:25

Five persons including a UPFA pradeshiya sabha member who were wanted in connection with the assault on Sabaragamuwa University students surrendered to the Balangoda police a short while ago, Police Media Unit » Read more

CEJ provides lead safe paints for pre-school

October 20,2014 14:03

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) has provided Lead safe paints to repaint Dear Kids pre-school in Kottawa to commemorate the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 19-25, 2014. This will » Read more

What’s there to ‘Learn from SL’, asks Vaiko

October 20,2014 10:02

MADURAI: : MDMK chief Vaiko here on Sunday termed the recent comment that ‘India has to learn a lot from the Sri Lankan Army’ by the Indian Defence Secretary “humiliating”. Read more

All political parties agree to limit election propaganda

October 19,2014 02:18

Jathika Hela Urumaya’s  (JHU) policy of not harming the environment with banners and cut-outs at the election propaganda campaigns has been given thumbs up at the Friday’s meeting between the political party » Read more

Lakthilaka says ‘third term fight’ has limits

October 19,2014 02:14

Attorney-at-Law, Shiral Lakthilaka says that the Lawyers for a Just Society will continue with its campaign to create awareness among the masses of the illegality of President Mahinda Rajapaksa running for a » Read more

Auditor General smells rat

October 19,2014 02:12

The Auditor General’s Department has conducted an audit query into the issuing of 10 more licenses by the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) to so-called ‘tamed elephants’ and will finalize it by » Read more

Development-oriented budget on Oct. 24

October 19,2014 02:10

The Budget-2015 will be presented in Parliament on October 24 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, the Cabinet of Ministers were officially informed last » Read more

Lanka sets a new Guinness record

October 19,2014 02:08

Lanka sets a new Guinness record

Sri Lanka broke the Guinness record for the most number of people at a handwashing relay on October 15 at the Eleduwa Estate, Mathugama. The relay was organized by Lifebouy and was » Read more

NPC ‘not invited’ for Jaffna train service re-launch

October 19,2014 02:06

Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Provincial Councilor, C.V.K. Sivagnanam alleged that they were not invited for the ceremony to re-launch train services to Jaffna.Speaking to » Read more

CMC wises up eatery owners on food safety

October 19,2014 02:04

Colombo Municipal Council held an awareness program for 40 owners of eateries (Saiwer shops) on October 16, following inspections conducted by the CMC on eateries in Colombo. CMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. » Read more

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So begins the season of (mis)representation

So begins the season of (mis)representation

Allegation and counter-allegation, mud and return-mud can be expected when elections are round the corner.  This, clearly, is the beginning of a long poster war.  Read more

Mahanama College completes 60 years in service

Mahanama College completes 60 years in service

Mahanama College, Colombo celebrated its 60th anniversary today (October 17) at a ceremony attended by President Mahinda Rajaopaksa. Annual prize giving of the college was also held concurrently with the 60th anniversary celebrations. While the students receive prizes and certificates on their performances during the year, teachers were also appreciated by the parents with gifts. Here, President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the school this morning. Read more

President at Delft Island

President at Delft Island

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Oct 14) commissioned several development projects in the Delft Island after an inspection tour there in the island. Marking the first occasion of the arrival of a state leader to the 40-square kilometer island located west of Jaffna Peninsula in the North, President Rajapaksa opened the newly built Divisional Secretariat at a cost of Rs. 78 million. He also opened a Mahindodaya Technical Laboratory at the Delft Maha Vidyalaya and attended several other schools and events in the area. (Pic by Chandana Perera) Read more

Sports

China snubs Sri Lanka media

October 19,2014 00:00

Authorities in China have snubbed the media in Sri Lanka by refusing to grant Accreditation to cover the third and final Leg of the » Read more

Sri Lanka meets Philippines in quarter final

October 19,2014 00:00

Sri Lanka will meet the Philippines in the first quarter final of the third and final Leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens in Beijing, » Read more

Sri Lanka women win and lose

October 19,2014 00:00

The Sri Lanka women’s rugby team lost to Kazakhstan 22-0 and beat Singapore 15-14 to enter the semi finals of the Plate segment at » Read more

Rain washes out play

October 19,2014 00:00

The first day’s play in the second 4-day unofficial test between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A was abandoned without a ball bowled » Read more

News Features

Perfect love sees no imperfection

19-10-2014 News Features

Perfect love sees no imperfection

Ms Harshani Wijesooriya (25) of Keselgoda, Yakkala on Wednesday (15) tied nuptial knots with her dream prince whom everybody thought was dead and gone after six years of uncertainty. Her... Read more

Isn’t he the common man’s president?

