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Showers are expected in a number of provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Several spells of showers will occur in Northern and North-central provinces. Showers...

253 people were arrested for violating quarantine laws

253 persons were arrested yesterday for not wearing face masks and failing to maintain social distancing, said the Police Media Spokesperson Ajith Rohana. The DIG stated that 9,282 suspects have been arrested since October 30...

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday

The six-wheeled Zhurong robot was targeting Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet's northern hemisphere. The vehicle used a combination of a protective capsule, a parachute and a rocket platform to make the descent. The...

While flying kites, a child and two others die

Three persons including a father and a son who were seriously injured after falling from the top floor of a three storied house under construction in the Makuluwa area in Galle succumbed to their...

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Showers are expected in a number of provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Several...

253 people were arrested for violating quarantine laws

253 persons were arrested yesterday for not wearing face masks and failing to maintain social distancing, said the Police Media Spokesperson Ajith Rohana. The DIG...

While flying kites, a child and two others die

Three persons including a father and a son who were seriously injured after falling from the top floor of a three storied house under...

Kelani Ganga, Kalu Ganga, and Maha Oya water levels are rising

The water level of the Kelani Ganga, Kalu Ganga and Maha Oya is currently rising to ‘Alert Level’ due to the prevailing rainfall, stated...

24 more die of COVID-19

Twenty four more COVID-19 related deaths were reported yesterday taking the death toll in the country to 892, the Government Information Department said.

Today is Ramadan

Today is the day of Ramadan that Muslims celebrate with great devotion. Muslims who fast throughout the month of Ramadan celebrates Ramadan after seeing...

World News

India Covid: How the law prevents NGOs from distributing life-saving assistance

Legislation brought in by the Indian government is preventing non-profit organizations from supplying oxygen concentrators to those who desperately need them, BBC Newsnight understands. The...

They’re called “red zones” – Covid hotspots in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh that...

Somal Ratanak had spent nearly his whole pay cheque when his neighborhood in Phnom Penh was locked down on 12 April. The area was eventually...

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5 member Cricket Management Committee appointed

A five-member Cricket Management Committee has been appointed by the Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa until the board elections of Sri Lanka Cricket are...

Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for Covid-19

Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for Covid-19 and has entered home quarantine, Indian Media reported. The cricket legend, in a message on social media, said...

Business News

The UK and Australia say they have agreed “the vast majority” of a free trade deal.

After talks on Friday in London the two said they aim to seal a deal...

China’s Alibaba promises to make life easier for smaller firms

Alibaba’s CEO Daniel Zhang says he does not expect any material impact from changes to...

Chamath Palihapitiya says he totally missed investing in Coinbase because he opted to own bitcoin directly

Chamath Palihapitiya "totally missed" investing in Coinbase because he didn't recognize the value in owning...

Sri Lankan Rupee further depreciates against USD

The Sri Lankan rupee has come once again under pressure as it further depreciated against...

Coinbase valuation soars to $68 billion ahead of highly anticipated crypto listing

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reached an implied $68 billion valuation ahead of its highly anticipated direct...

Quality service with many new features from Colombo Arcade premises.Excellent service with many new units at Colombo Arcade building complex (Photos)

The Urban Development Authority decides to improve the Colombo Arcade premises under private public cooperation...

Entertainment News

Popular singer Shelton Muthunamage has passed away at the age of 73 years, family sources told. He had been receiving treatment at the District General Hospital in Negombo at the time of death.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised to reopen cinemas in strict compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Film Industry has been vulnerable due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as both production and consumption of its output has stopped...
Superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, following ‘severe blood pressure fluctuations’. A statement issued by Apollo Hospital on Friday afternoon said Rajinikanth ‘will be investigated and monitored closely till his blood pressure settles down before being...

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