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580,000 Hong Kongers cast ‘protest’ vote against new security laws

Nearly 600,000 Hong Kong citizens cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city’s opposition camp said was a symbolic protest vote against a tough national security law directly imposed by Beijing. The unofficial...

Catholic private schools to close till July 17

All Catholic private schools, too, have decided to follow the government’s decision to closed schools until July 17, stated the General Manager of Catholic Private Schools.

Pope ‘very pained’ by decision to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. “My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of...

Hamburg sex workers demand Germany’s brothels reopen

Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg’s red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany’s brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. With shops, restaurants and bars all...

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Catholic private schools to close till July 17

All Catholic private schools, too, have decided to follow the government’s decision to closed schools until July 17, stated the General Manager of Catholic...

Ranil calls for postponement of elections

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today called for the postponement of the general election stating that the country is facing a dangerous situation in...

Coronavirus count in Sri Lanka climbs to 2,612

Five arrivals from Belarus have tested positive for COVID-19 raising the total number of cases reported in the country. Thereby the tally of virus-positive cases...

Two arrivals from Iran add to COVID-19 case tally

Two more foreign arrivals are confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, stated the Department of Government Information. The new cases have been identified as recent arrivals...

All govt. schools closed until July 17

All government schools will be closed from the 13th to the 17th of July, stated the Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma.

More Sri Lankans return from Maldives

More Sri Lankans who had been stranded in the Maldives have returned to the island today (12). The SriLankan Airlines charter flight carrying 185 Sri...

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Pope ‘very pained’ by decision to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to...

Hamburg sex workers demand Germany’s brothels reopen

Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg’s red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany’s brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to...

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ICC’s anti-corruption chief says no record of any letter on match-fixing...

ICC Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall has responded to allegations of corruption with regards to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2011 final. He...

Mahela arrives at Sports Ministry’s SIU despite date change

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Mahela Jayawardena has reportedly arrived at the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry despite having been informed that...

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Exclusive: Facebook ad boycott campaign to go global, organizers say

The “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign will begin calling on major companies in Europe to...

Facebook shares plunge £45 BILLION after Coca-Cola and Unilever pull advertising over ‘failure to stop hate speech’

FACEBOOK shares have plunged £45bn after Coca-Cola and Unilever pulled advertising over the platform's "failure...

One day service for the issuance of NICs, recommences on Monday

The one day service for the issuance of National Identity Cards will re-commence on Monday...

03 member committee to probe financial institutions and leasing companies

A three-member committee was appointed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka,...

ComBank launches another special loan scheme for COVID-19 affected micro businesses

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced the launch of another Bank-funded loan scheme, this...

Export earnings in May increase due to PPE exports

Sri Lanka’s export earnings have increased to 606 million US dollars in May from 277...

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Veteran actor Amitabh bachchan and his son and actor Abhishek bachchan  tested positive for Covid-19 and were moved to a private hospital in Mumbai yesterday. In a few hours, the father-son duo themselves confirmed the reports and updated fans...
After Bollywood star Amitabh bachchan and son Abhishek bachchan announced they have both tested positive for COVID 19, rumours began doing the rounds suggesting that Ranbir kapoor and neetu kapoor and director karan johar had also contracted the virus. The baseless...
India’s leading actor Amitabh bachchan used the social media late on Saturday to announce he is Covid-19 positive. His actor-son Abhishek tweeted he too had tested positive. Rumours began around 9.30 pm about Bachchan being admitted to Nanavati Hospital, which...

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The Government Information Department on Sunday (12) announced the rumours spreading across various platforms claiming the government had declared holiday are baseless and false. This...

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Police appeal for public assistance in locating PNB Inspector

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