19-10-2014 News Features

Isn’t he the common man’s president?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been loved more than any other leader because he makes sure to be close to the common people. He has a special ability to realize the... Read more

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Business

Time to change ethos!

October 19, 2014 Business news

The Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and the largest body representing the views of the private sector in Sri Lanka, Suresh Shah » Read more

Drive to cut carbon footprint…

October 19, 2014 Business news

Drive to cut carbon footprint…

With a view to increasing the use of renewable energy sources, global leader in protection solutions, Ansell last week announced the completion of its second bio » Read more

CB keeps policy rates unchanged

October 19, 2014 Business news

Amidst the sustained low inflation environment, the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CB) in its monthly policy review for October said key » Read more

Lens - The political digest

Replacing Columbus with real ‘discoverers’

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Replacing Columbus  with real ‘discoverers’

The writing is on the wall for Columbus Day. In the latest move to rid the calendar » Read more

DMK’s Thi Mu Ka factor

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

DMK’s Thi Mu Ka factor

Much focus has been given to Tamil Nadu and its political environment which took an unexpected turn » Read more

Libya is more dangerous than ever

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Libya is more dangerous than ever

It is less than three years since Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan dictator, was murdered by » Read more

Einstein’s Religiosity

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

Einstein’s Religiosity

I’d like to start with a few Einstein quotes about his idea of religion before trying to » Read more

In search of an all representative parliament

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

In search of an all representative parliament

The United Nations refugee agency has said that a spike in violence between rival militias has displaced » Read more

President can stand for a third term

19-10-2014 12:10 Lens

President can stand  for a third term

Stability of Government is a sine qua non for development and rapid economic progress. A classic example » Read more

Interview

Benefits of development not trickled down to the masses

19-10-2014 Interview

Benefits of development not trickled down to the masses

Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), C.V.K. Sivagnanam, says that the funds allocated to the council was very much less than what the Government claimed it to be and denied accusations that the money allocated was underutilized. » Read more

“TNA painting wrong picture to outside world”

05-10-2014 Interview

“TNA painting wrong picture to outside world”

Former parliamentarian and leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree rules out future collaboration with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) until they completely denounce the LTTE and its activities.In an interview with The Nation, Anandasangaree » 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

Opposition needs a Dark Horse and not yet another Green Man

Opposition needs a Dark Horse and not yet another Green Man

While it is widely speculated that a presidential election is likely to be held before January 15, political parties of the opposition ... Read more

International

World fears mount that  Ebola battle being lost

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

Genève, Suisse (AFP) - The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat ... Read more

Kerry in ‘frank’ talks with top Chinese official

Washington, Etats-Unis |(AFP)- US Secretary of State John Kerry wined and dined a top Chinese official on Friday as Washington and Beij... Read more

People and Event

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Kathak Dance to celebrate Lord Krishna

Kathak Dance to celebrate Lord Krishna

The annual Ratha Yatra Chariot Festival of Lord Sri Jagannath Swamy was held on...

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The Netherlands empowers Karapitiya Blood Bank with solar power

The Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka installed a 12 kw Solar PV System to...

18th International Intensive EIA Training Program

For the 18th time, the CEA has organized 10 days intensive Environmental Impact Assessment...

Golden Ball 2014

The DS Senanayake Old Boys’ Association will hold its Golden Ball- 2014 on November...

Lifestyle

When in Rome do as Romans do

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

When in Rome  do as Romans do

A piece of advice recently received regarding traveling, was never to dislike a place you visit but enjoy » Read more

The p-word cuts both ways

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

The p-word cuts both ways

People say this is the Age of Communication.  It’s not enough to know the word.  You have to » Read more

Moratuwa Toastmasters 4th Club Officer Installation

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Moratuwa Toastmasters  4th Club Officer Installation

Muditha Gayan Ranasinghe was installed as the President of the Moratuwa Toastmasters Club at a glittering ceremony held » Read more

Stop spending and start mending

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Stop spending              	            and     start mending

Let’s face it; we all like to spend extravagantly once in a while. We all have our guilty » Read more

Spin off for DJ-ing

19-10-2014 12:10 Lifestyle

Spin off for DJ-ing

It’s why in dreams you have no heart ache; you can be whatever you want. So, Cinderella says » Read more

Kids

Over 200 children provided with school supplies by ‘My Friend’ project

19-10-2014 12:10 Kids

Over 200 children provided with school supplies by  ‘My Friend’ project

The Hameedia Group and Angelo Mathews, Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket team have once again partnered the » Read more

Dear kids, Exam is around the corner

19-10-2014 12:10 Kids

Dear kids,   Exam is around the corner

School term tests are just one month away, and your teachers must be busy covering the syllabuses and » Read more

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