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All party conference at Presidential Secretariat today

President Maithripala Sirisena and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe have arrived at the Presidential Secretariat to attend the all-party conference. Reportedly, party representatives have also arrived at the venue to attend the meeting. President Maithripala Sirisena has called a conference with the participation of all political parties represented in the Parliament, with the aim of bringing an end to the political crisis...

Yahapalana govt. failed to fulfill needs of public – Prasanna

Failure of the Yahapalana government to fulfill the daily needs of the public was the main reason for the change of governments, says UPFA MP Prasanna Ranatunga. The minister mentioned this addressing a public meeting held in Minuwangoda area.

Dominant Ogier rules world rally for sixth year

Dominant Frenchman Sebastien Ogier clinched his sixth world rally title Sunday in a gripping final race of the year at Australia, denying Belgian Thierry Neuville and Estonia's Ott Tanak maiden crowns. In one of the closest seasons of recent times, the M-Sport Ford driver came to Coffs Harbour with a three-point cushion over Hyundai's Neuville and 23 in front of...

Okuhara downs Intanon in Hong Kong Open final

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara said her triumph over a determined Ratchanok Intanon in Sunday's Hong Kong Open final is a massive confidence boost ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Both players were hungry for the win, drawing level 13 times in the second game before the sixth-ranked Okuhara beat the Thai, a former world champion, 21-19, 24-22 in 64 minutes. "This match is...

Ibrahim Solih sworn in as new Maldives president

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has taken the oath of office before thousands of people and hundreds of foreign dignitaries, vowing to end systematic corruption and investigate alleged human rights abuses under his predecessor, Abdulla Yameen. Solih received a 21-gun salute after being sworn in on Saturday as the Indian Ocean island nation’s seventh president at a special parliamentary assembly...

UPFA MP Semasinghe accuses Speaker of abetting murder

A complaint should be filed and an investigation should be commenced against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya regarding abetting to murder, says UPFA MP Shehan Semasinghe. He mentioned this attending a press conference held in the Prime Minister’s Office, this morning (18). At the press conference, Semasinghe released a video recorded on MP Susantha Punchinilame’s mobile to the media. It contained a conversation between...

Person nabbed attempting to smuggle love birds

A person has been apprehended at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle in birds. The Customs officials attached to the BIA have arrested the 32 year old Katuneriya resident when he was arriving from Singapore. Reportedly, 10 love birds and 17 parrots have been seized along with the suspect. The value of the birds has been estimated to...

California wildfires: Trump visits state’s deadliest blaze

US President Donald Trump has arrived in California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history. The Camp Fire, in northern California, has killed at least 76 people. More than 1,200 people have been reported missing, although officials say that figure could fluctuate. Speaking in the town of Paradise, Mr Trump described the scene as "sad to see"...

Golden Horse awards: Taiwan controversy at ‘Chinese Oscars’

There was controversy over the status of the island of Taiwan at the Golden Horse awards for Chinese-language films, dubbed the "Chinese Oscars". The awards are held annually in Taiwan and are open to Chinese-language films. China regards Taiwan as part of its territory but some Taiwanese support independence.

Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division

An Asian economic summit has ended without a formal leaders' statement for the first time because of US-China divisions over trade. Papua New Guinea's President Peter O'Neill said a closing statement for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit would instead be released in the coming days. The US and China revealed competing visions for the region at the summit. The two countries...
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