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Top of the World ආදරණීය මතකය සමග පුංචි සෙලීන්…

The Colombo Post | 03 August 2017 06:24 pm

60, 70 දශකවල බිහිවුණු බටහිර ගීත අහන්න කැමති රසිකයන්ට Carpenters ලගෙ Top of the World ගීතය අමතක වෙන්න විදියක් නැහැ...

විද්‍යා ප්‍රබන්ධ සිනමාලෝලීන් වෙනුවෙන් Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Colombo Post | 29 July 2017 06:33 pm

විද්‍යා ප්‍රබන්ධ, ක්‍රියාදාම සිනමාලෝලීන් වෙනුවෙන් Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets ප්‍රංශ/ඉංග්‍රීසි චිත්‍රපටය මේ වනවිට මහජන ප්‍රදර්ශනයට කටයුතු The post විද්‍යා ප්‍රබන්ධ සිනමාලෝලීන් වෙනුවෙන් Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets appeared first on The Colombo Post | News Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka News | Hot News Sri Lanka...

The Limits of the Web in an Age of Communicative Capitalism

3mana | 29 July 2017 08:09 am

What has been the political impact of networked communications technologies? In the era of the occupy movement, the Arab Spring, Wikileaks and now the protests in Brazil and Turkey, many have celebrated the internet and social media’s central role in creating resistance movements...

Political – Economy of Sri Lanka

3mana | 15 July 2017 05:00 am

Link- Sathhanda Main 07>...

පියාගේ නාමකරණය (Name-of-the-Father) අහිමි වීමේ දුර්විපාක

3mana | 29 June 2017 01:18 am

නිද්‍රාවෙහි ගැලී සිටින්නකු සිහිනයෙන් වැස්සක් දකිමින් සිටී. නින්දෙන් අවදි වන ඔහු දකින්නේ වැස්ස සිහිනයක්ම පමණක් නොව එළියේ ද වහින බවය...

චීනයේ “The News Persons of the Year” සම්මානයට මෙරට තානාපතිවරයෙක්..

Meepura | 02 May 2017 01:15 am

චීනයේ කීර්තිමත් පුවත් සගරාවක් වන “Home and Abroad News Press” මගින් පසුගිය වසරේ  විවිධ ක්ෂේත්‍රයන් වලින් ගෝලීය සාමූහික සංවර්ධනය වෙනුවෙන් ක්‍රියා කල කැපී පෙනෙන පෞරෂයන් කිහිපයක් තෝරාගෙන තිබෙනවා...

Lenin in a Flat

3mana | 28 April 2017 02:30 am

On 22 April the whole world is celebrating the birth of a great son of the great Mother Russia. Your correspondent, certainly, couldn’t ignore the occasion. Here is the house where Vladimir Lenin lived before he did something that caused the whole world, in the spring, to mark the birth of the great son of the great country...

French Woman on streets buying a montage in hikkaduwa for her young lover

Lanka e Voice | 04 March 2017 12:21 pm

Marina is a french lady.” I have always inherited the bitter sorrow in my life. I’d love to go abroad>...

Japan Expo Sri Lanka ප්‍රදර්ශනය අද සිට

Lanka e Voice | 03 February 2017 12:15 am

‘Japan Expo Premier Sri Lanka 2017’ වෙළඳ ප්‍රදර්ශනය අද (03දා) සිට 5 වැනිදා දක්වා කොළඹ බණ්ඩාරනායක අනුස්මරණ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා>...

“Man in the Mirror” ගීතය

Lanka e Voice | 08 January 2017 01:48 pm

1988 Michael Jackson විසින් Bad සංගීත ඇල්බමය සඳහා ගැයූ “Man in the Mirror” ගීතය ලෝකයේම ඇගයීමට ලක්වූ ජනප්‍රිය ගීතයක්>...

Drunk Canada pilot arrested in cockpit before take-off

The Colombo Post | 01 January 2017 07:03 am

A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit has been arrested shortly before take-off in Canada. Two hours after his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have more than...>...

Australia, New Zealand usher in 2017

The Colombo Post | 31 December 2016 09:00 am

A massive fireworks display has lit up Sydney Harbour as Australia’s largest city ushered in 2017. Some 1.5 million revellers had been expected to turn out on the waterfront. Earlier,...>...

MR: Sri Lanka’s future will be decided in 2017

The Colombo Post | 30 December 2016 11:12 pm

The sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka and the fate of future generations would hang in the balance in 2017 under this increasingly dysfunctional government former President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Sportsmen, women knighted in New Year Honours list

The Colombo Post | 30 December 2016 11:12 pm

British tennis champion Andy Murray and athlete Mo Farah have been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson also becomes a Sir, while heptathlete...>...

President orders extension of forest cover in Wilpattu sanctuary

The Colombo Post | 30 December 2016 08:30 am

President Maithripala Sirisena directed the authorities to publish a gazette notification declaring the Wilpattu sanctuary and all forest reserves abutting it as a Wild Life Zones. The President at a....

Met Dept: North-East monsoon establishing over Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 30 December 2016 03:36 am

The North-East monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the country, Department of Meteorology said. Several spells of light showers will occur in the Eastern and Uva provinces and in the...>...

CV: Muslims not discriminated against in Northern Province

The Colombo Post | 28 December 2016 12:09 am

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has refuted an allegation made by Muslim leaders, that his administration is discriminating against the Muslims in the matter of post-war...

Bandula blames PM for intervening in share transactions

The Colombo Post | 28 December 2016 12:09 am

The Joint Opposition claimed, Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has collapsed to such an extent that it is even unable to pay employees’ wages.  Brokerage firms are continuing to close down...>...

Russian plane crash: First black box located in the sea

The Colombo Post | 27 December 2016 02:06 am

The flight data recorder of the Russian military airliner which crashed in the Black Sea on Sunday has been found, Russian officials say. It is the first “black box” to...>...

Snowden seeks help for SL family in Hong Kong

The Colombo Post | 26 December 2016 08:57 am

Whistleblower Edward Snowden made a Christmas request to his Twitter followers to help the refugee families living in Hong Kong that sheltered him after he left the US and while...>...

Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea near Sochi

The Colombo Post | 25 December 2016 01:06 am

A Russian military plane with 91 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea, Russia’s defence ministry says. The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from...>...

ISIS recruit was in Sri Lanka on missionary work

The Colombo Post | 23 December 2016 12:06 am

An ISIS recruit arrested in India had visited Sri Lanka allegedly on missionary work, the Times of India reported. Abid Khan, a 23-year-old Abid Khan resident of Bengaluru, lived in a...>...

Lanka home to world’s biggest and smallest scorpions

The Colombo Post | 23 December 2016 12:06 am

Scientists of the University of Peradeniya have found that Sri Lanka is home to the world’s largest and smallest species of scorpions. This finding has been made by a team of...>...

Tupac in rock hall of fame 20 years after death

The Colombo Post | 23 December 2016 12:06 am

Tupac Shakur is among those to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. The American rapper was selected on his first nomination, reflecting the continued...>...

Herath in ICC Test team of the year

The Colombo Post | 22 December 2016 04:30 am

Spin-wizard Rangana Herath was named in the ICC Test team of the year 2016 captained by Englishman Alastair Cook. He is the only Sri Lankan to be named in either...>...

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister holds talks in Bangladesh over Rohingya crisis

The Colombo Post | 22 December 2016 04:30 am

Indonesia’s foreign minister met Tuesday with Bangladesh’s prime minister and other officials in Dhaka to discuss the cross-border flight of Rohingya Muslims from neighboring Myanmar, and she visited refugee camps...

Youth Asia Cup: Sri Lanka qualify to meet India in final

The Colombo Post | 22 December 2016 02:03 am

Bangladesh were eliminated from the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup after they lost their rain-curtailed semifinal match against hosts Sri Lanka by 26 runs in Duckworth-Lewis method. Batting first on winning...>...

Sri Lanka news story international media was blind to

The Colombo Post | 22 December 2016 02:03 am

It was perhaps the biggest Sri Lanka related news story of the year that is about to end. It should have been picked up by the international media but unsurprisingly...>...

Japan extends full defence cooperation to Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 21 December 2016 06:42 pm

The Japanese Government has announced its full support to promote defence cooperation between Sri Lanka and Japan. Japanese Vice Minister for Defence Hiroyuki Miyasawa who is visiting the island gave....

Development (Special Provisions) draft bill in February

The Colombo Post | 21 December 2016 08:54 am

The Development (Special Provisions) draft bill is expected to be presented to the Parliament in February 2017, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama said on Wednesday...

‘Plastic rice’ seized in Nigeria

The Colombo Post | 21 December 2016 08:54 am

Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of “plastic rice” smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen, the customs service says. Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said the fake rice was intended...

Cabinet approves feasibility study for Solar Park in Siyambalanduwa

The Colombo Post | 21 December 2016 01:33 am

The Cabinet has approved a feasibility study for construction of a 100 Mw Solar Park in Siyambalanduwa, Monaragala. The proposal was submitted by Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith...>...

Obama bans oil drilling ‘permanently’ in millions of acres of ocean

The Colombo Post | 20 December 2016 08:39 pm

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the “vast majority” of US-owned northern waters. Mr Obama designated areas in the Arctic and Atlantic...

Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters’ Association holds AGM

The Colombo Post | 20 December 2016 08:39 pm

Felix A Fernando, Director, Omega Line Ltd was appointed as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) at its Annual General Meeting, held at Jaic Hilton...>...

Madras High Court bans Sharia courts in Tamil Nadu

The Colombo Post | 20 December 2016 03:30 am

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to ban all unauthorised ‘Sharia’ courts functioning on premises of mosques in the state while hearing a petition of...>...

Swadeshi Lanka Sathosa Lakshapai Wasana’ honor ‘Lanka Sathosa’ customers

The Colombo Post | 20 December 2016 03:30 am

This Christmas and New Year season offers all customers of Swadeshi products a chance to win Rs. 100,000/= cash gifts from Lanka Sathosa. An exciting promotion by The Swadeshi Industrial...>...

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

The Colombo Post | 19 December 2016 10:36 pm

A Turkish policeman has shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia’s involvement in Aleppo. The killer has been identified as Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22,...

Funeral of 11 who died in Jaffna accident held

The Colombo Post | 19 December 2016 10:21 am

The funerals of the 11 people who died in a major accident due to reckless driving by a driver took place on Monday. All of them were on a trip when...>...

