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SL Embassy in Qatar temporarily closed for two weeks

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Qatar will remain closed for two weeks for quarantine purposes. This was after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Can wearing glasses help protect against COVID-19 ?

A recently published study looking at 276 patients in the Suizhou Zengdu Hospital in Suizhou, China showed that those who wore glasses for more than eight hours a day were at significantly lower risk of...

TikTok removed 37 million videos in India this year before it was banned

TikTok removed roughly 100 million videos from its platform through the first half of 2020 for breaking its rules. More than a third of them were in India alone. The company took down nearly 37.7 million...

Trump on America surpassing 200,000 coronavirus deaths: “Well, I think it’s a shame”

Asked about the coronavirus death toll reaching 200,000 in the US today, President Trump said, “Well, I think it’s a shame." After ignoring a question from CNN's Nikki Carvajal on his message to the American people,...

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SL Embassy in Qatar temporarily closed for two weeks

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Qatar will remain closed for two weeks for quarantine purposes. This was after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

PCoI inquires Sirisena about statement discrediting Hemasiri’s testimonies

Former President Maithripala Sirisena appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) for the first time on Tuesday (22). He was summoned to the PCoI...

Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa province

Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa province. Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Central, North-central and North-western provinces and in Galle...

Draft Bill of 20A tabled in Parliament amidst protests

The draft Bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution has been tabled in the Parliament today morning. It was presented to the House by...

Thirteen PNB officers further remanded

The thirteen officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) who were arrested for their alleged links with drug dealers have been further remanded. They were...

Dishan Gunasekara elected new Ruhunu Kataragama Basnayake Nilame

Dishan Gunasekara has been elected as the Basnayake Nilame of Ruhunu Maha Katharagama Devalaya. He was elected unanimously in a vote which took place this...

World News

Trump on America surpassing 200,000 coronavirus deaths: “Well, I think it’s a shame”

Asked about the coronavirus death toll reaching 200,000 in the US today, President Trump said, “Well, I think it’s a shame." After ignoring a question from...

SKIN DEEP Skin rash IS coronavirus sign and should be fourth official symptom, experts...

A SKIN rash should be considered the fourth official coronavirus symptom, experts have warned. Researchers say they have identified eight different types of skin rash...

Sports News

IPL cricket set to kick off in UAE amid India COVID-19...

The much-delayed Indian Premier League starts on Saturday without its customary glitz and glamour, but the Twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome...

Coronavirus pandemic to cost football $14bn this year, says FIFA

FIFA has put the cost of the coronavirus pandemic on football around the world at $14bn in lost revenue. That figure accounts for about a...

Business News

Nike beats profit estimates as online sales rise 82%; stock set for record high

Nike Inc’s online sales of Air Maxes and other shoes in North America drove quarterly...

China has no reason to approve ‘dirty’ TikTok deal: China Daily

China has no reason to approve the “dirty and unfair” deal based on “bullying and...

Tesla’s value drops $50 billion as Musk’s promised cheaper battery 3 years away

Investors slashed $50 billion from Tesla market value on Tuesday despite CEO Elon Musk's promise to...

US airlines to make plea for new bailout ahead of Oct 1 layoffs

Major United States airlines plan to make a last-ditch bid to persuade Congress to grant...

Trump to meet state attorneys general to discuss key U.S. tech liability shield

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet on Wednesday with a group of Republican state...

COVID-19 vaccine verdicts loom as next big market risk

Optimism that vaccines are on the way to end the coronavirus pandemic has been a...

Entertainment News

The shoot of Matt Reeves' upcoming film The Batman has resumed as the lead actor Robert Pattinson, who had tested Covid-19 positive a few days back has recovered. A Hollywood portal even shared the statement released by the makers of...
Alexa, make way for Amitabh Bachchan. Amazon announced Monday that the Bollywood star will lend his voice to the tech giant’s assistant device Alexa starting next year. He will be the first Indian actor to voice the Amazon artificial...
Katharine McPhee put on a leggy display as she arrived at a Los Angeles hotel on Sunday afternoon. The 36-year-old actress and singer was spotted arriving at the hotel, though she lwasn't with husband David Foster. McPhee was spotted carrying one...

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Twenty-two more recover from COVID-19

Twenty-two individuals infected with COVID-19 made complete recoveries today (17), says the Ministry of Health. According to the situation report issued by the Epidemiology Unit,...

Apple to launch first online store in India next week

Apple Inc will launch its first online store in India on Sept. 23, the iPhone maker said on Friday, coinciding with the country’s holiday...

Three-story building in Hemmathagama closed off over safety risks

Hemmathagama Police, today (22), issued a notice to close off the shops of a three-story building on the Aranayake main road in Hemmathagama due...

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US House delays vote on bill to avert a government shutdown

Democrats controlling the House of Representatives on Tuesday delayed a planned vote on a funding bill that would keep United States government agencies running...

HIV/AIDS tests resume following COVID-19 pandemic

The tests conducted to determine HIV/AIDS positive cases, which was limited in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has resumed, the National STD/AIDS Control...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 infections count at 3,276

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country reached 3,276 as three more arrivals from foreign countries tested positive for the...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries hike to 3,070

Ten more individuals infected with COVID-19 have made complete recoveries today(19), says the Ministry of Health. COVID-19 recuperations confirmed in Sri Lanka thereby reached 3,070. In...

Anawilundawa Wetland clearing: Businessman, backhoe driver granted bail

The businessman and the backhoe driver arrested over the clearing of the Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary in Mundalama, Puttalam, have been released on bail. Chilaw District...
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