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Video: Sri Lanka a happy hunting ground for the newly rich – Kunanayakam

“I’m here as I’m a Sri Lankan and I’m proud to be a Sri Lankan. I do not believe that separatism or partition is the answer for problems of the society. I’m convinced that the unity of all Sri Lankan ... Read more

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Of modern kings & henchmen (or peons?)

A large amount of data regarding the council of advisers to the President was revealed when the Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardene responded to a question posed in Parliament by JVP MP Anura Dissanayaka. Mr. Dissanayaka had asked ... Read more

Tuesday, 29 July 2014


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Relations with Venezuela are strong as solid stones – Xi Jinping

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The president of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, said relations with Venezuela are str...

Kabul Airport has been attacked

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Gunmen have staged an attack on Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan today (17th) morning. Acc...

Marshaling the Left in Turkey

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The 12th National Convention of Communist Party of Turkey (Marxist – Leninist) has been held in Turk...

Flyover in World Cup city collapses killing two

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A flyover under construction has collapsed in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil,...

Former French President arrested for illegal dealings

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France was in shock yesterday after Nicolas Sarkozy became the first former French president to be d...

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JVP opens office in Trincomalee

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The Trincomalee District office of the JVP was opened today (30th) morning. The Member of the Central Committee of the JVP and the General Secretary o...

Padeniya assaulted

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The President of Government Medical Officers’ Association Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya has been beaten up after he exchanged blows with another doctor say r...

Hudson skins the radio

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Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has decided to sell a 71 acre land belonging to it on a proposal by its Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe as a solution ...

Kumari Balasooriya’s statement a threat to President’s life

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No other president will be appointed as long as President Mahinda Rajapaksa lives and it is definite like the sun and the moon says the Governor for S...

State employees battered from all sides – Lal Kantha

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The state employee has become totally destitute and is hoping for a salary increase in relation to the ever increasing cost of living but the governme...

Wimal exits the 'saloon' door

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Two councilors of the NFF representing Uva Provincial Council crossed over to the UPFA and the UNP at the PC sessions held on 22nd May. Mr. Weerawansa...

Nominations called for ‘Uva’

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Nominations for Uva Provincial Council election will be accepted from tomorrow (30th) until 12.00 noon on 6th August states Elections Secretariat. A...

Anura leaves hospital

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JVP Leader Anura Dissanayaka who was being treated at Colombo National Hospital has been discharged from hospital a short while ago say reports. He ...

President’s Ramazan message

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The Muslim community of Sri Lanka join their brothers in faith the world over today, to mark the completion of the important period of fasting and rel...

Ramazan message of the JVP

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Let’s resolve to defend brotherhood and peace! Today (29th) is the ‘Ramazan’ day celebrated by Muslim devotees in Sri Lanka as well as those around t...

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Sri Lanka drew 2nd test but lose series

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A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. ...

South Africa win 1st test by 153 runs

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South Africa won the 1st test match that ended at Galle Cricket Stadium today (20th). Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel were the architects of the Proteas’ ...

Football superstars donate their World Cup prize money for charity

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Argentina meets Germany in Sunday's World Cup final

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Argentina will meet Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana in Brazil after winning a penalty shootout to eliminate the Netherlands. Af...

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The racketeer & the politician

According to latest news circulating in the country ten kilograms of heroin has been seized from Hikkaduwa area. The police say it is the largest haul of heroin seized from the South. It is as if a competition is being held just like competitions for ‘Super Star’, ‘Reality Star’ or ‘Mega Star’ to find a ‘Heroin Star’. Heroin is found not in ounces or grams but in kilos. The biggest haul of heroin seized in Asia was seized in Sri Lanka in August. It was a haul of 261 kilograms. The haul of heroin hidden in a consignment of tins of grease could be valued at Rs.15000 million revealed Customs. The controversial incident that came to light with this incident is the letter sent by a coordinating secretary of the Prime Minister to get the container containing heroin released from Customs. The letter forwarded on behalf of the Prime Minister had ...