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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ trailer: Linda Hamilton is back in the game; the film will recapture the tone of the first two parts

Paramount pictures has released the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, the sixth installment of the franchise, However, this one will follow The terminator (1984) and T2: Judgement Day (1991) and remove the remaining parts from the continuity. Directed by Tim Miller, Dark Fate touts the return of creator James Cameron, who is also the producer says that he has...

US Ambassador on cross-servicing agreement with SL

Acquisition and Cross-Service Agreement (ACSA) between Sri Lanka and the United States was concluded with a previous government, says the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz. The US Ambassador stated this speaking to the media following her visit to the Chief Prelates of Asgiriya and Malwatte chapters in Kandy yesterday (23). The agreement, which provoked controversy, paves access for...

Posting false rumour on FB: Undergrad released on bail

The university student who published a false post on Facebook stating that the flight en route to China with President Maithripala Sirisena on board had crashed, had been released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today. He was released on a cash bail of Rs.100,000. The undergraduate was arrested under emergency regulations and was remanded by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s...

Cardinal Filoni calls on PM

The representative of the Pope, Fernando Cardinal Filoni called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Tree yesterday. Cardinal Filoni arrived in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday attacks on churches last month. Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith accompanied Cardinal Filoni.

Those fielding non-political leadership have undertaken contracts: MR

Those who say they reject politicians and prefer a non-politician to lead the country are concealing the fact that they too have undertaken a political contract, opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday during a meeting held at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) head office with party activists of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. “Certain people are attempting to mislead...

04/21 attacks: MP Kavinda Jayawardana steps down from select committee

UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana has stepped down from the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into and report on the 04/21 terror attack and also the accusations against Minister Rishard Baithudeen. The matter was informed in parliament by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Further, Dr Rajitha Senaratne & Dr Nalinda Jayatissa were appointed to the committee.

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. The weddings, which came a week after lawmakers took the unprecedented decision to legalise gay marriage despite staunch conservative opposition, places Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights...

Julian Assange faces 17 new charges in the US

The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK. The latest charges accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources. He was previously charged last month with one count of conspiring with ex-intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to the Pentagon network. Assange is...

Circular to be issued calling for removal of name boards in Arabic – Vajira

A Circular will be issued to calling for the immediate removal of name boards at public and private institutions displayed in the Arabic language, says Minister of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils & Local Government Vajira Abeywardana. The minister said the relevant Circular would be issued to all public officers and the heads of local government institutions. Prime Minister...

Sri Lankan with possible links to Easter attacks arrested in Myanmar

A Sri Lankan man, believed to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people, was arrested in Myanmar on Thursday afternoon. Abdul Salam Irshad Mohmood, 39, was detained by police when he appeared at an immigration office in downtown Yangon to renew his visa. The arrest came after Myanmar Tourist Police’s request on Wednesday...
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