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Parliament debates gazette on essential services: Minister Patalie underscores need for...

The gazette notification declaring all services related to waste management and recycling as essential services was presented to Parliament today. It was done so...

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Sri Lanka likely to receive GSP Plus by May 15th

Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva has said that if Sri Lanka was to be made a developed country, exports should be brought to...

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Workers in Sri Lanka getting ready for May Day

Workers in Sri Lanka are getting ready to celebrate the International Workers’ Day tomorrow. 17 May Day rallies and processions will be held in...

Traffic plans and security for May Day in place

Nearly 20,000 police officers have been deployed for the security of May Day rallies, along with a special traffic plan in Colombo and Kandy....

True SLFP members requested to come to Gatambe

Party members say that true SLFP activists celebrate May Day with President Maithrepala Sirisena. They expressed those views during a media briefing at the...

Hashim: UNP has a moral right to celebrate May Day

Minister Kabir Hashim says the UNP which made available many benefits to the workers, has a moral right to celebrate May Day. He said...

World

Trump: Major, major conflict with North Korea possible

US President Donald Trump says a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programmes, but he...

Japanese and Russian leaders meet in Moscow

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was welcomed by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on a one-day official visit to Moscow. This is...

Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker. A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people, including the...

Germany approves partial burqa ban

German MPs in the lower house of parliament have approved a partial ban on the burqa. The draft law stipulates that public servants will...

Sports

Samuels replaces de Kock for Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils have brought in Marlon Samuels as a replacement for the injured wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, for the remainder of the season. De...

Video referees to be used at Russia 2018

Video referees will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has announced. It will be the first time...

Sharapova wins on return from doping ban

Maria Sharapova won her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban, beating Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of...

Barcelona vs Osasuna

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona retained their La Liga lead with a thumping win to relegate Osasuna. The defending champions are level on points...

Entertainment

“Last Men in Aleppo” will be released next month (Video)

After five years of war in Syria, Aleppo's remaining residents prepare themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, founding members of The White...

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” scheduled to be released next month

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is an upcoming adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie and written by Ritchie, Joby Harold and Lionel Wigram....

Meri Pyaari Bindu Song Afeemi

The third song of Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana's upcoming film Meri Pyaari Bindu was unveiled today. Titled Afeemi, the song beautifully captures Abhimanyu...

Fashion designs for people with disabilities

People with disabilities in Ethiopia are now able to order bespoke designer clothing to suit their body shape. The designs have been shown on...