Interview with JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake

March 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

‘The time is right for the masses to safeguard their rights’ -Anura

2017-03-30 01:07:26


US strived to secure Prabhakaran’s surrender to American troops:

March 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm

 Rohitha Bogollagama

2017-03-30 01:23:48


Q During the final phase of the war, there was international pressure exerted on Sri Lanka, especially by Western countries like the United States, to stop the military exercise. How did you face it?   

Air is cleared over PC and LG polls

March 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm

The air was somewhat cleared about doubts regarding the postponement of the Provincial Council and local authorities’ elections when President Maithripala Sirisena indicated to the Chief Ministers and Provincial Ministers representing his party that the polls would be conducted.  

Wigneswaran: The judge who forgot ‘the whole truth’

March 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm

2017-03-30 01:55:45


A highly successful lawyer was once asked why he was not interested in becoming a judge. He had laughed saying, ‘I would rather talk a load of rubbish all day than listen to a load of rubbish’ that Judges have to listen to. That’s their job. And one of the things they have to listen to day in and day out throughout their careers is the oath taken by witnesses to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Whatever else they may have forgotten, this they must remember. It is hard to believe that a Supreme Court Judge could forget this basic element of judicial process, even if he or she knows that those who thus swear don’t always tell the truth.   

Change in parliamentary seat allocations in Jaffna, Badulla

March 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The allocation of parliamentary seats in the Badulla district has been reduced from 9 to 8 while the 6 seats in the Jaffna district has been increased to 7 based on the 2016 electoral register, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

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I am unable to protect those found guilty of killing media persons or sportsmen: MS

March 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said today he was unable to protect those who are found guilty of acts that are not connected to the national security and those who are guilty of killing media persons or sportsmen.

Sad ‘BIG’ Match ‘Heroes’ of the best cricket playing nation

March 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm



Sri Lanka is full of heroes. These days we hear about different kind of ‘heroes’ They are known as ‘big match heroes’ First of all, I don’t understand why these matches are known as BIG matches. I do not see anything big about these cricket matches. It is just that two school play a cricket match, they call themselves traditional rivals or whatever and create a hype. Everyone seems to look forward to that match which becomes a big match even the quality of cricket may be below expectations and it may not be real cricket. These big matches have side shows too. Once upon a time these side shows or parades were limited only to few Colombo schools and then it did spread like a disease to out stations schools and they took it to another level , a dangerously low level with unruly behaviour. We have seen ‘hero’ school boys who force themselves in to girls schools and harass teachers and others during the not so big match season. Fortunately for them and unfortunately for the masses its reported in the media and it goes viral. What is the big thing about some students from Mahanama crashing in to Museaus College and screaming ‘Mahanama, Mahanama”

Identity politics continuing to convulse globe

March 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

March 29, 2017, 8:43 pm

Floral tributes to the victims of the Mar 22 terror attack are seen on Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament in central London on Mar 26, 2017 – AFP

Will not divide country, says Ranil

March 29, 2017 at 4:12 pm



By Akitha Perera


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said he would not divide the country, but only devolve power, while retainin its unitary status.

March 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm

NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa whose condition deteriorated following a hunger strike he commenced seven days ago being taken to the National Hospital, Colombo yesterday. Pic by Kamal Bogoda

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