Feb 14, 2016 5:27:20 AM- dailymirror.lk
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday warned that action would be taken against the electronic media, who used government's telecasting licence to insult religions and some sections of the society.
Feb 14, 2016 5:04:45 AM- dailymirror.lk
The Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director Akbar Hoti on Saturday allowed the investigation team to visit the United Kingdom (UK) and Sri Lanka to collect evidence for the murder of British-Pakistani politician Imran Farooq.
Feb 14, 2016 12:18:56 AM- hirunews.lk
Excise officers in Mannar recovered 18 kilograms of Kerala Ganja in a forest in Vangalai area, Mannar yesterday. The raid was called following a tipoff by the Sri Lanka Navy. Excise officials believe that the load of Kerala Ganja was brought from... Read More
Feb 14, 2016 12:11:24 AM- hirunews.lk
A 35-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by a train in Richmond Hill area, Galle this morning. Her body was taken to morgue at Karapitiya Hospital. Read More
Feb 14, 2016 12:06:35 AM- hirunews.lk
Over 20, including 18 women, were injured when a bus crashed into a lorry in Bandarawela- Hatton route at around 7.30 am this morning. The bus carrying students attached to the University of Sabaragamuwa had thus collided with a lorry heading from Colombo.... Read More
Feb 13, 2016 11:54:32 PM- hirunews.lk
President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) M. Karunanidhi met a Congress Party delegation to discuss a possible alliance to contest at the upcoming assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Indian media reports. Karunanidhi broke all ties with the Congress Party... Read More
Feb 13, 2016 11:36:54 PM- hirunews.lk
A man attempting to go abroad using a forged visa and passport was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department. The arrest was made at the Katunayake Airport last night at 8.40pm. The man, a resident of Vavuniya, was attempting to fly to Austria,... Read More
Feb 13, 2016 11:32:15 PM- hirunews.lk
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa insisted Indian Prime Minister Modi to take action against the arrest of their fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. In a letter addressed to PM Modi, Jayalalithaa stated that there is an ‘urgent and... Read More
Feb 13, 2016 11:34:45 PM- srilankaguardian.org
Extremism and fanaticism begin with destruction and end with self-destruction. That is a lesson no Lankan, be he/she of the majority community or minority communities can afford to forget. by Tisaranee Gunasekara “Cultural purity is an oxymoron.”~ Kwame Anthony Appiah (Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers) ( February 14, 2016, Colombo, Sri lanka Guardian)...
Feb 13, 2016 11:26:25 PM- colombogazette.com
An accident involving a bus and a lorry along the Bandarawela – Haputale road injured at least 27 people today, the police media unit said. The bus had toppled after the lorry crashed into it, injuring the passengers who were later rushed to hospital. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)
Feb 13, 2016 11:00:16 PM- colombogazette.com
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it wants to lose the racist image given to the party by some of its members in recent times. SLFP member and Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that one group in the SLFP is still giving a racist image to the party. He said that the comments being made by […]
Feb 13, 2016 10:33:17 PM- onlanka.com
Condemning a television station for using the term ‘belli’ (meaning bitch) to describe the way a woman sang ‘Danno budunge’ at the Independence Day ceremony...
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Feb 13, 2016 11:18:12 PM- hirunews.lk
International Monetary Fund will soon look into the 250 billion dollars’ worth projects that were taken up by the previous government. This was revealed by Minister Sarath Amunugama at a press conference held in Colombo yesterday. Read More
Feb 13, 2016 11:01:57 PM- hirunews.lk
Team Sri Lanka will take on India at the third and final T20 International in Visakhapatnam, India today. Team SL emerged as the victors of the first match against India at Pune, but Team India followed suit at the second T20 International held... Read More
Feb 13, 2016 10:41:05 PM- hirunews.lk
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is somewhat of a social media guru himself. Constantly updating his Twitter account PM Modi makes sure that his followers knows what he is up to. But his latest update is not a very accurate one. PM Modi took... Read More
Feb 13, 2016 10:26:25 PM- hirunews.lk
Local government representatives from United People’s Freedom Alliance met former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a tourist hotel in Kochchikade area, Negombo yesterday. Speaking about the meeting Chairman of Boralesgamuwa Urban Council Anura... Read More
Feb 13, 2016 10:18:43 PM- hirunews.lk
Government’s focus is to bridge the shortage of teachers by recruiting unemployed graduates to the school system, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday. Addressing a gathering at the opening ceremony of science and technical laboratories... Read More
Feb 14, 2016 4:24:46 AM- dailymirror.lk
At least 27 people, including 25 female students, were hospitalized after a bus and a container collided head on and toppled at Otthekade in Bandarawela this morning.
