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Railway strike temporarily suspended

The railway trade unions have decided to temporarily withdraw the planned strike action that was set to commence from midnight today (19). The strike action, which was based on existing salary anomalies in the railway...

CID records statements from over 750 persons over complaints against Dr. Shafi

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has so far recorded statements from 758 persons including 601 females over allegations against Dr Mohamed Shafi, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwa Gunasekara said. Meanwhile the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court has...

Cabinet approves expanding “relief package” to upgrade affected tourism industry

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted the approval to further expand the relief packages provided for upgrading the tourism industry in the country that was affected by the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday. The proposal...

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Railway strike temporarily suspended

The railway trade unions have decided to temporarily withdraw the planned strike action that was set to commence from midnight today (19). The strike action,...

CID records statements from over 750 persons over complaints against Dr....

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has so far recorded statements from 758 persons including 601 females over allegations against Dr Mohamed Shafi, the Police...

Cabinet approves expanding “relief package” to upgrade affected tourism industry

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted the approval to further expand the relief packages provided for upgrading the tourism industry in the country that...

Mike Pompeo scraps visit to SL

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has canceled a planned visit to Sri Lanka due to ‘scheduling conflicts’ while also expressing regret that he...

Drug dealer arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million

A suspect has been arrested with a haul of heroin worth over Rs 7 million at Katubedda in Moratuwa. The suspect, a notorious drug peddler,...

PSC to convene at 2 pm today

The Special Parliamentary Committee appointed to probe the 04/21 terror attacks is due to convene at 2 pm today (June 19). It’s Chairman Ananda...

World News

Feds seize 16.5 tons of cocaine worth more than $1BILLION from cargo ship in...

Federal officials say they have seized 16.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of more than $1billion from a cargo ship docked in...

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his lawyers entered not guilty...
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Sports News

Sanga unhappy with playing condition in England

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is disappointed with the variations in wickets at different venues in England, where the 2019 edition of the...

Woods takes stroll down Pebble memory lane

Much has changed since Tiger Woods romped to a record 15-stroke victory at the 2000 U.S. Open at scenic Pebble Beach. In the ensuing 19...

Entertainment News

A musical inspired by Greek mythology and a play about the conflict in Northern Ireland were the big winners Sunday at the Tony Awards, the highest honors in American theater. "Hadestown" was the big favorite of the 73rd annual awards...
X Men Dark Phoenix, starring Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain, is the latest victim of piracy website Tamilrockers. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the latest victim of Tamilrockers. A day after the film’s release, it...
Actress Anushka became a household name after the Baahubali series. The actress has been lauded for her strong performance in the movie. Her last release was Bhaagamathie, which was released in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously, and after the film’s release,...

Business News

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30 billion off revenue

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the...

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest...

Huawei fights consumer fears at Thai smartphone expo as sales drop

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies battled back against consumer worries at a major smartphone expo...

China raises tariffs on US goods amid esclating tensions

China on Saturday increased tariffs on billions worth of US goods as it prepares to...

Huawei a key beneficiary of China subsidies that US wants ended

A replica of the Palace of Versailles, medieval turrets, and spires rise across Huawei's new...

Huawei asks US court to throw out federal ban

Chinese telecom giant Huawei stepped up its legal battle on Wednesday to overturn US legislation...
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