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Monday May 17th, 2021
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Colombo Municipal Council launches automated hotline

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) announced an automated hotline, +94112208208, for the public to contact the council from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekd...

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Stranded American praises Sri Lanka’s healthcare after having her appendix out

Eliana Apicella, is among the many tourists in Sri Lanka who is stranded in Sri Lanka because of Covid. And adding to the woes of the 4...

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Chinese Embassy tweets explanation to the Google map image 'CHINA SW' in Hambantota

The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has replied to reports about the google map image that had emerged in social media showing multiple buildings in Hamb...

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Sri Lanka Army twins attempt Guinness World Record

Two senior Sri Lankan military men have applied for the Guiness Book of World Records, the Sri Lanka Army said.

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Pahiyangala study also reveals Man first learned to live in a rainforest in prehistoric Sr...

A recent study into prehistoric cave dwellers in Pahiyangala found that 48,000 years ago these ancient humans adapted to a different environment away ...

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 Africa, a study published Friday ...

Sri Lanka wildlife minister demands action against elephant mistreatment

Sri Lanka's Tourism Development and Wildlife Minister John Amaratunga said that he has demanded action against those res...

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Elderly skeletal elephant spared Sri Lanka parade

A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a ...

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UNICEF on Budget Speech 2019

A nation’s budget is one of the most important policies for the country’s children. It is through the budg...

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Epica Awards for Sri Lanka in August

Epica Awards, an international program to recognise creativity in advertising, design, public relations and digital medi...

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Sri Lanka mulls helicopter rescue service

Sri Lanka will study the feasibility of setting up an emergency rescue service with eight helicopters and high tech vehi...

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Sri Lanka police rush to learn sign language amid tapping claims

Senior police officers were scrambling to learn sign language following disclosures that the Inspector General of Police...

Namal Suvendra

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Blow to Sri Lanka's first on-line workers

ECONOMYNEXT, Sri Lanka's government Tuesday slapped severe restrictions on the country's first on-line workers -- the to...

Namal Suvendra

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Sri Lanka paramedics transfer 40,000 emergency patients, expansion starts

Sri Lanka's newly started medical technicians (paramedics) have transferred over 40,000 patients to hospital emergency u...

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Monkey business Malinga to lead crippled Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga who is facing a suspended ban for comparing the country's sports minister to a mon...

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Sri Lanka mourners jump into grave to escape wasps

Pallbearers jumped into a grave in Sri Lanka's tea-growing central region to escape a wasp attack, but were stung badly ...

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Vietnam says it with flowers at UN Vesak celebrations in Sri Lanka

Student monks and nuns from Vietnam in Sri Lanka have built a stall abloom with floral decorations to showcase Buddhist ...

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Lingerie to lift spirits of Sri Lanka motorists low on gas

A Sri Lankan lingerie shop on Monday stepped into help prospective buyers with a promise of door-to-door deliveries to b...

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Sri Lanka's Nawam Perahera - in pictures

ECONOMYNEXT - A colourful pageant involving elephants, dancers and other performers are held in Sri Lanka's capital Colo...

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Sri Lanka girls school ignored fire warnings: residents

Sri Lanka's Museaus College had ignored warning of fire hazards and did not have trained staff to deal with emergencies ...

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Sri Lanka finance minister's social media accounts compromised

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake's account on facebook.com, a social media site, has been co...

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Duminda to become Sri Lanka's 21st century 'Madduma Bandara'

Politician and convicted murderer Duminda Silva is widely expected to follow in the footsteps of a Sinhala legend Maddum...

Namal Suvendra

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Sri Lanka reporters drive fear into President, PM at Central Bank

Sri Lanka's President and Prime Minister are known to mingle freely with crowds with minimal security at former war zone...

Namal Suvendra

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Severely burnt Sri Lankan girl helped by South Korea

ECONOMYNEXT - A Sri Lankan teenage girl who was severely burnt as a baby when she was set on fire by her own father, has...

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Sri Lanka police in unique move to tackle rising road fatalities

ECONOMYNEXT - After failing to implement basic lane discipline, Sri Lanka's police has come up with a unique way to redu...

Namal Suvendra

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Sri Lanka's haves, have nots and have yachts

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's latest budget has scrapped unfair privileges accorded to elite state employees that widened th...

Namal Suvendra

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