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‘Barrel Ranji’ arrested with heroin and mobile phones

Mohamed Farook alias ‘Barrel Ranji’ arrested with a stock of mobile phones and narcotic drugs, stated the Police Media Division. The arrested has been made by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD).

Baby rescued in Buwelikada collapsed building incident dies

The baby rescued from the collapsed building incident in Buwelikada has passed away while receiving treatment at the Kandy Hospital. A five-storey building has collapsed on to another building at the Buwelikada area in Kandy...

Two missing as 5-storey building collapses in Buwelikada

A five-storey building has collapsed on to another building at the Buwelikada area in Kandy. The incident has occurred early this morning(20) due to the inclement weather experienced in the area. Reportedly, three individuals including a...

Heavy rainfall and strong winds expected

The prevailing showery and windy conditions are expected to continue further today(20), due to active South-west monsoon conditions across the island, states the Department of Meteorology. Showers will occur at times in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western,...

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‘Barrel Ranji’ arrested with heroin and mobile phones

Mohamed Farook alias ‘Barrel Ranji’ arrested with a stock of mobile phones and narcotic drugs, stated the Police Media Division. The arrested has been made...

Baby rescued in Buwelikada collapsed building incident dies

The baby rescued from the collapsed building incident in Buwelikada has passed away while receiving treatment at the Kandy Hospital. A five-storey building has collapsed...

Two missing as 5-storey building collapses in Buwelikada

A five-storey building has collapsed on to another building at the Buwelikada area in Kandy. The incident has occurred early this morning(20) due to the...

Heavy rainfall and strong winds expected

The prevailing showery and windy conditions are expected to continue further today(20), due to active South-west monsoon conditions across the island, states the Department...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries hike to 3,070

Ten more individuals infected with COVID-19 have made complete recoveries today(19), says the Ministry of Health. COVID-19 recuperations confirmed in Sri Lanka thereby reached 3,070. In...

Landslide early warning issued for parts of 4 districts

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a Level 1 (Yellow) landslide early warning for parts of Kalutara, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura...

World News

Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an...

In bumpy U.N. dealings, Trump found backing on North Korea, isolation on Iran

Though famously skeptical of the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump harnessed its collective power to impose crushing sanctions on North Korea in a...

Sports News

IPL cricket set to kick off in UAE amid India COVID-19...

The much-delayed Indian Premier League starts on Saturday without its customary glitz and glamour, but the Twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome...

Coronavirus pandemic to cost football $14bn this year, says FIFA

FIFA has put the cost of the coronavirus pandemic on football around the world at $14bn in lost revenue. That figure accounts for about a...

Business News

Apple to launch first online store in India next week

Apple Inc will launch its first online store in India on Sept. 23, the iPhone...

ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win U.S. deal as deadline looms: sources

China’s ByteDance is planning a U.S. initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company...

U.S.-China investment flows slide to nine year-low as bilateral tensions escalate

Investment between the United States and China tumbled to a nine-year low in the first...

Amazon UK unit pays $8 million corporation tax as sales hit $17.5 billion

Amazon.com Inc’s main UK subsidiary, Amazon UK Services Ltd., paid just 6.3 million pounds ($8...

U.S. House report blasts failures of Boeing, FAA in 737 MAX certification

An 18-month investigation by a U.S. House panel blasted Boeing Co BA.N and the Federal Aviation...

German startup sennder acquires Uber’s European freight business

German freight startup sennder said on Wednesday it had acquired Uber's UBER.N European freight business...

Entertainment News

The shoot of Matt Reeves' upcoming film The Batman has resumed as the lead actor Robert Pattinson, who had tested Covid-19 positive a few days back has recovered. A Hollywood portal even shared the statement released by the makers of...
Alexa, make way for Amitabh Bachchan. Amazon announced Monday that the Bollywood star will lend his voice to the tech giant’s assistant device Alexa starting next year. He will be the first Indian actor to voice the Amazon artificial...
Katharine McPhee put on a leggy display as she arrived at a Los Angeles hotel on Sunday afternoon. The 36-year-old actress and singer was spotted arriving at the hotel, though she lwasn't with husband David Foster. McPhee was spotted carrying one...

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Angoda Lokka died of heart attack: says Indian CB-CID

Sri Lankan fugitive underworld gangster Maddumage Lasantha Chandana Perera alias Angoda Lokka had died of a heart attack in Coimbatore and no foul play...

Shani Abeysekara and two others further remanded

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M.K. Shivajilingam released on bail

Former Northern Provincial Councillor M. K. Shivajilingam has been released on bail by the Jaffna Magistrate’s Court. Siyatha News reporter said he was ordered released...

Army orientation-training programme for 50,000 graduates begins today

The Army orientation-training programme for 50,000 graduates, recruited to the public sector in line with the President’s Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour policy statement...

Showers expected in parts of the island

Showers will occur at times in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, says the Department of Meteorology. Fairly heavy falls...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 infections count at 3,276

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country reached 3,276 as three more arrivals from foreign countries tested positive for the...

Over 250,000 PCR tests carried out in Sri Lanka

Over 250,000 PCR tests have been carried out in Sri Lanka for the detection of COVID-19 infection, states the National Operation Centre for Prevention...
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