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Song Sung Blue*

Why Are Creation’s Biggest Animals Crooning Flatter Year by Year? Blue Whale Mating Call Mystery.

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Sri Lanka's Drug menace needs a new approach

Crime surrounding the increased use of hard drugs in Sri Lanka is a major societal and law and order concern, but are we...

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Thousands of Migrant workers stranded in the Gulf States

Almost a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Sri Lankan migrant workers remain stranded mostly in the Gulf States...

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Sri Lanka repatriates 320 stranded migrant workers from Oman

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated 320 stranded migrant workers out of which more than 81 work...

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Govt has no plan to bring back stranded workers – Dr Harini Amarasuriya

Opposition MP Amarasuriya says the government has no proper procedure to repatriate Lankan workers who have lost jobs an...

More than 500 stranded foreign workers in Oman repatriated

More than 500 Sri Lankan foreign workers in Oman have been repatriated last week free of charge the Foreign Ministry sa...

Orca Lanka: Killer whales are here and well worth meeting

They may be intelligent, communicative and super-social in ways we can scarcely imagine

Mark Hager

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Sri Lanka: PCR testing capacity at International Airport drops drastically

A shortage of automated extraction reagent kits cuts tests to 600 per day as arrivals are ramped up

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka will continue repatriation but at a slower pace – Foreign Secy

Sri Lanka will continue the repatriation of Sri Lankans abroad at a slow pace due to the capacity of the quarantine cent...

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Size Matters: Why blue whales abound in Lankan waters

The blue is not only the largest animal ever to live on our beautiful planet, but the largest that ever could and how th...

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Govt to pay compensation to families of deceased migrant workers

Sri Lanka will pay LKR 500,000 as compensation to the families of each migrant workers who died due to COVID-19 overseas...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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ICRC to set up online interactions between prisoners and families

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is setting up a project for Prison Inmates in Sri Lanka to interact ...

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Chamal Rajapaksa shoots down Bandula’s idea to export Cannabis

Minister Chamal Rajapaksa is saying that he will not allow local cultivation of cannabis and manufacture of cannabis-rel...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Young Lankan Housemaid allegedly tortured to death in Kuwait

The body of a 31-year old Sri Lankan maid who has allegedly been tortured to death in Kuwait is to be repatriated to Sri...

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Bakeer Markar makes appeal to repatriate unemployed migrant workers

Parliamentarian Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is proposing that the government prioritize the return of more than 50,000 Sri Lan...

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By using Mattala and Katunayake airports repatriation will be speeded up – officials

Sri Lanka will use two of its international airports at Katunayake and Mattala for the repatriation of Lankans abroad wh...

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Sri Lanka has post-poll mini-spike in Covid cases as repatriation flights resume

Sri Lanka is seeing a post-election mini-spike in Covid cases as the government resumes flights repatriating citizens pa...

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Most Sri Lankans stranded in the Middle-East can’t afford the pricey tickets home - Returnee

Sri Lanka resumed flights to bring back migrant workers from Kuwait today, but returnees say many Sri Lankans remain stu...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been strengthened and now he has to deal with multiple crises

The result of the election has shown that the people have heeded President Rajapaksa’s call and strengthened his hand ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Two Sri Lankans injured in massive Beirut blast that has killed dozens - Ambassador

At least one Sri Lankan is injured in the massive explosion that occurred in the Lebanese capital Beirut yesterday, Sri ...

Tharumalee Silva

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Sri Lanka will resume full repatriation of migrant workers from August 9 - officials

Sri Lanka will fly home some 600 migrant workers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai on July 31 and August 1, but begin full repatr...

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Jordanian Police rescue Sri Lanka Embassy staff held hostage by migrant workers

Jordanian police fired tear gas to help rescue three staffers of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Jordan who were being held ho...

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The call to postpone elections is heard again as public concern over COVID 19 rises

A government formed out of a parliament with a fresh mandate from the people will have the legitimacy and be adequately ...

Jehan Perera

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Sri Lanka needs to rethink how it should train and manage migrant workers – Foreign Secretary

The COVID 19 induced crisis in migrant labour should prompt a re-think in how Sri Lanka should train and manage its over...

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One year after: what we found around the country after the Easter attacks

There are people in this country who forgive the worst murderers, there are others who reconciled after years of fightin...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Switzerland and Sri Lanka to calm matters down

They have been eyeball to eyeball, staring each other down over the past month, but as of this week, Sri Lanka and Switz...

Arjuna Ranawana

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