India v England: Karun Nair makes 300 in fifth Test in Chennai

The Colombo Post | 19 December 2016 07:54 am

Karun Nair struck a triple century to send India to their highest Test score of 759-7 declared and the highest amassed by any team against England. Nair, playing in his...>...

Tamils suspect Natarajan had role in Jayalalithaa’s death

The Colombo Post | 19 December 2016 12:33 am

A day after moving the Supreme Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa Monday claimed that...>...

Immigration officials in talks with Trump aids to secure Australia-US refugee deal

The Colombo Post | 18 December 2016 12:03 am

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has said the Government has “every expectation” the incoming Donald Trump administration will support a refugee deal signed with President Obama. Ms Bishop’s comments...

Eleven people die in an accident in Jaffna

The Colombo Post | 17 December 2016 09:21 am

Eleven people have died and five were injured in an accident on Saturday day in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna. A van transporting a group of people on a trip from Colombo has...>...

These 13 Families Rule the World: The Shadow Forces Behind the NWO

Lanka e Voice | 17 December 2016 12:21 am

Alexander Light, Humans Are Free Waking Times Media The shadow forces behind the New World Order (NWO) are following a slow-paced agenda of>...

WB pledges USD 1,340 mn aid to Lanka

The Colombo Post | 16 December 2016 11:33 pm

The World Bank has pledged assistance worth US $ 1340 million to Sri Lanka which will be on a dual format, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. The Minister said the...>...

Malaysia, Sri Lanka call on nations to reject terrorism

The Colombo Post | 16 December 2016 01:30 am

Malaysia and Sri Lanka today have called on all nations to reject terrorism.  Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena were unanimous in their...>...

President invites Malaysian businesses to invest in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 15 December 2016 08:36 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena headed a business meeting, attended by businessmen and investors of Sri Lanka and Malaysia.  The meeting was held Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, with the objective of enhancing...

Five missing pilgrims in Sri Pada reserve rescued

The Colombo Post | 14 December 2016 12:30 am

Five pilgrims who went missing in the Nallathanni forest in the Sri Pada reserve on Monday were rescued by the Police Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday after they were...>...

IFJ demands action against Sri Lanka Navy chief

The Colombo Post | 14 December 2016 12:30 am

The International Federation of Journalists today demanded “immediate action” against Sri Lankan Navy chief who allegedly assaulted a journalist who was covering a strike by port workers in the country’s...

World Fast Chess Gold for Ehsha Pallie of Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 13 December 2016 10:03 pm

Ehsha Michela Pallie of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo has won the first place in the under 9 age group in Blitz (fast chess) at the 2016 World Schools Chess Championship concluded...>...

Sri Pada season begins

The Colombo Post | 13 December 2016 12:00 am

The annual Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) pilgrim season begins today. The pilgrimage season runs from Unduwap poya (December) to Wesak poya Festival (May), reaching its peak mid-season at Medin poya....>...

Tajikistan President arrives in SL

The Colombo Post | 12 December 2016 09:18 am

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon arrived in Sri Lanka this evening with a delegation of 12 officials including Tajikistani Foreign Minister for a three-day official visit. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived...

India v England: Ravichandran Ashwin seals series win in Mumbai

The Colombo Post | 11 December 2016 11:30 pm

England subsided to an innings-and-36-run defeat on the final day of the fourth Test in Mumbai as India swiftly sealed a series victory. Resuming on 182-6 – still 49 behind...>...

Delays in big corruption probes raise major questions

The Colombo Post | 10 December 2016 11:00 pm

Tuesday’s weekly meeting of ministers turned out to be stormy as a lengthy discussion ensued on Government’s inaction over investigations into major cases of bribery and corruption. Two ministers, vociferous...

ජාත්‍යන්තර මානව හිම්කම් සැමරුම 2016 සජීවි විකාශය (Live telecast of the 68th International Human Rights Day Commemoration)

Samabima | 09 December 2016 09:45 pm

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CID unable to get Interpol warrant on Lanka e news editor

The Colombo Post | 09 December 2016 02:54 am

The CID informed the Gampaha Magistrate on Friday that they cannot obtain an Interpol warrant on Lanka e-news editor Pradeep Sandaruwan Senadeera since charges have not yet been filed in...>...

Sri Lanka Navy proudly celebrates 66 anniversary

The Colombo Post | 09 December 2016 02:54 am

The 66th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy which claims for an unblemished and illustrious history falls today, on 09th December 2016. While performing its noble service and being the...>...

Sri Lanka to ink JV with Chinese firm to develop southern port

The Colombo Post | 08 December 2016 02:24 am

Sri Lanka will take part in a joint venture with China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited to develop a port in its south, where China has also been offered an...>...

London stock exchange group opens new tech hub in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 06 December 2016 01:24 am

The investment in Sri Lanka by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) technology facility is a clear example of the investment confidence foreign countries have on Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil...>...

New US Embassy in Colombo

The Colombo Post | 05 December 2016 10:57 pm

In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Sri Lanka, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Principal Deputy Director William Moser, alongside local officials,...

Russian envoy: Sri Lankan tourism should do more

The Colombo Post | 05 December 2016 10:57 pm

Russia’s Ambassador Alexander Karchava said Sri Lanka had been unable to attract Russian tourists despite two destinations that are favoured by them, Turkey and Egypt, becoming less attractive propositions of...

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in surprise resignation

The Colombo Post | 05 December 2016 12:54 am

John Key has announced that he will resign as prime minister of New Zealand, after eight years in the job, citing family reasons. Calling it “the hardest decision I’ve ever...>...

‘Pride of the Pacific’ trains new Sri Lankan marine corps

The Colombo Post | 05 December 2016 12:54 am

Camp Pendleton Marines wrapped up the first joint training mission with the newly created Sri Lankan marine corps last week, the latest sign of the U.S. military stepping up engagement...>...

Oakland fire: Dozens feared dead in club night blaze

The Colombo Post | 04 December 2016 12:24 am

Dozens of people are feared dead after a fire broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in Oakland, California. Authorities have confirmed nine deaths but say they are...>...

Kirialla: LG elections in old system if all parties agree

The Colombo Post | 03 December 2016 09:57 pm

The forthcoming Local Government elections could be held under the old preferential voting system if all political parties give their consent for it, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said....>...

PM: SL could play a role in regional development

The Colombo Post | 02 December 2016 09:27 pm

Sri Lanka’s future economic growth is not a threat to the region as it is playing a sub role in Asia’s development, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. “Sri Lanka which...>...

Sri Lankan auto-parts maker rides global demand wave

The Colombo Post | 02 December 2016 01:51 am

Across a brightly-lit factory floor in a free trade zone in Biyagama, a commercial town on the eastern fringes of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, workers in white baseball caps...>...

Angelo Mathews: Cricketer of the Year

The Colombo Post | 30 November 2016 08:27 pm

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been named as Cricketer of the Year 2015. T M Dilshan was voted Dialog People’s Player of the year 2016 at the Dialog Cricket...>...

More Chinese tourists expected to visit Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 30 November 2016 12:51 am

Chinese tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka are projected to grow by a further 10.2 percent in the coming six months, an official said here on Tuesday. Jameson Wong, Director Business...>...

if you are caught in the dream of the other you’re ruined.

3mana | 30 November 2016 12:39 am

 I am critical of Cuba not because I am anti-Communist but because I remain a Communist. We all remember the classic scene from cartoons: a cat walks over the precipice and magically goes on, floating in the air—it falls down only when it looks down and becomes aware that it has no ground under its feet...

Brazil football team in Colombia plane crash

The Colombo Post | 29 November 2016 12:21 am

A plane carrying 72 people, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Details are unclear but some reports...>...

Indian Navy chief in SL

The Colombo Post | 28 November 2016 02:18 am

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba arrived in Colombo on a five day bilateral visit aimed at consolidating and enhance the bilateral maritime security relations between India and Sri Lanka....>...

Another suspect arrested in Ankumbura shooting

The Colombo Post | 28 November 2016 02:18 am

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting incident which left one man dead and another injured in Ankumbura last week. The suspect was apprehended by a team...>...

Trump claims millions voted illegally in presidential poll

The Colombo Post | 27 November 2016 09:24 pm

US President-elect Donald Trump has asserted he won the popular vote on 8 November “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally”. The Republican, who won the all-important...>...

Mendis, Tharanga steer Sri Lanka to title

The Colombo Post | 27 November 2016 06:57 pm

Sri Lanka followed a clinical display in the field with steady middle-order batting to chase down 161 with 75 balls to spare and complete a convincing six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe...>...

Euromonitor: Bright future for tourism in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 26 November 2016 01:18 am

A report into Sri Lanka’s tourism has confirmed that the Indian Ocean island currently offers some of the region’s best opportunities for investment. The report – produced by Euromonitor International...

Lanka e News කතුවරයාට එරෙහිව රතු වරෙන්තුවක් නිකුත් කළ නොහැකියි !

Meepura | 25 November 2016 07:24 pm

අද (25) ගම්පහ ප්‍රධාන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් කවින්ද්‍රා නානායක්කාර මහත්මිය, ලංකා ඊ නිවුස් කර්තෘ සඳරුවන් සේනාධීර මහතාට එරෙහිව, අධිකරණයට අපහාස කළා යැයි මැදහත් පාර්ශ්වයකගේ (Intervening Party) ඉල්ලීම මත අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා රතු වරෙන්තුවක් නිකුත් කළාය...

NIA: IRF funded Indian IS recruits’ trip to Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 25 November 2016 08:09 am

In a probe being carried out by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), alleged Islamic State (IS) recruit Ashfaque Majeed’s father has revealed that Arshi Qureshi, guest manager with the Zakir...

International arrest warrant issued for Lanka e news editor

The Colombo Post | 25 November 2016 08:09 am

The Gamapaha Chief Magistrate on Friday issued an international arrest warrant on Lankaenews editor Sandaruwan Senadheera for alleged contempt of court. The warrant is to be executed through the Interpol...

Sri Lanka fined for slow over rate against West Indies

The Colombo Post | 24 November 2016 07:39 am

Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against the West Indies in the fifth match of the tri-nation series in Bulawayo on Wednesday.  Javagal Srinath of the...>...

ACJU: Some engaged in anti-Muslim campaigns

The Colombo Post | 24 November 2016 02:45 am

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) said on Thursday, some elements were actively engaged in continuous anti-Muslim campaigns which would induce racism and disrupt the prevailing peace and coexistence...

