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Jul 31, 2016 5:54:53 AM- dailymirror.lk
A 16-year-old Afghan national was drowned and three others were hospitalised after they drowned while bathing at the sea at Thalpe in Habaraduwa yesterday.
Jul 31, 2016 12:28:36 AM- colombogazette.com
Max Holden and his England under-19s side had to settle for a draw in their Youth Test against Sri Lanka at Fenner’s. Visitors Sri Lanka resumed on the last day of the four-day match on 235 for 6, chasing England’s total of 500 for 9 declared. They lost an early wicket when Ashen Bandara was...
Jul 31, 2016 12:26:25 AM- colombogazette.com
Russia’s intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack. The Federal Security Service, the FSB, said the malware and the way the networks were infected were similar to those used...
Jul 30, 2016 11:58:24 PM- hirunews.lk
It is not fair that the university non-academic staffers are carrying out their strike even after six of their seven demands are met, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said. Today the non-academic staffers are striking... Read More
Jul 30, 2016 11:51:33 PM- hirunews.lk
SL’s budding cricket legend Kusal Mendis says he was able to showcase his maximum talents because he was guided by senior cricketers in the team. He said this at a press conference that was held after the first Test against Australia. Mendis was... Read More
Jul 30, 2016 11:38:38 PM- hirunews.lk
A hot air balloon believed to be carrying 16 people caught fire in the air and crashed in central Texas on Saturday morning, killing everybody on board, federal and local authorities said. The balloon may have struck power lines when it went down around... Read More
Jul 30, 2016 10:59:00 PM- hirunews.lk
Two drivers were arrested over the charges of using state vehicles to show their support to Joint Opposition’s Jana Satana Pada Yatra. The march arrived at Warakapola yesterday, and the JO paid their tribute to former General Secretary of the SLFP... Read More
Jul 30, 2016 10:58:49 PM- hirunews.lk
Russias intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack. The Federal Security... Read More
Jul 30, 2016 11:13:29 PM- onlanka.com
Tobacco tax blazes to 90 percent, blank packs with health warningA proposal to raise taxes on import of tobacco to 90 percent from the existing 72 percent will be taken up by the Cabinet tomorrow. The post Tobacco tax blazes to 90 percent, blank packs with health warning appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest Sri Lanka News.
Jul 30, 2016 11:41:29 PM- srilankaguardian.org
Converting loans into equity: Beijing wants talks with investors on commercial terms ( July 31, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) China has declined Sri Lanka’s request to convert into equity Beijing-funded projects including the Mattala Airport and the Hambantota Port, The Sunday Times in Colombo reported today. Report by the Sunday Times, a Colombo based  weekly...
Jul 30, 2016 11:33:32 PM- srilankaguardian.org
( July 31, 2016, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercises power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley shared a fundamental conviction. They both argued that the established democracies of the West were moving quickly toward a...
Jul 30, 2016 11:06:07 PM- srilankaguardian.org
When the bank unions call for strike, all the employees respond to the call even if some may feel that such call for strike could be unnecessary by N.S.Venkataraman ( July 31, 2016, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) Nine bank unions joined together and organized a nation wide strike on 29th July,2016, which crippled the banking...
Jul 30, 2016 11:39:19 PM- lankatruth.com
Gota’s war!According to political sources Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has recently convened social media bloggers attached to Mahinda faction to provide publicity to the ‘pada yathra’ carried out by the joint opposition and had told them that despite arranging various ‘pada yathras’ promoting Mahinda Rajapaksa, he, Gotabhaya, would be the main contender at a future election. Gotabhaya had told the participants ...
Jul 30, 2016 11:10:44 PM- lankatruth.com
Coal turned to gold during Rajapaksa regime Audit reports carried out regarding supply of coal to Norochcholai Thermal Power plant, built during Rajapaksa regime, has revealed there had been a financial irregularity to the tune of Rs.36,947.57 million during the 2014 – 2015 period only. This was revealed when audit investigation was carried out regarding financial irregularity behind the controversial coal tender. In the investigation carr...
Jul 30, 2016 7:40:13 AM- lankatruth.com
Aussies beaten Sri Lanka registered an emphatic victory over Australia by 106 runs at the first test of the three test series played at Pallekele. This is the second time in the history of the game that the Sri Lankans emerged victorious against Australia. Riding on Kausal Silva's ferocious knock of 176 runs followed by Rangana Herath's five-wicket haul in the second innings, the hosts outplayed the number one T...
