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Friday October 22nd, 2021

Sri Lankan pop icon Sunil Perera passes away; tributes pour in

A man known for his rebellious streak, Perera didn't hesitate to get political in the face of social injustice.

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Sri Lanka 10-year old's parakeet shot flies high in UK Wildlife Photographer Awards

UK's Natural History Museum had conducted the competition for 57 years.

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Sri Lanka wins second Paralympics medal in one day for javelin throw

This is the first time Sri Lanka has won double medals in the same event in the same year.

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Sri Lanka javelin thrower strikes gold, sets world record at 2020 Paralympics

This is Sri Lanka’s first ever gold medal at a Paralympics event.

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

The book was previously long listed for the same prize.

Sri Lanka national Sharmini Coorey to retire from IMF

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

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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Sri Lanka classical music director goes mainstream

Sri Lanka classical music director and pianist Soundarie David Rodrigo, is launching her first mainstream music video wi...

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Sri Lanka ex-deputy central bank Governor C P J Siriwardana passes away

Sri Lanka's central bank said C P J Siriwardana, a former Deputy Governor had passed way at the age of 62 on February 2...

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Vinod Hirdaramani appointed director of Sri Lanka's Sampath Bank

Vinod Hirdaramani, from Sri Lanka based multinational Hirdramani group has been appointed a director of Sampath Bank Plc...

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Sri Lanka Cricket refutes allegations it supports a "Born Again" agenda

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is expressing extreme disappointment at what it calls “baseless allegations” that it is prom...

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Former captain wants cricket in Sri Lanka overhauled

Arjuna Ranatunga is calling for a complete overhaul of Sri Lankan Cricket after the side lost its fourth test match on t...

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Sri Lanka, Maldives youth to get new skills to counter hate speech in social media

Social media influencers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives who are countering online hate could sharpen their skills in a pr...

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England cricketer Moeen Ali tests positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

England player Moeen Ali had tested positive for a Coronavirus test conducted on Sunday January 03, after landing in Sri...

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Sri Lanka Cricket employee tests positive for Coronavirus, England team arrives

Sri Lanka Cricket said an employee has tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday January 02, and has been isolated and...

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Authorities prepare for Adam’s Peak season despite Covid 19

The annual Sri Pada season when thousands of pilgrims climb Adam’s Peak each year begins today under strict guidelines...

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Cricket: Lanka Premier League still on course - SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) is yet to decide whether the Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 Cricket tournament will be pla...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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