Sri Lanka bans use of young elephants for work

The Colombo Post | 24 November 2016 12:18 am

Sri Lanka unveiled tougher laws Wednesday, including a ban on using young elephants for logging and other physical work, as part of a crackdown on cruelty to domesticated wild animals....>...

Omega Line conducts ‘Sahanodayata Dawasak’ in 34 children’s and elders’ homes

The Colombo Post | 23 November 2016 02:15 am

Omega Line Ltd, Sandalankawa a leading export oriented garment factory in Sri Lanka engaged in a massive CSR program branded as ‘Sahanodayata Dawasak’ spending over three million rupees. The company...

FM: Sri Lanka’s position on Palestine has not changed

The Colombo Post | 22 November 2016 09:21 pm

Decision to abstain from voting on a recent UNESCO resolution, ignoring Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, is by no means a change of Sri Lanka’s position...>...

Mano: People in North can celebrate ‘Heroes Day’ without mentioning LTTE

The Colombo Post | 22 November 2016 09:21 pm

People in the North could celebrate Maaveerar Naal (Heroes Day) without mentioning the name of the LTTE, as it was a proscribed organisation, National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Minister...

Nineteen year old killed, 7 injured in road accident

The Colombo Post | 22 November 2016 01:45 am

A 19-year-old pillion rider was killed and seven others including a motorcyclist and a van driver were injured in a collision between a van and a double cab at Kegalle....>...

12,10 hour water cuts in several areas

The Colombo Post | 22 November 2016 01:45 am

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that a 12 hour water cut will be imposed Tuesday, from 10.00am to 10.00pm in several areas. Matagoda, Kerawalapitiya, Dikowita, Elapara, Uswetakeiyawa,...

Why did Jewish international bankers ( Rothschilds ) loan Adolf Hitler the money he needed to create a World War ?

Lanka e Voice | 21 November 2016 02:18 pm

This is a loaded question. You’re making the assumption that Hitler created a war. Maybe i can shine some light>...

UNHRC orders Sri Lanka to compensate Canadian torture victim

The Colombo Post | 21 November 2016 01:15 am

A Toronto man who was imprisoned and tortured while visiting Sri Lanka must be compensated for the alleged abuses he suffered, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has ruled. The...>...

India train crash: Scores killed in derailment near Kanpur

The Colombo Post | 20 November 2016 12:45 am

At least 91 people have been killed after 14 carriages of an Indian express train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh state, police say. The incident took place on the Indore-Patna...>...

MPs urge Modi to summon Sri Lankan envoy to convey protest

The Colombo Post | 19 November 2016 12:15 am

Terming the Sri Lankan navy’s alleged firing on Indian fishermen as an extremely serious and disturbing incident, AIADMK MPs on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to...>...

SC upholds right to sing National Anthem in Tamil

The Colombo Post | 18 November 2016 04:39 am

A fundamental rights case filed by V. S. Sudath Perera, M. P. Asiri Soysa and G. A. Don Premarathna challenging the legality of the playing of the National Anthem in...>...

Rajapakse: 32 Sri Lankans have joined IS in Syria

The Colombo Post | 18 November 2016 02:12 am

Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakse said, 32 Sri Lankans, belonging to four families, have joinined the Islamic State (IS) movement in Syria.  Speaking in Parliament during the budget debate on...>...

Sri Lanka’s new envoy to UK presents credentials to the Queen

The Colombo Post | 17 November 2016 09:03 am

Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Amari Mandika Wijewardene presented her Letter of Credentials to Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham.....

12 hour water cut in several areas of Colombo on Saturday

The Colombo Post | 17 November 2016 09:03 am

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that a 12 hour water cut will affect several areas including Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount Laivnia and Kaduwela from 9.00am to 9.00pm on Saturday...>...

Australia and UK open new Visa Application Centre in Colombo

The Colombo Post | 17 November 2016 09:03 am

The High Commissioners of Australia and the UK to Sri Lanka formally inaugurated VFS Global’s new Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Colombo on Thursday.  The new VAC is located in...>...

JO to file action in Supreme Court against Debt Office

The Colombo Post | 15 November 2016 03:09 am

The joint opposition said it would file action in the Supreme Court with regard to the budget proposal to set up an Independent Debt Office at the General Treasury. MP...>...

ICC: US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

The Colombo Post | 15 November 2016 03:09 am

There is a “reasonable basis” to believe that U.S. soldiers and intelligence agents committed the war crimes of torture and rape in Afghanistan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal....

President: Archives of poetry to preserve the creations of poets

The Colombo Post | 15 November 2016 03:09 am

President Maithripala Sirisena says he will set up an Archive for poets to preserve the creations, photos and handwriting of the poets who awakened the country and the nation with...>...

Sri Lanka steamroll Zimbabwe on green track

The Colombo Post | 14 November 2016 10:15 pm

Sent in to bat on a green and slightly damp Harare surface, Zimbabwe lasted only 41.3 overs, leaving Sri Lanka a target of 155 that they chased down breezily courtesy...>...

Soukupova: Serious reporting is challenging in competitive media markets

The Colombo Post | 12 November 2016 01:39 am

Serious and responsible reporting is challenging in competitive media markets where news is often led by sensationalism, Libuse Soukupova, Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to...

Jessica Chastain to star as Painkiller Jane in comic adaptation

The Colombo Post | 12 November 2016 01:39 am

Jessica Chastain will make her comic book debut playing Painkiller Jane in the film adaptation of the graphic novel series. The Oscar-nominated actress will also team up with Lotus Entertainment...>...

LHI Wins GOLD in NCE Awards for Service Exports

The Colombo Post | 11 November 2016 03:36 am

Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd (LHI) cherishing its over 30 years of continuing service in country’s export sector, has won Gold in the recently concluded 24th annual NCE Export Awards Ceremony....>...

Sri Lanka World Carom Champions

The Colombo Post | 11 November 2016 03:36 am

Sri Lankan men’s carrom team under the captaincy of Chamil Cooray emerged champions at the 7th World Carrom Championship 2016 defeating India in the final played at Birmingham, UK. The...>...

Men in blue keep red-shirts at bay, business as usual at M’kini

Meepura | 05 November 2016 05:30 am

The road leading to the Malaysiakini office in Petaling Jaya looked like a conflict zone as scores of police vehicles and personnel, including those decked in anti-riot gear, stood guard. The heavy police presence managed to deter the red-shirt protesters from holding a demonstration directly outside the news portal’s office this afternoon...

Chinese Dragon Café opens in Nawala.

The Colombo Post | 31 October 2016 09:09 pm

Chinese Dragon Café (Pvt) Ltd the leading Chinese restaurant in Sri Lanka opened its seventh branch under its branch network expanding program at No.186, Nawala Road, Nawala. The spacious new...>...

Kudu Roshan’s relative shot dead in Wadduwa

The Colombo Post | 31 October 2016 04:00 am

A 59-year-old man said to be a close relative of ‘Kudu Roshan’ who was recently arrested on charges of masterminding the Mattakkuliya quadruple killing was shot dead at the Wadduwa...>...

PM: Sri Lanka will go to new tea markets

The Colombo Post | 31 October 2016 04:00 am

There might be fundamental changes to economy, when the South is industrialised, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.The Prime Minister made this remark at the Annual General Meeting of the Sri.....

Army to return more lands in the North

The Colombo Post | 29 October 2016 10:36 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena will announce the release of the another 454 acres of land from the present Palali Army Cantonment area in the Thelippalai Divisional Secretariat area during his visit.....

WTA Finals: Dominika Cibulkova to face Angelique Kerber in decider

The Colombo Post | 29 October 2016 10:36 pm

Debutante Dominika Cibulkova will meet world number one Angelique Kerber in Sunday’s final at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The Slovak showed great determination to beat Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-6...

World’s first painted film debuts in London

The Colombo Post | 29 October 2016 12:33 am

The world’s first ever fully painted film, Loving Vincent, is set to preview in London after five years in the making. Digital animation and computers have been shunned to explore...>...

Handunnetti: Study plunder, cover up of public wealth in COPE report

The Colombo Post | 29 October 2016 12:33 am

COPE Chairman and JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti, in his note with regard to the report on the Central Bank bond scam, urged the people, students and professionals to study it...>...

16 hour water cut in several areas on Sunday

The Colombo Post | 28 October 2016 02:30 am

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that a 16 hour water cut will be imposed on Sunday from 8.00am to 12.00 midnight in several areas, due to urgent...>...

World’s largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

The Colombo Post | 28 October 2016 12:03 am

Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57 million sq km...>...

62 students of Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya in hospital

The Colombo Post | 27 October 2016 06:54 am

Sixty two students from Grades 6, 7 and 8 of the Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya at Hettimulla in Kegalle, were admitted to the Kegalle Hospital on Thursday as a result of...>...

Cabinet approves by-pass in Battaramulla

The Colombo Post | 26 October 2016 11:33 pm

A proposal, which had been made for the construction of by-pass road from the Polduwa junction, Battaramulla to the Udumulla Junction via Suhurupaya was approved by the Cabinet, Cabinet Co-Spokesman.....

International sports exhibition in SL

The Colombo Post | 26 October 2016 11:33 pm

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara has received Cabinet Approval for the proposed International Sports Workshop, Exhibition and Carnival to be held at Galle Face for two days next year. The two-day.....

Met Dept: No direct impact to Sri Lanka from cyclone KYANT

The Colombo Post | 26 October 2016 03:57 am

There will be no direct effect on Sri Lanka from Cyclone KYANT’, the Met. Department said on Wednesday.   The deep depression in the Central Bay of Bengal has developed...>...

Speaker addresses the IPU Assembly in Geneva

The Colombo Post | 26 October 2016 03:57 am

Leading a high-level Sri Lankan Parliamentary delegation to the 135th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) being held from 23-27 October in Geneva, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, addressed the General Debate...

CCD identifies suspects in Mattakkuliya shooting

The Colombo Post | 24 October 2016 02:57 am

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has identified the suspects involved in the Mattakkuliya shooting which killed four and critically injured three on Sunzday. Police said seven individuals were admitted to...

Actress Shailene Woodley ‘tells the truth’ of her arrest

The Colombo Post | 21 October 2016 11:30 pm

Shailene Woodley has written an article “telling the truth” about her arrest for protesting against the Dakota oil pipeline. In a statement published in Time magazine, the 24-year old actress explained...

