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Robin Williams memorabilia fetches $6.1 million in NY

Art, film memorabilia and personal effects owned by the late actor Robin Williams and his wife fetched $6.1 million at auction in New York on Thursday, four years after his death, Sotheby's said. The Oscar-winner, movie veteran, stand-up comedian and television star was one of Hollywood's most popular entertainers whose death in August 2014 triggered an outpouring of emotion the...

More than 1,000 may still be missing in Indonesia disaster: official

More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the total number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster. Palu city on Sulawesi island has been left in ruins after it was hit by a powerful quake and a wall of water which flattened houses and flipped over cars,...

Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

Japanese car giant Toyota said Friday it is recalling more than 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes, just a month after another recall affecting hybrids. The firm in September said it was recalling more than one million hybrid cars globally after uncovering a technical problem that could cause fires. The latest announcement affects several models of...

South Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years for corruption Friday, becoming the latest of the country's ex-leaders to be sent to prison. The 76-year-old CEO-turned-president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and ordered to pay a fine of 13 billion won ($11.5 million) by the Seoul Central...

A letter to the ICC on Thilanga Sumathipala’s

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Ranjan Ramanayake in a letter addressed to the ICC, has sought clarification regarding the eligibility of Thilanga Sumathipala to hold office at Sri Lanka Cricket. Following his arrival at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Deputy Minister expressed the following views. He stated that the Sri Lankan regulations specify that the president of Sri Lanka cricket...

Namal Kumara and DIG Nalaka de Silva ordered to appear before court

The order was issued by the court when the case filed with regard to the ongoing investigation into the alleged assassination plot targeting President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was taken up today (5). DIG Nalaka de Silva and the Director (Operations) of the Anti-Corruption Force Namal Kumara have been ordered to appear before the Colombo Fort...

Women business leaders’ ideas sought for the next year’s budget

At a pre-budget conference held yesterday (4th) in Colombo under the patronage of State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, 26 businesswomen and female CEOs presented their views for the next budget.The conference, held as a joint program of state and private sector, focused attention on the issues in various sectors, especially faced, by the female entrepreneurs. A number of issues,...

SL tourist arrivals up by 2.8 percent in September 2018

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 2.8 percent in September this year compared to the same period last year, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.The month recorded 149,087 tourists arriving in the country compared to the 145,077 arrived in September 2017. As at 30th September 2018, 1,731,922 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year....

Prime Minister meets Norwegian business community, looks into automated warehousing

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official visit to Norway has met with the business community in Oslo Wednesday. During the meeting organized by a Sri Lankan and Norwegian businessmen engaged in trade between Sri Lanka and Norway, the Prime Minister focused on how to broaden and systematically maintain the business activities between the two countries. Drawing attention...

Flight diverted to MRIA due to bad weather

The Air China CA 424 flight which was scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport was diverted to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) last night due to adverse weather, the BIA Duty Manager said. She said the flight arrived from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, China and it was scheduled to land at BIA at 9.50p.m but due to bad...
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