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Friday August 12th, 2022

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 th...

August 25, 2020 1 min read

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 show...

August 11, 2020 1 min read

Pahiyangala study also reveals Man first learned to live in a rainforest in prehistoric Sri Lanka - ...

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

June 16, 2020 2 min read

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...

June 13, 2020 4 min read
Sri Lankans most likely to gift chocolates on Valentine's day: survey

Sri Lankans are most likely to gift chocolates to their significant other during Valentine's Day, a research firm said.

PETA calls for bill of rights for Sri Lanka elephants

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called on Sri Lanka to introduce a bill of rights for elephants, ...

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...

August 16, 2019 2 min read

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A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a ...

August 15, 2019 2 min read

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...

April 24, 2017 2 min read

Sri Lanka mystery aircraft looks similar to Dr Ray's Lihiniya - enthusiast

A mystery aircraft discovered at a state warehouse in Colombo reportedly belonging to a son of ex-President Mahinda Raja...

January 14, 2015 1 min read

Beer becomes Bank of England's new tipple of choice

The Bank of England is cutting down on wine and has started serving beer instead since Canadian Mark Carney took over as...

November 15, 2014 2 min read

Merkel heads for pub in Brisbane

Most of the world's powerhouse leaders arriving in Brisbane for the G20 summit headed in motorcades to relax at their lu...

November 15, 2014 1 min read
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