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Friday May 7th, 2021

Sri Lanka hotels hit as Coronavirus wave crashes wedding season

Some hotels are operating as Covid treatment centres

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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-crowning of a Mrs...

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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 the Mrs. Sri Lan...

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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...

Tania Madies
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...

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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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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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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Government to crackdown on pro-Cannabis lobby – Prime Minister

The government is taking a tough stance against those promoting the legalization of Marijuana with Prime Minister Mahind...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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IshiniGate: Instagram star breaks her silence says cyberattacks “are overwhelming”

A Canadian Social Media influencer who raised tens of thousands of dollars for victims of the Easter Sunday attacks is s...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Bangladesh cricket tour of Sri Lanka put off over Coronavirus

A series of three test matches between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh planned over the next several weeks has been abandoned o...

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Quarantine squabble: Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka hangs in balance

The proposed Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka hangs in the balance as the two countries’ cricket boards continue to be at ...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Theatres to open with prescribed social distancing regulations on July 15

Sri Lanka is to open up theatres for stage dramas and other concerts for on July 15, the health ministry said in a press...

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Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel

High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel in the Philippines' in a case seen as a te...

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Prehistoric dwellers in Sri Lanka used the bow and arrow before Europeans - Study

Cave dwellers in Sri Lanka used bow-and-arrow technology 48,000-years ago, the earliest such evidence found outside Afri...

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Mahinda predicts Sri Lanka would emerge from COVID "shortly" if we follow guidelines

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that Sri Lanka’s famed hydrological civilization owes its growth to the advent o...

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Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka celebrates young movers & shakers in 35 Under 35 list

Cosmo introduced its first special edition for the year: The 35 Under 35 Issue, featuring a list of 35 incredible young...

Shihaam Hassanali

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Uproar over crowds at Thondaman's funeral and Jeevan's behaviour

The Funeral of the late Minister Arumugam Thondaman held over the weekend is raising many questions about the quarantine...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka cricket star held on drug charge

Sri Lankan police have detained international cricketer Shehan Madushanka on a charge of possessing heroin, officials sa...

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No kissing the bride as Sri Lanka lifts weddings ban

Sri Lanka lifted a ban on wedding receptions as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions, but grooms may not kiss t...

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What now for 2020 cricket in Coronavirus? Four key questions

The coronavirus may have struck shortly before the English cricket season was due to start but it threatens to have majo...

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Sri Lanka Cricket offers help to Cricket Clubs

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has provided relief to the affected segments of Sri Lanka’s Cricketing community with the ‘G...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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