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Monday May 17th, 2021
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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 40-year old US n...

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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 bu...

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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 ...

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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 Africa, a study published Friday ...

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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.

AFP
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, after the elderly jumbo Tikiri...

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...

AFP

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