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Additional cyber security protocols to strengthen government websites

The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) states that special security precautions have been taken to protect the websites of state institutions from cyber attacks. Information Security Engineer of SLCERT, Ravindu Meegasmulla noted that they have introduced additional security measures to neutralize foreign threats. Thirteen websites, including the website of the Embassy of the State of Kuwait, came under a...

Kelaniya University to reopen on May 28th

All the departments of the University of Kelaniya will resume academic activities from May 28th. The Kelaniya University was closed along with all other universities islandwide due to security reasons following the 04/21 attacks. The media unit of the university stated that the decision was made following a meeting by all the department heads and the Vice-Chancellor. It also added that weekend...

Pitt and DiCaprio: Hollywood heartthrobs who push their limits

The stars were aligned for Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio to put their dashing good looks to use on big-budget films, but both Hollywood golden boys have instead taken on more idiosyncratic career paths - especially in working with Quentin Tarantino. And now for the first time, the actors are starring side by side in Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time......

Racism has become a commodity today – Dambara Amila Thero

Venerable Dambara Amila Thero says that racism has become a commodity under the social system today and that racism is marketed by politicians who are looking to come to power. He stated that while it is acceptable to ask Muslim women to take off their face veil due to security concerns it is wrong to do so simply due to...

Ministerial committee approves emergency power purchase

The five-member Ministerial Committee appointed to resolve the existing power crisis has granted approval for an emergency power purchase considering the prevailing power crisis in the country. Accordingly, the committee has recommended purchasing electricity from two power stations up until May 2020, as per proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Accordingly, power will be purchased from a 200-megawatt plant at Kerawalapitiya for...

UNP suspends membership of Weligama UC Chairman

The party membership of Weligama Urban Council Chairman Rehan Jayawickreme has been suspended by the United National Party (UNP) for violating the UNP disciplinary code, UNP General Secretary and Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said. Minister Kariyawasam said Mr. Jayawickreme had shared posts on social media criticising the UNP leadership despite previous warnings given by the party not to do so.

Vivek Oberoi shares the new poster of PM Narendra Modi

Anand Oberoi starrer biopic PM Narendra Modi is slated to release on May 24 post the Lok sabha 2019 election results are announced on May 23. Today, the lead actor took to his Twitter to share a new poster of the movie. Lately, Vivek found himself into a turmoil because of shared meme. Apparently, he took a dig at Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The picture...

Sharia university mustn’t be run even as a private institute – Patali

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that it is not suitable to continue the Sharia University in Batticaloa even as a private institute. According to the Minister, the university should be nationalized and converted into a state university. Institutes such as Sharia universities and Madrasah schools should not be allowed to operate as independent institutes. Many turn into violence based on ideas incorporated...

Person involved in extremist activities arrested in Kalmunai

An individual has been arrested at Maruthamunai area in Kalmunai on suspicion of involving in extremist activities. The Police Special Task Force had arrested the suspect acting on a tip-off received on the individuals in the area supporting the ideology of the IS. The STF has seized a book and a DVD allegedly containing extremist ideas as well as a mobile...

Did Aishwarya Rai Bachchan calm down a furious Abhishek Bachchan over Vivek Oberoi’s offensive tweet?

Vivek oberoi kicked up a storm of Twitter after the actor shared a disgusting meme mocking his ex-girlfriend Aishwarya rai and her family for her past relations. The actor was heavily criticized for his conduct and was also served notice from the National Commission For Women, demanding an apology. Bollywood actress sonam kapoor also labelled the cheap publicity stunt as disgusting...
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