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In Srilanka
May 22, 2018 8:02 am gmt |
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President’s former Chief of Staff I. H. K. Mahanama who was in remanded custody over accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million, was further remanded till June 5 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala today. Officials of the Bribery Commission had arrested Dr. Mahanama and former State Timber Corpo...
In Srilanka
May 22, 2018 5:33 am gmt |
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Johann Peries today successfully summited Mount Everest becoming the second Sri Lankan to do so. The Himalayan Foundation Sri Lanka in a statement said Johann Peries summited at 5.55 am Nepal time today during his second attempt. Peries’ earlier attempt in 2016 was unsuccessful when his oxygen ...
In India
May 22, 2018 5:04 am gmt |
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The Congress-JD(S) alliance in the State works into the narrative of a united Opposition against the Narendra Modi-led BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. At the same time, an aggressive State BJP that has won the most seats in the State in Lok Sabha polls from 2004, argues that the alliance will have l...
In World
May 22, 2018 4:41 am gmt |
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has created a potentially deadly new hazard for local residents as lava flows pouring into the Pacific Ocean Sunday could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and fine glass-like particles. The Hawaii County Civil Defense warned the public to beware of caustic pl...
In Football
May 22, 2018 4:30 am gmt |
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Mexico’s soccer squad for the 2018 World Cup hit the training field in Mexico City on Tuesday (May 21) to ready preparations for an upcoming friendly against Wales and Scotland, banking on a new generation of players alongside veterans to lift the team’s FIFA fortunes. Earlier this week, ...
In Britain
May 21, 2018 6:29 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in Buenos Aires on Sunday (May 20) where he paid homage to the Argentine soldiers who died in the conflict between Britain and Argentina at the memorial dedicated to them. Johnson and Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie laid a wreath at the somber memor...
In Srilanka
May 21, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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Around 70 percent of the debt Sri Lanka is now repaying has been issued before 2015, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, showing the danger of debt driven economic activity with little private investment. Samaraweera said in 2017, 75 percent of the foreign debt repaid was for loans taken befor...
In Srilanka
May 21, 2018 5:38 am gmt |
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Flash flood warnings have been issued for residents of several divisions in the country after numerous rivers reaching spill levels. Assistant Director and Media Spokesperson of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Koddippili, said evacuation orders have been issued for residents of several distric...
In India
May 21, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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Four persons, including two women, were killed on the spot and 25 others injured when a car coming to Theni from Madurai collided head on with a van going to Peraiyur on Andipatti-Theni Highway at Kanavai near Thimmarasanaickanur in Andipatti block on Sunday. The deceased were R. Ramar (21), M. Chell...
In World
May 21, 2018 5:03 am gmt |
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China launched a relay satellite early Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang’e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of the Moon, which cannot be seen from Earth. The satellite, named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), was carried by a Long March-4C r...
In Sports
May 21, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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Rafael Nadal made the best of a rain delay to come from behind in the deciding set and beat defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1 1-6 6-3 in the Italian Open final on Sunday (May 20). The win gave the Spaniard his 56th title on clay – eight of them in Rome – and he will […]...
In Srilanka
May 20, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today offered Canada’s full support to the Government of Sri Lanka and those working to ensure that efforts towards reconciliation, non-recurrence, peace, and justice on the island are realized, and that international and domestic commitments on accountability, ...
In Britain
May 20, 2018 7:54 am gmt |
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Residents of the Falkland Islands gathered early on Saturday (May 19) to watch the royal wedding as Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a bl...
In Technology
May 20, 2018 7:40 am gmt |
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Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is planning to launch a new line of low-cost Surface tablets in the second half of 2018. The aim would be to compete with lower-cost options form Apple, which dominates the market with its iPad range. After a previous failed attempt at tapping into the market for low-...
In Srilanka
May 20, 2018 7:26 am gmt |
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Lightning killed two people and electricity was disrupted in some areas today as heavy rain experienced in the country since yesterday began to take its toll. The Police said that two people were struck by lightning at a paddy field in Welikanda. The victims were aged 17 and 33. Meanwhile, the Ceylon...
In Srilanka
May 20, 2018 7:03 am gmt |
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Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama says the 16 members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party who defected from the government have already begun working with the Joint Opposition. Speaking to media in Kandy, the Parliamentarian said members of the national government are opposed to the conduct of the present g...
In India
May 20, 2018 6:50 am gmt |
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Stressing the need to protect farmers and agriculture in the State, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan on Saturday announced six points, on which a group comprising “friends of farmers” would deliberate further. Addressing the press after holding discussions with representatives of ...
In World
May 20, 2018 6:32 am gmt |
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China and the United States issued a joint statement on Saturday on economic and trade consultations, vowing not to launch a trade war against each other. Based on the directions of Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump, the Chinese and U.S. delegations conducted constructive c...
In Football
May 20, 2018 5:09 am gmt |
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Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he played his last match for them in a 2-1 win over relegated Verona on Saturday (May 19). The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading 2-0 when...