Phone details reveal Sgt Maj was at home at the time of incident

The Colombo Post | 21 October 2016 11:30 pm

The CID has found that the retired Army Intelligence Unit Sergeant Major Ilandarige Edirisinghe Jayammane who was found with a suicide note confessing to the killing of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha...

President’s consent must for forest clearing in future

The Colombo Post | 20 October 2016 11:00 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would introduce a new circular which would require those involved in forest clearing and earth moving to seek his consent in addition to those...>...

India offers solar plant in Trincomalee

The Colombo Post | 20 October 2016 03:24 am

A month after Sri Lanka decided to scrap a coal power project involving the NTPC, in Trincomalee, India has offered to build a solar power plant in the port town....>...

Indian Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka this weekend

The Colombo Post | 20 October 2016 03:24 am

Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar is to visit Sri Lanka with a business delegation this weekend, to promote Indian business and investment in the island nation in accordance with the Narendra...>...

Lanka seeks health investment from Qatar

The Colombo Post | 17 October 2016 04:21 am

Sri Lanka is exploring the possibility of attracting investments from Qatari entrepreneurs and government agencies in its health sector, island nation’s Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne said in Doha...

China, Sri Lanka vow to deepen cooperation

The Colombo Post | 17 October 2016 01:54 am

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, vowing to deepen bilateral pragmatic cooperation within the Belt and Road framework. The two leaders met on.....

President: Sri Lanka committed to set up BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Center

The Colombo Post | 16 October 2016 11:27 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated the commitment of the government to establish a BIMSTEC Center for Technology Transfer Facility to contribute to the collective drive for economic advancement...

Kaveesha Ayeshani killed in accident

The Colombo Post | 16 October 2016 01:24 am

Actress Kaveesha Ayeshani was killed when her car collided with a bus at Jubilee Post, Nugegoda on Sunday morning, Police said. The 24-year-old was driving the car when the accident...>...

China, Sri Lanka vow to enhance legislative cooperation

The Colombo Post | 15 October 2016 12:54 am

Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang held talks with the Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Karu Jayasuriya on Friday, calling for enhanced parliamentary cooperation between the two countries. Zhang, chairman...

Three hour dragnet in WP captures 280 wanted people

The Colombo Post | 15 October 2016 12:54 am

Police nabbed 280 wanted criminals and other offenders during the special operation it conducted within the Western Province on Thursday night, police headquarters said. Western Province Senior DIG Nandana Munasinghe...

Germany extends full cooperation to Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 15 October 2016 12:54 am

The Government of Germany will extend its full cooperation to Sri Lankan government in its endeavours to achieve the set development goals under good governance, Ambassador of Germany to Sri...>...

Sports Ministry to fund swimming pools in each district

The Colombo Post | 14 October 2016 02:51 am

The Ministry of Sports will provide funding for the construction of swimming pools in each District as part of sports development in the country in line with the 2020 vision...>...

AMW: Renault cars in Sri Lanka not defective

The Colombo Post | 14 October 2016 02:51 am

The sole agents of Renault cars Associated Motor Ways (AMW) says that the recall initiated by the French carmaker Renault SA will not affect the cars sold in Sri Lanka. ...>...

Sri Lanka eyes US$3.5b tourism boom

The Colombo Post | 12 October 2016 04:18 am

Sri Lanka aims to make a record US$3.5 billion (RM14.5 billion) from tourism this year on the back of its improved rights record under a new government after years of...>...

Leading the Middle East Into the Future

The Colombo Post | 12 October 2016 04:18 am

New technologies are emerging so rapidly that societies in the Middle East are now having trouble coping with their impact. By affecting everything from the nature of work to what...>...

World Export Development Forum begins in Colombo

The Colombo Post | 12 October 2016 01:51 am

The globally anticipated and represented World Export Development Forum 2016 (WEDF 2016) begins in Colombo with the aim of boosting trade in Sri Lanka.  This is the first time Sri...>...

Spielberg and Alibaba in global movie tie-up

The Colombo Post | 11 October 2016 01:21 am

China’s Alibaba Pictures has teamed up with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners to co-operate on the production and distribution of films across China and the US. “We can bring more of...

Free education movement in South Africa

Lanka e Voice | 10 October 2016 01:39 am

An unprecedented movement of student activism has been sweeping South African university campuses and cities. And this is because of>...

Sri Lanka says it did not boycott SAARC summit

The Colombo Post | 07 October 2016 11:51 pm

Sri Lanka did not pull out of the SAARC summit, the country only expressed regret that the prevailing environment in the region was not conducive to hold the event, Sri...>...

Mercedes-Benz May Jump Into Formula E in 2018

The Colombo Post | 06 October 2016 03:45 am

In just the latest sign that Formula E racing is finally elbowing its way into the mainstream,Mercedes-Benz is expressing an interest in joining Formula E for the 2018/2019 season. The...>...

RTIA office in Battaramulla

The Colombo Post | 06 October 2016 01:18 am

The government is to establish a special office to disseminate information on the Right to Information Act (RTIA) in Battaramulla, Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilake said “This...

Silence in the Courts | උසාවිය නිහඬයි |

Dinamina | 04 October 2016 10:15 am

Author(s): නලින් දිල්රුක්ෂ a film by Prasanna Vithanage මෙරට මහත් ආන්දෝලනයකට ලක් වූ පුවතක් පාදක කර ගනිමින් ප්‍රසන්න විතානගේ නිර්මාණය කරන ලද අර්ධ වෘත්තාන්ත සිනමා නිර්මාණයක් වන ‘උසාවිය නිහඬයි’  (Slent in the court)   චිත්‍රපටයේ මාධ්‍ය දැක්ම අද (04)   කොළඹ රීගල් සිනමාහලේ දී පැවැත්විණ...

No increase in electricity tariffs

The Colombo Post | 04 October 2016 12:18 am

electricity tariffs will not be increased under any circumstances.  The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka usually receives the tariff proposal by Ceylon Electricity Board and reviews it in accordance...

GL : Sri Lanka should attend SAARC

The Colombo Post | 02 October 2016 09:21 pm

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs G. L. Peiris said that Sri Lanka should certainly attend the SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan when the new dates were announced. He said the...>...

PM: Invest in SL to take advantage of emerging financial hub

The Colombo Post | 02 October 2016 09:06 am

Sri Lankans should be united no matter where they live in the world,Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe mentioned this when he met Sri Lankans living in Auckland, New Zealand. He said...>...

Robin Williams’ dementia like ‘terrorist in his brain’, wife reveals

The Colombo Post | 01 October 2016 11:18 pm

Robin Williams’ widow has revealed that a little-known disease he was suffering from when he died was like a “terrorist within his brain”. The Oscar-winning actor took his own life...>...

Nimali, Ishara set new Sri Lanka records in Jaffna

The Colombo Post | 01 October 2016 11:18 pm

Sri Lanka’s champion middle distance runner Nimali Liyanarachchi set a new Sri Lanka record while national pole vaulter Ishara Sandaruwan renewed his own Sri Lanka record on the third day...>...

NZ, Sri Lanka commit to strengthening relationship

The Colombo Post | 01 October 2016 01:15 am

Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will establish a diplomatic post in Sri Lanka, and welcomed news that Sri Lanka will establish a post in New Zealand....>...

Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italy

The Colombo Post | 30 September 2016 03:12 am

Italian police have recovered two famous Van Gogh paintings stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002, officials say. The Van Gogh museum in the city said the works were recovered...>...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nissanka Senadipathi, six others appear in court

The Colombo Post | 30 September 2016 12:45 am

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nissanka Senadipathi and six others appeared in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court over the inquiry conducted under the Corruption charges filed by the Bribery Commission...

National Sports Festival in Jaffna : WP wins 91 golds on opening day

The Colombo Post | 30 September 2016 12:45 am

For the first time in the history of the North, the 42nd National Sports Festival began at the Alfred Duraiappah Stadium, Jaffna. The Olympic lamp was on Thursday, lit by...>...

CEB engineers warn of blackouts in 2017

The Colombo Post | 30 September 2016 12:45 am

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) engineers warned that if the government did not go ahead with the Sampur coal fired power plant the country would have to face blackouts in 2017...>...

One in four Sri Lankan households own a computer

The Colombo Post | 29 September 2016 02:42 am

n 2015, at least one computer is available in 24 percent of households of the country, a survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics shows. “That is about...>...

Pakistan says SAARC summit in November

The Colombo Post | 29 September 2016 02:42 am

Unfazed by the decision of India and three other SAARC member nations not to participate in the grouping’s summit in Islamabad, Pakistan said it would go ahead with the event...>...

Sitharaman: ETCA has to be negotiated in great detail

The Colombo Post | 27 September 2016 11:45 pm

ETCA has to be negotiated in great detail, addressing all issues of concern to each of the two parties to the satisfaction of both. India’s Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. India...>...

Minor earth tremor in Galle

The Colombo Post | 26 September 2016 11:15 pm

A minor earth tremor had been experienced in Galle area on Tuesday morning, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said the tremor had been...>...

Eighteen injured in two accidents

The Colombo Post | 24 September 2016 10:15 pm

Nine persons including 6 women were injured and hospitalized following a head-on collision involving two vans near the Badulla Police Station on the Bandarawela-Badulla main road on Sunday. Preliminary inquiries...

Demonstration in Jaffna

The Colombo Post | 24 September 2016 10:00 am

Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils led by Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran today staged a demonstration in Jaffna to highlight issues faced by the minority community in the...>...

Kerry: US encouraged by steps Sri Lanka is taking on reconciliation

The Colombo Post | 22 September 2016 01:39 am

United States highly appreciates and admires the direction of the new government of Sri Lanka, and extended every possible assistance towards the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said....>...

Krishnamoorthy: Sri Lanka, India working toward ETCA

The Colombo Post | 21 September 2016 03:36 am

Sri Lanka and India are working towards signing an Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), and discussions are on for the purpose, a top Sri Lankan official said. “For example,...>...

US Millennium Challenge Corporation to assist Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 21 September 2016 03:36 am

The United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has selected Sri Lanka for its Threshold Programme, under which assistance will be provided for selected projects. The MCC Chief Executive Officer, Dana...

Waiting For Justice: Disappearances & Attacks on Media in Sri Lanka- Freddy Gamage

Meepura | 21 September 2016 12:09 am

Dear solidarity friends, you all have helped us in many ways to make some positive changes in Sri Lanka. Please do constructively engage with the Government of Sri Lanka, to consolidate and to bring more needed reforms...

