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Messi back at Wembley looking to make up for lost time in Europe

As Lionel Messi lay on the Wembley grass, his left hand grasping the Champions League trophy and his right pumping the air, he must have thought there would be many more European glory nights to come. It was 2011 and Barca had beaten Manchester United 3-1. "No one has given us a hiding like that," Alex Ferguson said. They were so...

Inaugural Commandant’s Cup Sailing Regatta held in Trincomalee

The inauguration of Commandant’s Cup Sailing Regatta, organized by the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), was held in the alluring waters off Sandy Bay in the port city of Trincomalee ‍from 27th to 29th September. The opening ceremony was held at the Shanthi Bahar memorial Sailing Club under the auspices of Commandant NMA, Commodore Kalana Jinadasa and Mr. Sarath...

Inflation in SL capital Colombo eases to 4.3 percent in September 2018

Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI), declined to 4.3 percent in September 2018 from 5.4 percent in January 2018, the Department of Census and Statistics reported.

Suwa Seriya Service expanded in to the North Central Province

Suwa Seriya pre hospital care ambulance services provided to the people free of charge has been expanded in to the North Central Province.State Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said by Saturday, the Suwa Seriya Ambulance Service has helped 100,370 patients. The free emergency ambulance service implemented in the Western and Southern provinces with 88...

Sri Lanka ranked 67 in Social Progress Index

Sri Lanka was ranked 67 out of 146 countries in the Social Progress Index conducted by the US-based Social Progress Imperative Organisation, ahead of the neighbouring countries including India and Pakistan.According to the index, Sri Lanka has scored 68 out of 100 whilst the GDP PPP per capita was marked as $11,417.256. Sri Lanka was also ranked 83 for basic...

Popular Singer and comedian Ronnie Leach (65) passed away

Popular Singer and comedian Ronnie Leach (65) passed away this morning (01) due to a sudden heart attack in Perth, Australia.

Two ships ‘Kaga’ and ‘Inazuma’ arrives in Colombo

Two ships  ‘Kaga’ and ‘Inazuma’ belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (30th September), stated the Navy. The vessels were received by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions upon their arrival. ‘Kaga’ is a 248m long vessel with a displacement of 19,950 tons. Its crew...

New wave of Chinese artists driving art market

The contemporary art market is booming with Chinese artists helping to push prices up by nearly a fifth in the past year, the world's biggest art index said Monday. Rocketing prices for living artists have for the first time become the motor of the market.

Akinfeev calls time on his international career

CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, Russia's World Cup team captain, announced Monday he was retiring from international football after playing 111 times for his country. Akinfeev, 32, said after 15 years with the national side he had decided to give way to his younger colleagues and to focus completely on his club duties.

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign. An influential figure in Stockholm's cultural scene, 72-year-old Jean-Claude Arnault went on trial last month on two counts of rape relating to incidents dating back to 2011. In its ruling...