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Monday May 17th, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Mrs. World defends her ‘despicable’ behaviour

The reigning Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, had strongly defended her action in yanking the crown off the latest Mrs. Sri Lanka in what the organisers sa...

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Sri Lanka police bails out Mrs World after uncrowning drama

Police Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie on charges of using “criminal force” against the latest winner of t...

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Sri Lanka arrests Mrs World over battle of beauties

Sri Lanka’s police Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs World Caroline Jurie over her role in de-crowning Mrs. Sri Lanka in front of a stunned audienc...

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De-crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka regains title, set to sue Mrs. World

The de-crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021, Pushpika de Silva has regained her title, but is set to sue her predecessor Caroline Jurie for instigating a ghast...

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Sri Lanka’s brawling beauties end up at the police station

A high-profile beauty pageant for Sri Lanka's married women ended in disaster as the winner was unceremoniously de-crowned by her predecessor in front...

Colombo Fashion Week to show 21 Sri Lanka designers; revive pandemic hit industry

Sri Lanka's HSBC Fashion Week will kick off on March 25, showcasing 21 designers helping revive a pandemic weakened industry, and will also promote r...

Hollywood celebs wax lyrical on Sri Lanka in big boost to tourism

A host of Hollywood celebrities visited Sri Lanka over the past week, poised to give the island's tourism industry, curr...

Chandeepa Wettasinghe

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Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings postpones Crescat refurbishment on Dec sales

Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings (JKH) has decided to postpone the decision to refurbish the Crescat shopping mall due t...

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Sri Lanka's Harpo's to bake pizza across South Asia

Harpo's, the homegrown Sri Lankan pizza and pasta chain, will be expanding into South Asia with a franchise, founder and...

Tania Madies

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Sri Lanka's Caroline Jurie crowned Mrs World at pageant in US

Caroline Jurie from Sri Lanka has been crowned Mrs World at a pageant held in Las Vegas USA on December 06, more than t...

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Sri Lanka to conduct adult tobacco survey

Sri Lanka will conduct an adult tobacco survey, as part of a global research spearheaded by the Centres for Disease Cont...

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Religious freedom at Sri Lanka schools under spotlight

Sri Lanka's public education system requires reforms to ensure that the freedom to choose and practice one's religion or...

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'Rebel' Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe

London Fashion Week gets under way on Friday, launching spring/summer 2020 collections set to come out after Brexit -- a...

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Sri Lanka’s Odel lobbying for lower import duties, to lure tourists

Sri Lankan retailer Odel is lobbying the government to reduce import duties and help make the island an attractive shopp...

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Sri Lanka food festival in 17-year mission to bring Jaffna closer to Colombo

A food festival featuring cuisine from Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula which was started during Sri Lanka's civil war by Ra...

2 min read

Sri Lanka brewer warns of imitation Japanese sake, synthetic toddy

A product pretending to be Japanese sake has entered the Sri Lankan market, while synthetic toddy continues to be popula...

2 min read

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Sri Lanka's Galle Face Hotel revels in links to British drink

Sri Lanka’s Galle Face Hotel is reviving interest in Pimm's, a British liqueur, to which it is claiming links dat...

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Sri Lanka ex-president’s son proposes to sweetheart atop Kilimanjaro

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s youngest son Rohitha travelled from Tangalle to Tanzania to propose marriage...

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Qatar Airways to give away around the world tickets in promotion

Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways said it will give away around-the-world tickets and two-for-one fares in a promotio...

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Sri Lanka welcomes Cannes award for refugee movie

COLOMBO, May 25 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's government on Monday hailed the awarding of Cannes' top prize to a film highlighting...

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