Jul 30, 2016 11:06:17 PM- colombogazette.com
A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month’s Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an “inalienable” part of China. Chan Ho-tin received an email from the Electoral Affairs Commission on Saturday which said his application to...
Jul 30, 2016 10:57:52 PM- colombogazette.com
Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. The changes, some of which Erdogan said would likely be announced in the government’s...
Jul 30, 2016 11:05:46 PM- asiantribune.com
Inspiration for a Long March (Padayatra): Look across the Palk Straight Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London… As the much-talked-about Padayatra, launched by the Joint Opposition in Sri Lanka, entered the third day, the organizers may be trying their best to salvage the credibility of the move – and that of potentially- similar moves in future – in the presence of obvious cold-feet got by some of those who t...
Jul 30, 2016 10:59:33 PM- hirunews.lk
Today marks the fourth day of Joint Opposition’s ‘Jana Satana Pada Yatra’. Yesterday the march ended at Nittambuwa town. Today the Pada Yatra will commence at Nittambuwa and proceed to Kiribathgoda. Read More
Jul 30, 2016 10:59:20 PM- hirunews.lk
Unprotected Railway Crossing Gatekeepers Association stated that it had commenced its strike as their demands were not met. Its President A. A. P. Premalal said that they are requesting an increment of Rs.5000 into their salary. Transport and Civil Aviation... Read More
Jul 30, 2016 11:02:17 PM- onlanka.com
JO ‘Walk’ a puerile exercise – Prof. WijesuriyaThe ulterior motive behind the Joint Opposition (JO) protest march (Pada Yathra) is merely to create a shield to protect the a family and not for the betterment of the public, says Convenor of the National Movement for a Just Society, Professor Sarath Wijesuriya. The post JO ‘Walk’ a puerile exercise – Prof. Wijesuriya appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest Sri ...
Jul 30, 2016 10:55:42 PM- srilankaguardian.org
As women and men begin their careers, there is very little perceived difference. Then men soon are perceived to be slightly more efficient than women. As women mature they are perceived in an increasingly positive way and effective than their male counterparts. by Victor Cherubim ( July 31, 2016, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) They say...
Jul 30, 2016 10:53:06 PM- srilankaguardian.org
Pakistan has played an active role in international nuclear mechanisms. It is noteworthy that four security summits have taken place so far and Islamabad has accepted US proposals for securing all vulnerable materials within four years. Several safety and security measures have been put in place as part of this commitment. by Maimuna Ashraf (...
Jul 30, 2016 9:50:42 PM- srilankaguardian.org
This longest of wars has cost nearly $1 trillion to date – all of its borrowed money – and caused the deaths of 3,518 US and coalition troops, including 158 Canadians who blundered into a war none of them understood. by Eric S. Margolis ( July 31, 2016, New York City, Sri Lanka Guardian) Anti-Russian...
Jul 30, 2016 9:33:39 PM- srilankaguardian.org
Reflections On The Urgency Of Peace Korea Policy Institute ( July 31, 2016, Seoul, Sri Lanka Guardian) July 27th marks the 63rd anniversary of the United States’ temporary armistice with North Korea. In 1953, the armistice halted the combat, but was meant to be a temporary measure until a peace treaty was negotiated. That has...
Jul 30, 2016 8:49:31 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
By Aubrey Kuruppu in Pallekele Angelo Matthews’ much-maligned men performed the incredible when they swept to a 106-run win over Australia slightly before tea on day five of the opening Test in the series at the Pallekele Stadium yesterday. Under the cash for their performances from the World Cup, the Sri Lankans, unheralded and unsung, ...Continue reading ‘Seventh Ranked Sri Lanka Spins its...
Jul 30, 2016 8:42:30 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
Police are investigating whether any external element was behind the recent violence at Jaffna University while a committee appointed by the university administration conducts its own inquiry into the matter. Violence erupted over the disputed staging of a Kandyan dance act during festivities welcoming first-year students to the university on July 16. “We are investigating ...Continue reading R...
Jul 30, 2016 8:32:17 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
by Gamini Weerakoon Muttiah Muralitharan, who brought unparalleled fame and glory in cricket to Sri Lanka not so long ago, was last week being accused by this country’s cricketing nincompoops, fanatical nationalists and bookie associates of treason! It was indeed ironic that while this baying at the moon was continuing, the supreme body for Cricket, ...Continue reading ‘Australia is not Sri ...
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