DIG Vass, wife, son, 5 others indicted in abduction case

The Colombo Post | 19 September 2016 05:03 am

The Colombo High Court served indictments on eight suspects, including former DIG Vass Gunawardena in connection with abducting and assaulting a student of SLIIT in 2009. Colombo High Court Judge...>...

Kim Kardashian lets it all hang out in black dress

The Colombo Post | 18 September 2016 02:06 am

Kim Kardashian is becoming the master of wearing clothes that pretty much leave her naked. The mother-of-two has worked hard to get her body in shape, so it’s no real...>...

Deadly attack on Indian base in Kashmir

The Colombo Post | 18 September 2016 02:06 am

Militants have attacked an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least 17 soldiers, the army says. Four of the attackers were killed, an army officer told the BBC. Carrying...>...

PM: Sri Lanka cannot move forward with racism

The Colombo Post | 18 September 2016 02:06 am

Sri Lanka cannot move forward by inciting racism, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said. The Prime Minister who joined to open the administrative building of the Jaffna District Secretariat said that all...

At least 29 wounded in New York City explosion

The Colombo Post | 17 September 2016 11:39 pm

At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in the Chelsea district of New York City, officials say. The cause of the blast late on Saturday remains unclear....>...

PM hires US company to make Sri Lanka a vibrant social market economy

The Colombo Post | 17 September 2016 11:39 pm

The troubled national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, where a head-on battle is under way between the management and the pilots, has received further life support again. This is after Treasury funding...>...

Sri Lanka to prohibit destructive fishing gear

The Colombo Post | 17 September 2016 11:24 am

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said Sri Lanka would prohibit destructive fishing gear and introduce an effective fisheries management system through vessel monitoring and enforcement of relevant laws...

Aryasinha: Sri Lanka has ‘significantly’ benefited by engaging with UN Systems

The Colombo Post | 16 September 2016 01:06 am

Sri Lanka told the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), that constructive engagement with the Special Procedures and the UN system as a whole has benefitted Sri...>...

Arjuna calls PM to Probe Sri Lanka Olympic representatives

The Colombo Post | 15 September 2016 03:03 am

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain and now a minister, Arjuna Ranatunga has urged Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe to appoint a committee to probe the individuals who attended the recent Rio...>...

26 injured in accident on Southern Expressway

The Colombo Post | 15 September 2016 03:03 am

At least 26 people including 12 men and 14 women were injured when a bus heading to Matara from Kottawa crashed into a lorry parked on the Southern Expressway on...>...

Lankan saved from deportation jailed over sex attack in UK

The Colombo Post | 15 September 2016 03:03 am

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker who was allowed to remain in Britain after an MP campaigned for him to stay is finally facing deportation after being jailed for a sex...>...

Bollywood films dubbed in Spanish for new US TV channel

The Colombo Post | 14 September 2016 02:33 am

An Indian media company has launched a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the United States, in an effort to woo Latino audiences. Zee Entertainment Enterprises said its entire catalogue of...>...

Suspected war criminals including SL living freely in UK

The Colombo Post | 13 September 2016 02:03 am

Scores of suspected war criminals involved in bloody conflicts in Sri Lanka, Libya, Afghanistan, Rwanda and Serbia seeking to live in Britain escaped deportation thanks to a series of blunders,...>...

CMC says TB spreading in Colombo

The Colombo Post | 12 September 2016 11:36 pm

Tuberculosis (TB) which is an airborne disease is spreading in some parts of the Colombo City, Colombo Municipality’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijemuni said. He said on Tuesday, areas...>...

My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family

Iskuruppu Ane | 10 September 2016 05:51 am

My brother Evan was born female. He came out as transgender 16 years ago but never stopped wanting to have a baby. This spring>...

Kelani Cables PLC trains electrical technicians in Kilinochchi

The Colombo Post | 10 September 2016 12:33 am

Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables provided knowledge in electrical wire manufacturing to over 50 electrical technicians of Kilinochchi. These electrical technicians...

Two charged with assault on Sri Lankan envoy

The Colombo Post | 09 September 2016 02:30 am

Two men were charged in the Sepang Sessions Court today with rioting and causing hurt on Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Malaysia Ibrahim Sahib Ansar on Sunday. Businessman A. Kalaimughilan,...>...

North Korea claims success in fifth nuclear test

The Colombo Post | 09 September 2016 02:30 am

North Korea says it has successfully carried out its fifth nuclear test. The announcement on state media came hours after a seismic event was detected near its nuclear test site....>...

President: Media should not ridicule the concept of reconciliation

The Colombo Post | 02 September 2016 03:54 am

President Maithripala Sirisena said the media should not mock or ridicule a noble concept like reconciliation as that would give a wrong interpretation about a positive concept to the younger...>...

US Open 2016: Andy Murray and Dan Evans join Edmund in third round

The Colombo Post | 02 September 2016 03:54 am

Andy Murray and Dan Evans joined Kyle Edmund in the third round of the US Open, making it the first time since 1968 that three British men have gone that...>...

Explosion at SpaceX launch site in US

The Colombo Post | 01 September 2016 08:18 am

There has been an explosion on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, where the aerospace company SpaceX was readying an unmanned rocket for launch. The cause of the...>...

UNSG: Young people should participate in peace making process

The Colombo Post | 01 September 2016 08:18 am

All young people  should be able to participate in peace making process to ensure sustainable social justice especially in countries like Sri Lanka that are recovering from conflict, UN Secretary-General...

Envoy: China won’t allow Colombo Financial City project to spoil Sino-Sri Lanka relations

The Colombo Post | 01 September 2016 03:24 am

The Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka ,Yi Xianliang, has said that the Colombo Financial City to be built by Chinese firms, will be a transparent commercial venture in which companies...>...

Employers in Sweden introduce six-hour work day

Lanka e Voice | 01 September 2016 01:45 am

Some companies in Sweden are moving to a six-hour working day in a bid to increase productivity and make people happier.>...

Trump and the Triumph of Global Capitalism

3mana | 31 August 2016 02:42 am

Roger Ebert once said that a film is as good as its villain. Does this mean that the forthcoming U.S. elections will be good since the “bad guy” (Donald Trump) is almost an ideal villain? Yes, but in a very problematic sense...

Wigneswaran sidelined in itinerary for Ban Ki-moon’s visit

The Colombo Post | 31 August 2016 12:27 am

The United Nations, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lankan government have combined to sideline Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran in the itinerary drawn up for...

England breaks SL’s record for highest score in ODI

The Colombo Post | 31 August 2016 12:27 am

England posted the highest ever one-day international total as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge to secure a series victory. Alex Hales struck a record 171 and...>...

Gunasekara: Wimal planned to build bridge connecting India and Lanka

The Colombo Post | 31 August 2016 12:27 am

A proposal to build a bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka was proposed in the “National Physical Guidelines 2011” which was prepared by the Ministry of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa,...>...

Solheim claims of gaining ‘valuable lessons’ as peace negotiator in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 31 August 2016 12:27 am

The new head of the United Nations environment agency, Erik Solheim, says that he had gained valuable lessons, including the importance of dialogue and compromise while serving as a negotiator...>...

Sri Lanka crowned Cup Champions

The Colombo Post | 29 August 2016 01:54 am

Sri Lanka proved their superiority in the Asian Schools Under 18 Seven-a-side rugby tournament when they beat top contenders and host nation Chinese Taipei by 10 points (2 tries) to...>...

Taranjit Sandhu to be India’s next envoy to Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 28 August 2016 01:24 am

Taranjit Singh Sandhu will be the next Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka succeeding Y.K. Sinha who has completed his term. An old Sri Lanka hand, Sandhu was Political Counselor...>...

Chandrika Wijeyaratne wins International Excellence in Endocrinology Award

The Colombo Post | 28 August 2016 01:24 am

The Endocrine Society announced it has selected 14 leaders in the endocrinology field as winners of the organization’s prestigious 2017 Laureate Awards. Chandrika Wijeyaratne, DM, has been awarded with –...

Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 26 August 2016 02:51 am

Angelia Ong, the winner of the Miss Earth 2015 pageant will arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday. She will be here on a special invitation by TV Derana and she...>...

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya

The Colombo Post | 25 August 2016 02:21 am

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal – personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya. The “Aloka Pooja” was carried out under the...

Mathews: Mendis the ‘future’ of Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 24 August 2016 11:54 pm

He has been an international cricketer for barely nine months, and has only played as many ODIs, but great expectations are already being thrust upon Kusal Mendis. Sri Lanka captain...>...

Earthquake leaves at six dead in central Italy

The Colombo Post | 23 August 2016 11:24 pm

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least six people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76...>...

SL to get malaria free certification from WHO in September

The Colombo Post | 22 August 2016 05:45 am

Sri Lanka is malaria free since October 2012, and will get malaria free certification from WHO in September, Dr. Palitha Mahipala said. Sri Lanka has steadily reduced the number of...>...

Driver keeps President waiting as guards grow tense in Tirupati

The Colombo Post | 22 August 2016 03:18 am

A major security lapse came to the fore during the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to Tirumala, the Hindustan Times reported. He was forced to wait for 12 minutes for his...>...

Prince death: Powerful drugs found in singer’s home ‘were mislabelled’

The Colombo Post | 22 August 2016 03:18 am

Pills seized from the home of singer Prince contained the dangerously powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl but were mislabelled, according to reports. Speaking to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, officials investigating the...

Sirisena cracks the whip; bites the bullet, risks splitting Party

The Colombo Post | 21 August 2016 12:21 am

After the religious rituals ended on Nikini Poya day (on Wednesday August 17), President Maithripala Sirisena, who was at his Paget Road residence found time to read the day’s newspapers....>...

Scores killed in Turkey wedding blast

The Colombo Post | 21 August 2016 12:21 am

An explosion at an outdoor wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 30 people and injured 94 more, the region’s governor says. The Turkish...>...

Mass brawl in Bangladesh over TV soap Kiranmala

The Colombo Post | 19 August 2016 09:24 pm

An argument about a popular TV drama in Bangladesh erupted into a mass brawl involving hundreds of people, with 15 people badly injured, police say. Villagers in Habiganj district had...>...

All Blacks hotel room in Sydney ‘bugged’

The Colombo Post | 19 August 2016 09:24 pm

New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before a match against Australia. The New Zealand Herald reported that a “sophisticated”...>...

