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Easter attack, part of plot to destabilize country: Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that the rulers of the country are responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, not the Musl

3 hours ago

Malik Bites the hand that made him!

What does Bite the Hand That Feeds You Mean? This idiom means that if someone gave you a break and made you into what yo

5 hours ago

Sri Lanka Ports Authority purchases three Ships for JCT expansion

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is purchasing three Ships to Store (STS) cranes for the Jaya Container Terminal (JC

6 hours ago

Government to mobilize foreign financing of US$ 2,439

The Government has made arrangements to mobilize foreign financing of US$ 2,439 million by entering into 19 Agreements w

8 hours ago

Former Defense Secretary and IGP appear before court

Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara arrived at the Fort

8 hours ago

Sri Lanka’s Cooperatives grapple to survive with treasury funds

Sri Lanka’s Cooperative sector has become a burden to the treasury as it has to reimburse the massive bank loans obtaine

9 hours ago

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob storms Yuen Long station

Dozens of masked men armed with batons stormed a train station in the Hong Kong district of Yuen Long on Sunday.

9 hours ago

New laws to prevent terrorism: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says existing laws are insufficient to prevent terrorism.

22 Jul 2019

Certain Muslim politicians’ conduct disappointing: Wasantha (Video)

Due to irresponsible statements and actions of certain politicians, we have to remind the general public to refrain from

22 Jul 2019

Loyal Rajapaksist at AG’s office presses Shakthika into torment

A senior official at the Attorney General’s Office, who is also said to be a loyal Rajapaksist, keeps pushing writer Sha

21 Jul 2019

Cricket World Cup final umpire admits ’error’: report

The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he m

21 Jul 2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly on country visit

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule comm

21 Jul 2019

UNF to take major turn with new alliance

The United National Front (UNF) together with the United National Party (UNP) have formed an alliance titled Prajathanth

21 Jul 2019

SPECIAL NEWS

Malik Bites the hand that made him!

What does Bite the Hand That Feeds You Mean? This idiom means that if someone gave you a break and made you into what yo

5 hours ago

Loyal Rajapaksist at AG’s office presses Shakthika into torment

A senior official at the Attorney General’s Office, who is also said to be a loyal Rajapaksist, keeps pushing writer Sha

21 Jul 2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly on country visit

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule comm

21 Jul 2019

Will current AG arrest former AG?

It is reported that there are plans to arrest former Attorney General Yuwanjan Wijethilaka. Accusations have been levele

21 Jul 2019

SriLankan Airlines offer discounts to air passengers amidst mounting loses

Cash strapped SriLankan Airlines strives to survive in the face of mounting loses by introducing business and brand prom

20 Jul 2019

Government spends Rs. 36.55 billion on welfare for the needy

The Government has spent Rs. 36.55 billion on welfare payments and subsidies during the first four months of 2019, Finan

20 Jul 2019

BUSINESS

Japan continues its Grant Aid for Sri Lanka community development

Japan continues its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) in Sri Lanka providing financial assi

3 hours ago

Sri Lanka’s Cooperatives grapple to survive with treasury funds

Sri Lanka’s Cooperative sector has become a burden to the treasury as it has to reimburse the massive bank loans obtaine

9 hours ago

US MCC stream lines land data and information

The United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Sri Lanka Compact has no bearing on land ownership, administrat

21 Jul 2019

SriLankan Airlines offer discounts to air passengers amidst mounting loses

Cash strapped SriLankan Airlines strives to survive in the face of mounting loses by introducing business and brand prom

20 Jul 2019

FEATURED

SOFA debate: Full of sound and fury?

Left out of the hysterical public debate is the fact that Sri Lanka and the US have been operating under the terms of a

3 hours ago

Sri Lanka bombings: three months on, tourism workers tell their stories

The Easter attacks hit the tourist trade hard. We talk to five Sri Lankans, whose livelihoods depend on visitors, about

20 Jul 2019

Now’s the time to visit to Sri Lanka, and here’s why

Back in late 2018, The Points Guy named Sri Lanka as one of the top destinations to visit in 2019.

19 Jul 2019

’One giant leap’: US marks Apollo mission 50 years on

Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11

17 Jul 2019

FOREIGN

UK Labour Party launches new website to combat antisemitism

The new website, titled ’’No Place for Antisemitism’’, was accompanied by an e-mail to all Labour members of the United

7 hours ago

Saudi State Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns Iran’s actions

’’Any attack on the freedom of navigation is a violation of international law,’’ Adel Aljubeir, Saudi Arabia’s State Min

8 hours ago

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob storms Yuen Long station

Dozens of masked men armed with batons stormed a train station in the Hong Kong district of Yuen Long on Sunday.

9 hours ago

Americans celebrate 50th anniversary of moon landing!

For the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, space enthusiasts are turning the Washington Monument into a life-si

20 Jul 2019

Environment

Dramatic warming projected in world’s major cities by 2050

77 percent of the world’s cities will experience a ’’striking change’’ in climate conditions, while 22 percent will expe

11 Jul 2019

Coral reef restoration project commences in Northern Naval Command

The Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (4) commenced another coral reef restoration project in the Northern Naval Command.

05 Jul 2019

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans?

Intense heat waves have killed more than 100 people in India this summer and are predicted to worsen in coming years, cr

05 Jul 2019

Chile witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1592!

Many tourists roamed over Northern Chilean desert on Tuesday (02) as a total solar eclipse projected in the skies.

04 Jul 2019

GOSSIP

Ranil is too good, JR would have banned JVP!

When it comes to the Easter Sunday attacks, what Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) must actually do is to be self critical

13 Jul 2019

Assaulting lift operator: Investigation against IGP after two years

After Lanka News Web (LNW) on 31st May published an article reminding the IGP Pujith Jayasundara’s assault on Samarakone

02 Jun 2019

People ask me to take it, but if I take it... - Army Commander

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has reportedly said people ask of him to acquire the rule of country

26 May 2019

ART

List of nominations for 2019 Emmys announced!

Nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning , and “Game of Thrones” and “The Marvelous Mr..

18 Jul 2019

The Hope House of Ceylon launches ‘Asymmetry’ exhibition

The preview of ’Asymmetry’, an exhibition of drawings and paintings, was held on 17th July at the Lionel Wendt Art Galle..

18 Jul 2019