Feb 13, 2016 10:33:40 PM- colombogazette.com
HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW)’s most anticipated 3rd edition of CFW Fashion & Food will be a highlight from 20th to 28th February. All restaurants and cafes in Park Street Mews have partnered CFW in this year’s ‘Fashion & Food’ odyssey. CFW’s partner hotel, Hilton Colombo’s two restaurants, Il Ponte and IKOI TEI , will […]
Feb 13, 2016 10:21:36 PM- colombogazette.com
Shane Watson has headed home for further assessment on an abdominal strain in the latest injury blow to Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup plans. Watson has been ruled out of the rest of the Pakistan Super League after hurting himself while bowling for Islamabad United. The 34-year-old posted a video on the club’s Twitter account, confirming […]
Feb 13, 2016 10:09:22 PM- colombogazette.com
QUETTA, (Xinhua) — A vendor arranges goods for Valentine’s Day at a stall in southwest Pakistan’s Quetta. (Xinhua/Asad)
Feb 13, 2016 10:02:42 PM- colombogazette.com
CANBERRA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday announced the line-up of his new cabinet, emphasising the role of his younger and female colleagues. Turnbull described the new line-up as “a dynamic team which combines youth, new talent, experience, continuity, and a real sense of innovation and enterprise.” “It’s a team […]
Feb 13, 2016 9:58:46 PM- colombogazette.com
HOUSTON, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday on a resort in the U.S. state of Texas. Scalia, 79, arrived Friday at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he […]
Feb 13, 2016 9:52:57 PM- colombogazette.com
By Easwaran Rutnam The Government has ruled out a general amnesty to address the political prisoner issue which looks like erupting once again anytime soon. Minister of National Dialogue Mano Ganesan told The Sunday Leader that the Government is seriously looking at the political prisoner issue but the idea of giving the prisoners a general […]
Feb 13, 2016 9:49:20 PM- colombogazette.com
MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned here on Saturday that the world has slid into a “new cold war,” criticizing the West’s “unfriendly” policy against his country. “Almost every day we are called one of the most terrible threats either to NATO as a whole, or to Europe, or […]
Feb 13, 2016 9:06:30 PM- srilankaguardian.org
Bobby Kennedy understood the situation. He knew that as a member of a cover-up administration he could do nothing about it. However, he knew that if he won the presidency, he could hold accountable those security elements responsible. His brother had told him that after his reelection he was going to “break the CIA into...
Feb 13, 2016 9:32:39 PM- adaderana.lk
Pakistan police will deploy a team to Sri Lanka to collect evidence over the murder of a British-Pakistani politician. .
Feb 13, 2016 7:57:29 PM- asiantribune.com
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Both Donald J Trump and Bernie Sanders are riding on two diverging waves of popularity while tearing up the conventional book of western politics into pieces. The casualties, caught up in the trail of destruction, include the ‘establishment candidates’ of the respective parties, big-time donors, inves...
Feb 13, 2016 7:54:57 PM- srilankaguardian.org
Comparison and contrast of editorial policies of Sunday Island and Sunday Times from 2000-2015 by Professor Shelton A. Gunaratne, PhD (Minn.) ( February 14, 2016, Moorhead, Minn, Sri Lanka Guardian) This article continues with the content analysis of the editorials of the two “cousin” English-language Sunday newspapers of the Wijewardene clan. The results of this...