UN admits role in Haiti’s deadly cholera outbreak

The Colombo Post | 18 August 2016 11:21 pm

The UN has finally acknowledged it played a role in an outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010 that has since killed about 10,000 people in the country. Scientific studies...>...

Rio Olympics 2016: US women drop baton in sprint relay

The Colombo Post | 18 August 2016 11:06 am

The United States will be missing from the women’s Olympic 4x100m relay final after a disastrous error in the heats. A mix-up between Allyson Felix and English Gardner ended the...>...

Four elephants killed in train accident

The Colombo Post | 17 August 2016 12:48 am

Four elephants and a calf were killed when the Colombo bound Thaleimannar Express train crashed into them near Karadikulam, Chettikulam, the Railway Control Room said. They were killed around 11.00...>...

Sri Lanka prepares to procure combat aircraft

The Colombo Post | 16 August 2016 02:45 am

The Sri Lankan government is preparing to issue a request for information (RFI) in support of a programme to procure multirole combat aircraft, IHS Jane’s news agency reported. The programme,...>...

Rio Olympics 2016: Shaunae Miller wins 400m gold in thrilling finish

The Colombo Post | 16 August 2016 02:45 am

Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas won a dramatic gold medal in the women’s 400m final at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In a thrilling finish, Miller stumbled and then dived across...>...

Land mine kills man in Jaffna uncleared area

The Colombo Post | 14 August 2016 11:48 pm

The body of an individual who was killed by a land mine explosion was found in an uncleared area in Killali, Jaffna on Monday, police said. The family of the...>...

PM visits Wong JIN Mega-polis in China

The Colombo Post | 14 August 2016 09:21 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickemsinghe who is on a five day official tour of Southeast China met Mayor of Won Jin Mega-polis Huwan Jiffan. He has commended the steps taken by...>...

Imam and his assistant shot dead in Queens, New York

The Colombo Post | 14 August 2016 01:45 am

An imam and his assistant were shot dead as they walked along a street in the New York borough of Queens. The men were approached from behind by a man...>...

Huge projects on launch pad, but Govt. stuck in VAT trap for daily revenue

The Colombo Post | 13 August 2016 11:18 pm

The Government’s controversial Value Added Tax (VAT) increase was mired in a further controversy this week. The Supreme Court determined that the VAT Amendment draft Bill was placed in Parliament...>...

Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men’s relay

The Colombo Post | 13 August 2016 11:18 pm

Michael Phelps won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games, as Great Britain took silver in the men’s 4x100m medley relay. Phelps, 31, secured his...>...

CHEC: Port City project to transform Sri Lanka into investment hub

The Colombo Post | 13 August 2016 01:15 am

The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Port City Colombo, the parent company constructing a mega multi billion dollar Port City project in capital Colombo, on Friday said that the project...>...

Rio Olympics 2016: Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly

The Colombo Post | 13 August 2016 01:15 am

Singapore’s Joseph Schooling won his nation’s first ever Olympic gold medal with victory in the 100m butterfly as Michael Phelps was one of three men to finish joint second. Schooling,...>...

12 hour water cut in parts of Central Province

The Colombo Post | 13 August 2016 01:15 am

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that a 12 hour water cut will affect several areas in the Harispaththuwa and Akurana Secretariat Divisions on Saturday. The water cut...>...

US commends Sri Lanka for passing OMP bill

The Colombo Post | 12 August 2016 03:12 am

The United States welcomed the passage of the bill to establish the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) in the country. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said the OMP...>...

UNESCO Director General to visit Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 12 August 2016 03:12 am

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will undertake her first official visit to Sri Lanka from 14 to 17 August 2016.  She will affirm the Organization’s support to the peace and reconciliation...>...

PM: Sri Lanka opposes communalism

The Colombo Post | 11 August 2016 05:09 am

 The solution to the acts of religious extremism being witnessed now in parts of the world, does not lie solely in security measures and intelligence systems, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said...

First US – Sri Lanka operational level defence dialogue held

The Colombo Post | 11 August 2016 05:09 am

The First Operational Level Bilateral Defence Dialogue between the US Armed Forces and Sri Lanka Armed Forces was held, the Navy said. The US delegation consisted of representatives from different...>...

Wildfires in southern France threaten Marseille

The Colombo Post | 10 August 2016 09:48 pm

Wildfires in southern France are threatening the city of Marseille, burning homes and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. More than 1,500 firefighters are tackling the blazes which sprang...

Constitutionality of the VAT bill in House on Tuesday

The Colombo Post | 08 August 2016 08:48 pm

The Supreme Court determination on the constitutionality of the bill will be communicated to the House on Tuesday. The government on Monday decided not to take up the Value Added...>...

Sri Lanka gets warning from IOC to fall in line

The Colombo Post | 08 August 2016 08:48 pm

The International Olympic Committee has warned Sri Lanka to amend the country’s sports law on par with the Olympic Charter immediately or face the danger of being expelled from the...>...

Error puts Chinese tourist in German migrant hostel

The Colombo Post | 08 August 2016 08:48 pm

A Chinese tourist spent nearly two weeks in a German migrant hostel after mistakenly applying for asylum when he actually wanted to report a theft. German media say the 31-year-old...>...

Android bug fear in 900 million phones

The Colombo Post | 08 August 2016 03:39 am

Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone’s data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices. The bugs were uncovered...>...

Hirunika, eight others indicted in HC

The Colombo Post | 08 August 2016 03:39 am

The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against UNF Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra and eight others for their alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth. Apart...

Macedonia storm: At least 20 die overnight in freak deluge

The Colombo Post | 07 August 2016 10:45 am

At least 20 people have died in floods that hit the Macedonian capital, Skopje, following torrential rain. The victims’ bodies were found on Sunday morning after the storm passed. Several...>...

America’s Ginny Thrasher wins the first gold medal of the Rio Olympic Games

The Colombo Post | 06 August 2016 08:21 am

America’s Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympic Games with a surprise victory in the women’s 10m air rifle. The 19-year-old secured her first major international...>...

Perera bowls Sri Lanka to series triumph over Australia

The Colombo Post | 06 August 2016 08:21 am

Remember the way this series began? Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in Pallekele, and his men were bundled out for 117. They failed even to survive...>...

US Assistant Secretary of State Charles H. Rivkin to visit Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 06 August 2016 08:21 am

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel on August 8-12 to Burma and Sri Lanka. Assistant Secretary Rivkin will lead the State...>...

South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria

The Colombo Post | 06 August 2016 08:21 am

South Africa’s governing African National Congress has been defeated by the opposition Democratic Alliance in local polls in the capital Pretoria. The DA took 43% of the vote compared with...>...

Seven members of the same family sentenced to death

The Colombo Post | 05 August 2016 03:33 am

The Nuwara Eliya High Court on Friday sentenced to death 7 persons of the same family who were convicted over a murder committed in 2000. They had been charged over...>...

Foreign tourists attacked in Afghanistan

The Colombo Post | 04 August 2016 10:45 am

Suspected militants have attacked a convoy carrying foreign tourists in western Afghanistan, injuring six. Afghan officials told the BBC a group of a dozen travellers were escorted by Afghan army...>...

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Sri Lanka hoists national flag at Olympic Village

The Colombo Post | 04 August 2016 01:09 am

Sri Lanka contingent, which checked in at the Athletes’ Village of the 2016 summer Olympic Games, hoisted the national flag at their compound at a ceremony on Wednesday night. Minister...>...

One dead, five hurt in London stabbings

The Colombo Post | 03 August 2016 10:45 pm

A woman has died and five other people were injured in a knife attack in Russell Square, central London. Police were called at 22:33 BST on Wednesday to reports of...>...

Indonesia to help build railway system in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 03 August 2016 05:57 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has announced that Indonesia was ready to participate in developing the railway system in Sri Lanka. During a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

CA chairman pushes ICC reforms in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 03 August 2016 05:57 am

David Peever, the Cricket Australia chairman, has delivered a pointed message to nations opposing proposed changes to the structure of international cricket – tradition must not stand in the way...

PM: ‘we are witnessing momentous changes in global economy’

The Colombo Post | 03 August 2016 01:09 am

we are witnessing momentous changes in the core structure of the global economy brought about by the relentless winds of globalization and the current manifestation of Western neo-liberalism,Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said at...

SAITM petition fixed for argument in October

The Colombo Post | 02 August 2016 05:57 am

The Writ Petition filed seeking an order questioning the decision of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be taken...>...

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016 on Tuesday

The Colombo Post | 01 August 2016 10:45 pm

‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce commences on Tuesday, with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The two day summit, titled ‘Focus. Act. Deliver’,...

Sri Lanka world’s first in breast feeding

The Colombo Post | 01 August 2016 08:21 pm

Sri Lankan has been placed first in the world in breastfeeding during an international survey conducted in 2016 with the participation of 121 countries. Cuba won second place, Health Services...>...

PIA signs lease contract for three A-330s from Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 29 July 2016 08:21 am

Pakistan’s national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Friday, formally signed a lease contract of three A-330 aircraft from Sri Lankan Airlines. The contract was signed by PIA CEO Bernd Hildenbrand, Sri...

Modi: Ambulance service shows close partnership between India, Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 28 July 2016 08:21 am

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi says that the success of the launch of the Ambulance Service represents a “concrete result” of how the close partnership of India and Sri...>...

Namal and five others named suspects in Hellocorp case

The Colombo Post | 28 July 2016 08:21 am

Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa and five others have been named as suspects over money laundering charges in connection with a case filed at the Colombo Magitsrate’s Court. The decision...>...

Sri Lanka lead by 196 runs v Australia

The Colombo Post | 28 July 2016 08:21 am

Kusal Mendis had one first-class century before today. He walked to the crease at 6 for 2, after a wicket fell on the third ball of the morning. Sri Lanka...>...

ඇඟ විතරයි Made in Sri Lanka

Lanka Focus News | 27 July 2016 09:09 pm

රට පාලනය කළ සියලු පක්ෂ එක්ව රටේ නිෂ්පාදන ආර්ථිකය කඩාකප්පල් කළ නිසා අද වනවිට ජනතාවට අවශ්‍ය බොහෝ දේ පිටරටවලින් ගෙන්වීමට සිදුවීම නිසා විශාල මුදල් ප්‍රමාණයක් වසරකට පිටරටට ගලායන බව අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතා අද (27) ගලේවෙල පැවති ජනහමුවකදී පැවසිය ...

