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Cabinet looks into issues of National Schools’ principals

President Maithripala Sirisena has, today (15), inquired into the transfer of principals who have been serving in the same school for eight years and the prolonged issue of not appointing graded principals for many...

Buddhism gives freedom to follow any religion

Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa states that discipline of the people, too, is important to build a country along with personal freedom. And if not, the society will become confusing, he said, attending a...

Japan Olympic chief denies corruption allegations

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee Tuesday denied involvement in a suspect payment made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Games, while apologising for any possible impact on the hosting of the event. French investigating...

Serena opens bid for Slam history with crushing win

Serena Williams denied Tuesday her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was a distraction as her Australian Open campaign launched with a straight sets mauling of Germany's Tatjana Maria. In an ominous warning...

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Cabinet looks into issues of National Schools’ principals

President Maithripala Sirisena has, today (15), inquired into the transfer of principals who have been serving in the same school for eight years and...

Buddhism gives freedom to follow any religion

Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa states that discipline of the people, too, is important to build a country along with personal freedom. And if...

Illegal sand miner hits four police officers with tractor

Four police officers, who had been on a raid to seize an illegal sand mining racket, have sustained injuries as a suspect had hit...

President to leave for Philippines today

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is slated to visit the Philippines today (15) upon the invitation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of...

New Kelani Bridge entry temporarily closed today

Vehicular traffic on the road from the New Kelani bridge entry towards the Kelanitissa Roundabout will be restricted over maintenance activities. The route will be...

Thai Pongal delivers values of gratefulness to world

Adding his wishes for the Thai Pongal festival, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Thai Pongal reflects the deepening relationship between humans and the...

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular's life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss...

Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply

Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversees the drilling of a new well more than 100 metres deep after his first...

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Japan Olympic chief denies corruption allegations

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee Tuesday denied involvement in a suspect payment made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Games, while apologising for...

Serena opens bid for Slam history with crushing win

Serena Williams denied Tuesday her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was a distraction as her Australian Open campaign launched with a...

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The Department of Examinations says that 167,907 students who sat for the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination this year have gained entrance to universities, as per the results released online last night. A total of 321,469 students had sat for the...
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has cleared farmers' loans worth more than than 40m rupees ($560,000; £436,000). He wrote on his blog on Tuesday that he had "taken care" of 1,398 farmers by paying off their debt, adding that...
There was controversy over the status of the island of Taiwan at the Golden Horse awards for Chinese-language films, dubbed the "Chinese Oscars". The awards are held annually in Taiwan and are open to Chinese-language films. China regards Taiwan as part...

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NDB Launches the First Ever Seasonal Augmented Reality Campaign In Sri Lanka

National Development Bank (NDB) has been a benchmark for banks in financially empowering Sri Lanka...

SL rupee hits record low of 181 against dollar

The Sri Lankan rupee fell to a record low against the dollar on Thursday, amid...

SL Rupee value climbs

The Sri Lankan Rupee has appreciated after continuous fall in the recent past with the...

Japan prosecutors seek to extend Ghosn detention

Tokyo prosecutors were expected Friday to request an extension to Carlos Ghosn's detention over allegations...

SL Rupee hits new low

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, recording the current selling rate...

WTO to rule in spat over US tariffs

The World Trade Organization agreed Wednesday to hear complaints from a range of countries over...
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