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Friday October 22nd, 2021
Culture

Sri Lankan novelist's 'A Passage North' shortlisted for 2021 Booker Prize

The book was previously long listed for the same prize.

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Sri Lanka national Sharmini Coorey to retire from IMF

"She has made incredible contributions throughout a stellar Fund career, which began in 1986" - MD

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Considering Coomarasamy

A Sri Lankan Intellectual Who Stood By Some Striking Views

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Sri Lanka to award 106mn rupees in prize money to Paralympics winners

August 30 was the first time the island nation won double medals in the same event in the same year.

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Pioneering Sri Lankan archaeologist Dr Siran Deraniyagala passes away

Among his discoveries were clay artifacts with writing on them dating back to sixth century BCE.

Sri Lanka ex-sports minister “not satisfied” with 2011 Cricket World Cup fixing probe

The police within four days called off the investigations, citing a lack of evidence.

Sri Lanka Kandy Perahera goes online in Covid crisis

Perahera on Temple of the Tooth facebook and youtube channels

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Sri Lanka to take long shots at winning Olympic medals

We have specially identified shooting, archery, and weight lifting as such sports

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R Rajamahendran, head of Sri Lanka's Maharaja group passes away

Sashi Rajamahendran, his son to lead the group

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Sri Lanka Chambers team up with IFC to promote women staffers work-life balance

IFC is conducting this program jointly with FCCISL

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Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara inducted to ICC Hall of Fame

Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted to the ICC Hall of Fame

Imesh Ranasinghe

5 min read

Sri Lanka industry leader Ajith Wattuhewa passes away

Wattuhewa had set up the SAARC Trade promotion Network.( SAARC TPN) for trade issues.

1 min read

Sri Lanka hotels hit as Coronavirus wave crashes wedding season

Some hotels are operating as Covid treatment centres

Mahadiya Hamza

3 min read

Sri Lanka to open 500 outdoor gyms at cost of Rs 625 million: cabinet spokesman

The move is expected to provide a catalyst for progress in the field of sports, the minister said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Mrs World 2020 title to Ireland as Sri Lanka's Caroline Jurie resigns

Kate Schneider from Ireland has been named Mrs World 2020 after Caroline Jurie resigned following a controversial de-cr...

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

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 L...

2 min read

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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 lat...

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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...

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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...

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Sri Lanka National Archives on major digitisation drive; 10PB of archives by 2027

Sri Lanka’s Department of National Archives is on a major digitisation drive that will see 10 petabytes of digital and...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Digital store to be added to Sri Lanka's National Archives Dept

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to establish a “digital store” to conserve the digital co...

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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-crown...

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New Director of Cricket Tom Moody sure of reaching the top

Newly appointed Director of Cricket in Sri Lanka Tom Moody is confident that Sri Lanka Cricket will fight its way back t...

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Indian becomes the second woman to swim across the Palk Straits

A 47-year old Indian, Syamala Goli, became the second woman and 13th person to swim across the Palk Strait when she reac...

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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 ind...

Tania Madies

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Ranitha Gnanarajah of Sri Lanka gets woman of courage award from Jill Biden

Ranitha Gnanarajah of Sri Lanka has received an award as an 'international woman of courage' from US First Lady Jill Bid...

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