SL migrants in UAE forced to work as slaves

The Colombo Post | 27 July 2016 01:09 am

Some 100 migrants from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are stranded in Abu Dhabi after their employer refused to renew their work permits. Forced to work without wages, they are...>...

Afghanistan: Surge in civilian, children death tolls

Lanka e Voice | 26 July 2016 01:54 am

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of 2016, the UN has said, with a>...

Archbishop: Buddhism deserves its due place in Constitution

The Colombo Post | 25 July 2016 10:45 pm

The right status and respect deserved for Buddhism should remain intact in the constitution, Colombo’s Archbishop Rt. Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said. The prominence of the country relies on Buddhism...

President deposits treasures in Moragahakanda dam

The Colombo Post | 25 July 2016 05:57 am

The national ceremony to enshrine treasures and relics on the main dam of the ‘Kalu Ganga Reservoir’ of the ‘Moragahakanda – Kalu Ganga Multipurpose Development Project’ (MKMDP) was held on...

US, Japanese, Oman Navy ships in Colombo

The Colombo Post | 25 July 2016 05:57 am

Two Japanese Navy ships, ‘Inazuma’ and ‘Suzutsuki’, the US ‘New Orleans’ and the Royal Omani ‘Khassab’ arrived at the Colombo Port on goodwill visit.  The Navy said the two Japanese.....

President: Legal action against corrupt in government

The Colombo Post | 24 July 2016 10:45 pm

Legal action will be taken if it is proven with evidence that the people who are linked to frauds and corruption, are in the present Government, President Maithripala Sirisena said....>...

Treasures in the main dam of the Moragahakanda – Kaluganga reservoir

The Colombo Post | 24 July 2016 01:09 am

Treasure items would be deposited in the main dam of the Moragahakanda – Kaluganga reservoir project which is considered to be the biggest irrigation scheme since the time of kings. It...>...

Eleven hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The Colombo Post | 22 July 2016 03:33 am

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that an 11 hour water cut will affect several areas including Maharagama, Kotte, Malabe and parts of Colombo from 12 noon to...>...

Sri Lanka seeks to expand trade ties with China

The Colombo Post | 22 July 2016 01:09 am

The Sri Lankan government will look to expand trade ties with China in the future, the Sri Lankan president’s office said. The President’s office quoted foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera as...>...

Elephant in custody of wildlife officers

The Colombo Post | 21 July 2016 03:33 am

A female elephant aged about six years was taken into custody by the Wildlife officers at the Kataragama temple area, Police said. Police believe she belongs to Nirad Roshan alias...>...

Malaysia’s deputy PM to arrives in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 20 July 2016 10:45 pm

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi begins a two-day working visit to Sri Lanka Thursday with a tight schedule that includes a courtesy call on President...>...

World of Outdoor, Light & Shade Opens Flagship Gallery in Kandy

The Colombo Post | 20 July 2016 03:33 am

World of Outdoor and Light & Shade have launched their flagship gallery, a combined concept store at No.741, Peradeniya Road, Mulgampola, Kandy. World of Outdoor or WOO is showcasing its latest range of outdoor and indoor furniture and accessories while Light &...

Singapore, Sri Lanka launch Free Trade Agreement talks

The Colombo Post | 18 July 2016 10:45 am

International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) and the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development (MoMWD) of Sri Lanka signed an agreement to collaborate on business development in Sri Lanka’s Western Region...

Tourism in Sri Lanka: Catalyst for Peace & Development or Militarization & Dispossession?

Meepura | 18 July 2016 02:33 am

This week, there is a major international conference on tourism, in Pasikudah, in the Batticaloa district, Eastern province of Sri Lanka. The theme is “Tourism: a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation”...

10 reasons why you should visit Sri Lanka in 2016

Lanka e Voice | 17 July 2016 01:54 am

Sri Lanka is a tropical and incredibly diverse island off the southern tip of India that can offer holiday makers everything>...

Turkish President Erdogan appears in Istanbul

The Colombo Post | 15 July 2016 10:45 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has flown in to Istanbul, after an army group said it took over the country. He was seen surrounded by cheering supporters, and said the...>...

Star Wars: Rogue One’s Darth Vader revealed in new trailer

The Colombo Post | 15 July 2016 10:45 pm

The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has given fans a long-awaited glimpse of Darth Vader. The trailer, shown to thousands of fans at the Star Wars...>...

German police target hate crime in co-ordinated raids

The Colombo Post | 15 July 2016 10:45 pm

German police have carried out a series of raids, targeting people suspected of posting hate content on social media. The co-ordinated raids on 60 addresses were the first time the...>...

Tragedy in South Sudan — and $2.1 million for Washington lobbyists

Lanka e Voice | 15 July 2016 06:42 am

Women displaced in recent fighting queue to receive relief supplies as they camp at the Kator Catholic cathedral compound in>...

පානීය ජලය තබාගැනීම සඳහා Believers in Glass වෙතින් වීදුරු බෝතල්

Ads Derana Business | 14 July 2016 01:00 am

Believers in Glass ව්‍යාපාරය සහ පිරමල් ග්ලාස් සිලෝන් ලිමිටඩ් හා එක්ව වාහනවල පානීය ජලය තබාගැනීම සඳහා නොමිලේ වීදුරු බෝතල් ලබාදීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළක් අරඹයි...

Keshap: U.S. Sri Lanka relations are at ‘historic high’

The Colombo Post | 04 July 2016 10:45 am

Celebrating The United States Independence Day on Monday, Ambassador Atul Keshap said U.S. Sri Lanka relations are at a “historic high” at present. “In my first year as U.S. Ambassador...>...

A&E Lanka celebrates 125 years globally

The Colombo Post | 03 July 2016 10:45 pm

A&E Lanka, part of one of the world’s leading thread solutions provider, conveys its heartiest and warmest congratulations to the United States of America as the nation celebrates its 240 th Independence...

Attack near US consulate in Jeddah

The Colombo Post | 03 July 2016 10:45 pm

A suspected suicide bomber has died after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, the interior ministry says. Two security officers were slightly...>...

President condemns terrorist attack in Bangladesh

The Colombo Post | 03 July 2016 01:09 am

President Maithripala Sirisena, condemning the terrorist act and hostage taking in the Diplomatic conclave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, expressed his condolence to the Government and the people of Bangladesh over the...

Sri Lanka’s latest status symbol, a baby elephant

The Colombo Post | 01 July 2016 10:45 am

Expensive and high-maintenance, baby elephants have become the ultimate status symbol for Sri Lanka’s wealthy elite — a trend that has horrified conservationists and prompted a government crackdown...

US keeps Sri Lanka on watch list

The Colombo Post | 01 July 2016 08:21 am

The United States has kept Sri Lanka on a watch list in the latest human trafficking report released by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Sri Lanka is primarily a source and, to...>...

Sri Lanka to learn from GiveIndia

The Colombo Post | 01 July 2016 03:33 am

Senior Vice President of GiveIndia (www.giveindia.org) for strategy and alliances, Mr. Vikas Puthran will be in Sri Lanka in July to address some key distinguished institutions, forums and individuals in sharing insight...

Ceylinco Life policyholders on holiday in Germany

The Colombo Post | 01 July 2016 01:09 am

A sensational four-day tour of Germany has just ended for the families of five policyholders of Ceylinco Life – the lucky winners of the grand prize in the life insurance leader’s...>...

Health Ministry, JICA in capacity building of Bangladesh officials

The Colombo Post | 30 June 2016 08:21 am

Counterparts of the JICA Bangladesh Health Ministry officials visited Sri Lanka for the 4th time to learn the successful implementation of the Quality Management practices particularly the 5S, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)...

Commercial Bank launches Sri Lanka’s first Remittance Card

The Colombo Post | 30 June 2016 01:09 am

Sri Lanka’s first Remittance Card has been launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon to introduce a new dimension in convenience to the process of transferring funds from overseas to local beneficiaries...

GL: Govt betrayal evident in UNHRC report

The Colombo Post | 29 June 2016 08:21 am

The annual report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Husseint, which was submitted to the council session on Tuesday, highlighted the need to subject the country’s...>...

Shops closed in protest against VAT

The Colombo Post | 29 June 2016 03:33 am

Shops in Kiribathgoda, Kadawatha, Kelaniya, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Bandarawela and Katugastota have been closed closed on Wednesday as a protest against the decision to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT)...

Mr.Freddy Gamage , the Editor of “Meepura” speak on attack

Meepura | 29 June 2016 12:09 am

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UNHRC: International participation in the accountability mechanisms necessary

The Colombo Post | 27 June 2016 10:45 pm

According to an advance copy released on Monday night by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of Zeid’s first report to the UNHRC since the adoption...>...

“Everything under heaven is in utter chaos; the situation is excellent.”

3mana | 25 June 2016 12:57 pm

Will the post EU referendum chaos give the Left space to redefine itself? By Slavoj Žižek Late in his life, Freud asked the famous question “Was will das Weib?”, “What does a woman want?”, admitting his confusion when faced with the enigma of the feminine sexuality...

Distilling frenzy: A Girardian reflection on Mahendran and the bonds of civil society

3mana | 24 June 2016 12:57 am

- by Keynes!     This is an attempt to understand the frenzy surrounding the bond issue and the reappointment of Arjuna Mahendran albeit from a different angle. After all, there is a popular saying that how you see the world depends on where you sit, which when compounded with another maxim – where you stand, depends on where you sit – leaves much to one’s imagination...

කාර්යක්ෂම හා ප්‍රබල ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වයකට Intel තාක්ෂණයෙන් බලගැන්වුණු 2 in 1 පරිගණක

Ads Derana Business | 20 June 2016 05:48 am

Intel සමාගමේ, Intel Processor පදනම් කරගත් 2 in 1 පරිගණක වල විශිෂ්ට ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය සහ කාර්යක්ෂමතාව, පසුගියදා කොළඹදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරන ලදී...

Batti signature campaign against the attack of web journalist Freddy Gamage

Meepura | 17 June 2016 12:09 pm

A signature collecting campaign against the  Convener of Media freedom and Professional web journalists” association Freddy Gamage was attacked by two persons at outside of  the Negomba Municipal Council...

Mike aims to win EZY Racing in Australia

The Colombo Post | 16 June 2016 05:57 am

EZY Racer Mike Young, whose hopes for an ‘upset victory’ in New Zealand was shattered by a 14 minute penalty on the opening day, plans to set his eyes firmly on...>...

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘killed in US-led air strikes in Syria’

Lanka e Voice | 14 June 2016 07:30 am

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed following US-led air strikes in Syria, according to reports. A statement>...

