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Two Sri Lankans on ‘Diamond Princess’ test negative for COVID-19

The two Sri Lankans on board ‘Diamond Princess’ the cruise ship have been sent to India after being tested negative for COVID-19, says the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan. They will return to the...

Sale of beef in Nuwara Eliya temporarily halted from tomorrow

On a written notice issued by the Nuwara Eliya District Secretary, steps have been taken to temporarily halt the slaughter of cattle at slaughterhouses in the Nuwara Eliya District with effect from today (27). Accordingly,...

UN rights chief to present oral update on Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from resolution

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet will be presenting her Oral Update on Sri Lanka withdrawing its co-sponsorship of Resolution 40/1 of March 2019 on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human...

Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday. "Cases of cannibalism among polar...

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Two Sri Lankans on ‘Diamond Princess’ test negative for COVID-19

The two Sri Lankans on board ‘Diamond Princess’ the cruise ship have been sent to India after being tested negative for COVID-19, says the...

Sale of beef in Nuwara Eliya temporarily halted from tomorrow

On a written notice issued by the Nuwara Eliya District Secretary, steps have been taken to temporarily halt the slaughter of cattle at slaughterhouses...

UN rights chief to present oral update on Sri Lanka’s withdrawal...

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet will be presenting her Oral Update on Sri Lanka withdrawing its co-sponsorship of Resolution...

Ranil will come to parliament by national list – Fonseka

United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will enter the parliament through the national list at the upcoming general election, says UNP MP Sarath...

Power outages could have been avoided: Ministry

A committee appointed by the Power and Energy Ministry to probe unannounced power cuts by CEB – which is suspected of sabotaging electricity supply...

UN rights chief to present oral update on Sri Lanka’s withdrawal...

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet will be presenting her Oral Update on Sri Lanka withdrawing its co-sponsorship of Resolution...

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Trump says US coronavirus spread ‘not inevitable,’ mulls new travel bans

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was not inevitable that the novel coronavirus would continue to spread in the United States, as he...

Norway authorises demolition of building with Picasso murals

Norway gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the demolition of a bomb-damaged building adorned with drawings by Spanish master painter Pablo Picasso. The government, which...

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Virus forces Japan Davis Cup tie behind closed doors

Japan's home Davis Cup tie against Ecuador next week will be played behind closed doors, organisers said Wednesday, the latest sporting event in the...

Horror crash mars end of Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin sealed back-to-back victories in an incident-packed Daytona 500 on Monday, winning a photo finish in a race marred by a horrific crash...

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Microsoft expects financial hit from coronavirus spread

Microsoft on Wednesday lowered its revenue estimates for the current quarter, saying it will feel...

Price of bread to be reduced by Rs 5

The All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association has announced that the price of a 450g loaf...

Dell sells RSA cyber-security unit for $2 bn

Dell Technologies on Tuesday announced a $2.08 billion cash deal to sell cyber-security unit RSA...

Vegetable prices on the decline

In the wake of the increasing supply of vegetables, there is a decline in the...

HSBC axes 35,000 jobs as profits slump

Asia-focused banking giant HSBC on Tuesday axed 35,000 jobs, far more than expected, and posted...

Apple to miss revenue forecast as iPhone supply hit by coronavirus

Apple is to miss its revenue forecast for the March quarter due to the coronavirus...

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Thomian Karo Gee 2020

Thomian Karo Gee 2020 will be held at the Otter Aquatic Club Colombo 7 on Saturday February 29 from 7.30 p.m. This is an annual event organised by the Colombo branch of the Old Boy's Association of the St.Thomas...
Universal Pictures said Tuesday that it will release the social satire “The Hunt,” a film it cancelled in the wake of criticism about its premise of “elites” hunting people for sport in red states. A trailer announcing the film’s March...
Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones", but fewer know they can visit the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou. The fortified old settlement at the foot of the majestic Atlas mountains enchanted...

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