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In Colombo
September 4, 2017 5:18 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said today he would never allow former Army Commander (Rtd) General Jagath Jayasuriya or any other war hero to be hauled before an international criminal court or war tribunal as long as he remained the President of Sri Lanka. He said the threat of war crimes charges, e...
In India
September 4, 2017 4:37 am gmt |
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India’s new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said she is keeping an “open mind” on women in combat roles — a matter that Army Chief Bipin Rawat said is being looked into. Few nations have women in combat roles, an issue that’s seen as fallout of gender divid...
In Latest Stories
September 4, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear test site in response to Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test. The live-fire exercise saw ballistic missiles launched from fighter jets and the ground. It came as US defence chief James Mattis warned that any t...
In Cricket
September 4, 2017 3:56 am gmt |
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India on Sunday (September 03) whitewashed Sri Lanka in One-Day International (ODI) series as well, winning it by 5-0, as skipper Virat Kohli steered the team to six-wicket victory with his unbeaten century in the final ODI in Colombo. After sweeping both the Test and ODI series in Sri Lanka, Kohli s...
In Galle
September 3, 2017 12:35 pm gmt |
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The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a landslide early warning for the districts of Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Kalutara. The NBRO instructed people in the region to be on alert on the possibility of landslides, slope failures, rock falls, cut failures and ground subsidence...
In Technology
September 3, 2017 12:20 pm gmt |
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Swedish smartphone manufacturer HMD Global has released the Nokia 8, a new flagship device that is expected to start a price war at the top end of the smartphone market. The 5.3in device was released in mid-August and costs around €600 (RM3,060). As the new flagship Nokia model, it will compete direc...
In Canada
September 3, 2017 12:07 pm gmt |
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Four indigenous men from remote communities in Manitoba only recently found they were not related to their families after taking DNA tests. A review by Health Canada found the switches at Norway House Indian Hospital appeared accidental. The families say they are still “filled with questions of...
In Srilanka
September 3, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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The religious ceremony to inaugurate the construction of the 18 cubits high Samadhi Buddha statue to be built in front of Manampitiya Sirimeth entry in Polonnaruwa was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (2nd Sep.). This ceremony was organized by Polonnaruwa Buddhist ...
In India
September 3, 2017 11:03 am gmt |
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Scores of people in India’s northeastern Manipur state on Saturday (September 02) participated in ‘Heikru Hidongba’, traditional boat race festival. The festival is celebrated every year on the eleventh day of the Lunar month of ‘Langban’ of the ethnic Manipur group that...
In India
September 3, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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Nirmala Sitharaman, who was promoted to the cabinet today, is the country’s new Defence Minister. She takes charge of the crucial ministry from Arun Jaitley, who has been saying for some time that he would like to focus his attention entirely on the Finance Ministry. Ms Sitharaman, 58, is India...
In Britain
September 3, 2017 9:35 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the annual Braemar Gathering in Scotland on Saturday (September 2) accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence. The Highland Games are a display of traditional aspects of Scottish culture, including dancing, bag...
In America
September 3, 2017 9:08 am gmt |
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Japan confirmed North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Sunday (September 3) and immediately raised the prospect of further sanctions against the isolated North. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said curbs on its oil trade would be on the table. North Korea was seen to detonate it...
In Srilanka
September 3, 2017 8:57 am gmt |
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The Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera stated that politician Bandula Gunawardana was making twisted statements about the new Inland Revenue Bill like a blind man. He stated this upon issuing an official statement on the new Inland Revenue Bill. Remarking that Gunawardana had said tha...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 7:43 am gmt |
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At least nineteen students of the Sri Jayewardenepura University were injured when the bus carrying the students collided head-on with a car last night. The accident happened on the High Level Road at Navinna Junction in Maharagama at around 11:30 last night. Police said around 65 students were retur...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would be re-organised after the 66th Anniversary celebration, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Minister Duminda Dissanayake said today. While addressing the media at the Campbell Park, Colombo where the 66th SLFP anniversary is scheduled to be held, ...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 6:36 am gmt |
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With the SLFP’s crucial 66th anniversary convention being held today at Campbell Park, Borella, Maradana, Kotte and other areas were decorated with big pictures of President Maithripala Sirisena, on banners and posters. It was in contrast to what happened at the January 2015 presidential election whe...
In India
September 3, 2017 6:16 am gmt |
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The suicide of Anitha, the 17-year-old from Ariyalur who challenged the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in the Supreme Court, triggered widespread protests across the State on Saturday. Various political parties and student organisations took out processions and organised protest meetin...
In America
September 3, 2017 4:08 am gmt |
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A wildfire on the northwest edge of Los Angeles spread rapidly on Saturday (September 2) despite light rainfall, a day after it forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and triggered the closure of a major highway. Fire officials told residents of about 200 houses in northwest Los Angeles and n...
In Sports
September 2, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday. The 35-year-old American, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning the Australian Open in J...