Euro 2016: Marseille clashes leave Britons in hospital

The Colombo Post | 11 June 2016 10:21 pm

A number of British people are in hospital in France, the UK’s ambassador has said following a series of clashes between football fans in Marseille. Violence has broken out between...>...

IPI concerned by attack on Sri Lanka editor

Meepura | 10 June 2016 03:03 am

The International Press institute (IPI) today called on Sri Lanka’s government to bring to justice those behind the recent beating of a journalist who was attacked and struck in the head with a pole...

Cartoon of the day

The Colombo Post | 09 June 2016 09:00 pm

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Speaker: Glitch in the microphones is not a conspiracy

The Colombo Post | 09 June 2016 04:33 am

Speaker Karu Jayasooriya says that glitch in the microphone system is not a conspiracy. He said, media reported it wrong Jayasuriya said the microphone system is 15 years old and...>...

H.I.V rate goes up in Sri Lanka

The Colombo Post | 08 June 2016 11:51 pm

Health department says that H.I.V positive rate goes up again in Sri Lanka Department says that most of them are young boys in age between 15-25.Durring the last five months...>...

Cartoon of the Day

The Colombo Post | 08 June 2016 11:51 pm

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Democracy and the Critical Role of Civil Society: The Lankan Experience

The Colombo Post | 08 June 2016 11:51 pm

Introduction Democracy and Civil society are usually dependent on the constitutional space governments have designed to protect the interests and privileges of a certain segment of society. As such, a constitution may...

CEAT Racing wins two more championships in Sigiriya

The Colombo Post | 08 June 2016 11:51 pm

The CEAT Racing Team took the major honours at the Sigiriya Rally Cross in characteristic fashion, winning the Champion Driver and the Car Team Championship trophies and storming to 18 podium finishes...

The Lankan Democracy and the Critical Role of Civil Society

The Colombo Post | 08 June 2016 02:42 am

 Dr Lionel Bopage Introduction Democracy and Civil society are usually dependent on the constitutional space governments have designed to protect the interests and privileges of a certain segment of society...

Seven schools closed today in Kosgama area

The Colombo Post | 07 June 2016 10:00 pm

Seven schools in Kosgama area been reported closed today(08)  according to the incident in Kosgama Salawa Military Camp , Minister of Western Provincial Education Ranjith Somawanshe said >...

Sri Lanka: The world’s newest five star destination

The Colombo Post | 07 June 2016 03:12 am

It may not be a case of ‘bye bye backpacker’ – they will still come for the beaches and inexpensive lifestyle – but this island nation now offers some of...>...

Cartoon of the day

The Colombo Post | 07 June 2016 12:51 am

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I don’t stay in the government with Gota

The Colombo Post | 07 June 2016 12:51 am

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says that she could not stay in the government if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is trying to bring Gotabaya Rajapakshe. “We brought this government in...>...

Water in Kosgama sends to the Borella MRC

The Colombo Post | 07 June 2016 12:51 am

After the Kosgama military camp incident Water in the wells of the Kosgama area have been sent to the Borella Medical Research Center for the further tests. Health department suspects...>...

Kosgama Hospital after the blasts from the Kosgama Military Camp

The Colombo Post | 07 June 2016 12:51 am

Military Camp.Kosgama Hospital has been destroyed according to the blast happened on last Sunday(05) in the Kosgama Director General of Health Services Palitha Maheepala went yesterday (06) night to check...

Place-changes at the top table in the offing???

The Colombo Post | 06 June 2016 03:42 am

There is speculation in political circles that a reshuffle of the team at the top table is round the corner. The top men in the highest echelons who held a...>...

Sri Lanka sees rise in Chinese tourist arrivals

The Colombo Post | 05 June 2016 06:33 am

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 11.6 percent in April, from a year earlier, to 136,367, mainly due to a strong growth from China, statistics from the country’s Tourism Promotion Bureau...>...

Sri Lanka’s first Institute of Hospitality, Banking opens

The Colombo Post | 05 June 2016 06:33 am

The Swiss Institute of Hospitality and Banking opens on 5 May in Sri Lanka, with the Minister for Tourism the Hon Hon Amaratunga in attendance. The Institute which will focus...>...

Cartoon of the Day

The Colombo Post | 05 June 2016 06:33 am

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President: Govt committed to resolve issues in agriculture sector

The Colombo Post | 05 June 2016 06:33 am

It is vital to create a good market and reasonable price for farmers’ produce in the process of enriching Sri Lanka as an agricultural country and strengthening the economy of...>...

State of the Arts

Lanka e Voice | 23 May 2016 11:12 pm

We explore Russian arts and culture and its relationship with the country’s long, vibrant and, at times, brutal history. Steeped>...

the method of punishment that you did is so hard

Lanka e Voice | 20 May 2016 03:18 pm

So far they were taken care by yourself and they escaped by leaving you to save their lives. But, when>...

Swapping voodoo convents for classrooms in Benin

Lanka e Voice | 10 May 2016 10:39 pm

Couffo, Benin – As the hazy morning air lifts, a group of villagers dance into focus, kicking up dust as>...

Why the Trotsky Debate is Irrelevant in China

3mana | 03 May 2016 06:24 am

I have recently participated in a Marxist conference in China . Many are such conferences in this part of the world, and they are increasing. But this one was a little different, for it involved a group of visitors who may be described as international Trotskyites...

The SEX TEMPLES of KHAJUHARO in photos

Lanka e Voice | 25 April 2016 11:06 pm

“IN PHOTOS” is a series I will use to share many of the hundreds of photos I have taken during>...

සතිඅග සලරුව – The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Read Sri Lanka | 26 March 2016 06:00 am

“මේ චිත්‍රපටය ප්‍රේමය, බලාපොත්තුව, භක්තිය හා දයාව ගැනයි. උන්වහන්සේ මුලු මහත් මනුෂ්‍යවර්ගයා වෙනුවෙන්ම දුක් වින්දා...

Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left

3mana | 25 March 2016 11:48 am

Reviewed by Javier Sethness In his “Marxist Critique” of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism, and The Politics of the Pseudo-Left, David North, a high-ranking member within the Trotskyist Fourth International, chairman of the U...

Refugee crisis: Boats arrive in Greece despite EU deal

Lanka e Voice | 20 March 2016 01:09 am

Refugee boats continued to arrive in Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, despite a recent deal between the EU and Turkey>...

Strikes on schools and hospitals in Syria ‘war crimes’

Lanka e Voice | 16 February 2016 12:12 am

France and Turkey have called the bombing of two schools and five hospitals in Syria “war crimes”, while hopes for>...

“Make in India” වේදිකාවේ ගින්නක් - VIDEO

Dinamina | 14 February 2016 09:45 pm

ඉන්දියාවේ මුම්බායි හි පැවති සංස්කෘතික ප්‍රසංගයක ගින්නක් හටගෙන තිබේ. ඉන්දීය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝඩිගේ ‍”Make in India” වැඩසටහනේ එක් අංගයක් ලෙස මෙම ප්‍රසංගය පැවැතිණ‍...

මුම්බායි හි ‍”Make in India” සංස්කෘතික ප්‍රසංග වේදිකාවේ ගින්නක් (VIDEO)

News First | 14 February 2016 08:39 pm

ඉන්දියාවේ මුම්බායි හි පැවති සංස්කෘතික ප්‍රසංගයක ගින්නක් හටගෙන තිබේ. විදෙස් මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා කළේ, ප්‍රවීණ බොලිවුඩ් නළු අමිතාබ් බච්චන්, අමීර් ඛාන් සහ ප්‍රවීණ නිලි හේමා මාලිනී ද මෙම ප්‍රසංගයට සහභාගී වූ බව ය...

DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025)

3mana | 12 February 2016 05:57 am

Yiannis Varoufakis is launching on Tuesday DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) a  pan-European Party in Berlin . The kick off was a press conference in Berlin and the official presentation will be on Tuesday evening, from the Volksbühne Theatre...

For David Lynch – class struggle in Theory

3mana | 09 February 2016 12:24 am

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50 Cent, Johnny Cash and the history of hip-hop

Lanka e Voice | 23 January 2016 09:36 pm

In the 1970s, I lived in what some enlightened people called “government-subsidised housing”, but what we – the dirt-clad, uneducated>...

Rain and restrictions blight refugees in Dunkirk

Lanka e Voice | 08 January 2016 07:57 am

On the edge of northern France’s Grande-Synthe refugee camp, a white van comes to an abrupt halt and three female more »>...

Massive suicide bomb in Zliten; over 50 dead

Lanka e Voice | 08 January 2016 03:15 am

In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Libya to date, a massive truck bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded more »>...

Massive suicide bomb in Zliten; over 50 dead

Lanka e Voice | 07 January 2016 01:09 pm

In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Libya to more >...

Loving Lanka – German filmmaker Sebastian Linda

Lanka e Voice | 15 December 2015 05:42 am

This Guy Quit His Job, Married His Girlfriend, Traveled more >...

තල්මසකු සමග “In the Heart of the Sea ” 11 වනදා සිට

Lanka A News | 06 December 2015 12:30 am

රොන් හෝවාඩ් අධ්‍යක්ෂණය කළ “In the Heart of the Sea” සිනමා පටය ලබන 11 වනදා සිට ලොව පුරා තිරගත වනවා...

‘‘Do you believe in magic?’ මෙවර ඔඩෙල්නත්තල් තේමාව වෙයි

The Colombo Post | 24 November 2015 06:03 am

මෙරට ප‍්‍රමුඛතම මෙන්ම ප‍්‍රියතම විලාසිතාගාරය වන ඇලෙක්සැන්ඩ‍්‍රා පෙදෙසේ පිහිටි ඔඩෙල් අලෙවි සැලට මෙවරත් නත්තල් සිරිය කලින්ම කැඳවා ගනිමින් මුළු අලෙවි සැලම නත්තල් සැරසිලි වලින් අලෝකමත් කර තිබෙන්නේ දුටුවන්ගේ නෙත් සිත් පැහැර ගන්නා අයුරිනි...

හදපිරි ස්තුතිය පුද කරමි සහෘද පාඨක ඔබට – Lanka e Voice

Lanka e Voice | 12 November 2015 05:45 am

ඔබට ළෙන්ගතු වු දහස් වාරය අනන්තයි අප්‍රමාණයි ඒකාන්තයි ! more >...